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Sunday August 25 2013
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• ALL AGES
Fever Charm
 Rock, Indie, Folk, Other
Koruscant Weekend‎
 Dancy Nerd-Pop / Altronica Pop-Rock

Fever Charm
Oakland, California

Ari Berl- Vocals, Guitar
Theo Quayle- Lead Guitar
Yianni AP- Bass
Kendrick Brown- Drums

Move over One Direction, there's a new group of boys in town, and they're not just young and hot, with vocals that'll make any teenage girl's heart melt, they actually play instruments, really, really well. Consisting of four all-American California teenagers, who spend their off-time hanging out at the beach, surfing, skating, flirting with girls and just having fun, not necessarily in that order, Fever Charm's upcoming breakout album West Coast Rock and Roll displays a talent and style beyond their years. Mixing old-school rock, pop-punk and the laid back ease of bumming around on the beach, these boys offer something truly unique that wasn't manufactured backstage at a vocal competition.

Mirroring the realities today's American teenagers and young adults face, Fever Charm's music reflects not only the tradition of young love and longing, but also the struggle of growing into adulthood amid economic uncertainty and the desire to simply "Sail Away" and forget life for a while by way of music and sex and drugs; giving their music an edgy sense of urgency that reminds us what's below the surface of all the teenage good times is a quiet desperation struggling to break through.

Consisting of Ari, lead vocalist, the studious, more serious of the four; Theo (pronounced Tao), lead guitarist, with shaggy hair and blue eyes, winning the non-existent award of Most-Likely-To-End-Up-On-The-Cover-Of-Tiger-Beat-Magazine; Yianni, bass guitarist, with an easy laugh and an infectious smile; and Kendrick, the elusive, good-natured, shy drummer of the group, Fever Charm's upcoming album West Coast Rock and Roll is a coming-of-age of sorts for a band on the edge of transition into the mainstream.

From the new album, the song "3-2 Groove 2" is a high energy dance groove about longing from afar for a girl he's too shy to approach. This song would be at home at a 1960s sock hop or in the pit of any underground club. The moment it begins it brings out a smile and the need to move. Contrasting it is the old-school rock song "Call Me When You Get Lonely," with a really cool, funky guitar lead-in and the angry, desperate vocals of lost love and misery. Just when you're ready to slit your wrists in empathetic solidarity, "Modern World" appears like a much-needed relief. The snotty, snarky attitude mocks his girlfriend and the rest of the world for being addicted to technology to the exclusion of all else, and the illusion of online social networking that encourage role-playing and games. Defiantly refusing to participate, he asserts, "No I am not a pretender/And I will not surrender."


Like Interpol but fun.

Members: Adam, Carlos, Dave, Neko
Sounds Like: The Black Keys, Interpol, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, The Killers

Dangermaker’s debut LP “Black Dream” is a bit dark and mysterious at times, yet also pervasively upbeat, catchy and fun, filled with “lots of energy, cool, dark, angular melodies”. The songs straddle Indie Dance Rock & Classic Alternative, channeling 70s Bowie, The Clash & The Stooges, and The Black Keys, The Killers & Interpol. Recent showcases at SXSW and CMJ have propelled the band into 2013. 

Koruscant Weekend
Crimothy N.
Justin $.
Joshua H.
Nathan K.

Koruscant Weekend are looking to bring a retro sound to modern ears.

Formed with a little help from Craigslist a couple of years ago, the group began when guitarist Crim Nguyen met up with now ex-guitarist Ryan. With bassist Josh Hotlosz in tow, Ryan had decided to leave the band, making the then 3-piece in need of a some musical assistance. Craigslist played a huge part in creating the rest of the group as drummer Nathan Klimenko and vocalist/keyboardist Justin Scord came on board via their post. Almost passing on the chance to take Justin into the band, the group had a gut feeling to keep him...and it was a wise decision that they did as he has become a solid staple in Koruscant Weekend.

A self-described group of nerds, this band certainly doesn't sound like it! All awkwardness aside the group blends influences such as The Cars, The Strokes, Two Door Cinema Club and Interpol, and has a knack for writing what they call “Dancy Nerd-Pop,” or “Altronica Pop-Rock.” Each song tends to tell a story within the lyrics, much like a concept album. Their sophomore EP, Wives Tales (2012), was a collection of short stories, and their upcoming EP due out later this year is described as “one big coherent story,” with open ended lyrics laced with double meanings. Drawing musical inspiration from specific movie images and sceneries, notable tracks such as “Last Moon,” sound like it was made for a horror film. The upcoming EP draws from a deadly combination from the show Nite Rider and the movie Blade Runner as well as a striking 80s Summer feel that is laced with Miami Vice meets your feel good Summertime jams.

When writing the perfect Koruscant Weekend song, the band is a collaborative effort. With everyone bringing something to the table, the piece circulates throughout the band until the perfect song is created. This truly creates the voice of the Koruscant Weekend.

Playing alongside bands such as Scissors for Lefty, My American Heart and the Finish Ticket, as well as a showcase for Warner Brothers Records, Koruscant Weekend have been quite a motivated group in the past year. Things are going to heat up even more as their third EP will be released in 2013 to the ears of eager fans and critics alike. Make sure you are one of them!