A free, two day heavy music micro-fest on the coast, featuring some of California's finest underground metal, surf, and indie bands, celebrating the migratory seasonal return of our local Great White Shark population, via waves of pummeling riffs and incredible beer, held at Winters Tavern in Pacifica, CA.
Brought to you by Pacifica paleobiology t-shirt boutique - COTTON CRUSTACEAN and company owner Aaron John Gregory, plus Bay Area shark conservation and research group - THE OCEAN RESEARCH FOUNDATION, and Pacifia's most iconic bar - WINTERS TAVERN; all with joint aim to raise awareness and funds for local shark conservation and research groups to continue fighting the good fight in protecting not just sharks, but all wildlife in our oceans.
Admission is FREE, but please bring some dough to donate directly to the OCEAN RESEARCH FOUNDATION to help them continue on their mission of conservation and education; AND to buy merch from the bands donating their own time in the name of... SHARKS!
Saturday night is pure riff worship - five bands starting at 8:00.
THE GREAT FISH: Stripped down, bass and drum version of Pacifica's own JAWS obsessed sludge band, SQUALUS.
GENTLEMEN GHOST: Heavy indierock greatness coming up all the way from San Diego.
SHARK IN THE WATER: Oakland's heaviest down-tuned, shark themed, surf-rock band, ever!
TURN ME ON DEADMAN: San Francisco psyche-rock titans will level the place with riffs and lazers.
BLACK COBRA: San Francisco's two piece riff titans are a fucking force of nature, and iconic in their own right amongst heavy music fans all over the world. Literally one of the heaviest, most bombastic bands you'll ever witness live. Get stoked!
Sunday will be a massive gathering of bands, BBQ, and beer starting at 2:00 PM, with 7 bands playing all day. COTTON CRUSTACEAN and THE OCEAN RESEARCH FOUNDATION will be on hand throughout, spreading the shark conservation gospel, shark trivia, and LOTS of prizes.
Sunday brings the low and the slow for most of the day, till things will speed up quite a bit at the end. An epic coming-together of heavy as hell bands.
URSA: Crushing doom from the dudes of Cormorant.
(WANNING): Indie-pscyhe-doom-metal from Sacramento.
ÆQUOREA: Nevada City's heaviest post-metal doom pioneers.
SQUALUS: Pacifica's own (and White Shark Fest founders) JAWS obsessed, sludgy, doomy, shark jams, featuring all the dudes from GIANT SQUID.
DISASTROID: San Francisco's greatest soulful sludge savagery.
SHARK IN THE WATER: The heavy handed, downtuned surf perfection returns for day two!! One of East Bay's finest.
CORMORANT: Bay Area's blackened progressive death metal legends close out the event with a blistering bombardment of all that is good about metal.
WHITE SHARK MUSIC FEST founders, COTTON CRUSTACEAN, will be on hand both days, with a booth set up, selling their prehistoric marine animal tees, donating proceeds to the cause!