Lead Pony

Lead Pony

Spencer Yenson and the Squatters, The Oxen

Thursday, May 31, 2018

8:30 pm

Soda Bar

$6.00

This event is 21 and over

Lead Pony
Lead Pony
Early 2017, in lower California, close friends Hillary Laughery, Jesse Hofstee, and Dylan Stallard formed Rock-Roll band “Lead Pony” over Singapore Slings and blood high fives. The band brings you guitar music that’s rooted in heat and fever, looking to the early days of rhythm and blues and transforming it with intention to melt into your ears. Take a chance on Lead Pony, and Lead Pony will hold your hand into the fog.
Spencer Yenson and the Squatters
Spencer Yenson and the Squatters
After over a year since his last performance with Saint Diego, frontman Spencer Yenson released his solo debut EP, “In Fever”, on April 27th, in the process launching his new band, Spencer Yenson and the Squatters, who bring an eclectic cast of characters to the stage.

Spencer Yenson and the Squatters will be performing at the Kaaboo Music Festival in Del Mar, CA on Sunday, September 17th. Single-day and 3-day Festival passes can be purchased here: KAABOO DEL MAR.

The “In Fever” EP is currently available for sale on all digital media platforms. Stream the EP for free now via SPENCER YENSON AND THE SQUATTERS BANDCAMP.

"In Fever" features four original tracks and a boisterous cover of the 1956 Screamin’ Jay Hawkins hit “I Put a Spell on You”. The EP is a dangerous blend of dark psychedelia and explosive rock 'n' roll. From the opening track, “Wicked Ones”, with layered harmonies of synth and guitar, to “Throw Me on Your Fire”, with its evolving rhythms and a bass line beefy enough for 90’s Dr. Dre, this EP is eclectic yet cohesive. Yenson's captivating voice draws comparisons to Jim Morrison, Hozier and Robert Plant, displaying a versatility that keeps you listening through to the next track.

The newly formed band, Spencer Yenson and the Squatters, features members of the San Diego-based band Grizzly Business (bassist Brian Vilven, drummer Matthew Burke, guitarist Jano Aste-Nieto), fresh off their 2017 European tour, as well as the debut of Sequoia Steen (vocals, banjo, guitar) and Ben Trent (keys). The band has already begun recording a full-length album as Spencer Yenson and the Squatters that is scheduled for an early 2018 release. The first single of the album, "Hold Me Down" will be released in September 2017.
The Oxen
The Oxen
Based in Carlsbad, the Oxen features a couple of midwesterners and a Texan playing indie pop in sunny San Diego. Husband and wife team John Vineyard (of Dallas' 20-plus member choral rock band Polyphonic Spree) and Jozette Vineyard (who was once part of the Omaha punk scene) met at a 2006 Lady Dottie and the Diamonds show at the Tower Bar.

As of 2017, the duo was backed by a pop-punk drummer from Cleveland's the Interns, Matt Nelson, whose local bands include Heart Beat Trail. Bassist James Molden played his last show with the group at the Casbah on May 4, 2017, with drummer Matt Nelson leaving that October.

"I believe it is my time to take a step back and refocus on family, my personal and professional growth, and my emotional and psychological well being," said Nelson on Facebook. "The rest of the band doesn't appear to intend on missing a beat (bad pun, sorry). I can't definitively say what those plans are at this point in time, but I do know that we have a wealth of material recorded, a full length LP forthcoming, and a new drummer, undoubtedly, in the band's near future." That drummer turned out to be Ryan Mack (The Thens).
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.sodabarmusic.com/