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Monday October 17 2016
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• ALL AGES
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
Part Time
 Pop Rock Nuwave Experimental Punk
  lo fi pop alt rave
Max Gardener
 dream synthpop

Part Time
-from Los Angeles, CA

-Part Time started off as a diversion for David Speck while he was playing in indie rock bands in Austin (Toko Ri Get High, the Dazzling King Solomon Band) and Oakland (the Time Flys). Instead of loud and wild rock & roll, the music he began making as Part Time was lo-fi synth pop made on a cheap-sounding Casio. Soon, Part Time became his full-time musical gig as people began noticing and releasing records. A single for Loglady ("Visions of the Future") and an album for Mexican Summer (What Would You Say?) were both released in 2011, while a cassette for Burger Records (Saturday Night) followed in 2012. Speck formed a live band for shows and touring, and also began recording even lower-fi synth pop songs as Davida Loca. Part Time's second album, PDA, was released by Mexican Summer in the summer of 2013. The project returned to the cassette medium twice in 2014, with Burger Records' Late Night with David Loca and Plastic Response Records' H.F.M., which included tracks recorded during the previous nine years. The limited LP Return to Cherry surfaced on Mother of Pearl on 2015, followed by the double LP Virgo's Maze on Burger, another release featuring tracks recorded over the course of several years.

-from San Francisco, CA
- Ahh…The Name's Emotional, Baby!" arrives as a multi-label effort that will awaken a passionate surrender of humility and guilty pleasure. Following his heroes Kate Bush, Gram Parsons, and The Smashing Pumpkins, Wakefield casts a spell of irresistible tangy guitar reverb, bending synths, and candid melodies. It is a pop record, it is a true story, and it is a testament to the modern state of feelings. Written and recorded over the course of two-years with producer Ole Haarstad (Melted Toys), multi-instrumentalist Emmet Moskowitz, a.k.a., “Muzzy” (Froogy’s Groovies), and mastered by Patrick Haight (Spot-On Sound), the LP features guest appearances by vocalist Ryan Grubbs (Tiaras, Ganglians) and guitarist Adam Finken (Male Gaze, Tiaras, Blasted Canyons). It is the stoney memory of that impossible psychic love that shared an appreciation of Taco Bell. It is the tale of an artist who boldly says, “It’s okay to be emotional.”

Max Gardener
Max Gardener
-from Long Beach, CA

-Max Gardener makes his self-described “bedroom theme music” amidst the solitude of his California bedroom The result is a series of kaleidoscopic songs about times past and the days ahead. Memory Lounge contains sparkling multitudes: songs for the beachside happy endings of a teen movie, long nights spent dreaming alone, or endless summer evenings with friends. A lilting guitar bounces along the radiant “Space for the Memories.” On “He Still Loves Her,” Gardener spins bittersweet longing into a shimmering melody reminiscent of The Kinks, The Shins, and The Radio Dept.