Cellar Doors began in early 2010 in San Francisco. The trio consists of Sean Fitzsimmons (Vocals, Guitar, Bass) Jason Witz (Bass, Guitar, Vocals), and Miro Rogulj (Percussion, Vocals). The band is influenced by various forms of art, ranging anywhere from The Velvet Underground to The Stone Roses, Serge Gainsbourg to Spacemen 3, or Hitchcock to Dali. Their name is derived from a J.R.R. Tolkien quote, stating that the phonetic pronunciation of 'cellar door' is beautiful, dissociated from its sense (and from its spelling). However, the words themselves portray a dark doorway to the underground. With this appreciation for both the beautiful and the macabre they create a unique concoction of reverberating rock & roll that washes over you like a psychedelic tidal wave.
The band has shared the stage with the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Warlocks, Spindrift, Asteroid #4, The Whigs, Allah-Las, Gringo Star, The Records, and have been known to back local legend Cyril Jordan of The Flamin' Groovies on occasion.
Since releasing their debut EP "The Melody Haunts My Reverie" in September of 2011 they have been playing throughout the Pacific Coast and are currently recording for their next release.
Sister Chief is a band that recently found it's home in the Bay Area but hails from northern California. The project consists mainly of brothers Trevor Brooks and Joseph Shumake who write and record most of the songs in their studio in SF. As a live act, they're joined by bass player Kevin Oliver, and drummer, Paul Kreizenbeck. The sound is a collage of swift moving melodic lines, punchy fat grooves, swelling walls of rhythmic guitars, and catchy bass hooks.