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The Tone Stonies

US San Francisco, CA Rock / Psychedelic / Retro


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Sounds Like: Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention, Captain Beefheart, Keith Richards, James Brown

Manager: Shaky Ceasefire

Bio: The Tone Stonies are a greasy San Francisco rock'n'roll band. Descriptions make them uncomfortable. Sometimes they break out in a rash. Don't worry - it's not contagious. Their new album is called "Absolutely Freaks". It sounds much better than they look.

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we're now well into the making of our 2nd full length studio album - featuring an expanded lineup of fabulous players - some new songs soon!


"WOW it's like The Mothers of Invention but actually listenable." - A GUSHING YOUNG FAN
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  • 2012

    Sep 8

    Redwood City, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Redwood City, CA, US
    Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:00pm


    The Tone Stonies open at 9pm for headliner Petty Theft

  • 2012

    Mar 31

    Oakland, CA, US | 9:00pm

    Oakland, CA, US
    Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:00pm


    Once again TTS mounts the stage at The Stork for a mad Saturday nite reverb soaked romp. Be sure to stick around after our show for Mind's Body - a soulful blend of Latin, reggae + rock.

  • 2012

    Mar 2

    Oakland, CA, US | 6:30pm

    Oakland, CA, US
    Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:30pm


    Come for the FREE greasy rock'n'roll - stay for the FREE burlesque! A mad night at a great place.

  • 2012

    Mar 2

    Oakland, CA, US | 4:30pm

    Oakland, CA, US
    Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:30pm


    First Friday Follies goes GAGA!...a tribute to Lady Gaga! burlesque by: Sparkly Devil, Dorian Faust Jett Noir, Sheba Queenofthenight Pearl E. Gates, Ruby Rouge Miss Scarlett,Wanda Wonderland variety artiste's: AJ Molecular, Shadow Circus Theatre, Molotov music by: Against Leo & Tone Stonies bad '80s dancing into the night!

  • 2011

    Dec 30

    San Francisco, CA, US | 8:00pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:00pm


    Three top SF bands for $8 - that's $2.67 per ! The Tone Stonies play at 9pm. Come celebrate New Years Eve eve.

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  • Anchorage Alaska (Artist) Anchorage Alaska
    Superb music. love the retro vibe. Have a great weekend!
  • Goth Mountain (Artist) Goth Mountain
    I've been waiting too guys! Waiting for new west coast psychedelic music. The Tone Stonies delivers. And I wonder how many people can remember the name of Linda Ronstadt...
  • Lunar Dusk (Artist) Lunar Dusk
    Hi The Tone Stonies, Fantastic sound, blend of styles and rawkin' attitude ya got there my friends, keep up the good work, and my best wishes to you for a truly wonderful ...
    Your music is so much fun and infused with humor and relevant commentary!! Thanks for sharing!! Much success to you guys!
  • Raw Urge (Artist) Raw Urge
    Hey guys, great sound. Enjoying your tunes. Have a fantastic weekend, cheers Neil R.U. ;-)
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