Monthly Archives: September 2014

Animal Hours in Foundwaves Magazine

Foundwaves Magazine, a Boston and SF Bay Area based music magazine and website, covered our show at the Stork Club on September 18th.

They took some great footage of us and Grow & Twine. You can watch a video of us playing Yellow Roses on the Foundwaves website ›

About Foundwaves

From their Faceboook profile:

Foundwaves is a nonprofit with a mission of supporting and promoting local live music scenes, expanding participation through collaborations with members of other creative disciplines, and fostering the creation of original content.

Live @ The Stork Club

We played our second-ever show on Thursday, September 18th 2014 at The Stork Club in Oakland with Adrianne Serna, Grow & Twine and Trebuchet. The whole lineup was great. It was a privilege and an honor to play with all of them, especially all the crazy-good musicians in the Animal Hours band: Kevin Weber, Andrew Lion, Ruthie Dineen, Matt Baxter and Adrianne Serna. They rocked so hard. I can’t wait for the next show.

Christian Ingle, the sound engineer at the Stork, was kind enough to record our performance off of the mixing board. I’ve cut it up into individual tracks and sweetened it a bit:

Animal Hours Live on KSRO

Daedalus Howell had us on KSRO’s The Drive today. Adrianne and I showed up for some lively banter, wine drinking and song singing.

Listen to recordings of the broadcast below.

Part One

Part Two


Animal Hours Live At The Stork Club Oakland, Thursday September 18


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An evening with four of the Bay Area’s best folk-Americana song crafting outfits at the Stork Club in Oakland’s Uptown, the district that the New York Times calls Oakland’s new ‘There’.

Uptown has seen an incredible renaissance in recent years, developing a vibrant gastronomy and night life anchored around the Fox Theater, the New Parish and restaurants like Flora and Doña Thomas’s Xolo Taqueria.

Come early for an exquisite dinner that fits your budget and stay late for an evening of tunes, tones, tales and tipple


Trebuchet—Sonoma County indie folk-rock quartet fires salvos of meandering melodies and intricate harmonies into. From the bouncy strum of the ukulele to the determined, relentless thumping of the kick drum, from the wailing cry of the mandolin to the sudden, crisp four-part harmonies, and from the intense, sorrowful phrases to the perpetual, dulcet tones of the piano, Trebuchet’s songs are sure to wash over you and leave a lasting impression.

Grow and Twine—Dreamy Nashville-San Francisco folk quartet weaves together romance and remorse, hope and loss, and a spirit that never dies with a trap set, telecaster, pedal steel, sweet harmonies and insanely beautiful clothes. Here are storied romances, both dark and hopeful; here are love songs, aching with pleas; here are sweet ballads, crooned with soul where the Southern charm of Nashville meets the sun-speckled, free-spirited coast of California.

Animal Hours— “makes darkly enticing pop music with hints of folk and Americana skirting around the edges… [Music] you listen to with the lights off, just you and the contemplative melody, wholly embracing that sadly-sweet darkness and letting the music lead you through it.” –Nicholas Schneider, The Bay Bridged

Adrianne Serna—Adrianne’s infectious vocals and her wonderfully catchy songwriting have been featured on commercials for both IKEA and Kellog’s, as well as NBC’s “Minute to Win It”, ABC Family’s “Jane by Design”, MTV’s “Friendzone” and “Jersey Shore”, The CW Network’s “The Beautiful Life”, and the “Greening of Whitney Brown” (a feature film starring Brooke Shields and Kris Kristofferson).

Stork Show Poster