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Doors open at 8pm 21+  **(The venue will be closed from 7pm to 8pm to complete soundcheck and prepare the venue for the show) Doors open at 7pm sharp.  Advance hard copy tickets are available in person at Boo Boo Record Store in SLO. Print at home/mobile/will call tickets can be purchased online at Ticketfly.com by clicking: HERE. All tickets are general admission unless otherwise stated. The Siren is a small, intimate club style venue and seating is extremely limited on a first come first served basis after doors open and is dictated by estimated show sales. IT IS NOT A TOTALLY SEATED VENUE. Food is still served during concerts. We appreciate you supporting live music at the Siren!

Performing for nearly a decade and nearly 200 shows, China Cats continues the musical tradition of the Grateful Dead while throwing a new kind of gasoline on the fire. On any given night the band will play songs from throughout the Dead’s 30-year repertoire. Their joy and enthusiasm for making music together is so contagious that the band has featured guest appearances from Grateful Dead alum, including original member Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay. Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band has sporadically joined the band since 2013. China Cats performs throughout California including a recent series at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, which belongs to Dead bassist Phil Lesh.

Each performance is a new, communal journey. Band members seek out a unique style and sound while paying homage to the spirit of the Dead.

“On these tunes, there are certain things that are specific, and certain things that are wide open to interpretation,” guitarist Matt Hartle told the San Jose Mercury News. “It’s never about going back. It’s always looking to the present moment that we’re having. We’re not playing the 1973 version of the song or the ’79 or the ’92 version. Every time the China Cats play a song, it’s a new experience.”