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 April 24 2022
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• 21 AND OVER
darkwave dream pop
Fake Your Own Death
darkwave indie post punk shoegaze
pop experimental lo-fi
-from Seattle, WA
-MØAA’s dream-drenched debut album “Euphoric Recall" pulls listeners through a brooding atmosphere with a thick driving rhythm to reach the dimly lit corners of the past. MØAA was first conceived by Jancy Rae when she began writing and recording demos while living near her hometown of Seattle, WA. Serving as an outlet to process a troubled past, MØAA was named after the MAO-A gene, also known as "The Warrior Gene," for its connection to increased aggression and perseverance. More than halfway through writing the album, she moved across the world to Venice, Italy where in isolation and in collaboration with Andrea Volpato (New Candys), completed the writing and recordings at Fox Studio Venice. Euphoric Recall was released on April 2nd 2021 via WWNBB (We Were Never Being Boring) / Rough Trade Distribution.
Fake Your Own Death
-from San Francisco, CA
-You don’t have to die to start over but you might have to pretend to. Fake Your Own Death have been compared to Echo and the Bunnymen and Sonic Youth in both local and national press. They've shared stages with The Warlocks, Blood Red Shoes, Film School, White Denim, Bob Mould, !!!, Gang of Four and others. FYOD is Terry Ashkinos, Scott Eberhardt, Joey Federale, Shane Ryan.
-from Oakland, CA
-A swirling haze of sound glazes over dreamy pop songs, leaving a shimmering electric roar with a slight grin. The Oakland, CA duo Blue Ocean play with shoegaze & noise pop to make a sound that is somewhere between My Bloody Valentine's "You Made Me Realise" era and C86 jangle - but with repetitive motorik drumming.
Blue Ocean are Rick Altieri and David Stringi; long-time friends and former bandmates from the Boston acid punk band Puke, now reunited in Oakland. The “Blue Ocean” tape compiles their two most recent EPs: “Summer Of Hands” and “Fade”, mastered and cleaned up by Mikey Young.
The two have been making “two chord pop with layers of swirling noise and synth pads, backed by a pulsing drum machine” for the last couple of years. I only saw them once at Hit Factory Pop City, the benefit show for Hit Gallery in San Francisco. They opened the benefit (of 8+ bands) under a “mess of cables” and hissing distortion, played their wobbling version of pop.