Shunkan is a ‘90s-inspired indie-rock band formed by Los Angeles native and moody half-Japanese frontwoman Marina Sakimoto. Her dynamic voice has been compared to artists like Liz Phair and Palehound. Sakimoto grew up in a mixed household of American and Japanese cultures in Southern California. Her heritage, affinity to both cultures, and sense of misplacement led her to work with feelings of isolation and introspection.
Shunkan's first EP Honey, Milk and Blood and debut album The Pink Noise were covered and highly reviewed by media publications The Guardian, NME, Noisey, Spin, Stereogum, BrooklynVegan, and others alike. Her newest sophomore album Cumberland Falls was placed on NPR's Staff Picks of 2019.
Kevin Nichols is a west coast staple, wasting no time delivering pop-infused grunge rock he coins “Prunge.” The last three years have seen him up and down the west coast bleeding his brand of rock into house shows and rock clubs. His last EP, a quick and earnest explosion of sensitivity entitled “Long Lungs” came out early 2019 via Slang Church. The EP found its audience in a burst of success holding the number one slot for over two weeks on Bandcamps’ Oakland Rock charts. The now expanded four-piece have powered their take of punk, grunge, and pop all around the SF Bay Area, and recently entered Balboa Recording with Danny Nogueiras (former FIDLAR drummer and current frontman of the LA outfit No Win) creating what will be the first full length from Nichols in three years.
In the year 2050, PUNK CRUSH is what's playing in your stolen Tes-calade- fast, loud, and full of heart, Virginia Pettis (Girl Friday) and G Leonardo (Suzie True) are an explosive combination of metal-erratic guitar lines playfully interacting with showtune-punk drumming, complete with the heart-stopping drama of Les Miserable on opening night.
Their first EP "Good Luck!" is a marriage of all their musical loves- from My Chemical Romance to M.I.A. to Gershwin and everything in between, they revel in blending genres to create something that will always make you lose your cool, even after the 200th listen.
Fast, slow, loud, quiet, louder.
Tulip petals in the glow of static on TV.
Inspired by the dusty haze of the Mojave, experimental post-punk trio Thrill Touch melds together the emotional and existential through their energetic, off-the-wall performances.
Presented by The Hi Hat & Band Or Die.
This is a 21+ event.