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!