Upcoming Shows and More

Hey everyone!

We’ve got 3 shows lined up for ya to celebrate the release of our 2nd album Abilene!

August 31st in Oakland at the Uptown with our friends Thunderegg and Northern Waste

September 30th at The Last Record Store in Santa Rosa

October 7th at Hopmonk in Sebastopol with The Breaking from Portland, OR

We are also honored to be one of the recipients of the Next Level music grant!  This amazing foundations grant is helping us improve the band in important ways and we are humbled that we were among those selected from the North Bay.

ABILENE IS OFFICIALLY RELEASED AND AVAILABLE!

It’s here! Our Second album is available for purchase! You can now find it available on Bandcamp! In the next few days it will be available on Spotify, CD Baby, Amazon, Google Play, I Tunes, ETC, ETC, ETC. And, we have even have T-Shirts available! Please take some time and give it a listen! Share it with friends! Get the word out and come see us play it live!

 

Three Huge Shows, New Write-ups, Music Video, and Album Release!!!(Finally)

Ok. Lots of announcements here. First off, We have three big shows!! (One of which is our album release show!)

-July 29th- Expressions College(Emeryville)– It’s our good friend’s Album Release show/ Final Show. Sleepwalk Sunday is playing their last show and they have asked us to share the stage with them on their last night. We will be playing with our old friends Trebuchet, Sharkmouth, and new friends Gaktuse. This is going to be a great show and we hope to see you all there to show support for Sleepwalk Sunday on their last performance. Here is a link to the event page.

-August 5th- Pheonix Theater (Petaluma)- THIS IS THE BIG ONE, OUR ALBUM RELEASE SHOW!– For all you long-time fans, this has been a long time coming. But here it is! Our Sophomore album “Abilene” We will playing at the Pheonix Theater with our good friends Trebuchet, Lungs and Limbs, and Heatwarmer(Seattle). Lagunitas will be sponsoring the event and we will be pulling out all the stops. This has even been announced as the official after-party for the Petaluma Music Festival! Come on out, we promise this will be a show to remember. Here is a link to the event page.

-August 31st- The Uptown (Oakland) This will be a great Oakland show! Stay tuned for all the details as we get closer.

New Write-ups and Music Video!!!

As we are ramping up for our big release, our PR Company, Public Display has been hard at work to get the word out. Here are some of write-ups and reviews our new single and music video have received.

Atwood Magazine(Single Review)                         Heartbreaking Bravery (Band Mention)

Cultured Vultures (Music Video/Single Review)    City Sound Inertia (Music Video Review)

Here is a link to our Music Video on YouTube if you want to check it our for yourself!

 

In less than a month we will release our second album everywhere! Stay tuned August 5th is right around the corner!

 

 

Big Big Really Large Update!

  • Lots of exciting things are coming up all at once as we get ready to release our second full length album “Abilene.”  We can’t wait to get this album into your hands finally.  A lot of time and effort went into the creation of “Abilene” and we hope you love it as much as we do.
  • Filming has completed on our first ever music video for the song “Between the Stories” the first single off of “Abilene” which will be released on June 17th via YouTube.  The video looks awesome, big thanks to Dogfilm productions for shooting and editing the video.
  • June 17th is a big day for us and as part of the roll-out of the single we will be performing Live at HopMonk in Sebastopol, CA at 8pm
  • In other news we recently filmed a live interview and performance as part of Onstage with Jim and Tom.  You can check it out HERE.  

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Line-up Announcement and New Show

               As most of you may already know, Stuart Markham, our long time original lead guitarist and dear friend stepped down from the band at the end of last year. This was a symbiotic, amicable parting and we will miss sharing the stage, and the road, with such an amazing kind and talented friend. We wish him all the luck and success in his future endeavours and we encourage everyone to please check out his new recording studio, White Whale Studios, where Manzanita Falls recorded our new upcoming album “Abilene.”
 
             With a new year, comes new faces for Manzanita Falls, and we would like to officially announce that Ross Barbieri will be joining the stage as our new lead guitarist. For those of you that don’t know Ross, he has played with some great local bands like Herby Seas, Kingsborough and Girls and Boys. We cannot express how excited and lucky we are to have such an amazing guitarist joining the band and can’t wait to see what we’ll come up with together!
 
You can come see Ross share the stage for the first time with Manzanita Falls on March 31st at Jamison’s Roaring Donkey. We will be playing with Travis Hayes (SF) and we assure you, this will be a show to remember.
 
Happy belated New Year to you all and we’ll see you all soon!
 
P.S.- Here is a photo of Ross with a machete
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Last show of the year!

It’s October, and we are getting ready to play our last show of 2016! We will be Playing with DonCat from San Francisco, and local band The Drought Cult.

DonCat just released their second album, “Easy Cowboy” and it is great. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen.

The Drought Cult is a new Santa Rosa band, put together by some good friends and even better musicians. This will be their first show and we are really excited to be sharing this great night with them.

This Show will be happening at Hopmonk Sebastopol on November 12th and we hope to see you all there!

Doors at 8pm/Show at 9pm, $10, 21+

 

August Shows and Abilene Update

It’s Summer, and we are so close to finishing our second album “Abilene” we can taste it! We have two shows coming up in August. One in San Francisco and one in Penngrove.

Neck of the Woods show SF August 18th we will be playing with Waking Things from Seattle, WA and Chilindrina from San Jose, CA!

The Twin Oaks Roadhouse August 25th we will be playing with our good friends The Restless Sons This show is free!

More shows and announcements coming soon!  MF

 

Big local Showcase!

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We are proud to announce we will be playing The Next Level Showcase! Creative Sonoma and The North Bay Hootenanny are teaming up to bring you the Next Level Showcase and Conference on April 15th, 16th, and 17th. Next Level is designed to celebrate the musical talent and exploration occurring across the County and to provide advice and expertise to help local musicians move their careers forward.www.nextlevelsonoma.com

The Showcase…
Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th, the first two days of Next Level, will be a three-stage showcase of exceptional local and regional musical talent at Events at The Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa’s Historic Railroad Square. FRIDAY will feature performances by Mr. December,Oddjob Ensemble, Lungs and Limbs, Manzanita Falls, Rainbow Girls, Kevin Russell & His So Called Friends, The Spindles, Saffell, Cricket, Dale Henry Geist. SATURDAY will feature performances by Royal Jelly Jive,BATTLEHOOCH, Secret Cat, Ashley Allred, Kendra McKinley, The Timothy O’Neil Band, Rags, Sally Haggard, Ismay, The Mosey Boys,Travis Hayes, Kristen Pearce, Sebastian Saint James, Eight Belles, Francesco Echo and ANTIPHONY. The full showcase schedule is posted at www.nextlevelsonoma.com

The Conference…
The third day of Next Level will be a day-long conference at Chop’s Teen Center where attendees from our local music scene can learn directly from regional and national music industry professionals. Panel discussions will focus on topics including getting booked, developing a fan base and licensing your music, as well as a keynote address from Griff Morris, manager of artist and industry relations at Amazon. The conference will also feature regional musician Lia Rose, whose music has been heard on ABC’s Nashville, in conversation with her producer/engineer Stephen Hart. Other presenters include Al Evers (A-Train Entertainment), Chris Faville (Mongrel Agency), Josh Norek (Regalias Digitales/Latin Alternative Music Conference) Julie Schuchard (Tricycle Records) . Representatives will also be in attendance from the GRAMMY Awards, West Coast Songwriters Association and other national resources. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to submit proposals to win one of five $2,500 grants to help them take their careers to the next level! A schedule of the speakers is at www.nextlevelsonoma.com Hope to see you all there!

Finishing our second album “Abilene” and booking spring shows!

At this point we are about 75% done recording our sophomore album “Abilene.” We decided it’s time to stop laying low and start booking shows. If you want us to come play in your town let us know.  See you all soon!

First Show of Fall and Fundraiser

35-elgHey Friends and Fans! We are back in San Francisco on Friday night (10/2/15 @8)  after Hardly Strictly! We will be playing at The Neck of the Woods with some great bands! Come on out and close out your Friday night with us.

Here is a link to the event and the bands we are playing with:

Wesley Woo Band

Matthew Zeltzer(of the American West)

MAITA

Blood and Dust

Also, a quick update about the new album. We are currently recording and getting closer to bringing our second album “Abilene” to your ears. This week we started an Indiegogo campaign to ask for your support to help us with the cost. We made a big list of perks as a way of saying thank you for supporting us.

Here is a link to our Indiegogo campaign, if you have a moment check it out, share it with your friends, any contribution helps!