New music, new home, waning moon…oh yeah, and a killer review!

Hi there…it’s Wendy here this time. Things have been a bit quiet on the public front of the Andalusia Rose camp, but lots is happening behind the scenes. The past few months have been monopolized by a big move for me from Oakland to Morongo Valley, just outside of Joshua Tree. I’m loving the desert life, full of coyotes, rabbits, roadrunners, spiders and some recent owl sightings! The simple things. The quiet and the dark have been quite inspiring for me, to say the least.

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My backyard

There is a rich artistic and musical community here, and I’m looking forward to deepening my roots in that. I recently attended the Desert Generator Festival at Pappy & Harriets, a 5-band show featuring Earthless, Brant Bjork, Orchid, The Shrine, and Black Rainbows, along with the Rolling Heavy custom van show. We mingled with the stars, including Brant Bjork and Riding Easy Records honcho Daniel Hall, while a pesky drone hovered above the outdoor stage during Orchid’s set.

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Me ‘n my guy with Brant Bjork

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The Riding Easy Sabbath Worship mobile

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We are in the process of making a new record. We’ve been recording new material at Outland Studio in Berkeley, CA, little by little, as finances allow. We hope to have this record done in the next couple of months. We can’t wait for you to hear it!! It truly captures the essence of…us. Pure, unadulterated us! Some slow, bluesy, heartfelt moments, countered by heavy psychedelic riffs, some straight-ahead rock, some weird shit, plus a cover by one of my all-time favorites, one who was taken too soon….

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Steve Marriott

 

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On our way to a recent rehearsal in our East Oakland studio, we were welcomed with this scene:

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We’d like to thank Glenn Milligan at Metalville Zine  for the stellar review of First Stone:

Andalusia Rose – First Stone
(S/R – 2016)

​A trio from San Francisco, California made up of Wendy Lee Gadzuk (The 440’s), Jeff Vengeance (Flesh Eaters) and Paul Jarvis (Skinlab) who rock up the most amazing retro, earthy rock and then some.

Standouts on this seven tracker include ‘First Stone’ that puts me in mind of 70’s Heart, Jefferson Airplane and Vinegar Joe; the Southern Rock of ‘Coming Home’ and the incredible slide work in ‘Destroyer’ reminding me of Ronnie Wood in his Faces days. And that voice of Wendy is just off the chain at times!

You get the impression that it was cut live since it’s overall very warm, earthy, authentic and organic – wow! Just wow!

10/10

By Glenn Milligan

Thanks dude!!

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Chris Cornell

As I write this, I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chris Cornell. Another monster power-house vocalist who was taken far too soon. I hope your journey is swift. RIP Chris, and thank you for the music.

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RIP Chris Cornell

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The photo at the top of the page was taken by Tucson photographer Rachel Slick. Inspired by the band’s name, she had a vision as she draped me in red silk while I hid behind the rose skull mask. Star is there by necessity.

Thank you, our loyal fans, for your love and support. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, and Bandcamp, where you can stream our music and purchase our stuff directly from us! All proceeds will go directly into our new record. Yeah, we’re on Twitter too, but we suck at Twitter.

 

 

 

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Flashback 2015 Andalusia Rose/Flesh Eaters at G.A.M.H.

Happy New Year!

There hasn’t been a post here for awhile since we’ve been taking a break from shows and pretty much everything so Wendy can settle into her new desert digs with her wildman partner in guitar slinging crime, Tony Wheels…and a bunch of cats. Paul’s going ice fishing in Alaska with his buddies in Skinlab and Jeff’s been living the San Francisco dream working in a record store and trying to survive in a city he can’t afford.

We will be getting back to rehearsing this month and hopefully we will get back in the studio soon to continue work on our next record!!

In the meantime dig into this blog post from our bassist Jeffs blog (we didn’t have a blog then). There are links and video from the show and it also ties into Jeff’s background as he played guitar with The Flesh Eaters for some time in the 90’s. It’s hard to believe it has been 2 years since this gig! This was definitely a highlight of our past few years playing shows.

FIRST SHOW FOR 2015 WITH CLASSIC LA PUNK BAND THE FLESH EATERS

 

Next Stop Reno!

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RENO

We tried to drive up to Reno a few months ago only to be thwarted by snow as the elevation increased on our way to the gig. We were a bit unaware as to the condition of the roads up there, but when we stopped for some snacks we were informed that we would have to purchase at least one set of tire chains to even be allowed to attempt to continue through to Reno. We had 2 vehicles to outfit with chains and actually contemplated for a second, going for it. Chains for 2 vehicles would set us back even more in cost and we already had to cover gas and potential lodging for the evening with no guarantee from the gig. Then our sense kicked in as we aren’t wreckless 20 somethings anymore and we made the obvious correct decision to cancel right there on the spot. Sometimes it’s hard to do that, this time not so much. Apparently as we were making this decision the weather was getting increasingly worse and we heard shortly after that they closed the road entirely and we would not have been allowed through, chains or no chains!

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So Friday is a Reno redo! We will be playing with The Flesh Hammers who were so kind as to set up the previous gig and understanding enough to set up this one for us. Hopefully mother nature will also align herself to allow us to get in and get out safely. The location was recently changed to The Morris Burner Hotel/Hostel

Reno FB event Here


THE CARAVAN SAN JOSE

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Right after that we head to The Caravan in San Jose to play with Bitch School who we played with up in Portland awhile back and Grimace and the Fakers from  San Jose!

FB Event Here


Sept 3 updates

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The future of Andalusia Rose is a bright one and we’re looking forward to getting back in the studio soon. We also have some shows coming up, we’ll be at The Golden Bull Sept 7th and we’ll also be playing back to back shows in Reno and San Jose at the end of the month!

We’re also slated to appear in the next issue of Fireworks Magazine out of The UK. We’ll be on the cd and a brief interview with Wendy will also be in the Fall issue which will be out in the UK on Sept 18th (USA and Canada a month later)

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Summer 2016 issue

 

SEPTEMBER SHOWS

Sept 7th Golden Bull Oakland

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Sept 23rd Street Vibrations Weekend: Reno

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Sept 24th The Caravan San Jose

See you out there!

I believe in Art (An interview with Wendy)

We are currently working on raising more money to get some more studio time, so not much to report on that end. We recently played in San Jose at JJ’s. It was the first time there for us and we had a good time as always.

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Pic by Alexandra Sussman

Following is another interview with our front lady Wendy, this time in a blog called “I Believe in Art” and since art is as much a part of what we do, it is really nice to have interest and coverage that focuses on this:

INTERVIEW: I Believe In Artists: Wendy Lee Gadzuk

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Not too much else to report right now other than some interest and a potential piece in another UK magazine (an actual print mag) though more on that as it develops!

Next show Reno!

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Andalusia Rose on Radio Valencia!

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From a recent review of  ‘First Stone’ on itunes:

Real Music!!: by Mikeymac420

“I heard “Let It Shine” on an alternative college radio station and recorded the song on my phone to sort through the lyrics and figure out who it was later. I can tell you with all my heart I am so glad I did and it was worth the half hour search. The whole album is killer. I would have bet this was some untapped gem from 92′. But its barely a year old which gives me hope for the future of music. Great, great stuff. Can’t wait for more to come!!” (Mikeymac420)

RADIO VALENCIA

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Last Sunday Wendy and Jeff went down to Ye Olde Mission District in SF to chop it up with Malderor on his show Malderor’s Curated Catastrophe. We covered everything from the origins of the band to some influences on our sound and the art of it all. We both brought a stack of music, mostly vinyl and had a blast spinning some of our favorite music. As an extra special treat we even offered a ‘sneak listen’ of some of what we are currently working on. We were also joined by DJ Deathwish who added some humor and also has a show called Cheap Hooch on Radio Valencia.

Listen Here: Malderor’s Curated Catastrophe w/Andalusia Rose

VIDEO!

 

Watch a seamless segue from ‪#‎theflesheaters‬ ‘Shallow Water’ to‪#‎jefferyleepierce‬ ‘Get Away’ on vinyl! Hear background conversations about the trials and tribulations of ‪#‎experimentalcomedy‬ aka comedy on acid…y’know typical SF!

Another thing we spoke about was our new favorite local band The Electric Arrows who we recently played a couple of shows with, most recently at The Hemlock. Check out some of their brand of Soulful music in this collage of clips from that night, shot by our bassist Jeff.


SHOWS!

We’ll be at JJ’s in San Jose this Saturday and next  month September 23rd we’ll be up in Reno to rip it up with The Flesh Hammers at Street Vibrations Motorcycle Show and we’ll be back in San Jose at The Caravan Sept 24th!

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Also! You can now find our vinyl release at 1-2-3-4 Go! Record Store in Oakland!

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Stay Tuned for more!

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August Updates

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We’ve been getting some play on Radio Valencia recently and will be appearing live this Sunday (8_7_16) from (2-4 PM Pacific) on Malderor’s Curated Catastrophe. We plan to talk a bit about the band’s history and influences and will bring along some selections that inspire and influence us! Also we may bring along something from the current recordings we are working on for a sneak preview of what’s to come!

Join the Facebook event Here:

Andalusia Rose on Malderor’s Curated Catastrophe FB Event


Our next Show is on Saturday Aug 13th in San Jose

Join the FB event page!

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We have some other stuff in the works and a couple of shows in September, so stay tuned!