Tweet Feed

FOLLOW US:

Email List

Enter your email to sign up for our email list


Happy Hour with Jeff of Sand Section

Share this Show:
Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
  • $0.00
  • Show Type:
  • 21 & over

Description: No cover. $5 menu. Live music by a rock n roll legend....Start your weekend off with a bang!


Sand Section: SAND SECTION takes its name from the area of Manhattan Beach, California where the band's three members grew up. In recent years, "sand section" has become a term used by real estate agents to denote the primo lots that abut the town's vast sandy beaches, but in the case of this ambitious three-piece band, the sand section is the border -- Where the suburban sprawl of greater Los Angeles gets pounded every moment by the deep blue Pacific Ocean-- Where a relaxed sun-soaked lifestyle collides with the infinite power and possibilities of the sea. Hence, the band's eclectic and melodic mix of bright coastal music combined with the dark undercurrents of the storm-out-at-sea punk music they played when they first got together ten years ago in middle school. Jeff Nisen (guitar, vocals, harmonica), Tony Gonella (bass, vocals, percussion) and Stefan Partelow (keys, percussion, guitar) came up playing in various bands, including MOSS which had successful gigs at venerable L.A. clubs like The Roxy and The Whiskey. Tony, Jeff, and Sam Mandelbaum (former drummer) formed Sand Section in 2008 and spent a year commuting between monthly shows at UC Santa Cruz (Tony’s alma mater) and UC Santa Barbara (Jeff and Stefan's alma mater). After graduation in 2009, they got down to focusing full time on music. Toward that end, they've been playing every show they can beg, borrow or steal in the South Bay cities of Manhattan, Redondo and Hermosa Beach, often sallying forth into L.A., including a March, 2010 show at the House of Blues in Hollywood and a sold out show at the Roxy in April. In August of 2010, Sam parted with the band and welcomed in Stefan as a utility player for the group. This change has led the group to a more vocal driven acoustic-rock tone. These gigs have enabled the band to hone in on their signature sound, and establish a solid local following. They have also been fortunate enough to share the stage with bands such as Pepper, The Dirty Heads, Ballyhoo, Slackstring, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Iglu and Hartley, Common Sense, Sashamon, Tribal Seeds, and many more over their nascent career. If you ask them their creative influences, it's best to have a full pint in front of you because you're going to be there a while. Although rooted in punk bands like Green Day, Pennywise, and Cigar, their music branches beyond punk to feature lush harmonies, blistering guitar solos, and melodic bass lines. Among their favorite lyricists are John Lennon and Paul McCartney as well as Greg Graffin of Bad Religion. Although Sand Section tends to draw upon all genres of music instrumentally, their signature sound is attributed to Nisen and Gonella’s soaring vocal harmonies. Whether it be a piano ballad or a hard rock jam, Sand Section’s vocal harmonies are the backbone and major characteristic of just about every track. These harmonies were ultimately influenced by artists such as Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Eagles, and Dispatch. Nisen’s guitar playing is attributed to a combination of Slash, Randy Rhoads, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, while Gonella draws upon the busy bass lines of Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones combined with both Cigar and the Deviates’ speed-driven punk rock. Sand Section has often had trouble being classified within the vague taxonomy of genres, and has always focused on making good music for the sake of good music, rather than to fit any sort of idealistic standards. "If we feel like making an acoustic album with all sorts of weird experimental instruments, we want to be able to do it without pissing anyone off," Tony said recently. "Above all else, we want to remain a group of everyday guys making good original music." Beyond that, the band’s potential is as vast as the Pacific. Sand Section’s debut album, Truth Over Harmony was released in May 2010, and they are currently working hard in the studio on their sophomore effort which will be an EP called The Gun. It aims to showcase their abilities as not only musicians but songwriters as well. After spending over 6 months in the studio, the band is confident and ready to hit the road and take this world by surprise.

Featured

Just Announced

  • E.N. Young | September 25 Gonzo Leilani Wolfgramm Beyond I Sight Tickets

    $10.00 for Presale,$15.00 for Day of Show


  • Too Rude | September 26 The Untouchables Tickets

    $13.00 for Presale,$15.00 for Day of Show


  • Jeremy Buck & The Bang | September 27 Garrett Lee Robinson Tickets

    $10.00 for General Admission


  • Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes | September 28 Monomaniac Tickets

    $15.00 for General Admission


  • The J Band | October 01 Mark Sexton Band Lovely Sunny Day Tickets

    $10.00 for General Admission


  • ABC | October 02 Tickets

    $35.00 for Day of Show,$35.00 for Presale


  • Wild Child - a Jim Morrison Celebration | October 03 Angry Donkey Tickets

    $20.00 for Day of Show,$20.00 for Presale


  • The Dustbowl Revival | October 08 Tickets

    $12.00 for General Admission,$10.00 for Presale


  • Led Zepagain | October 11 Without Warning Tickets

    $20.00 for Day of Show,$18.00 for Advance


  • Cindy Alexander | October 12 Danny Hamilton Tickets

    $12.00 for Day of Show,$10.00 for Presale


  • Dishwalla | October 17 Stroke9 Tickets

    $15.00 for General Admission


  • Meiko | October 19 Tickets

    $17.00 for Day of Show,$15.00 for Presale


  • Cubensis | October 23 Tickets

    $10.00 for General Admission


  • Hollywood U2 | October 24 Tickets

    $15.00 for Day of Show,$13.00 for Presale


  • Space Oddity | October 25 Candy O Tickets

    $15.00 for Day of Show,$15.00 for Advance


  • Caravan of Thieves | October 29 Tickets

    $10.00 for General Admission


  • House of Zombie | October 30 Antichrist Superstar Tickets

    $10.00 for General Admission


  • The Spazmatics | October 31 Tickets

    $15.00 for Day of Show,$15.00 for Advance


  • Queen Nation | November 01 x86 Tickets

    $15.00 for Day of Show,$15.00 for Presale


  • Dick Dale | November 02 Naked Blonde Tickets

    $28.00 for Presale


  • Flashback Heart Attack | November 08 Mara & The Big Rockstars Tickets

    $13.00 for Day of Show,$13.00 for Advance


  • Fortunate Youth | November 26 The Expanders Thrive Tickets

    $20.00 for Day of Show,$15.00 for Presale


  • Cash'd Out | November 28 Tickets

    $15.00 for General Admission,$12.00 for Presale


  • Ambrosia | November 30 Andy and Renee Tickets

    $25.00 for General Admission


  • Blasphemous Rumours, A Live Depeche Mode Tribute Band | December 05 Tickets

    $15.00 for Presale


  • Erotic City - a tribute to Prince | December 20 Tickets

    $15.00 for General Admission


  • Donavon Frankenreiter | December 30 Tom Curren Tickets

    $35.00 for Presale


  • David Lindley | January 15 Tickets

    $25.00 for Day of Show Tickets,$20.00 for Presale


  • IMAGE NOT AVAILABLE Ottmar Liebert | February 12 Tickets

    $30.00 for Day of Show,$30.00 for Advance