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July 19 2013
9:30PM -- doors at 8:30PM ••• ALL AGES
"Curfew" Music Video Premiere
presented by The Perez Brothers
alternative indie rock rock & roll
Indie Surf Pop Rock
Mister Loveless is a rock band from the USA that formed in Walnut Creek, California, in 2003. The group consists of Rob I. Miller (vocals, guitars), Charlie Koliha (bass guitar), Daniel Brown (guitars), and Nick Clark (drums). Mister Loveless was named one of the "Top 20 Bay Area Bands of 2011" by San Francisco Bay Area modern rock radio station, Live 105. The band has performed alongside such noteworthy acts as Black Francis, The Wedding Present, Beach Fossils, and Thee Oh Sees. Mister Loveless currently resides in Oakland, California.
Mister Loveless’ specific brand of alternative rock incorporates elements of late 1970s post-punk, pioneered by groups such as Joy Division, and late 1980s/early 1990s guitar heavy rock music synonymous with bands like Pixies and Sonic Youth. The group utilizes a collaborative approach to arranging the music heard in Mister Loveless’ songs, while singer/guitarist, Rob Miller writes the lyrics and vocal melodies. The lyrical content in the band’s songs range from forever aging and remembering more youthful days to anxiety ridden, existential crises crippled by indecisiveness.
Mister Loveless formed as a high school collaboration of Miller, Koliha, and several friends. After undergoing several lineup changes as friends came and went, the band took on its longest standing line up when Miller recruited Sean Gaffney on guitars based on a particularly intense performance Gaffney had given during a high school talent show.
Loveless (as those familiar with the band refer to them) grew from an angular, post-punk act to a sonic territory, all their own when they enlisted long time friend, Sean Gaffney and devoted fan, Nick Clark.
The band is named after Miller's memorably-named sixth grade teacher.
Jason Cardenas: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Matthew Molarius: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Shaun Cornell: Bass guitar, Keyboards, Vocals | Andy Ridley: Drums
Ex-Band Members: Jeremy Chambers, Bass guitar Michael Cooper, Drums
Sound description: A lot like Radiohead.
RIYL: Radiohead, Built to Spill, Pinback, the Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses, Arcade Fire
Influences: Nick Drake, Peter Case, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, My Morning Jacket, the Flaming Lips, Pink Floyd, Radiohead
Transfer's initial lineup featured Matthew Molarius on guitar and vocals, Jason Cardenas on guitar, and Michael Cooper on drums. Brian Karscig from Louis XIV produced the band’s first single, "Sinking Sailing," from their EP Sunken Eyes. The song received airplay on both BBC Radio and XFM Manchester during the band's subsequent tour of the UK.
In 2006, the group utilized a friend of a friend who worked in the Sony gaming department to get their song “Smoke of the Crowd” into PlayStation’s MLB 2006. It was Transfer’s initial experience venturing into these waters.
“It was the first time we had been approached for a sync license and we didn’t have representation at the time, so we had to negotiate for ourselves,” Transfer singer-guitarist Matthew Molarius explained. “That being said, it didn’t have a profound effect on the band’s lifestyle, per se, but it did offer us an education and a glimpse into the world of licensing intellectual-property rights. It’s a great way for bands to earn money, especially in this day…when people can pretty much get music for free online.”
Molarius went on to start the publishing company Obscure Magpie Music after this outing. He feels it is always best to have any contract or license reviewed by representation, such as a lawyer or a publishing administrator.
“Then you stand to at least maintain a dialogue and make a little scratch for all the hard work,” he said.
Having spent the majority of 2006 and 2007 touring the American South and Northwest in support of their debut LP Faded Signal, the band found time to take home a 2006 San Diego Music Award for "Best Alternative Album," receive a 2007 SDMA nomination for "Best Rock Band," land a song on Sony Playstation's MLB '07: The Show, and appear on MTV2's Bands on the Rise. Their songs have garnered airplay on 94.9 (KBZT) and 91X (XTRA).
Bassist Shaun Cornell (Silent Comedy) made his debut with the band at the House of Blues in April 2008. In late 2008, Transfer toured with the Silent Comedy, while Transfer bassist Cornell joined Louis XIV.
2009 found them recording their second full-length album, co-produced with Shaun Cornell, mixed by Mark Needham (the Killers, Chris Isaac), and released on the band's own Obscure Magpie Records. The label was formed in order to build up solidarity among San Diego bands, several of which have already released records on Obscure Magpie.
In September 2009, the band won Best Rock at the San Diego Music Awards. Their 2009 album Future Selves was a digital-only release. Mike Cooper quit Transfer (as well as Crash Encore) in early 2010, after five years in the drummer seat, in order to concentrate on his new band Hyena.
In September 2010, Future Selves won another SDMA, this time for Best Rock Album. They went on to tour Europe with Brandon Flowers (the Killers), beginning October 12 in Glasgow.
They returned to England in February, 2011, having won new UK fans touring with Brandon Flowers, before embarking on a European tour with White Lies. Around the same time, they released a new UK single “Losing Composure,” including two other new songs, “White Horse” and “Like A Funeral.”
At the 2011 San Diego Music Awards, they took home trophies for Best Rock and Song of the Year (for “Losing Composure”). That September, Netherlands-based label Mascot Label Group backed worldwide re-release of Future Selves (SDMA winner for Best Rock Album of 2010).
They toured the U.S. with Kaiser Chiefs in earfly 2012, beginning March 6 in Boston and wrapping up March 24 in Vancouver, BC Canada. They also played that year’s SXSW music fest in Austin, and a new UK single for “Take Your Medicine” was made available from Cool Green Recordings, with a 3D video streaming online.
And now, fresh off their 2013 European tour with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, will stop by and play The Bottom Of The Hill.
Dante Elephante is an indie surf pop quartet from Santa Barbara, California.
The band just released their first EP, German Aquatics.