Nice Monster Live, Spring 2019

•March 2, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Nice Monster Live!


Sunday, March 17th. Early show!! 3pm. King Cong Brewing Co. 1709 Del Paso Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95815. With Be Brave Bold Robot (

Friday, April 5th, 2019. 9pm. Fox & Goose! Landmark alehouse, 1001 R St, Sacramento, CA 95811. With the wonderful Allyson and Kevin Seconds. PeepsRock (2)

The Sacramento prog-rock band’s math rock balances the pretty with the weird…”


Nice Monster Live at Naked Lounge

•February 22, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Nice Monster performs this Saturday (February 27th) at Naked Lounge in downtown Sacramento, at 11th and H. Joining Nice Monster with this rare live outing is the band “Sunday School.” Nice Monster stands ready to offer its own brand of melodic math rock with a surprise cover in the quiver, as well.

Show starts at 8pm. Nice-Monster-and-Christopher-Walken



Nice Monster – CD Release Party – Friday, June 12th – Fox & Goose

•June 11, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Cover Art Assistance

•May 14, 2015 • Leave a Comment


Please pardon the typo.

Nice Monster CD Release – Fox & Goose – June 12th with Odame Sucks

•May 9, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Nice Monster has completed work on its new CD, “The Great, Long Rest.” Compared to the two previous albums, “Good Times + Sharp Knives” and the self-titled EP, the arrangements are somewhat tighter, the drumset grew some new toms, there are more lyrics per song, the tempos are a little faster, there is less transfat, the songs each get higher miles per gallon, and we have a great cast of Sacramento musicians pitching in! “The Calvinists” features backing vocals by Justin Farren. If you know what is good for you, see Backing vocals on “The Great Long Rest” provided by Jay Shaner and for more info, please see He also has a great project called 50-Watt Heavy. They have a Facebook page. Violin on “Sports Report” played by Damian Sol, and you, too, can have him on your record – please see The CD is set for release in June on Grayscale Records. Our CD release show is scheduled for June 12th at the Fox and Goose with special guest Odame Sucks!

New cover art for "The Great, Long Rest."

Nice Monster 3rd Record: Mastering Complete. Album Art Complete. Production Happening!

•April 4, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Nice Monster Live (Photo by Rik Keller)

Nice Monster Live (Photo by Rik Keller)

Oldie but a Goodie

•September 12, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Nice Monster has a pretty significant back catalogue of material, including this 2005 recording of “Fake Sleeping.” Just click this Google Drive link:


-Nice Monster

You must listen to John Ludington's music, actually, now that I think about it!

You must listen to John Ludington’s music, actually, now that I think about it!

Nice Monster at Harlow’s

•June 1, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Thanks to John & Ian on front of house and all the great people that came out to Harlow’s. Every time we perform there, we marvel at the professionalism of the sound engineering staff, great equipment, great acoustics, and lovely outdoor area. Songs performed include:

“What Would Huell Howser Do?” (from the upcoming release)
“The Calvinist Approach Also Has…” (from the upcoming release)
“Poison for Poison” (from 2008 self-titled EP –
“I’ve Got the Junes, You Get ‘Em Out” (from the upcoming release)
“Duck Knee” (from the upcoming release)
“The Other Is Better / The Landscape to Transform” (song for President James Knox Polk from “Of Great and Mortal Men.” For more information, please see:
“Sunflower” by the excellent Duluth, MN band, “Low” from their 2001 album “Things We Lost In The Fire.”
“An Army of Pompous Phrases” (song for President Warren Gamaliel Harding from “Of Great and Mortal Men.” For more information, see

Nice Monster will post some of the recordings from the show if they turn out.

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Live at Harlow's. May 31st, 2014

Live at Harlow’s. May 31st, 2014

All ages early show! Harlow’s! Saturday, May 31st with Ancient Astronaut

•May 18, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Harlows_may31_2014Ancient Astronaut, Nice Monster, and Page by Page.
Sat, May 31, 2014.
Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm
Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub
2708 “J” Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816

Ancient Astronaut: progressive/experimental and pop rock, and includes instrumental interludes of ambient and post rock sounds:

Nice Monster: Melodic Math Rock.

Christopher Walken & Nice Monster

•April 26, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Christopher Walken & Nice Monster

He wants more cowbell for God’s sake! (Courtesy of Willie the Great).