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Crepe Place Nov. 12th

Portland was awesome, hung out with some family, met some new people, saw some rad venues had an overall great time. We’re very happy to be home though and very much looking forward to returning to the Crepe Place this weekend.

Doors open at 8, local singer songwriter Her Band of Gold opens the show. All ages, see you there!

Oregon Bound

Phew, busy weekend traveling up and down the Bay Area playing in Sacramento and Santa Cruz and stopping to catch a few acts at Hardly Strictly in San Francisco on Saturday in between. The show must go on however and go on it shall as we’ve posted a lot of new stuff in the coming weeks including shows in Portland, Oregon!

This weekend we will be heading to the North and East Bay stopping at Kentfield, Sonoma, and Oakland on Thursday, Friday and Saturday Respectively.

Crow’s Nest Thursday October 13! Our first time there, full band show, should be fun.

Did I mention we’re going to Portland! It will be our first time performing out of our beloved California and we are really excited. We will be at Magnolia’s Corner on Thursday November 3rd, and Jam on Hawthorne on November 4th.

Know anybody in Portland? Tell them we will be coming through, both shows are free admission.

We will be putting up a video from our show at Don Quixote’s a few weeks back, I know I said this previously, but that is still coming up. Thanks for staying posted.

We’ll leave with a video of a cool (and topical) song. John McCauley (far right, lead vocals) will be up in Portland the same time as us with his band Deer Tick. I guess we’ll have to go check them out.

Finish Line Lineup

We are pretty excited to be a part of this year’s Finish Line Festival in San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz presented by “Carry Yrself Home” and Keith Petrocelli. The festival we will be held as part of the Surf City AIDS Ride on Sunday October 2nd. We will be playing with our very rocking full band  at 3:30 as part of a super cool lineup of 9 local acts that goes from 11am-5pm. Its hip, its free, and its for a good cause. I’m hard pressed to find a reason to miss it. We’re looking forward to it.

Here’s the complete lineup (with links!) see you there…

Courtney the Getaway Girl- 11am-11:25

The Diary Queen 11:35-12PM

The Best Friends 12:10-12:40

Old Arc-12:50-1:20

The Matador- 1:30-2

Done Beginner- 2:50-3:20

THE COFFIS BROTHERS &THE MOUNTAIN MEN (FULL BAND)- 3:30-4:10

Birdhouse – 4:20-5PM

In the meantime we have some shows coming up in and around the Bay Area for you non Santa Cruz folks. We will be at the Abbey Tavern on Sunday September 18th in San Francisco and then back in SF on September 23rd at Brainwash Cafe. We will also be heading up to Sacramento for the first time at Cafe La Boca on Friday September 30th.

Recently we were able to shoot some video of our show at Don Quixote’s a couple weekends ago and we also taped a show for Community TV in Santa Cruz that aired on September 2nd ( but will be relayed periodically on channel 27 for Santa Cruz Comcast subscribers) and we plan on releasing some footage from both very soon. So definitely stay tuned for that, because it’s going to be sweet. We’re excited to get that stuff up on the web. 

On the Horizon

Hey there. Thanks again to those of you who made it out Don Quixote’s, Boulder Creek Junction Park, and The Davenport Roadhouse this past weekend/week. Just stopping by to fill you in on a few recent happenings. This weekend we will be playing at the Brainwash Cafe in San Francisco on Friday night and the East Village Cafe in Monterey on Saturday. It’s always fun to play shows in towns that we don’t get to that often, so we are looking forward to those.
Also we are very excited to announce that we have been chosen to play in this year’s Finish Line Festival as part of the Santa Cruz Aids Ride on Sunday October 2nd. The concert will be held at San Lorenzo Park near Downtown Santa Cruz and several local acts will be on stage from 11-5 pm including Birdhouse and The Best Friends. We will be going on stage at 3:30. Full band, free show! Should be fun. More to come on this.
We took some video from our show at Don Quixotes and are working to put that together and will get that posted soon.
So lots of stuff going on and more announcements and cool stuff coming up in the next few weeks. We’ll keep you posted, see you around.

Skipping burning man this year? We got you covered!

We’ve been moving around the Bay Area quite a bit lately, and now we’re coming back home. We will be at Don Quixote’s this Saturday night the 3rd of September. If you didn’t go to Strawberry, or Burning Man, why not come down to Felton and catch us at Don Quixote’s. It will be just like Burning Man, except without the dust storms and bad trips.

Every time we play at old Don Q’s it seems to get better, so if you haven’t made it out to one of our shows here, you’re going to want to take advantage of this opportunity. Our friend Jeff Blackburn (Buck’n’the odds) opens the show, and there promises to be some cool stuff happening all night. We’re looking forward to busting out some new songs and arrangements, and just generally spicing things up a bit, (rumor has it, Jamie might be wearing a different shirt than he normally wears) as we kick off a very busy month. We’ll see you in Felton!

San Francisco, meet The Coffis Brothers &The Mountain Men

We are only a couple of days away from our first headlining gig as a full band in San Francisco. We will be playing with San Francisco band Guella and Shane Bediz at the Rockit Room this Friday, August 19th. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are only 5 bucks. As you might imagine we are PUMPED.

Its been an awesome summer of music, and this show just might end up being the awesomest one so far. Don’t miss it if you can help it. Check out our Facebook event page.

Details:
August 19th, 2011
Rock-it Room (downstairs)
San Francisco 406 Clement St.
Doors 8pm
Shane Bediz
Guella
The Coffis Brothers &The Mountain Men (Headliner)

Coffis Brothers prepare to Rock it, Bay Area style (SF people listen up!)

We are extremely excited for a run of shows in the Bay Area in the next few weeks. This Thursday we will be playing in Kentfield in beautiful Marin County at The Woodlands Cafe. Then on Saturday the 6th we will “hella” be playing in Oakland at the Actual Cafe with The Sunrunners.

Then the big one, on Friday August 19th, we will be, (wait for it…) headlining at the Rockit Room in San Francisco with our full band, joined by Guella.

Cool looking bridge

We seriously can’t wait for it. It will be our first time playing in any of these cities, and also the furthest away from home we’ve played with the full band when we travel to the Richmond district in San Francisco. Needless to say we’re excited and eager to get up the coast. We’ll see you there!

Good times indeed

We are featured in this week’s issue of the Good Times. Pick up a copy on news stands tomorrow and flip to the Love Your Local Bands page. The article talks about some cool stuff like beer pong and Kanye West, but even more exciting that is that we will be playing at the Crepe Place tomorrow night! My Stupid Brother will also be there. We’re looking forward to playing there for our first time.Come join us.

From this weeks Good Times

For Ben Lomond brothers Jamie and Kellen Coffis—the former, a 25-year-old keyboardist and singer, and the latter, a 21 year-old vocalist, guitarist and harmonica player—it’s not a matter of what life has to offer, but when they’ll get it. On “Love On My Side,” off of their debut album, they wonder, if “life is really just a battle with time, and I’m sick and tired of waiting in line, when will that arrow point at me?” Turns out they don’t need Cupid’s assistance, since locals have fallen fast for these budding folk rockers. The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men was released on June 17, after four days in Gadgetbox Recording Studio, with the help of producer Andy Zenczak and friends, The Mountain Men: bassist Mason Hutchinson, drummer Henry Chadwick, and guitarist Kyle Poppen. “We are all more than satisfied with the results because there is a nice mix of impatience and spontaneity on the record, which gives it a kind of personality,” says Jamie. That personality is present throughout the album, with heavy keyboarding and electric guitar complementing Kellen’s country-tinged vocals. Their easygoing disposition shines through too; Jamie admits they’re “pretty damn near 50/50 on songwriting … it kind of sounds like we could have written each other’s songs.” Perhaps the two are so in sync because they play soccer and beer pong together, plus share an affinity for Jackie Greene, Buddy Holly, Tom Petty, Jay-Z and Kanye West. The band heads to The Crepe Place this week for what they consider to be, a life-altering gig. “It’s a rite of passage for a Santa Cruz band to play there,” says Jamie. Little did they know that the lyrics for “Shape I’m In,” would articulate the band’s anticipation for what the future holds: “Yeah, I can taste it. I ain’t never been that close before.”


INFO: 9 p.m. Thursday, July 21. Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $8/adv, $12/door. 429-6994.