Moe's Alley proudly presents the Santa Cruz debut of Jocelyn & Chris Arndt performing as a 5 piece band. Special guests TENTH MOUNTAIN DIVISION support.
$8 Advance, $12 Day of Show
Doors 8:00 PM, Show 8:30 PM
ABOUT JOCELYN AND CHRIS ARNDT:
«Jocelyn Arndt owned the stage with inferno-like intensity (think Amy Winehouse x Janis Joplin x Fiona Apple). Chris Arndt delivered delicious riffs and energetic solos that‘d earn a celestial fist-bump from Jimi Hendrix.” -Shirley Huang / Edge Television / Hollywood, CA
»Outrageously talented siblings boast a time-honored sound that is well beyond their years" -David Pitz / Baeble Music / New York, NY
“The Arndts sound like they were raised on 60’s rock records, and would enjoy having a drink with the ghost of Janis Joplin.” -New York Scene Report
«One couldn't help but to just be amazed at her raw, Janis Joplin-inspired voice. Chris Arndt morphed from John Mayer to Eddie Van Halen to Jimi Hendrix and back again. Both artists were so authentically themselves while still reviving a type of rock 'n roll that had been lost for far too long.”
-Alex Phillips / The Daily Beacon / Knoxville, TN
Devastatingly powerful vocals & retro-rock guitar, with lyrics that run the gamut between vulnerable to all-out venomous: siblings Jocelyn & Chris Arndt are creating a new generation of authentic album rock. In early 2016, their full-length debut “Edges,” featuring their band and special guests G.Love & Govʼt Muleʼs Danny Louis, peaked at #14 on The Jambands Top 30. In February, Jocelyn and Chris’s live album “30,000 Miles” debuted at #8 on The Relix Jambands Top 30 Album Chart. Their sophomore full-length “Go” was released to radio April 10th. That week it was Billboard’s #5 Most Added Single to AAA Radio in the US. Together with their band, Jocelyn & Chris have logged performances coast to coast, including stops at The Sundance Film Festival, Mountain Jam Music Festival, SXSW, CMJ, The Viper Room and Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, Milwaukee Summerfest, The Birchmere in Alexandria, and numerous other top venues and events. In July, Jocelyn & Chris won the audience vote for “best band” on the emerging artist stage at Summerfest in Milwaukee. Recent press includes Relix Magazine, Huffington Post, Baeble, Glide Magazine, The 405, and more than 100 other publications.
»This bands ruminating respect for music of the past, and deep dedication towards the creative crafting of a new sound, sets Tenth Mountain Division apart in the Colorado music scene. Tenth Mountain Division speaks the language of Colorado, the language of the mountains.” (Noah Stein — CU Independent) Originating from Boulder, CO, founders Winston Heuga (Mandolin) and MJ Ouimette (Electric/Acoustic Guitar) originally sought to create an acoustic bluegrass outfit. After a few years dedicated to playing bluegrass, the duo transitioned to an electrified, rock’n’roll sound. Through out its preliminary years finding their roots in college and playing with an array of different line-ups, the band finally found their permanent line up in May of 2017 with the addition of bassist and vocalist Andrew Cooney. Drummer Tyler Gwynn and the ever-talented keyboard player Campbell Thomas form the quintet that creates a diverse soundscape combining soaring electric guitar leads and jabbing keys while retaining its roots in bluegrass with Heuga’s incomparable mandolin style. The rhythmic interplay of Cooney's driving bass fused with Gwynn’s incendiary drumming round out the unique sounding band that is truly a style of its own; what the band refers to as «Ski Rock». Tenth Mountain Division has evolved greatly since its inception but retains its roots in the American musical styles of rock, Americana, bluegrass, prog and the crossroads between them all. Since TMD’s first national tour upon earning a slot at the 2016 Summer Camp Music Festival with headlining acts like Tom Petty’s Mud Crutch, Moe, and Umphrey’s Mcgee, the band has embarked all across this country playing esteemed venues like Boulder's Fox Theater, Baton Rouge's Varsity Theatre, Austin's The Parish, Nashville's Acme Feed & Seed, Baltimore's 8X10, and many more; The band has played festivals including Summer Camp, Beanstalk, Head for the Hills, Pardee Palooza and after parties for the likes of Dead & Company, Twiddle, STS9, Moon Taxi, and Marcus King Band; and have had the honor of sharing the stage with artists including Nicki Bluhm, Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band/ Bela Fleck), Bill Payne (Little Feet), Jeff Austin ( Yonder Mountain String Band), Jeremy Garret ( Infamous String Dusters), Andy Thorn and Alwyn Robinson (Leftover Salmon), Jon Stickley Trio, and contemporaries such as The Magic Beans and Spafford. This is only the beginning, stay tuned for all that’s to come!