The Faire runs 10-7 June 6th at Estes Field, 2500 Estes Road, Chico. The owner is a cabinet-maker and almond wrangler who likes to donate the use of his property for events like this one to benefit kids. It's private property and we will have food, beer, wine, as well as soft refreshments.
One of the best free festivals in California. Started by Jose Arquelis in 1970. Many bands, activities, speakers, booths and food. We play right before Tempest on Sunday afternoon.
Chris Owston will be playing with his father, Chuck Owston's acoustic band Gypsy Ribbon when they open for Tempest at Hambone's in Pittsburgh.
"[Tempest] debut EP, Open Your Eyes, is bludgeoning, loaded with big clanging blocks of atonal concrete riffage, heavy and sharp, blasting in short bursts of machine-gun rhythm or bombing away like jackhammers, occasionally leavened with shimmering, echoing, minor-key guitar leads. You get a mix of two-step rhythms, staccato pulsations of djent-style riffing, and vitriolic hardcore vocals roaring away in the low end of the register. And yes, you will find bass-drop carpet-bombing, exploding with regularity..."