Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
January 9 2014
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• 21 AND OVER
electronic rock experimental pop
the side project of Ryan Grubbs and Kyle Hoover (Ganglians), Adam Finken (Blasted Canyons, Burnt Ones), Antonio Gualco (FNU Ronnies, Fine Steps), and Ryan Hansen.
lo-fi psychedelic pop indie noise rock
experimental psychedelic trip hop ambient space rock garage
Sean Mabry, Jason Kick, and Joseph Genden.
-From San Francisco, California.
-San Francisco's Maus Haus sounds like a confection of Kraftwerk, the Beach Boys, and Sonic Youth, ground up and re-formed into a filet of raw cool. Amid bursts of glitchy noise, dirty drums, and buzzy synthesizers, the band keeps the whole thing fun- with catchy vocals and hypnotic rhythms. The resulting sound is startlingly unique yet strangely familiar.
Since the release of 2009's sprawlingly strange Lark Mevels, the live band has refocused from a 7-person stage-filling ensemble, to a powerful 4-piece stripped down to the essentials. Maus Haus has supported Crystal Castles, Dengue Fever, Autolux, Black Moth Super Rainbow, !!!, Javelin, School of Seven Bells, on both coasts and between. The band was awarded "Best New Synth Rockers" from SF Weekly, and "Band of the Year" from the Deli Magazine. In 2010, the band shared SF's Treasure Island Music Festival main stage with artists such as LCD Soundsystem, Die Antwoord, and Holy Fuck.
Sam Ashlock, Ben Ashlock, and Chris Gibson
-From Reno, Nevada.
-Memory Motel is a world-influenced noise pop group from Reno, Nevada, whose musical styles drift between garage rock to folk, psychedelic space rock to groove. Their sound is eclectic and impressive, with driving drum beats, spacey guitar and airy vocals. It has an experimental, progressive vibe to it that makes it so you never know where the music will go to next. Melodic, melancholy vocals are joined with ethereal harmonies to make for an eerily beautiful experience.