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Killer Filler Welcome back, Killer Filler! Crispy is coming back to The Kraken on two consecutive Fridays with two of his bands, with support from from his widespread acquaintances and connections. He is well known in many international circles, but locally best known for planning and hosting the Instro Summit, playing a major role in Elvis Fest and many other showcases over the years. Let us not forget the Hoppie & Crispy's Bar-B-Q Tour videos series that inspired Arrested Development. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6-ShofYdMY) "Started in 2004, Killer Filler is the spawn of keyboardist, guitarist, and songwriter Chris "Crispy" Bess -- an all-instrumental five-piece outfit to meld his twin penchants for 1960s Memphis soul and California surf music. Twang, spy, funk, lounge and swing flavor Crispy's songwriting as well as the B-side nuggets that he picks to arrange and cover. The Ventures, Booker T. and the MGs, The Shadows, The Champs and The Meters all get nods in live sets. .. Crispy commands the Hammond organ and a six-string to boot while guitarists Bryon Settle and Greg Bowers join on dual guitars, Bryon's drop-jaw phrasing colored by Greg's solid rock rhythms. The rhythm section is a seamless and versatile unit with Paco Robles on drums and Steve Eisenstadt on electric bass... Instrumental music sets a party vibe that's infectiously groovy. http://www.reverbnation.com/killerfiller Sad Magazine Local favorites combining for new, heartfelt tunes. http://www.reverbnation.com/sadmagazine 9pm $free, Please tip your bands and bartenders
Sounds Like: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Richard Thompson - RT, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Wilco
Bio: Sad Magazine are Andrew Snee and Robert Graham, both guitarists and songwriters. Their music recalls a three-way collision of Elvis Costello, Neil Young, and Richard Thompson: equal parts plaintive lyricism and guitar dynamics. The addition of Jeff Hart on bass and Herb Campbell, Jr. on drums add...See Full Bio