July 9, 2010

A little about Admiral Radley…

Posted in live music, Shows tagged , , , at 12:34 am by Marisa Galland

Submitted by Aaron Gomes of Sound N Vision Foundation

Friday, July 9
ADMIRAL RADLEY (feat. Jason Lytle and Aaron Burtch of GRANDADDY plus Aaron and Ariana of EARLIMART!)
$10, 21+, 9:30pm
The Cellar Door
101 W. Main St., Visalia

One of the most anticipated indie rock album releases this month actually comes from musicians with Central Valley roots. To pay homage to their homeland the band will play their first shows in support of their album “I Heart California”, right here in the valley.

This new indie super-band is called Admiral Radley, and combines the core songwriting members of Grandaddy (Jason Lytle) and Earlimart (Aaron Espinoza), along with other members of both bands including Aaron Burtch and Ariana Murray.

Grandaddy formed in Modesto, and throughout the mid to late 90’s they toured the world as one of indie-rock’s premier bands, playing shows and collaborating live with legend’s like Elliot Smith. Their experimental electronic sounds combined with elements of folk and rock set the stage for many indie bands to come. Upon the release of their most acclaimed indie classic album “The Software Slump”, the valley boys picked up numerous fans, including an excited David Bowie. They toured the world, playing huge festivals and sold out theaters.

Later Grandaddy music was featured in a variety of commercials for companies including Coca Cola, Honda Civic, and Dodge.

In 2005, Grandaddy officially called it quits nine years after their first album release.

Meanwhile, Fresno’s Aaron Espinoza was still touring with his acclaimed indie band Earlimart. Espinoza had been a friend and fan of Grandaddy all along, and like many good friends they later combined to start a band, Admiral Radley.

Why the name Admiral Radley?

Members of the band were heavily into skateboarding in the 90’s. In fact, an injury was all that kept Lytle from becoming a professional skateboarder, and he sings about those days on his new song “Red Curbs”.

Most anybody skateboarding in the 90’s fondly remember’s a skateboarding film titled “The Search for Animal Chin”. In this skateboarding classic the skate team travels the world in search of a fictional character considered to be one of the first skateboarders of all time thought to possess the secret to ‘having a good time’. After adventerously traveing the world on their skateboards and having an amazing time along the way, the skaters realize that even though they never see Animal Chin, the journey itself is the real reward; thus they ‘found’ Animal Chin.

Likewise, it seems that Grandaddy and Earlimart have combined as a group of long-time friends destined to carry on the same search for their muse, Admiral Radley.

much love,


April 22, 2010

Helping our community

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:08 pm by Marisa Galland

Please take just a moment and help some of our community members out by voting on this great idea! It just takes a second, and you could be changing lives! Read about their plan below and then vote HERE!

About Romanced Records
Romanced Records was founded to create, promote, and distribute creative and quality music. We are also motivated to use these gifts to benefit the world around us. In March 2008, we partnered with a tour entitled “Rock for Water” which raised $26,000 for clean water.


* Organize and promote a tour to raise money for California communities
* Funnel 100% of donated funds to homeless shelters in each city

The Rock for Water tour received funding which covered the costs of our food, gas, lodging, and airfare for the artists. This enabled us to do something great! On each stop of the tour, we asked those in attendance to give generously, knowing that each penny they donated would go DIRECTLY to digging wells in southern Sudan. It wasn’t going in our gas tanks or in our pockets.

Why dig wells? Because every 15 seconds, a child dies from water-related diseases.

This time around, we want to Rock for California. Using connections we have established with non-profits and homeless shelters throughout the state, we want to do our part by using the many talents and resources we have. We make music and Rock for Water showed us that alone is enough to help another in need. This grant will cover the costs of travel while every penny raised on the road will go directly to the shelter in each city.

Will you Rock with us?

January 20, 2010


Posted in Uncategorized at 6:48 pm by Marisa Galland

Well, the Holidays were fabulously crazy for us, and hopefully exciting for you! We’re sorry for the lack of recent updates, but I know a lot of you were HERE for our most recent shows!!  However, here’s a couple of things coming up that we’re really excited for.

Swing Dancing!– Our Tumbao Tuesdays have been a hit, so come out for Swing Dance Wednesdays!

Ladies Night!– We’re usually all about the Live music, but every once in a while we let you shake your groove thang with DJ Marty- the best pop/dance DJ around! Guys are welcome, but ladies get in FREE! So bring your girls, and get your Gaga on- we’ll provide the music and the drink specials in a SAFE place where you ladies can take advantage of our spacious dance floor!

Haiti Benefit presented by Sound N Vision– More details coming soon, but we will make sure that helping the earthquake victims will be a great event!

Truth & Salvage opening for Run 4 Cover– this will be an amazing night! 2 different types of music, but a night that everyone can enjoy! Run 4 Cover lovers get a taste of Chris Robinson’s (of the Black Crowes) newest signing and tour partners.  Don’t miss this show!!

There’s much more going on, but too much to list here. When you get some time, just scroll through our calendar to see all the events coming up. We’re really excited, and we hope you are too!

December 15, 2009

Harper Simon plays Cellar Door!

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:16 pm by Marisa Galland

Harper Simon, son of Paul Simon (yes, of Simon & Garfunkel) will be performing at The Cellar Door on Thursday, December 17th at 9:30pm.

His tour comes after high praise from Rolling Stone Magazine, who had great things to say about his new album “Harper Simon” . Simon also recently appeared on the “Late Show with David Letterman”.

A word about our calendar

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:38 pm by Marisa Galland

Our new calendar is up now on our website, and it’s still not perfect, but we’re working on it.  The good news is, now you have several ways to get your information, and you can surf on your phone!

One of the problems we’re having is showing events that repeat, such as Tumbao Tuesdays.  They repeat on the other calendars, but not the fancy black calendar, so don’t be confused if you see it on one, but not the other. We’re working on it, sorry!

Other than that, we are happy to be able to give you several different options, including a printable calendar. So check it out at www.cellardoorvisalia.com/events–news.html and tell us what you think!

Also, you can find us on facebook, myspace, twitter, broadtexter, our email list, and of course, this blog, and our website.  We’ll see you around!

December 1, 2009

They are the Argyle Pimps, so buy them a drink…

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:16 am by Marisa Galland

It’s like a comedian had a baby with a geeky rapper- you don’t have to use your imagination to picture what that would be like, you just have to come out and see the show Friday, December 4th. With their clever rhymes and charming sarcasm, you’ll be more than mildly entertained. If you have a sense of humor, that is, and well, since you’ll already be there to see Gary Lee open for them, we’re sure you do!

$5, 21+, 9:30pm
The Cellar Door
101 W. Main St., Visalia CA 

November 13, 2009

Dawes in Rolling Stone!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 1:00 pm by Marisa Galland

Indie Folk-rock group Dawes, recently seen and heard at The Cellar Door opening for Langhorne Slim, was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine. Take a look!

(c) Rolling Stone

(c) Rolling Stone

November 9, 2009


Posted in Uncategorized at 9:29 pm by Marisa Galland

A very excited Kellie Jones waiting for the Vampire Weekend concert to start…

Sent from my BlackBerry wireless handheld.

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November 5, 2009

Getting ready for tonight’s show!

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:45 pm by Marisa Galland

This webbed structure holds the key to tonights Lucky Dragons show- you know you want to play with it! Show starts at 9:30, and costs just $5 for hours of entertainment! Sent from my BlackBerry wireless handheld.

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November 3, 2009

Audience participation at its funnest

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:21 pm by Marisa Galland

Thursday’s show at The Cellar Door will allow the crowd to pull on strings of yarn to produce a musical effect.

You have to see this 5 minute documentary on Luke Fishbeck’s “make a baby” project.   According to the youtube video, “the project uses a rug, audio converters, and a laptop to produce sounds/music through skin contact”.

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