Live Music

Richard Pinhas with Barry Cleveland, Practice and Ross Hammond: 9/18

Bows and Arrows is proud to present and host two musicians known well for their unique respective approaches to experimentation and innovation, Richard Pinhas from Paris, France, and Barry Cleveland from San Francisco. Both will perform together as a duo at Bows on September 18th following performances by both Sacramento jazz-guitarist staple, Ross Hammond, and […]



Saturday, August 10th FPR Releases ALL AT ONCE! Chikading!

On Saturday, August 10th FPR  comes to Sacramento to deliver a rare performance in celebration of their new release ALL AT ONCE. This will be an night to remember. FPR Frank Gratkowski – alto saxophone, Bb clarinet Phillip Greenlief – alto & tenor saxophones, Bb clarinet Jon Raskin – alto & baritone saxophones FPR celebrates […]



Peter Case, Deep Ellum and Gasoline Silver: 6/20

****** Acclaimed singer-songwriter and indie-rock pioneer PETER CASE brings his deeply rooted take on rock’n’roll to California clubs in June, accompanied by DEEP ELLUM, and GASOLINE SILVER. All three bands feature singer-songwriter-guitarists with sensibilities that register on the scale of Case’s own visionary but fundamental rock’n’roll. Ron Franklin of Gasoline Silver has been a friend and collaborator since […]



Josiah Leming and Spencer Borup: 6/8

******* Josiah Leming taught himself to play the piano and started writing music at age 8. At 17, he dropped out of high school to pursue his dream of being a singer-songwriter. Leming made it through two rounds of American Idol‘s Season 7, “deemed a favorite by the show’s controversial judge Simon Cowell.” After being […]



Katie and the Lichen, OK Vancouver OK and Peggy Benks: 6/4

********** Katie and the Lichen Location: Vancouver Genre:Pop “A 3 piece pop-verisimilitudes/sister/pop-verite, all female band. Playing ukes, and melodicas, guitars and drums, and more, they focus on the anti-pop-anti-folk aspects of the lo-fi music universe, this includes crunching class divisions and endorsing and eating feminism. They are unladylike. They are encouragable, endearing and effing adorable.” […]



Sun Angle, And And And, and Pregnant: 6/1

********* Sun Angle Location: Portland Genre: Tropical Psych Phase Punk Band Members: Charlie Salas Humara, Papi Fimbres, Marius Libman “Central and South American footsteps traverse through Sun Angle’s veins, blending SST punk, Cumbia, and pop in a wash of psychedelic filth. Sun Angle ride the line between chaos and pop, making music all it’s own.” […]



The LURK, Drive Thru Mystics and Crazy Eyes: 4/30

********** The LURK Location: Sacramento Genre: One man band Band members: Nick Carvajal Carvajal described his performances as The LURK as “somewhat of a spectacle”. “I play a suitcase as a kick drum, and kick a snare drum on its side – so that my feet are the drummer,” he said. “I play guitar, sing, […]



The Dave Lynch Group and Adrian Bellue: 4/27

********** The Dave Lynch Group Location: Sacramento Genre: High Energy Fusion Jazz Lineup: Dave Lynch (guitar), Eric Crownover (drums), Jay Leek (bass), Dan Pool (keys) Influences: Pat Metheny, Allan Holdsworth, Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin, Wayne Krantz, Bill Bruford, Jaco Pastorius, Jeff Berlin, Jeff Beck, Sting ********* Adrian Bellue Location: Sacramento Genre: Fingerstyle Guitarist […]



Garrett Pierce, Luke Sweeney and Tepid Joy: 4/26

******* Garrett Pierce Location: San Francisco/Sonoma Genre: Acoustic/Lyrical/Folk Influences: Richard Brautigan, Henry Miller, Ernest Hemmingway, John Steinbeck, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Joanna Newsom, Why? Discography: Two full length albums, Like a Moth and All Masks, on Crossbill Records. New album, City of Sand, coming out later this year on Narnack Records. ******** Luke Sweeney Location: […]



Instagon, Jenn Rogar, and Iron Hearts: 4/23

*********** Instagon Location: Sacramento Genre: Noise/Experimental/Garage Jazz Band Members: Lob Instagon, Bob Scott, Michael Curval “With Lob playing the lead bass guitar at the foundation of the group, Instagon never repeats the same ensemble. No practice, no rehearsal, live improvisational riff riding ..Garage Jazz.. taking a garage band, and playing jazz idea structures..never the same […]



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