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.
Thursday August 27 2020 <<<<rescheduled from 5/13
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• 21 AND OVER
$18 in advance / $20 at the door
lo-fi dream pop
-from Montreal, QC CANADA
-Formed in 1995, The Dears released their first, ultra lo-fi album, End of a Hollywood Bedtime Story, in 2000. The orchestral, dark pop sound and dramatic live shows cemented The Dears at the foundation of the then-emerging Canadian indie-rock renaissance. In 2001 and 2002, they released two separate concept EPs Orchestral Pop Noir Romantique and Protest, respectively. In 2003 they released their second full-length album No Cities Left in Canada,
and a string of highly anticipated shows at SXSW ‘04 prompted the international release of No Cities Left with Bella Union. Gang of Losers came in 2006. In 2008 the group partnered with Dangerbird Records to release Missiles, followed by Degeneration Street (2011), Times Infinity Volume One (2015) and Times Infinity Volume Two (2017). In 2019, Murray A. Lightburn released his second solo album, Hear Me Out.
The Dears have toured the world over, including performances on Letterman (twofold), Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Ross and at Glastonbury, T in the Park, Wireless, Montreal Jazz Fest, Siren Festival, Coachella, Austin City Limits, V Fest, Reading and Leeds, Les Inrocks (France), Montreux Jazz Fest, Istanbul Jazz Fest, Pop Montreal, CMW, NXNE and countless appearances at SXSW. They have shared stages with Spiritualized, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Daniel Lanois, Rufus Wainwright, Zemfira, Bloc Party, Keane, Morrissey, The Tragically Hip, Metric and Death From Above, to name a few.
-from Los Angeles, CA
-“It’s an amazing thing to work with your brother,” says Jonathan Rosen, one half of the breakout LA duo Cones. “When you know someone that well, when you can truly be yourself with them, when you can create together without inhibition, something indescribable happens.”
It’s that indescribable chemistry that fuels Cones’ spectacular debut album, ‘Pictures of Pictures.’ Recorded at the band’s own Honeymoon Suite studio, the record offers up an intoxicating blend of shimmering psychedelic exploration and muscular pop craftsmanship, complete with infectious hooks and deep grooves that simultaneously hint at everything from Big Star and the Replacements to ELO and the Bee Gees. The brothers draw on their radically different backgrounds here to remarkable effect, with each bringing their own unique history to the project in perfect complement to the other. The result is a whole far greater than the sum of its parts, a record that feels at once futuristic and vintage, spontaneous and deliberate, playful and profound.
Listening to ‘Pictures of Pictures,’ you might expect to find that the Rosen brothers—guitarist/vocalist Jonathan and keyboardist/producer Michael—have been playing together since childhood, but the truth is that they only began collaborating much more recently.
-from San Francisco, CA
-Zachary Blizzard is an American singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist. His work blends elements of experimental rock, drone, and shoegaze with a folk music foundation.
Blizzard has been writing and performing solo prior to leaving Inland Empire indie-rock band Jenoah in 2005 as drummer, returning to his native Northern California / San Francisco.