Gabe's 40th Anniversary Party

Because We're All In This Together

Gabe's 40th Anniversary Party

Paul Cary & The Small Scaries, Diplomats of Solid Sound, Sweet Chariot, Dan Maloney (of the Deathships)

Fri, October 24, 2014

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

This event is 19 and over

Gabe's 40th Anniversary Party
Gabe's 40th Anniversary Party
The rock venue of all rock venues is (somehow) turning 40! What started out as the Pub and then Fox and Sam's and then Gabe and Walker's and then Gabe's Oasis and then Picador and then Gabe's and now Gabe's Oasis - and it has been the most fun, crazy, wild, entertaining rides of all time. We are going to have quite a few bands and 40 cents draws and really try to do this right. Maybe we can get Craig to bring the trough back for a night.

Photo courtesy of Mark Weills
Paul Cary & The Small Scaries
Paul Cary & The Small Scaries
Chicago's Paul Cary knows a thing or two about grit. In his Iowa days, Cary was the front man for the seminal In The Red Records' band, The Horrors (not the UK band, the gritty garage rockers from the depths of Iowa). During that time, Paul Cary drove taxis, hopped trains from Iowa City to San Diego, worked the door at local dive bars and toured Europe with The Horrors. While on In the Red Records, The Horrors released two albums: 2000's self-titled The Horrors recorded by Mike McHugh at the Distillery and 2004's Vent, recorded by both Mike at the Distillery and by Doug Easley and Greg Cartwright at Easley McCain Studios.

In 2005, Cary woke up, wised up, and moved all of his worldly belongings to Chicago. Once there, he buckled down, apprenticed with a carpenter, and continued to work on songs. With no band to support him, he enlisted the help of percussionist and engineer Johnathan Crawford (Head of Femur, William Elliott Whitmore, Grey Ghost, Tim Wehrle), and together they began to work out arrangements of Paul Cary's new material.

In late 2007, Paul and Johnathan set out to record Cary's first solo album, Ghost of a Man, with Mike Lust at Phantom Manor Studio, and Toby Summerfield joined on bass. Ghost of a Man was later self-recorded and completed at Clown Town Studios in Chicago – basically a small room with some old mics and a tape deck, just the sound they were after. In total, the album took two years to record. Upon completion, Portland's Stank House Records offered to release the album on vinyl, Chicago's free music label Candy Dinner released it as a download.

Stank House Records recently released a split 7" with Paul Cary and San Francisco's Thee Oh Sees, and it quickly sold out.

Paul Cary and the Small Scaries is the current incarnation of Cary's band. Contributing players include a list of Chicago jazz heavies, such as Dave Rempis, Fred Longberg Holm, and Jason Stein – as well as the addition of Farfisa organs and other hellish noise makers. Ghost of a Man is available for free download to the public, and Paul Cary will be in Austin at SXSW 2011 for several performances to be announced soon.
Diplomats of Solid Sound
Diplomats of Solid Sound
About

New album "WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND" out now on www.recordkicks.com

Biography

The Diplomats of Solid Sound is a soul group from Iowa City, IA that performs soul music with a modern garage band twist. The current members of the band are Doug Roberson on guitar, Nate Basinger on Hammond Organ, Paul Kresowik on drums and percussion, Eddie McKinley on sax, David Basinger on sax, Sarah Cram, Kathy Ruestow on vocals. In 2008 Diplomats released an album titled The Diplomats of Solid Sound Featuring The Diplomettes on Italian Funk/Soul/Groove label Record Kicks. Stay tuned as the Diplomats of Solid Sound will be dropping their next release in the fall of 2010, tentatively entitled "What Goes Around, Comes Around."

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The Lost Counts, Bermuda Report, Menahan Street Band, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
Sweet Chariot
Sweet Chariot
About
Sweet Chariot is a heavy instrumental trio from Iowa City comprised of former members of Ten Grand, Breakdance, and Kita.
Biography
Secrets, practice, pizza, and the night air.
Description
Sweet Chariot is a heavy instrumental trio from Iowa City comprised of former members of Ten Grand, Breakdance, and Kita. A mutual love for the almighty RIFF, behemoth amp volume, and constant cracking wise initiated their jam sessions in the summer of ‘12. So, do you like Thin Lizzy and Madonna? Howzabout A.D.D.? Have you ever stubbed your toe so bad that the only thing you could do was laugh? Could you picture yourself in a heated argument about Van Halen? Do the words "build your own fajita" bring you great joy? Can you dig it? I knew that you could...

Never Stop Smoking,
Sweet Chariot
Zachary Westerdahl: Bass, Amps
Jackson Isleib: Drums
Brandon Gassman: Guitars, Amps
Dan Maloney (of the Deathships)
Dan Maloney (of the Deathships)
Venue Information:
Gabe's
330 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA, 52240
http://www.icgabes.com/