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Friday April 17 2015
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:30PM ••• ALL AGES
$12 in advance / $15 at the door
The Relationship
 featuring Brian Bell of Weezer
Gringo Star
 Paranoid Pop
Vinyl Spectrum
 rock indie jazz

The Relationship
featuring Brian Bell of Weezer
Brian Bell - Vocals, Guitar, Nate Shaw (Die Hunns, US Bombs) - lead guitarist, Jon LaRue - bass, Anthony Burulcich - drums
from Los Angeles, CA

The Relationship is pretty much the indie band version of a buddy comedy. Weezer guitarist Brian Bell fronts the four-piece, which includes Nate Shaw of U.S. Bombs, Albert Hammond Jr.'s songwriting partner Jon LaRue, and Anthony Burulcich, drummer for Morrissey and the Bravery. Good thing the debut song "Oh Allen" off the band's new 7-in., due April 8 on Burger Records, is about just that.

"'Oh Allen' is a buddy song about two longtime friends who were once inseparable," Bell tells Billboard. "Allen follows his dreams of being an artist while the friend conforms to society's demands but cheers him on as 'one of the faces in the crowd.' The song resonated with Nate and myself because we were actually the character of Allen, or what Allen represented to us, while friends and family, as supportive as they must be, are the ones speaking of us in an 'Oh that Nate and Brian…' sort of way. Like his other band, the Relationship specializes in guitars that crunch like pop rocks behind an easily hummable, howl-able chorus about girls, art, school, and two boy BFFs. "Save the hard work for people in the crowd," Bell sings, and with an anthem like this, all the work is guaranteed to be holding up crowdsurfers. Listen to "Oh Allen" below, which Billboard is exclusively premiering. And to see the band live, check out the Relationship's tour dates below.


Gringo Star

Peter Furgiuele and Nicholas Furgiuele
from Atlanta, GA

On Gringo Star’s latest, liquid melodies cascade through air like a waterfall in zero gravity, brothers Nicholas and Peter Furgiuele and cohort Chris Kaufmann out-of-body—floating apparitions of a band glancing down as their corporeal manifestations radiate celestial blues and psychedelic garage bangers, gritty R&B shuffles and spaghetti-Western weirdness. Floating Out to See could—and should—be the soundtrack to Tarantino’s first sci-fi film.

Vinyl Spectrum
Lance Harrington, Chris Locs, Frank Fusco, Dario Slavazza
from San Francisco, CA

San Francisco collective Vinyl Spectrum’s music is a blend of classic rock, blues and funk and they’ve just released their latest EP, Color By Numbers. The group was founded by Frank Fusco after he moved to the Bay area from Philadelphia in 2012. Led by Fusco (vocals/guitar), Lance Harrington (Drums), Chris Locs (Bass), and Dario Slavazza (Sax/Keys), the band prides themselves on musicianship and their sound breaks away from the routine trends of today’s music.