The Matches

Decomposer - The 10 Year Anniversary Tour

The Matches

Talkie, Tim de Vil & His Imaginary Friends

Sat, November 19, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$25.00

The Matches
The Matches
After a successful tour of Australia and select cities in the U.S., the unexpected reunion of The Matches continues with an East Bay stop to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of their critically-acclaimed sophomore album, Decomposer. Hailing from Oakland, the original line-up of the band - Justin San Souci, Jon Devoto, Matt Whalen and Shawn Harris - will be playing Decomposer in its entirety for the first time ever, along with songs from throughout the band’s catalog, including the band’s first new music since 2009. Originally released in 2006 on Epitaph Records, Decomposer draws upon the band’s diverse musical influences and highlights the the band’s genre-bending songwriting, effortlessly moving between art-rock, punk influences, and alternative rock. Drawing upon the skills of an illustrious roster of producers, from Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus to Goldfinger’s John Feldmann, Rancid’s Tim Armstrong to 311’s Nick Hexum, and Bad Religion and Epitaph Records founder Brett Gurewitz (among others), the album has remained a fan-favorite and contains many of the staples of the band’s live sets between its release in 2006 and the band’s hiatus in 2009. In addition, the album spawned the award-winning music video for “Salty Eyes”, co-directed by The Matches’ singer and guitarist, Shawn Harris. Opportunities for The Matches to perform together are few and far between, so do not miss this chance to see the band on stage again in their home environs of the East Bay in honor of the 10-year anniversary of Decomposer. You belong.
Talkie
Talkie
Talkie consists of four lead singers: drummer Eric Martin, guitarist Christopher Isaacs, and brothers Bradley and Matthew Hagmann. Their 2016 release, the self-produced double album, Hablas, has been making waves in the underground charting on the FMQB SubModern charts (in both album and singles categories), as well as CMJ where it spent 6 weeks in the Top 200. SF Weekly said of the album, "the resulting sound is a mixture of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and The Flaming Lips, which is to say, there's a lot of harmonies and sweet, sweet guitar­-driven melodies." For more information on the band and their whereabouts, go online or head to the desert or whatever.
Tim de Vil & His Imaginary Friends
Tim de Vil & His Imaginary Friends
Tim de Vil & His Imaginary Friends are Justin Robbins, Tonya Reed, Bradley Stell, and a revolving cast of musicians from all over the US. They are slated to release their debut album, “Beating Off the Loneliness,” January 13, 2017. The album’s first single, “Who’s Afraid of Sarah Little?,” has received kind words from the likes of independentclauses.com, saying, “It packs more punch in two and a half minutes than many bands can in 10 or 20.” and soundspheremagazine.com who called it a “…weird and wonderful, almost hypnotic beauty…”
Venue Information:
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
2036 University Avenue
near Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.theuctheatre.org/