If Jason Lytle learned anything from nearly 15 years at the helm of Grandaddy – the Modesto, California quintet whose celebrated five-album run started as a project in Lytle’s bedroom and took him around the world – it’s that he’s just not cut out to be a 21st century pop star.
There were triumph, no doubt – they toured the world, created a technological dystopian classic with 2000’s “The Sophtware Slum”, shared stages with Elliott Smith and talked shop with David Bowie when he turned up at shows.
But Lytle was a poor fit for life in a breakthrough indie rock franchise. By the time he was writing 2006’s “Just Like the Fambly Cat”, he knew it was over, that the machine had simply lost its momentum, its gears too clogged with years of frustration, substance abuse, and diminishing returns. His choice became clear: he needed to go somewhere else and start over completely.
Jason moved to Montana, and enjoys hiking in woods, skateboards in skateparks, bicycling on anything, skiing in mountains, playing the piano in his living room, and recording music and occasionally playing live shows.
As a solo artist, Lytle has built a catalogue of inventive and evocative work. “Dept. of Disappearance” (2012) followed up his critically heralded 2009 release “Yours Truly, The Computer” which American Songwriter called “one hell of a re-emergence”.
Jason will be joined in this special performance by Steve Scullion AKA Malojian. Over the last few years, Malojian has released 4 stunning solo album, along the way collaborating with some musical legends, including Steve Albini, who earned his chops producing Nirvana, The Pixies etc.
Malojian’s latest album features Joey Waronker (Beck, REM, Atoms for Peace, Roger Waters), Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub) and more….But it’s Malojians’ own voice and songs that set him apart from the crowd.
This will be an amazing night of music by two masters of their craft.
Book a table for pre-concert dining
Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.45pm from our wood burning pizza oven. To view the current menu visit here. To book a table online, select the date of your event, number of diners and time you require table. The times shown are the only vacancies left. Please complete your email and phone number as this is required to ensure your table is allocated. You will receive confirmation of your booking by email and text.
PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE RELIES ON THE INCOME FROM DINING TO ENSURE WE CAN BOOK ALL THE GREAT ACTS PERFORMING.
- All seating at tables must purchase a pizza - so please do not book a table if not eating.
- Please ensure that you arrive 10 minutes before the time slot allocated to order your pizzas prior to your booking time.
- Tables not seated within 15 minutes of the allocated time may be lost and allocated to other audience members wishing to order pizzas.
- If you wish to book a table for 8 or more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all of our pizzas are made fresh to order and cooked in an authentic wood-fired oven. It may take up to 45 minutes to be served during busy periods.