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.
7:00PM doors -- music at 8:00PM ••• ALL AGES
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
psychedelia shoegaze slowdive
ebm electronic industrial dance
-From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
-Nothing create a serene funnel of noise. The vocals are ambient, but barely audible with lyrics that preach of broken homes, lost youth, and time spent in isolation. The guitars bleed and blend into a single powerful wave, and the rhythms create a thunderous repeating pattern that puts you in a seemingly opiate induced slumber.
Nick Bassett, Joseph Bautista, Devin Nunes, Loren Rivera, and Eddie Salgado.
-From San Francisco, California.
-With their two albums to date, Bay Area six-piece Whirr have developed a reputation for dirgeful shoegaze, buttressed with textured layers or guitars and weighty, driving compositions. Spacious and moody, their 2012 LP Pipe Dream drew comparisons to heavyweights of the genre My Bloody Valentine, Ride and Slowdrive.
Now, Whirr returns with Around, an EP that finds the group restrained, but no less dark. Here, they explore longer songs, with their shortest clocking in at just under six minutes. Catchy melodies, traditionally a part of the band's wheelhouse, give way here to a droning ambience, shifting Whirr slightly from their shoegaze core toward a dour post-rock sound. The group's vocalists keep their contributions misty and abstract, serving here as additional instruments more than messengers. But the thunderous drums and lavish guitar work remain- albeit in a colder, glassier form- making Around both a departure and a logical step forward from Whirr's previous work.
Ryan and Sara.
-From Los Angeles, California.
-Los Angeles duo Youth Code are raw, punishing, industrious electronics built from the seeds of hardcore and early Wax Trax. Ryan William George and Sara Taylor blend chaos with catchy dance undertones to create a sonic fury paralleled to none. Formed in 2012, using all hardware to perform, Youth Code have already proven their path with being the first band outside of Psychic TV to be out by PTV's own label Angry Love Productions, as well as a full length LP on the flawless Dais Records roster.