Originally out of Humboldt county California, and most recently the Mojave desert, comes trio of nomads Opossum Sun Trail. Equal parts western film soundtrack, Bakersfield twang and over the top psychedelia, these desert weirdos have run the gamut of gigs from big city psych festivals to backwoods dives. Their unique live instrumentation includes Nola Pierce (Moon Pine) on Wurltizter piano, vocals and moog synth bass, Michael Dieter (White Manna, Spunflower) on guitar and vocals as well as John Daren Thomas (ex-Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Albert Lee, Idaho). Most recent works recorded with Tim Green have been bio-regional compositions that seek a connection to place. One half written and reflecting the great Mojave desert and the other the tangled forests of the Klamath mountains of northern California and southern Oregon.
Katsy Pline's sophomore record “No Peace in the Valley” provides a heartworn score for an era of total ecological destruction and riotous uprisings. The record is a somber manifesto, an index of how much has been lost, and a tender celebration of the closeness and power of queer intimacies. A melange of countrypolitan love songs and American Primitive fingerstyle interludes is cut throughout with the cosmic shimmering of layered synthesizers. 'No Peace' takes a long view of this civilization’s sweeping depredations and offers respite in the deep time of rivers, forests, and love’s burning crystal fire.
Local support from Andrew Mart + Chini's latest incarnation, Myrtle Mountain Boys! Bar opens at 6pm. Music at 9:30pm. 21+