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,


August 22, 2009

No, this isn’t a joke…

Posted in live music, Shows tagged , , , , at 4:41 pm by Marisa Galland

billy corgan

Billy Corgan, with Spirits in The Sky, and Dave Navarro will be performing at The Cellar Door Wednesday, Aug 26. Tickets sold out FAST! This was originally going to take place at Tazzaria, an intimate coffee shop on Main street (with amazing food, by the way!) but because it went from a solo acoustic act to a full fledged band, capacity was diminished.  It is, of course, 21+… and we’re really excited to be hosting this! I hope you got tickets!

And I don’t need to say it… but DO NOT MISS THIS!! For those that stay in the know about Sound N Visions happenings and also what’s going on at the Cellar Door, we thank you for your support. We do this for people like you!!!!!

July 26, 2009

Black Francis

Posted in live music, Shows at 1:18 pm by Marisa Galland

Frank Black of The Pixies liked playing for Visalia so much, he’s coming back! You don’t want to miss this show!

Presented by Sound N Vision Foundation– a non-profit that puts music in the hands of children in the Central Valley!

From Drop Box

Thursday, August 13, 2009

BLACK FRANCIS (aka FRANK BLACK of THE PIXIES) Solo acoustic performance!
$12, 21+, 9:30pm
The Cellar Door
101 W. Main St., Visalia CA [map]

May 27, 2009

Mark your calendars

Posted in live music, Shows tagged , at 10:51 am by Marisa Galland

The Mofo Party band will now be performing June 12th!

May 21, 2009

The Lights see the sights…

Posted in live music, Shows tagged , , at 6:16 pm by Marisa Galland

Seattle-based band, The Lights, are opening for The Obits tonight, but first they decided to check out the farmer’s market and experience first hand how awesome the locals are. Don’t miss tonight’s show, brought to you by Sound N Vision Foundation!

The Lights visit Visalia's farmers market before their show

The Lights visit Visalia's farmers market before their show

March 31, 2009

Marnie “Wow” Stern…

Posted in live music, Recaps, Shows tagged , , , at 2:30 am by Marisa Galland

At least I think that’s her middle name- if not it should be- because that’s the comment I heard over and over again about her and her band. It was an amazingly fun, loud, awesome show. The perfect cure for an otherwise boring Thursday night! Check out the video below.

March 10, 2009

The Euphoria of EFTERKLANG

Posted in live music, Recaps, Shows tagged , , at 6:45 pm by Marisa Galland

Beautifully captivating and unique is one way to decribe Efterklang, from Denmark. Their mesmerizing harmonies, infectious hand-clapping and feet-stomping rythms will get even the most stoic concert-goer reason to move around.

The amazing thing about this band, is that their presence is so unique and interesting to so many different people, that even the most distracted audience member will close their mouths, perk up their ears and listen. Shushes aren’t often heard when this band plays, because their performance draws in each and every person in a gentle way.

Thanks to the many people who came out Monday night- aren’t you glad you didn’t miss this show?

February 25, 2009

Modest Mouse

Posted in Recaps, Shows tagged , , , , , at 5:50 pm by Marisa Galland

Even though it did not take place at The Cellar Door, it’s so big, we feel we should at least mention it!

For those who went, how awesome was that show?!

For those who didn’t- I’m really sorry. Truly. I won’t rub it in any more!

Thanks so much to Aaron and his crew with sound & Vision that made the whole thing possible- I have a feeling that this is a stepping stone for many great things to come. Visalia will never be the same!

And regarding the afterparty- there were so many people there that unfortunately we couldn’t keep the Rock Band on Wii going, sorry for that! I hope everyone had a great time anyways, and we’ll see you for more after parties!

They are Black Carl

Posted in live music, Recaps, Shows tagged , , , , , at 5:24 pm by Marisa Galland

Emma Pew of Black Carl

Emma Pew of Black Carl

… And they are my new obsession. I crave their music. Thankfully everyone else loves the music just as much, so no one has gotten sick of my repeated CD! Tempe, AZ-based Black Carl recently visited The Cellar Door on Friday, February 21st, and knocked everyone’s socks off.  Emma Pew’s lead vocals are sassy, saucy, and simply amazing- even though she was struggling through a cold. This woman has some serious pipes! The band has a great energy, and you can tell they make a great team- they put on an awesome show! Thankfully, we got video, hopefully we’ll get it up soon!

If you like soulful singing and gritty lyrics, this band will become a new favorite. I’ll be bringing them back in July hopefully, and would love to see Grand Ole Party on the bill- I’ll keep you updated.  In the meantime, fall in love with Black Carl.

Update: Here’s a video from that night. Sorry for the horrible quality, we’re still working on the best settings to work with youtube!

February 18, 2009

From Sweden, with love

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

Loney Dear is yet another band that makes me wish I could clap a million times louder… I’m realistic, you see- I know I’ll never be able to whistle like the pros do, but if only I could clap as loud as I appreciated the awesome music- and the fact that in Visalia, on a Tuesday night, we are spoiled enough to see an amazing band from Sweden. I hope you didn’t miss this show.

Here’s a quick pic- will update with better pictures and video later!

Loney Dear @ The Cellar Door 2/17/09

Loney Dear @ The Cellar Door 2/17/09

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