The Stone Foxes

The Stone Foxes

Otto Mobile and the Moaners

Thu, October 19, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

The Bishop

Bloomington, IN

$10.00 - $12.00

The Stone Foxes
The Stone Foxes
THE STONE FOXES are San Francisco's rock band.

They bear the torch of their predecessors with the knowledge that rock 'n roll can move a new generation. They’ve played in front of thousands at festivals like Outside Lands and Voodoo Fest, they’ve headlined the legendary Fillmore Theater in their hometown and they have supported acts like The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant and ZZ Top. Now, with the release of their fourth album, Twelve Spells, they have solidified a place in their City's rich rock 'n roll history.

Founded by brothers Shannon (vocals/drums/harp) and Spence Koehler (guitar/vocals), who came from the Sierra Nevada foothills near Tollhouse CA, The Stone Foxes started back in the Koehlers' SF State days in the Sunset District of San Francisco. Two weeks before they went on tour in 2011, they decided they needed a keyboard player and they added Elliott Peltzman from Fairfax, CA to play for a couple months...but he never left. They needed another drummer who could also play bass and guitar for tour in 2013, so Shannon called his high school friend Brian "The Buffalo" Bakalian...he never left either. Their old friend Vince Dewald came in to jam one day later on that year, and after the Indiana kid started singing, playing his lefty guitar and his brother's right handed bass upside down, it was a done deal. Finally in 2014, after convincing (basically begging) Vince's old bandmate to move back from his home town of Boston, Ben Andrews came out to play guitar and violin. After their first practice with Ben, the circle was finally complete and they had beers at the Lone Star tavern on Harrison Street to celebrate their new-found brotherhood.
Otto Mobile and the Moaners
Otto Mobile and the Moaners
Otto Mobile and the Moaners deliver an original hybrid of Urban Country Rock and Roll. Their roots reach a century deep in the past and fuse with sonic textures of the future. The band is named in honor of the banjo wielding ancestor of Matt Lundquist who claims he jammed with Otto in a mystical dream. This dream inspired Lundquist to build a catalogue of over 200 lost songs that breathe with old rhythms and inventive lyriciscm.

Lundquist’s slide guitar work has obvious ties to Delta Bluesmen and Duane Allman. His style also mixes the flatpicking of Doc Watson with the Grunge sounds of his youth. Also a singer in the band, his delivery surprises and delights. To embellish his songs, his harmonica aches melody and his atmospheric pedal steel reflects the falling stars.

Elliott Peck’s soaring voice both empowers and lends the band feminine charm. The band’s vocal blend is an exciting rebirth of the Gram Parsons / Emmylou Harris archetype. Her smooth piano and Wurlitzer playing further complement Lundquist’s manic depressive slide. On the mic and on the keys, Elliott has magnetic stage presence.

Low end wizard Connor O’Sullivan boasts a diverse palette of bass tones. Everything from thumping stand up on grassy tunes, to pumping out Fender P-Bass lines on rock tunes, to bowing electric upright on spacey songs. O’Sullivan also wields a Jaguar baritone guitar to synthesize bass lines with colorful guitar arpeggios.

The foundation of the Moaners is drummer Rob Schwartz. Rob’s elevated sense of rhythm drives the band. His jazz chops add a composer’s flair to the ebb and flow of these lost songs.

The live experience of Otto and the Moaners resembles plugging the tube amps into a Midwestern thunderstorm, then waking up to the splatter of rain on a tin roof and the crackle of an all night log on the fire.

In their first year as a band, The Moaners displayed their flexibility playing alongside rock bands and string bands alike at clubs, pubs, banquets, galleries, ampitheaters, festivals, and theaters.
Venue Information:
The Bishop
123 S. Walnut St
Bloomington, IN, 47401
http://www.thebishopbar.com/