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.
April 28 2015
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• 21 AND OVER
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
alternative art rock
Spooky, Eerie, Experimental, Dream Pop
Nicole Barille - vocals & guitar, Sam Meister - drums, piano & back-up vocals
from Cleveland, OH
Forging beauty out of chaos with their explosive fusing of widescreen concepts and surreal psychedelia since their inception, singer/guitarist Nicole Barille, and drummer/pianist Sam Meister return with the duo hitting an undeniably new energetic peak. Layered vocals, searing guitars, and driving rhythms transport the listener into another world -- or, quite literally into The Heart of a Dark Star or the "belly of the beast" as they say -- which comes in and out of focus but never loses its cinematic eye. In other words, mr. Gnome is still very much operating in their conceptual wheelhouse, but this time their approach is leaner and the gut punches are swift. "I read the phrase, 'The Heart of a Dark Star' in the Neil Gaiman book The Ocean at the End of the Lane," Barille says. "We had just finished mixing the record when I was reading this book, and this line jumped out at me and felt like it perfectly summed up the record as a pretty simple metaphor for the journey into the darkness of one's own mind. Really, the ultimate journey into the unknown. "
With spectral sounds swirling in and out of other-worldly themes, mr. Gnome continue to build multiple bridges for its fans and listeners that ultimately lead back to their dream-like, hypnotic realm of rock 'n roll. Mixed by engineer Kevin McMahon (Walkmen, Titus Andronicus, Swans, Real Estate), The Heart of a Dark Star represents the first time they have completely self-recorded an entire album. The band notes the fundamentally different approach in the discovery process this go around, from setting up mics in their home studio and recording the ideas as they came, to discovering the orchestration in an autonomous way without the ticking of a studio clock, and without any outside influences either way.
Haunted Summer is: Bridgette & John The Live Band is a mixture of these people from time to time:
Bill Sanderson, Sheridan Riley, Spencer Lere, Barbara Kramer, Andrew Lessman, Brendan Eder
from Los Angeles, CA
Through the cracks of a tree that has lived beyond love & destruction came two souls who have taken the task to communicate the mystic forest's message. When two souls that had lost each other in past lives found each other again in this life, they decided to translate the deepest thoughts and sounds they had heard in the woods through the ages.
Juliet E. Gordon // Britt Ciampa
from San Francisco, CA
avant pop art rock