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  Thursday September 29, 2011


          Tentative Schedule

    7:30 - 8:15    Brian Kenney Fresno
    8:30 - 9:45    Moe Tar
  10:00 - 11:30  The Source


"CalProg Nights" returns for the second installment of 2011 at Steamers Jazz Club in Fullerton. This intimate 130 seat venue plays host to some of the greatest names in jazz, but they are opening their doors for us to provide a showcase for some very interesting progressive acts. They have a tremendous menu and a bar to match, but this is an all ages venue so feel free to bring your younger prog fans along with you. You can buy advance tickets here at the CalProg site for the low price of $20 or you can get them at the door (if it's not sold out!). This is a general admission event and seats are given out on a first come first served basis. But the best seats are reserved for those who buy advance tickets and/or come early for dinner. We strongly advise making reservations directly with the club.



MoeTar tore up the room earlier this year at CalProg night leaving everyone stunned and excited. Most notably Terence, the owner of the club who demanded "we've got to get these guys back!". Hailing from the Bay Area they first got my attention last year with one of the most impressive debut CDs I've heard in a long time. In fact that album (entitled "These Small Seeds") was number 4 on my top 10 list from 2010. I was so impressed by their jazz-infused prog music that I went up to Berkeley to see them perform hoping they could pull off live what was so impressive in the studio. My hopes and expectations were exceeded as they turned in one of the most exciting performances I've seen in a long time. Moorea, the lead singer has unbelievable control and in her delivery of this very demanding music yet very powerful depth and soul when the music calls for it. Tarik is one of the most energetic bass players I have ever seen and seemed to drive the band to a fevered pitch.  And you might recognize the versatile Matt Lebofsky playing keyboards as the bass player from miRthkon. If you aren't a fan already, you will leave as one for sure.

  Audio Sample     Website


The Source

This Los Angeles based progressive rock band plays a blend of epic soundscapes layered with complex melodies and intricate rhythms. Their emotive songwriting, musical virtuosity and melodic variations are the compelling foundation of this young, up and coming band. While there are nods to the first wave of prog to be found in their music, they put a unique stamp on the compositions that make them identifiably their own. It's always a treat to see such young musicians (ages 22-24) carrying the torch for this music, and they will give you assurance that the future of prog is secure and in good hands. 



  Audio Sample    Website


Brian Kenney Fresno

On the trip to Berkley where I saw MoeTar for the first time Brian Kenny Fresno was the opening act. Nothing could have prepared me for what I was to witness, so I feel inadequate trying to explain it now, but here goes. BKF is perhaps the most unusual singer/songwriter/performer I have ever seen. All alone equipped with a Warr Guitar (like a chapman stick "only better"), an assorted array of props, his voice and of course his "cape", he is all at once strange, hilarious, and engaging. His songs are a cross between protest songs and cult chants. For those of you old enough to know him you might find it enlightening to know that Dr. Demento was/is a big fan. You will laugh, scratch your head, and if you let yourself, have a great time watching him. I guess the best way to describe him is to say he's brilliantly absurd. Don't miss this opening, he's truly one of a kind.


   Website   Audio Samples: That's Who  Dark Loser Hole    


We hope you can come out and spend a relaxed night with fellow prog fans and support these deserving artists in the process. This is an all ages venue, so we invite you to bring along any friends and family that have an interest in seeing original live music performed. They won't be disappointed!