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Califone Tickets, Tour Dates and Concerts
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Official Merch

villagers
$8.0 USD
Echo Mine - EMv2 Blue Vinyl
$30.0 USD
Bunny Gets Paid
$10.0 USD
Califone CD Reissues
$15.0 USD

Live Photos of Califone

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Fan Reviews

Jayson
July 23rd 2023
Positively sublime. Band was On Point, sound and mix was perfect, and Bartender Ben was a delight!
Los Angeles, CA@
2220 Arts + Archives
Brandt
June 21st 2023
They were freaking awesome!
Silver Spring, MD@
Quarry House Tavern
Fabrianne
November 14th 2022
Great show, excellent venue!
Three Oaks, MI@
Vickers Theatre

About Califone

Califone is a critically-acclaimed experimental post-rock band from Chicago. The band is named after Califone International, a long-standing manufacturer of audio equipment commonly found in schools, libraries and businesses.

Califone is the musical project of former Red Red Meat frontman Tim Rutili. Its regular and rotating contributors include many former members of Red Red Meat and some members of other Chicago bands, such as Tortoise. Their music is less rooted in blues-rock than Red Red Meat and is more directly inspired by experimental music and early american folk music as can be found on Harry Smith's anthology of american folk music.

Califone's current lineup includes Joe Adamik (drums), Jim Becker (banjo, violin), Ben Massarella (percussion), and Tim Rutili (vocals, guitar, keyboards). Each member is a multi-instrumentalist.

Tim Rutili has collaborated with a number of other artists as well. He joined up with Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock and others in 2002 to release the album Sharpen Your Teeth under the band name Ugly Casanova. Some members also toured with Freakwater and served as a backing band to record the album Thinking of You in 2005. In 2006, Tim Rutili teamed up with Wil Hendricks and Michael Krassner under the name The Unseen Hand to record the soundtrack for Rank, a documentary about bullriding. In the same year Califone worked with animator/musician Brent Green on a series of performance art pieces featuring animation, live music, and spoken word. They are also featured on the soundtrack for the movie Stranger than Fiction.
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Genres:
Folk
Band Members:
Ryan Hembrey, Michael Krassner, Craig Ross, Lindsey Verrill, Wally Boudway, Eric D. Johnson, Tim Hurley, Miles Cooper Seaton, +, Doug Scharin, Jim Becker, Joe Adamik, Tim Rutili, Matt Fields, Reid Coker, Mike McGinley, Brian Deck, Ross Andrews, Joe Westerlund, Wil Hendricks, Ben Massarella, Griffin Rodriguez, Alan Scaplone, Rachel Blumberg, Phil Spirito, Braden King, Danni Iosello, Jessie Stein, Gillian Lisee, Fred Lonberg-Holm
Hometown:
Chicago, Illinois

No upcoming shows
Send a request to Califone to play in your city
Request a Show

Live Photos of Califone

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Official Merch

villagers
$8.0 USD
Echo Mine - EMv2 Blue Vinyl
$30.0 USD
Bunny Gets Paid
$10.0 USD
Califone CD Reissues
$15.0 USD

Fan Reviews

Jayson
July 23rd 2023
Positively sublime. Band was On Point, sound and mix was perfect, and Bartender Ben was a delight!
Los Angeles, CA@
2220 Arts + Archives
Brandt
June 21st 2023
They were freaking awesome!
Silver Spring, MD@
Quarry House Tavern
Fabrianne
November 14th 2022
Great show, excellent venue!
Three Oaks, MI@
Vickers Theatre

About Califone

Califone is a critically-acclaimed experimental post-rock band from Chicago. The band is named after Califone International, a long-standing manufacturer of audio equipment commonly found in schools, libraries and businesses.

Califone is the musical project of former Red Red Meat frontman Tim Rutili. Its regular and rotating contributors include many former members of Red Red Meat and some members of other Chicago bands, such as Tortoise. Their music is less rooted in blues-rock than Red Red Meat and is more directly inspired by experimental music and early american folk music as can be found on Harry Smith's anthology of american folk music.

Califone's current lineup includes Joe Adamik (drums), Jim Becker (banjo, violin), Ben Massarella (percussion), and Tim Rutili (vocals, guitar, keyboards). Each member is a multi-instrumentalist.

Tim Rutili has collaborated with a number of other artists as well. He joined up with Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock and others in 2002 to release the album Sharpen Your Teeth under the band name Ugly Casanova. Some members also toured with Freakwater and served as a backing band to record the album Thinking of You in 2005. In 2006, Tim Rutili teamed up with Wil Hendricks and Michael Krassner under the name The Unseen Hand to record the soundtrack for Rank, a documentary about bullriding. In the same year Califone worked with animator/musician Brent Green on a series of performance art pieces featuring animation, live music, and spoken word. They are also featured on the soundtrack for the movie Stranger than Fiction.
Show More
Genres:
Folk
Band Members:
Ryan Hembrey, Michael Krassner, Craig Ross, Lindsey Verrill, Wally Boudway, Eric D. Johnson, Tim Hurley, Miles Cooper Seaton, +, Doug Scharin, Jim Becker, Joe Adamik, Tim Rutili, Matt Fields, Reid Coker, Mike McGinley, Brian Deck, Ross Andrews, Joe Westerlund, Wil Hendricks, Ben Massarella, Griffin Rodriguez, Alan Scaplone, Rachel Blumberg, Phil Spirito, Braden King, Danni Iosello, Jessie Stein, Gillian Lisee, Fred Lonberg-Holm
Hometown:
Chicago, Illinois

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