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Wednesday September 22 2021
 8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
Bottom Of The Hill & Ivy Room co-present...
The She’s
 60's pop dream pop surf pop surf rock
Secret Secret
 garage rock punk pop

Misha: Guitar + Vocals | Dakota: Bass | David: Drums
-from Los Angeles, CA

-“I’ve got memories that will outlast time,” Misha Lindes sings on “Goodbye Queenie,” the latest single by his ongoing music project SadGirl. It’s a bittersweet line—an acknowledgment of both the fleeting nature of so many things in life and the resilience of the specter of the past. The standalone single is both a broader examination of that lyrical snippet and a fitting summation of the larger trajectory of SadGirl. The band has always existed in a state of flux, with new contributors coming in and out of the equation and new tactics being explored for capturing Lindes’ songwriting. And yet the heart and soul of the music has always touched upon memories of the past while mining an analog sound steeped in history and nostalgia. On its own, “Goodbye Queenie” digs into old school brokenhearted country music like George Jones or Patsy Cline with a slight flourish of Mexican norteņo ballads. A simple chord progression on an acoustic guitar, the tasteful percussion of returning drummer David Ruiz, the lilting vocals and steady bass line of newcomer Sami Perez, and the yearning central melody and forlorn lyrics provided by Lindes all culminate in a perfect three-minute Americana-tinged pop song built around a dissolving relationship. The song is quite literally a goodbye, both to the very real muse in the lyrics and to the previous incarnation of SadGirl. “The song is the first venture in anew chapter for the group, focusing more as a personal recording project than it has been in the past,” Lindes says. “It’s without a doubt the saddest song I’ve ever written… but it’s also extremely exciting to venture into a new chapter.” And if “Goodbye Queenie” is any indication of what’s to come for SadGirl, then perhaps the past is best left to memory.

The She’s
-from San Francisco, CA
-The She’s have been making music together since they were young teens. Their forthcoming 2017 release, which they self- produced wth counsel from tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus, is called “all female rock and roll quartet”, a reductive description they often hear. By reclaiming it as the title of their sophomore album, the San Francisco-based band turns the designation into a source of strength.  

Secret Secret 
-from San Francisco, CA
-Secret Secret is a collaboration between four friends who found their voice in the underground San Francisco rock community. They play genre-bending music that waterfalls from melancholy indie pop to explosive alt-rock. Lead singer Sadie Alan had a treasure trove of songs from her young adulthood that were rarely played in front of an audience. Her friend Marika Stuurman was determined to change that and so in 2018 she invited drummer Maria Donjacour and bassist Sasha Konnings to jam with them. They met in Sadie’s basement and got to know each other over beers and music.

In the following years they played Bay Area venues like Bottom of the Hill, El Rio, Hotel Utah, and got to play one of the last shows at the legendary Hemlock. Secret Secret released their first EP called HUSH in 2019 and released their first full length, self-titled album on July 24th, 2020.