(NAPA) - Napa's own (newly-revamped) prog-rock heroes ASTRAL KITCHEN take part in a "Battle of the Bands" sponsored by Silo's on Wednesday, June 6. 7 p.m. Tickets $10. (or $35. for all preliminaries, which take place June 6, 11, 13, and 20). Semi-Finals are on June24 and 27; Finals are on July 14 and will be judged by a panel of music industry professionals. Silo's is located at 530 Main Street in Napa. Info: (707) 251-5833 or log onto www.silosnapa.com for additional information.
ASTRAL KITCHEN is fronted by founding member and multi-instrumentalist, Chris Blackard. The longtime Napa resident has spent most of his musical career in AK; before that, he played in a Napa-based blues/rock band, Boulder Slam Jack. When AK first formed, all the band members sang, but Blackard's voice stood out as the strongest, and later became the “singing drummer” that was often looked at as a unique feature. 2006 brought the release of “Diabolic Design”. (AK records) which received critical acclaim from both Rolling Stone magazine and Billboard online. Chris is the primary writer for the band's recently-released CD, Elements. Other members of the newly-revamped AK include guitarists Shawn Roberts and Dave Copping, bassist Mark Hughes, and drummer Larry The 'O," all of whom have extensice backgrounds in the Napa music scene.
For more information on upcoming Astral Kitchen shows or other band news please log onto www.astralkitchen.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/astral.kitchen.
Astral Kitchen also perform at "Porchfest 2012" in Napa on July 29.