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 January 16 2019
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
••• 21 AND OVER
Business Of Dreams
jangle power pop punk
punk indie lo-fi pop post-punk rocknroll
featuring DJ Mike (from Slumbering)
Business Of Dreams
-from Westlake, Los Angeles, CA
-Born and raised in Tennessee. Past lives in Toronto, Redwood City, and San Francisco. Currently making music in Los Angeles.
Studied in The Cosmos, Magic Bullets, and Terry Malts from 1999-present.
-from San Francisco, CA
-San Francisco’s The Love-Birds have been tearing up their local scene, breaking hearts and making fans across the city’s disappearing DIY spaces and proper venues alike since 2016. After releasing a 7-inch EP in early 2017 via local label Empty Cellar Records, they’re ready to unveil In The Lover’s Corner, their debut album & first release on their new home, Trouble In Mind Records.
The album eases into view with the first track, “Again”; it’s gentle acoustic strum augmented by guitarist Eli Wald's chiming electric twelve-string. From there the listener is treated to dynamic, life-affirming power-pop; bell-ringing, fuzz stompers (”River Jordan”), warm, carefully crafted fragile pop (”Clear The Air”, “Failure and Disgrace”), and urgent, crystalline rockers (”Hit My Head”, “Weak Riff”). The Love-Birds approach their craft with a classicist’s ear; with nods to their Seventies originators as well as Nineties torch-bearers, composing near-perfect future classics that ooze with subtle, interesting melodic twists and hummable, finger-pricking hooks that are instantly memorable. Aside from mastering by Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), In The Lover’s Corner is a decidedly local affair, with album art by Shayde Sartin (Fresh & Onlys, Sonny and the Sunsets) and recorded in two sessions, one with engineer Glenn Donaldson (Art Museums, Skygreen Leopards) and another with Kelley Stoltz.
-from Oakland, CA
-"Tales of love, crushes, and infatuation gone south presented via a mix of Messthetics and Flying Nun sounds at their best. Honest poetry of frustration and heartbreak that even the most emotionally cold can relate to—in the dark and alone of course. “Pretend” embodies that with: “I saw you in the street light, waiting on a car, you were right in front of me, but never seemed so far.” Through all of this, musically and lyrically, there is a sublime quality that can not be denied."
– Matt Average // Razorcake
"Rob I. Miller (Mall Walk), Elyse Schrock (The World), Alejandra Alcala (Preening), and Nic Russo (aka Dick Stusso) hail from Oakland but are neck-deep in UK minimalist punk (think Pink Flag-era Wire), post-punk (a la early Television Personalities), and a guy-gal bruised feelings-frustrated romance feel (the Vaselines citation is right on the money). This lean set (ten songs in 20 minutes) is a gem with some sneakily sharp guitar (in addition to the indefatigable jangle-strum), clever sequencing (with the three-punch combo of “Turf,” “27th St.,” and the inner-pain-of-the-perennially-overlooked gem “Real Cool Guy” helping shape the second half), plus a killer culminating detour in “I Tried.” A lark, but one destined for classic status."
- Joseph Neff // The Vinyl District