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.
Wednesday August 15 2018
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• ALL AGES
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
The Ian Fays
ghostly and melodic indie-pop
.psychedelic pop ambient
The Ian Fays
Sara Fay, Lizzie Fay, Lena Fay
-from San Francisco, CA
-The Ian Fays are comprised of twin sister singer-songwriters, Sara and Lizzie Fay. Based out of San Francisco California, the girls have found their niche combining imagery, personal tales, ghostly harmonies, and melodic keys into indie-pop creations (topped with a bow).
The Ian Fays started in Humboldt County, CA 7 years ago without even a keyboard stand for their $5 Casio. After touring the West Coast relentlessly they were picked up by an Italian label. By this time they bought a keyboard stand. Today, the Fays play around the USA and make the trip to Europe twice a year to tour. The Fay's now call San Francisco home. The Fays like ice cream.
-BIRTHH is Alice Bisi’s dark alter-ego, “the conscience of a nineteen-year-old who spends most of her time thinking about apocalyptic events “. It is a persona who defines herself as the “Queen Of Failureland”, a young queen who finds no peace inside her mind: “I thought love was enough / But truth is love is dead”. Born In The Woods isn’t just the voice of this character, it is her body itself: bass-drum kicks simulating frantic heartbeats, lungs breathing convulsively between the lines, guitars spinning vortexes till nausea, and almost tangible backing vocals interwine synthetic layers that enshroud and penetrate the veins.
Just as much as the music, even the lyrics are filled with references that evoke the flash through which BIRTHH speaks: “I’ll be poison in your blood / And I’ll be darkness in your eyes / And I’ll be propane in your lungs” (Wraith). Chlorine is the synthesis of a poisonous love: “You’re chlorine in my veins / The blood flooding to my brain.” The outcome in all cases is fatal: “and kill my senses now, I don’t mind / if you want death, darling, death you’ll find” (Senses). The sound of this torment shows great attention to detail and a taste for downtempo-ambient atmospheres. “I wanted the Wurlitzer and most of the guitars to have some kind of lo-fi imprint in order to contrast the sharp and neat sounds of the beats and of the arpeggiators; the organ and the harmonium have been inserted with pretty much the same purpose. We wanted to add percussion sounds taken from the everyday life (snap, claps, water, doors slamming, etc.) and to integrate them into fragmented rhythms that could disorient the listener. In most of the tracks we did not even use the bass: I liked the idea of being able to make an electronic music record without the aid of this central element: to get that depth we opted for kick-beats with a very low frequency.” Born In The Woods combines the sensitivity of songwriting with clear folk roots, to the refinement of electronic arrangements. The most striking feature of this album are the vocal harmonies, leading the songs to epic climaxes reminiscing of gospel music, making the intense voice of BIRTHH speak directly to the heart.
-from Oakland, CA
-Day Ghost is an Oakland-based band whose dreamy soundscape straddles the line between spooky and sweet, raucous and methodical. The foursome has distilled a distinct brand of electro-rock from a kaleidoscope of genres, ranging from pop to the blues to math rock to funk. Driven by infectious synth progressions and haunting vocal melodies, set aflame by electric guitar and electric violin distortion, Day Ghost keeps an audience on their toes and moving their feet. Punks, witches, and pop queens alike unite under the banner of Day Ghost.