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.
Wednesday August 3
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• ALL AGES
The New Trust
indie rock post-punk
punk emo indie
-from San Francisco, CA
-Formed in 2005, Loma Prieta have been a mainstay of the Bay Area hardcore community for more than half a decade. In that time they have released four 12 inch records and two 7 inch records mostly on their own label, Discos Huelga. They have also toured the U.S., Japan, Canada, and Mexico numerous times, all while members play in several other hardcore bands.
The New Trust
-from Santa Rosa, CA
-Josh Staples (of The Velvet Teen), Sara Sanger & Julia Lancer, along with Michael Richardson of Benton Falls, formed The New Trust in early 2003, first as a vehicle for a handful of short, upbeat & dark, punk-tinged-pop-songs penned by Staples, but over the years have evolved TNT into a true collaborative vision of the three remaining members. Darker, starker, and more quixotic than ever, The New Trust’s sixth album, “Upset The Tides” emerged from writing retreats to Lancer’s new home in Michigan, where the band would focus on completing a few songs at a time, perform them throughout the Midwest, and then return to Northern California to perform & record with friend and engineer, Jack Shirley (Comadre, Loma Prieta, Joyce Manor). The new album is reminiscent of the band’s beginnings – with ten songs in just around 30 minutes – but stylistically more lush and thoughtful, with recurring melodies and themes abound, surely reflecting the directions in which the group has grown in regards to both both their art and lives. Josh Staples, bass/vocals. Sara Sanger, guitar/vocals. Julia Lancer, drums.
-from San Jose, CA
-Let’s get one thing straight right here — emo is not a music genre comprising tall, scrawny dudes with long black hair in their face with a red streak in it or something, screaming about how much life sucks and how much women just don’t understand the kind of love they have to offer.
If you’re thinking about The Used, Thursday or Thrice when you hear the word “emo,” that’s not what we’re talking about; that is emo’s edgier, younger and more popular brother screamo you’re thinking of, and emo is sick of you getting them confused. OK?
If you’re thinking Sunny Day Real Estate, Jets to Brazil or The Get Up Kids, welcome to emo’s underground revival! The thing about a show where bands pour their hearts out and audiences purge all the bad thoughts by looking at them come to life onstage is the collective sigh of smiling relief at the show's close.
Emo may be emotional music, but at the end of the night it’s not a sad experience.