Moes Alley Santa Cruz Nightclub
Harry & the Hit Men + Mammatus & Driving South
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Thursday, July 10th
Live Music Showcase
8:30 PM, Doors Open 8:00 PM, $12 day of show, Day Of Tickets Available After 4pm at Moe's Or By Phone At 831 479-1854

Moe's Alley welcomes back HARRY & THE HITMEN along with

Harry & the Hit Men serve up classic Motown and Soul with jovial professionalism. But don't let the "suits" fool you, the band comes from an improvised rock tradition, and has years of experimentation behind their tight arrangements. Unearthing gems from the golden years of Motown and Stax records, the group curates a unique set for every show. And because all six members are multi-instrumentalists and avid improvisers, their concerts continue to evolve nightly. Perfectly suited for weddings, music halls, and festivals, Harry & the Hit Men will deliver a one-of-a-kind dance party wherever needed.


Mammatus consist of three reclusive dudes who live on the fringes of Santa Cruz county. Since forming in Corrolitos in 2005, their strange and unique blend of proggy metallic space rock has captivated the ears of adventurous music enthusiasts around the world. Getting their start playing in living rooms and dive bars around Santa Cruz, Mammatus attracted the attention of experimental taste maker Holy Mountain records who released their eponymous debut album in 2006. After multiple explorations across North America showcasing their ridiculously heavy riffs paired with harrowing widdly wah your face off guitar wankery, brain bending space trip outs, throbbing bass pummel, and cave ogre drum bashing, Mammatus left many a sore neck in their wake. Garbing themselves in bizarre floral wizard robes and waving redwood staffs foraged from Corralitos Creek, they established a cult following of rock n' roll lovers drawn to the far out spiritual vibes floating in the haze of Sabbathy riffage. In 2007 Mammatus released The Coast Explodes, a record inspired by the majestic complexity of the coastline of Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties. The album garnered critical praise from outsider music freaks and is considered one of the most essential rock records of the new millennium by several people. After melting minds around America playing with Japanese psych legends Acid Mother's Temple, Mammatus decided the “wizard phase” was over and went into hiding for a while.

They emerged some time later playing a cloudy, peculiar version of progressive rock, dubbed Heady Mental. Mammatus lost themselves in the sonic explorations of the electronic fury of the mind, taking five years to complete a record that has yet to see a release date. At infrequent intervals the band would take their findings to the stage in select locations on the west coast, breaking open heads with the tingling sensations of Brain Drain, leaving mesmerized audiences charged on the power of pure rock energy.

Currently Mammatus are interested in Post Wizard New Mage Far Out Casual. Presenting new material, they continue to push the boundaries of heavy rock music, spreading the shanga vibes and attempting to share with others the feelings they get from being overcome by crazy, hazy, heavy, far out rock and roll.

Like a good road trip mixed tape, Drivin’ South will keep your eyes open and your toes tappin’ down that long stretch of highway called wanderlust. Inspired by Tony Joe White, Otis Redding, and Southern Culture on the Skids, Drivin’ South will take you on a high speed chase down the hip shaking streets of your soul. So unfasten your seatbelt, put on your dancing shoes and join us for a soulful joyride to the deep south.

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