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Sugar Candy Mountain & Electric Magpie

Lolipop Records, 1176 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles

The Electric Magpie formed after a year long college drop out, constant spasmatic Beatle movie impersonations, and hard caffeine addiction. The outpour of this experience grew its wings, appropriately, and soared deep into the heart of Dave (Maffei's) tidy abode. With the power of will and the current of pride, they electrified their fowl worship and, with a "go-ahead" from Nicholi Tesla, did nest deep into their own tea charged heaven. Witness them now, in the ear canal, and dream of no question more important than "What's for Tea!"

Hunter Stroope and Peter Maffei (plus an ever growing live band) are The Electric Magpie, an avian based, collection of sound. Making music for the sake of sanity, and for the loss there-of. They belong to LA label "Lolipop Records" and will release their first LP, accurately titled "Begins," this Winter.

"The sun isn't yellow, it's magpie!"


Sugar Candy Mountain, Allah-Las and Farmer Dave

The Chapel, 777 Valencia St, San Francisco

Allah-Las met while working at Amoeba Music, a key destination for music lovers in Los Angeles. While this experience helped shape their sensibility, their sound was forged in an underground basement where they came together as a band. They began gigging in Los Angeles in 2008, refining their live performance, and finally released their first 7” single Catamaran / Long Journey in 2011. In 2012, they began their relationship with Innovative Leisure, releasing their first self-titled album, Allah-Las, anchored by their second single Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind) / Sacred Sands. The release was met with critical acclaim and the band toured extensively in the States and abroad before going back into the studio to record their follow-up.

Allah-Las' second album, Worship The Sun, expands on the sound established by their maiden effort, honing their fusion of West Coast garage rock and roll, Latin percussion and electric folk. As richly textured and timeless as a Southern California beach break, the songs are evocative of Los Angeles’ storied past. Beatniks, artists, surfers, nomads. Remnants of a bygone Sunset Strip. Golden tans and cosmic sunsets. One can feel the warmth of the sun, but the band deftly avoids the kitsch so often indulged by lovers of these things. Hints of Byrds, Love, Felt, and those who follow are threaded into the tapestry.

LA’s seminal Ferus Gallery – the home of Wallace Berman, Ed Kienholz, Ed Ruscha, Billy Al Bengston – is paid homage in an eponymous instrumental, broadening the scope beyond mere sea, surf, and sand. The lyrics reveal a new maturity; reflections of a band that has grown together through experiences on the road and in the studio. Worship The Sun is at once the perfect soundtrack for the greatest surf film never made and for a golden hour drive through Topanga Canyon. Yet, while grounded in the Southern California experience, the appeal of the album is not limited by locale. It is a teenage symphony to the sun, for all those who know its grace.

(Kevin O’Sullivan) Farmer Dave's New Year's Eve Spectacular Farmer Dave Scher is an artist from Southern California who specializes in the music / sound design / DJ / visual arts mediums.

In addition to his involvement with Beachwood Sparks, All Night Radio, West Coast Dream Sequence, and his self-titled work, Scher has worked as a producer and touring / session musician with Animal Collective, Elvis Costello, Interpol, Jenny Lewis, Johnathan Rice, Kurt Vile, Will Oldham, Vetiver, and many others.

A multi-instrumentalist, Scher is known for his textural steel guitar playing and creative use of waveform editing, deriving themes and inspiration from forms and patterns existing in Nature. He has a particular love for the ocean and its creatures, and often emulates the sound and feel of the Sea with his music.

In 2010, Scher launched his multipurpose sound design and composing enterprise, Scher Sound, which offers a wide variety of audio-related creative services.

Scher is also the man behind Farmer Dave’s Hot Nuts, a habanero-roasted almond snack based on a family recipe.

Mr. Scher lives and works in Venice, CA. He enjoys beach living, surfing and riding his bicycle whenever possible.



Our House and Oaktown Indie Mayhem Present: Sugar Candy Mountain (featuring Ash Reiter) and Duke

Awaken Cafe, 1429 Broadway Ave, Oakland

Come Lose Your Mind with Sugar Candy Mountain and Duke on First Friday at Awaken Cafe!



Ash Reiter

Murphys Park, S. Algiers St, Murphys, CA

September 26/27th the nomadic psychedelia-celebration continues in Murphys, California.

Join Mother Lode Hydroponics & Organics and friends for our annual customer appreciation festival taking place in Murphys CA.

Weekend Musical Performances by:

Friday September 26th - at Horse and Barrel - (2000 Nickerson Ln, Murphys, CA 95247) - Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and will be available for camping. For Fridays event page please follow the link:

10:30 p.m. - Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah 9:30 p.m. - The Love Dimension 8:30 p.m. - Huntinanny Sf 7:30 p.m. - T.V. Mike and the Scarecrows

Saturday in the Murphys Community Park:

8:00 p.m. - Coo Coo Birds 6:30 p.m. - The Blank Tapes 5:00 p.m. - Sparrows Gate 4:00 p.m. - Michael Musika 3:00 p.m. - Ash Reiter 2:00 p.m. - Feather-Bright 1:00 p.m. - Risky Biscuits

Food and bar provided by the historic Murphys Historic Hotel ( - no outside food or drinks

Weekend Camping available at Horse and Barrel of Murphys.

For more information please email

Sponsored by:

Murphys Hydroponics - ( MotherLode Hydroponics - ( Vermicrop Organics - ( General Hydroponics - ( Smart Pots - (

Much more information coming. Stay tune in and as always, thank you for your support!

Special thanks to: Taylor Lissandrello, Elsa Natouk, Chris Grant, Emery Nelson, Ryan Coast, Forrest Stanley, Ryan Van Cleave, Kevin Clerico + the Murphys Historic Hotel.


Hickey Fest

The Peghouse, 69501 Hwy 101, Leggett, CA

It’s back !! And it’s better than ever!! Get ready for Hickey Fest 2014. Named for Standish Hickey State Park, Hickey Fest, is a 3 day independent music festival featuring 33 bands located in Leggett, CA just 3 hours north of the Bay Area. Hickey Fest takes place Solstice weekend, Friday June 20, Saturday 21, and Sunday 22. The 3 longest days of the year and some how the 3 longest nights. With camping at Standish Hickey State Park where the South Fork of the Eel River shimmers against the backdrop of the majestic redwoods and music across the way at The Peg House you will be sure to get your fill of summer delights. The Peghouse features a shaded out-door stage and patio area, a delicious sandwich shack with lots of tasty micro-brews on tap, and general store for all your last minute camping and grocery needs. So pack your swimsuit, strap on your guitar and get ready for HICKEY FEST!!



Not Dead Yet Fest

Thee Parkside, 1600 17th St, San Francisco

Not Dead Yet Fest is a reminder - no a battle cry -of how much great music is alive and well in San Francisco.




Ash Reiter

The Chapel, 777 Valencia St, San Francisco

Kera and The Lesbians Annie Girl and The Flight (EP Release) Doors: 8:00 PM Show: 9:00 PM

$12 adv / $15 door Age limit: All ages



Ash Reiter, Sparrows Gate & The Abigails

Frankie Teardrop's, 759 Francis Ave, San Luis Obispo, California, US




Ash Reiter

The Press, 129 N Harvard Ave, Claremont, California, US



Ash Reiter

Brick and Motar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St, San Francisco, California, US

Social Studies (November Residency)

The She's‎



*** Loving Cup Presents *** Autumn Mellowlands Festival. Farallons, Ash Reiter, Bill Baird, Assateague, Yesway

Harmonia, 2200 Bridgeway Avenue, Sausalito, Ca

Loving Cup Presents is happy to present Autumn Mellowlands festival at Harmonia located at the building formerly known as the Record Plant, famous for housing many recordings by the Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Dave Matthews, and many more.

Our lineup for the Fall Festival is Farallons, Sugar Candy Mountain, Bill Baird, Assateague and the Yesway.

Harmonia will be offerings amazing tacos, raw treats and drinks while appreciating this historic venue with art installations from local artists, JD Wilson, and Rick Begneaud.

To learn more about Harmonia. Please visit They are creating a Lifestyle center for deep relaxation, a gathering place where culture, ideas, and health & happiness come together. A community filled with a wanderlust spirit, music, dance, creativity, and laughter. Harmonia is in pre-launch expect the grand opening beginning of 2014.

Please take note of directions: Harmonia is located at the building formerly known as the Record Plant: 2200 Marinship Way, Sausalito CA, 94965. Harmonia is located in the Marinship district where you find neighborhood restaurants such as Le Garage and near Sea Trek Kayak. We are directly across from the Bay Model. We are the first building south to SWA building, also marked 2200, unfortunately the post decided to number two building's 2200. We are a large wood building. If you happen to see 7-Eleven market on Bridgeway Ave, make sharp left down hill on Liberty Ship Way, go straight, this turns into Marinship Way and you will see our building right in front of you in a block's time. Magic! its very easy, when all said and done.



Bang Magazine Release Party/ Hardly Strictly After Party

Lands End Beach, Lands End, San Francisco, California, US

Have you ever wanted to see amazing live music for free on the most beautiful beach in San Francisco, Well your in luck cause on top of creating the only Bay Area music and art magazine getting printed. We are also hooking you the fuck up with this awesome line up after Hardly Strictly.

I.R Fiq -

Seek the Freek -

The Funk Houndz-

Ash Reiter -

Elegant Trash -

Karmin Line -




20 Sided Records Comp Release Show

Amnesia , Valencia, San Francisco, CA

Age limit: All ages



A Faire To Remember - Street Faire in North Beach

A Fair to Remember, Jack Kerouac Alley (next to Vesuvio's), San Francisco, California, United States

Age limit: All ages



A Faire To Remember - Street Faire

A Fair to Remember, Jack Kerouac Alley (next to Vesuvio's), San Francisco, California, United States

Age limit: All ages