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The Flamin' Groovies 

When: Fri., April 17, 8 p.m. 2015
Price: $20, $22
When Kelley Stoltz moved to San Francisco in 1996, he quickly found his way to Jack’s Record Cellar, a now-defunct shop where the original Flamin’ Groovies vocalist Roy Loney worked. Loney was overjoyed to meet a Bay Area garage rock luminary. Now, some might apply that label to Stoltz, who has issued several celebrated psych-pop albums and offered his recording knowhow to local acts such as the Mantles and Life Stinks. On Friday at the Chapel (777 Valencia St., San Francisco), it’s apt that Stoltz is set to open for the Flamin’ Groovies. The group has been in reunion mode for a few years. This performance celebrates its later catalog, specifically Shake Some Action, the 1976 Anglo-imbued power-pop classic. Loney had left the band by that point, but he’s likely to join the group for renditions of early scorchers such as “Teenage Head” and “Slow Death.” Maybe Stoltz, for that matter, should get in on it.
— Sam Lefebvre


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