The Press Club broke its silence with live music last night with The Down and Outlaws, a rock quartet from San Francisco

The band is friends with music photographer Jason DeBord and played after an art opening for DeBord's photos at the Weekly's cafe.

The group playing fuzzed-out rock reminiscent of bands like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Silversun Pickups.

Towards the second half of their 45-minute set, the foursome asked a crowd of about 50 people to start dancing and by the last songs, the Press Club was grooving.

As lead singer Peter Danzig told Weekly music writer Adam Joseph, “When we play, we want things to feel unexpected, like something’s going to come crashing down at any moment."

It seemed like the crowd agreed.

Staff photojournalist at Monterey County Weekly.

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