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.
March 16 2018
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• ALL AGES
$12 in advance / $15 at the door
punk garage synth
Lydia • Genessa • Sage • Maxx
-from Eagle Rock, CA
-Perfectly imperfect - that’s one way to describe LA based punk act, The Regrettes. Writing songs that proudly bear a brazen and unabashed attitude in the vein of acts Courtney Barnett or Karen O - with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of 50’s and 60’s acts a la the Temptations or Buddy Holly - the LA based four piece create infectious, punk driven tracks.
Lead by outspoken frontwoman, Lydia Night, and comprised of Genessa Gariano on guitar, Sage Nicole on bass and drummer Maxx Morando, the group have left the LA rock scene floored, managing to capture the hearts of jaded rock critics while opening for acts like Kate Nash, Jack Off Jill, Bleached, Pins, Deep Vally and more. With nothing but demos available online, the group are already beginning to generate hype, from outlets like NPR, and with NYLON already heralding them them as a “punk act you should be listening to”.
From the opening moments on a track by The Regrettes, we’re greeted with a wall of guitars, infectious melodies and a wistful nostalgia that continues right until the final notes. Taking cues from acts like Hinds and Hole, there’s a wistful sense of youth and vulnerability that lies at the heart of each song.
A song by The Regrettes is, essentially, a diary entry into Lydia’s life. “My music is a spectrum of every emotion that I have felt in the last year, and you can hear that when you hear the songs. Everything that is happening in my life influences me. It’s everything from boys, to friends, to being pissed off at people, to being really sad. Just everything.”
The most intoxicating draw of The Regrettes is their bashful, heart-on-your-sleeve temperament - writing urgent and fast-paced pop songs with a punk rock mentality. “The way that we write, it’s all based on honesty,” muses Lydia on the group’s punk aesthetic. “If I finish a song, I’ll just leave it - I won’t really go back to it. I like things to feel in the moment and I don’t want it to be perfect. If I work on something too much I lose it and get bored and I want to do the next one.”
First song, “A Living Human Girl,” best showcases the vulnerability of the group’s lyrics. Singing about a less than perfect complexion, a bra size that is considered smaller than most, and those little red bumps you get when you shave, The Regrettes aren’t afraid to embrace their imperfections. “Sometimes I’m pretty and sometimes I’m not”, sings Lydia over 60’s inspired guitar riffs and a kicked back drum beat. “I don’t remember exactly what sparked it, but I remember when I wrote those lyrics, I was just really angry.”
“There are times when you feel really insecure and you really don’t like yourself, so I wrote it for people who feel that and I wrote it for myself. I just felt like there wasn’t a song like that out there. A song that if I was feeling super shitty about myself, that I could listen to. I wanted something that would make girls and boys feel confident,” she explains.
Lydia’s not afraid to have her feelings on display. “I am not scared of anyone judging me, I don’t care. I don’t give a fuck if someone doesn’t like what I have to say. For every person that likes you, there’s a person that doesn’t like you. No matter what, if people can relate to the music then it’s worth it. That’s what is cool for me.” And at the end of the day, isn’t that what punk music is all about?
Jakob Danger, Chris Malaspina, Enzo Malaspina, Kevin Judd
-from Oakland, CA,
MT. EDDY (formerly Danger! and Jakob Danger) is an American rock band formed in Oakland, California in 2015. Led by singer/songwriter Jakob Armstrong (guitar, vocals), the group originally began as a trio with brothers Chris Malaspina (drums) and Enzo Malaspina (guitar). Kevin Judd (bass guitar) joined the group in 2016. MT. EDDY draws on a mix of influences ranging from surf punk to indie rock to create their own brand of rock and roll. Jakob Armstrong released a solo EP in 2015 under the name Jakob Danger (Burger Records). The band released their first album, Chroma (Uncool Records), on June 2nd, 2017.
GUITAR/VOCALS: Spencer Owings
BASS/VOCALS: Alex Pollak
DRUMS: Alex Ferraz
-from San Francisco, CA
-PIT STAINS IS A COUPLE OF MIDDLE AGED MOTHERS BAKING COOKIES FULL OF CRACK ROCKS.
GET EM WHILE THEY'RE MOIST...
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