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.
Sunday February 23
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• 21 AND OVER
proto-punk, garage, new wave
punk rock, garage pop
indie pop, scottish punk
Vocals: Savage Lord Mic |
Bass: Dark Black |
Guitar: Don Up
-from Austin, TX
-A sonic marriage of proto-punk, garage, 1980’s synth and new wave with lyrical content to
match, Drakulas are a concept band donning black turtlenecks & medallions who exist in a
fictionalized, late-‘70s metropolis soundtracked by drugs, pornography, video games, nightclubs,
art movements and a little bit of a occult esoterica to spare.
Formed by Mike Wiebe and Rob Marchant of the Riverboat Gamblers and Zach
Blair of Rise Against as a fully formed art project to explore new, dark avenues and be set apart
from other projects, the band quickly went from a diversion to a full-time endeavor by touring,
making videos and cultivating acolytes around the globe. After the OWOWOWOW 7-inch release
and Raw Wavefull-length debut, Drakulas will release their brand new full-length album on Dine
Alone Records next year. Stay tuned for more music and visuals over the following weeks and
"Little" Stevie Shithead
Charlie "Continental" Stimsell
Duke "Box" Standard
Peter "P." Bohner
-from Denver, CO
-SPELLS is a five-piece juggernaught from Denver, CO. They are vacation rock to be exact. They produce short blasts of intense melody and driving rhythms that are custom made to entertain the band members themselves and serve as an excuse to go play shows in cities that have beaches nearby. If your city's best offers include said beach and a good breakfast joint, count them in.
-from SF/Oakland, CA
-Kebab Disco is the debut LP from Bay Area trio Neutrals, following the release of two well-received promotional cassette demos. On the album, the group channels a wide range of 70s and 80s punk, post-punk, and indie pop influences.
In the accompanying zine/lyric booklet, the band describe the first side of the record as “the art school suite”: the action kicks off in Glasgow, Scotland, with tales of artistic jealousy, petty theft, late night psychedelic excursions, burgeoning romance, and a betrayal. By the beginning of side B, the protagonist has emigrated to the perceived mecca of San Francisco, only to be met with ghosts of the past, a shifting demographic, and a self-satisfied post-counterculture consumerist class. While not strictly autobiographical, this mirrors the personal experience of Scottish singer/guitarist Allan McNaughton.
“Paying some serious stylistic debts to the transitional period between post-punk and C86 in the early-to-mid ‘80s UK underground—had they actually existed back then, NEUTRALS could have fit on the Cherry Red roster next to the MONOCHROME SET just as easily as they could have on Creation Records alongside MEAT WHIPLASH.” – Erika Elizabeth, Maximumrocknroll
“endearing and addictive jangly indie/punk with guitars ripped from deep cuts from the Rough Trade and 4AD catalogues.” – Terminal Escape blog