Petaluma is a band from Sacramento lead by multi-instrumentalists Rob Habel and Pat Sweeney, with Melissa Garcia on drums and percussion, Ty Marshall on guitar, and our good friend David Baez on synths, keys, and bass. David introduced me to the project about a week ago and I couldn’t be more excited to share their debut, eponymous album ‘Petaluma’ here tonight. The album has been described as “mesmerizing” and “hypnotic”…and heralded by MusicallyEnthused as “…a truly exciting release that reveals potent musicianship and vision.” I couldn’t agree more with these acclaims.

When I had my first listen to ‘Petaluma’, I was instantly overwhelmingly impressed by the range of sounds offered. It made perfect sense when Rob and Pat told us they share a love of experimental hip hop, electronica, and psychedelic pop. These genres formed the foundations of the deeply layered sound that became Petaluma’s self-titled debut.

It’s rare that I’m absolutely astounded by music coming out of Sacramento, but that is the case here. I can’t even believe there’s artists making music this good in Sacramento. Err…it’s not that I can’t believe that it’s actually happening…it’s more that I can’t believe it’s not being recognized by the entire city, let alone the rest of the world. But alas, that’s why we do what we do here at HOF. My sincere hope is that we’ll make at least one new fan of Petaluma here tonight.

Petaluma’s debut album below.

…you can also catch the band LIVE at LowBrau on May 23rd if you’re interested!


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I grew up in Sacramento in a time where there was no young entertainment company like HOF to look up to. I met Tony in LA while I was managing LBCK in Long Beach. I kind of knew Damian from middle school. And I didn't know Byron even though we went to the same middle school. But when we first started partying together in 2011, it just made sense for me...someone who's passionate about the business side of align with them...who're passionate about the business side of events. I believe what I'm doing here...running the site and the social media and the artist management/publicity and the creating a means to better spotlight and support the emerging artists we truly believe in. They say no one's ever "made it" out of Sacramento. It's my ultimate mission to change that. As our boy Marcus says, "We're bringing Sacramento to The World...and we're bringing The World to Sacramento."

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