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Friday September 14 2018
  8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
•••   21 AND OVER
United Ghosts
 dream pop electro  krautrock shoegaze
Breaking Lights
 Shoegaze, post-punk

United Ghosts
-from Silverlake, CA
-Los Angeles band United Ghosts blends a seemingly dizzying collection of influences that range from Dream Pop and Electronica to classic Psychedelia and Krautrock into a cohesive, hypnotic sound that celebrates its influences, while keeping one eye firmly set towards the future.

Initially conceived as a loose garage-studio project by founding members and co-vocalists Sha Sabi and Axel Ray Steuerwald, United Ghosts have released two 7" singles plus 2013's self-titled debut album to much public and critical acclaim, picking up extensive radio play by such Indie-rock mavens as Steve Lamacq (BBC6), Nic Harcourt (KCSN), Jamie Kennedy (XFM London) and many others. The record fared especially well in the UK, where it was picked up by Cargo records for distribution and has made U.G. many devoted fans of both their recorded output and visceral live shows.

After two successful UK/European tours, a slew of US shows (including CMJ New York) and a buzzing LA residency in 2013, UG went back into the studio to work on new music. Mostly self-producing, the band had help at the mixing stages from Producer/Engineer Drew Fisher (Le Sera, Cold Showers, Darker My Love). The result was the 2014 5-track EP entitled "Dear Electric Sun", which marked a shift in sound towards the more synth based and electronic, while keeping the dreamy warmth of the twin vocals and widescreen guitars that has become a signature of the band.

"The excitement hits with the first notes, this electro-shoegaze duo are like a revved up Raveonettes Primal Scream mashup, flying high." —THE BIG TAKEOVER

"A transatlantic collision of vintage valve amps and futurist electronics." —VOLUME Magazine, UK

"Electronic-laced indie with ambient and shoegaze elements. Be watching for them." —LA RECORD


Breaking Lights
Orlando Cerecedes (vocals, keys, guitar), Serena Joshi (guitar),
Susie Kim (bass, vocals), Andrew U'Ren (drums)
-from San Francisco, CA

-Breaking Lights is a four-piece band from San Francisco, CA. Their debut self-titled EP combines a mix of nostalgic elements from post-punk and shoegaze bands. Fans of The Cure, New Order, Cocteau Twins, and Slowdive may find this EP takes them back to this defining era, but Breaking Lights provides a modern spin to create a new, fresh sound. The band takes those familiar senses and combines it with a more symphonic element showcasing these genres in a new light, calling it "orchestral wave".