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.
Saturday October 5 2019
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• ALL AGES
$15 in advance / $18 at the door
Noise Pop presents...
dark and heavy rock & roll pop
alternative indie rock
Henri Cash- Guitar
Austin Smith- Drums
Arrow de Wilde- Vocals
Tim Franco - bass
-from Los Angeles, CA
-Starcrawler are a truly original young band from the city of Los Angeles. Led by their nineteen-year-old frontwoman Arrow de Wilde, their take on dark and heavy rock & roll both recorded and through their chaotic live shows, brings such music into the 21st century as an almost transgressive pop music. 2019 brings lots of new music and touring, starting with their massive new single “She Gets Around,” a song the band calls “an anthem for backstabbers.” It is a first look at their soon-to-be announced new album and follows December’s “Hollywood Ending” which earned praise from NPR, Rolling Stone, and spent several weeks at #1 on specialty radio.
Capturing Arrow de Wilde’s manic live performance, “She Gets Around” was produced and mixed by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, David Byrne, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and was the first of many times to come that guitarist Henri Cash, drummer Austin Smith and bassist Tim Franco have had a chance to really spend time in a studio and aim to make a record vs simply document a live moment. “She Gets Around” hints at 90s alt-rock bands such as The Breeders and Nirvana, while showcasing the strange, one-of-a-kind spirit and ferocity that is Starcrawler.
The new year also brings a long slate of touring as they record and release their second LP also produced by Nick Launay. This summer brings slots at Glastonbury, Eurorockennes and more festivals as well as upcoming US tours with the likes of Beck, Cage the Elephant, Spoon, and The Distillers. This fall, they embark on a full headline world tour for the first time.
Starcrawler are all LA natives and met in high school. Their self-titled LP was released one year ago in January by Rough Trade Records to rave reviews. Since then, they’ve toured non-stop all over the world, including triumphant sets at Primavera, Rock Am Ring, Download Festival, Voodoo Festival, Fuji Rock, Reading, Leeds and more. In March, they won the 2018 SXSW Grulke prize for best US act after blowing minds at each of their nine shows. They were VEVO DSCVR artists with video testimonial from Shirley Manson who said: “I feel like Starcrawler, and in particular Arrow, are really challenging the norms in which women are seen in music.” The amount of support they have received from their fellow artists has been overwhelming. They opened shows for the Foo Fighters at Olympic Park in London and toured with The Distillers and MC5.
They have made a constant name for themselves not only live, but with their incredible visuals that both harken back at points to the 90s heyday of MTV but also speak to their own highly developed aesthetic and individual spirit. See videos for “Hollywood Ending” and “I Love LA.” Their upcoming LP with Nick Launay makes explicit that this group of young artists are now figuring out how to capture their wild energy, spirit and engrossing aesthetic and lay it all down on tape.-
-frm Los Angeles, CA
-Kills Birds have announced their debut LP and have shared the track “Ow”. “This is the first song we wrote where we really embraced ourselves and established the way we all write together— with total abandon, and no regard for what is expected.” explains vocalist Nina Ljeti and guitarist Jacob Loeb. “I started playing the riff. We hit record on an iPhone and then Nina started singing and yelling gibberish in my bedroom. Speaking in tongues and shit. From that point forward, we abandoned any sense of what the song should be. It kind of wrote itself.”
The LP was produced by Justin Raisen (Sky Ferriera, Charlie XCX, Angel Olsen, and Yves Tumor) and will be released on his label KRO Records, with co-owner’s artist Lawrence Rothman and producer Yves Rothman. The band will have more releases in the upcoming months so stay tuned.
Recently, Nylon shared the debut single “Worthy Girl”, The song was also given a seal of approval from Sonic Youth/Body/Head’s Kim Gordon after Justin played her a cut of the song.
Kills Birds debut album is out August 28 via KRO Records
Kills Birds is a Los Angeles-based rock band. What started as a secret project between vocalist Nina Ljeti and guitarist Jacob Loeb, Kills Birds evolved into a band when Fielder Thomas (bass) and Bosh Rothman (drums) joined in 2017. Shortly after, the band began performing around Los Angeles. With Nina’s urgent and raw stage presence and Jacob’s feral guitar melodies, anchored by Bosh and Fielder’s monstrous drums and bass, the band quickly generated buzz for their thrilling and unpredictable live performances. In 2018, they recorded their debut album with Justin Raisen in only eight hours, to capture the magnetism that their live shows are known for. In late 2018, they released their first single, “Worthy Girl,” which quickly garnered the attention of the legendary Kim Gordon, who gave it her stamp of approval. The response the track generated is rare for a first single, but Kills Birds has nabbed just that. Their unforgettable blend of emotionally charged performance and deliberate musicianship, is what makes their debut album mandatory listening.
-from Bay Area, CA
-Sour Widows are a bedroom rock band from the Bay Area comprised of longtime friends Maia Sinaiko, Susanna Thomson, and Max Edelman. Songs marked by driving harmonies address themes of relationship and reflection; layers of warmth, depth, and grit surface and fade in their two-guitar dynamic. Through progressions that shift from subtle to biting, Sour Widows expose tender moments with an edge.