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Thursday May 5 2022
 8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
•••  21 AND OVER
Bad Acid & City Shock present
JRCG (of Dreamdecay )
Thunder Boys
(members of Culture Abuse, Two Gallants, CCR Headcleaner, Banquet)
Sectarian Bloom
 black metal dark punk
Tone Attorney
 Rob from Blues Lawyer
 spinning tunes

JRCG (of Dreamdecay )
-from Tacoma, WA
-Ajo Sunshine (say it with me folks, “Ahh-Ho”) is heralded by an alarming horn ensemble, stabbing with the dramatic urgency of a killer’s theme in a midnight movie. It’s a jarring but appropriate entry point for this brilliantly blasted listen, an array of exquisitely sharp edges punctuated by kaleidoscopic respites of throbbing warmth and surprising tenderness. J.R.C.G. (Justin R. Cruz Gallego)’s previous work with Seattle’s excellent Dreamdecay may foreground the broad strokes here, but he’s pushed things way outward in terms of his sonic palette. Abutting field recordings captured from rodeos off Ajo Way, a stretch of highway that leads you westward out of Tucson Arizona directly into the sun, both acoustic instruments and gleaming walls of synthetic noise are framed in dour and dissonant chord shapes, crackling with overdriven drum mics and seasick waves of distortion. It’s homage that plays out like a collage, a dream switching from station to station, a series of dedications broadcast on late night radio. All pin-hole size images from scenes never seen whole, strung together in but one version of complete. It all makes for a dazzling listen and it’s out on Castle Face nowwww.

Thunder Boys
-from San Francsico, CA

Sectarian Bloom
-from Oakland, CA
-"Recently I’ve confessed that I was a big fan of New Wave and post-punk in the ’80s — though I had basically stopped listening to anything more recent, and only made occasional forays into the old stuff, for nostalgia’s sake. Over the last year or so, I’ve been drifting back into the genres, or at least what they’ve evolved into (or perhaps more accurately, how they’ve been resurrected). I would put the self-titled EP of Sectarian Bloom into that category of updated, dark post-punk.

The heft and abrasion in the bass give the music a dangerous edge, and the fast pace of the songs coupled with the feverish energy (and the ringing, piercing tone) of the guitar adds to their electrifying intensity, while the vocals are right in line with the genre’s lineage (and are very good). The band made an astute decision to pull back the intensity in the trippy intro to “Working Daydream”, creating a kind of mid-EP break, before kicking the song into driving gear, and then maintaining the boisterous spirit straight through to the end. For people with a taste for this style, Sectarian Bloom should prove to be a big thrill-ride. " - no clean singing

Tone Attorney
Rob from Blues Lawyer
-from San Francisco, CA
-spinning vinyl Rock N' Roll litigation all night long