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 18 2018
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
••• ALL AGES
Moral High Horses
melodic pop psychedelic
Elijah Kusel- Guitar
Kevin Dyer- Keys
Jamie Duncan- Guitar/Bass Guitar
Joaquin De Anda- Drums/Percussion
-from the Bay Area, CA
-PanorAm is a rock band based out of Oakland California. It's comprised of Joaquin de Anda (drums) , Jamie Duncan (bass) , Kevin Dyer (synth, keys) , and Elijah Kusel (vocals,guitar). With influences that range from led Zeppelin,to the black keys and to David Bowie, to every new day, Panoram is our take and twist on rock n roll.
-from Los Angeles, CA
-Los Angeles-based collective Salt Petal invigorates audiences and critics alike with a tropical surf-dance sound in a category all its own. A cross-border combination of Argentinian folk, Brazilian tropicalia, cumbia and up tempo surf rock blurs ethnic and musical boundaries, bringing to mind Blondie, Os Mutantes, Gal Costa, and 60's rock and roll. The band’s sound is one of the freshest to come out of Los Angeles, showcasing deep South American rhythms with vibrant indie pop harmonies and textures.
Salt Petal’s latest release, Rare Hearts, was recorded at the famed London Bridge Studios in Seattle with producer Eric Lilavois (Saint Motel, Atlas Genius) and mixed by Raymond Richards (Local Natives, Avid Dancer). The album aims to be a constant reminder for humanity to have faith and love in ourselves, in order to continue to get through difficult moments. The central theme is “getting past our internal battles to be able to see what we have around us” reveals Harrison. Rare Hearts celebrates a lively, indie pan-american sound with band members and influences spanning the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. It garnered great press and spent a few weeks in the top 100 of the NACC radio charts.
Their sound is heavily influenced by the adventuresome explorations of South America's music revolutions in the 60s and 70s, such as Tropicalia, Gonzalez confides,"Tropicalia had such a great philosophy of taking things on, consuming and devouring what was available and experimenting with it in a boundary-less way, in the search of a new identity." Salt Petal aspires to do the same, with their new release Rare Hearts. Their songwriting stems from a deep passion for the unique cultural variety found in California, with rhythms and sounds from across the Americas considered on equal footing with rock, soul, and blues. The musical collective describes their sound as subconscious and a natural extension of who they are and hope that Rare Hearts will inspire people to be passionate, courageous and, of course, to dance.
Founding members Autumn Harrison and Rodrigo Gonzalez started the band after a trip to Gonzalez's native Buenos Aires, where their late night songwriting sessions turned into the beginning of their first record. After performing in small cafes and receiving positive responses, they began to play bigger stages joined by groups of musician friends, and soon became one of the most sought after festival bands in Los Angeles.
Salt Petal has played high profile venues and festivals such as SXSW, Los Angeles Times’ Festival of Books, Echo Park Rising, Chinatown Summer Nights and Make Music Pasadena, performing alongside well-known artists including Lila Downs, Grimes, Robert DeLong, We Are Scientists, La Santa Cecilia, Chicano Batman, members of Blondie, Jane’s Addiction and more. Not only have their videos been featured on MTV Tr3s and the band written up in Billboard, but they recently won an international songwriting competition voted on by representatives of the BBC. The musical collective has also performed a special in-studio session for Seattle’s acclaimed NPR station KEXP, broadcast internationally.
Leading single ‘Telephone’ is a mixing pot of surf rock and 60’s psych, a dance anthem for the millennium with guitar work dubbed "something to write home about" by BuzzbandsLA. The single ‘Disco Rats’, successfully showcases Salt Petal’s diverse dance sensibilities with contagious melodies over a disco core. Rare Hearts features heavy trombone, funky bass lines and exciting surf rock guitar riffs, paired with Harrison’s moving vocals to create a vibrant musical experience.
Moral High Horses
Andrew, Albert, Blake, Sam, and David
-from San Francisco, CA
-"With psychedelic, saturated visuals and a dreamy melody, it's easy to get lost in the band."