Panther! And Bear Fight evoke an entirely different time and place. By mixing Victorian music hall bonhomie with Southern gothic creepiness, they re-imagine the Sierra Foothills as a place of deeply weird natural magic.
This mysterious sextet uses an accordion, a saw, guitars, drums and a dash of creepiness to create a rickety, rollicking soundscape that wouldn’t be out of place as a soundtrack to an old, silent vampire film. Their setlist includes bone-shaking originals and old, obscure vaudeville numbers alongside classics by haunted poets like Johnny Cash, Leadbelly and the Gun Club.
Led by local screamtress Lizzy Lee Savage, these archaic archeologists have a degree in musical crypto-zoology, featuring Tim Lilyquist on guitar and vocals, Jake Josephian on bass, Isadora Goldschneider on accordion and vocals, Jo Stanley on vocals and saw, and Olaf Jens aka The Vinyl Avenger on drums.