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Kessler Presents is committed to providing the safest environment possible for its upcoming shows and we appreciate your patience as we work toward a return to normal.  All our show staff are vaccinated and/or tested and will be wearing masks/face coverings.  In addition, we support the artists who request the additional safety protocols.  

Specifically at the request of the artist, the following health and safety requirements have been implemented for all attendees at this show: Dawes

 

In attending this event, you attest that you and all persons in your party: 

- will provide a negative COVID-19 test result from a diagnostic test taken within 48 hours prior to attending the event;

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- fully vaccinated patrons may provide proof of vaccination by showing your vaccination card (at least 2 weeks after final dose), instead of negative test results;

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- will wear a mask/face covering at all times at the venue.

 

If you are unable to adhere to any of these requirements and purchased your tickets directly through the venue (via Prekindle), you may request a refund by December 9 at this link: https://www.prekindle.com/support .

 

We understand the challenges the virus has caused for all of us and truly appreciate your understanding during these times. Like you, we look forward to the day when we are back to conducting business as usual. 

 

Dawes

From the first downbeat, Good Luck With Whatever, the seventh studio Album  by the Los Angeles based rock band Dawes, sets a tone all its own. The album  unfurls with the crunchy chordal cadence of what could only be Goldsmith’s  guitar. As the band quickly hop their way aboard this rhythmic rail car, we find  ourselves thinking “Hey, these guys are pretty good. I’m so glad you dragged  me to see some live music!” — “Still Feel Like A Kid” serves as a reminder  that we all love a good filet, but there’s no shame in still ordering off the kids  menu from time to time. You can hear the eye contact in the room, you can see  the lyrics as they fly from Goldsmith’s mouth straight into your ears, you’ll find  yourself singing along to a song you’re hearing for the first time. It’s fresh, it’s  raw, it’s a four tiered seafood tower of all American ear candy. Think “I Don’t  Wanna Grow Up, I’m A Toys R Us Kid” meets “I Wanna Be Sedated”.  

Recorded at the historic RCA studios in Nashville Tennessee, the boys teamed  up with six time Grammy award winning producer Dave “Corn On The” Cobb  (Brandi, Jasi, Chrisi, Stergi, etc) and just decided to LET IT RIP. “We were out  in Nashville for just under 730 hours, or 1 human month” says bass player and  resident ‘problem child’ Wylie Gelber. “We wanted that sloth like urgency, that  cold heat, that all knowing curiosity. And me thinks that’s what we got.” The  arrangements are as lively as they are lovely, from the rapidly ruckus “Who Do  You Think You’re Talking To” to the robustly restrained “St. Augustine at Night”.  A culmination of their entire catalogue and career all wrapped up in nine tracks.  If you don’t know Dawes by now, you will never never never know them...  

Far from apathetic, Good Luck With Whatever is Dawes at their most  unapologetic. It’s sympathetic and magnetic, 50% genetic and highly kinetic.  Songs like “Didn’t Fix Me” and “Me Especially” showcase Goldsmith’s poetic  prowess perfectly; a historian of the human condition, transforming turmoil into  motor oil. Drop the tone arm down, turn the volume up, unplug the phone and  if you still feel nothing… call a doctor.  

Having self-released their music for the last 1/20 of a century, Dawes has now  joined forces with their former legal council now president of Rounder Records,  John P. Strohm. Attorney client privilege has been lifted. Finally without the  constraints of the fat cats up on Capitol Hill and their ever flowing spools of  bureaucratic red tape, Dawes and their beloved ex-ambulance chaser are  together again. Court is in session and they’re prepared to tell the truth, the  whole truth and nothing but the truth. 

“We’ve learned so much over the years about what it means to be A BAND”  says drummer/free range dog farmer Griffin Goldsmith, “I used to want all our  records to be ONLY drums, but I’m finally starting to realize, maybe a lil’ bass,  keys, guitars and vocals ain’t so bad after all.” How right he is, the ballet of  interplay between these four is nothing short of breathtaking. Where Griffin  dives, Wylie ducks. Where Taylor weaves, Lee is sure to bob. 

Dawes began their journey in the San Fernando Valley back in 2009, it was  the year of the Ox, but don’t be fooled, these guys are No Bulls#$t. Having  played with, for, and against some of rock’n roll’s most illustrious icons, the  merry men have picked up more than a few things when it comes to sticking  around and what it means to be a true BAND. “Sometimes I wish I did hate my  brother”, explains frontman/stuntman Taylor Goldsmith, “might sell us a few  more books… but the reality is, I can’t get enough of the guy! Scariest part  bout’ it all is, knowing we’re gonna be playing music together for a long, long  time.”  

“We’re a living breathing organism,” says keyboardist/San Jose’s 15th most  famous man, Lee Pardini. “People love to say, ‘this record sounds so THIS’ and  ‘that record sounds so THAT,’ but to us, it just sounds like Dawes. We make  records to document where we are at that time, but every time I check, it just  sounds like Griff, Taylor, Wylie and me.”  

Good Luck With Whatever is an unfiltered photograph of a band doing what  they do best. A moment in the timeline of 10 year old band who still possess  the wonderment and fearlessness of a 10 year old man. These guys learned to  rock before they could crawl and now it’s time to let em’ run. Ask any scientist  and they’ll tell you one thing… you can’t fake chemistry.