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Wednesday August 10 2022
 8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
$12 in advance / $15 at the door
Short Fictions
emo melodic punk
 pop punk emo grunge
The Lamps
 bluesy garage rock  

Short Fictions
-from Pittsburgh, PA
-Short Fictions have often tried to imagine a better world. Their sophomore LP, Fates Worse Than Death, mythologized their Pittsburgh hometown as a place of great evil and grand inspiration. Doomsday scenarios, shot through with a dash of hope, influenced a set of songs that dipped between neighborhood serenity and desperate calls for community. Every Moment of Every Day answers their own anguish by finding moments of growth amid unrivaled chaos. The band’s third LP exhibits the self-awareness of young adulthood with the united front of collective power. While the band’s literary twist on indie rock and emo remains here, narrative expansions have uprooted comfort in their old ways. Regardless of genre explored, each vignette of Keystone lockdown feels lived-in and banged-up, a window into a world decomposing as quickly as it’s decorated. Written on the road but processed in our current time, Every Moment of Every Day is a warning sign of looming darkness and a welcome mat for whatever may come next. All you have to do is show up.

-from Bay Area, CA
-Ahead of the release of their self-titled studio EP, Bay Area band Giveaway debuted the music video Broken on March 5th. The video, which was shot and directed by Pink Moon Media, is a tribute to late lead singer Sam Zavala.

    “’Broken’ was one of the first songs that we really collaborated on as a band so it’s only fitting that it’s the first song we release. [Zavala] wrote the lyrics to the song easily and really wanted the overall message to be ‘question everything’,” Lead guitarist Julia Sabando said of the track.  

Sam Zavala unfortunately died in August of 2020 during the recording of the EP.

“Broken” features Zavala’s sonorous vocal melodies resonating over driving grunge-inspired guitars. The video portrays the remaining band members soldiering on without him. Zavala’s close friends and fellow members of the alt-rock scene sing along to his words in places that hold meaning to both Zavala and Giveaway.

    “Everything about this video was purposeful. Every detail.” Director Alex Hunter said. “They sound badass and look badass, I knew a fake storyline would never do their sound justice. But, there’s the obvious obstacle: the frontman was now missing. So instead, I chose the narrative that was unfortunately presented to us when Sam passed: A band that is no longer whole.”

Giveaway was initially formed in 2018 under lead guitarist Julia Sabando. From there, Sabando enlisted drummer Ryan Clapp and in the fall of 2019, Giveaway’s line-up was finally complete with the additions of bassist Chris Winrod and Zavala on vocals. You can check out the Giveaway’s video for their song “Broken” below:

The Lamps
-from San Francisco, CA
-We are The Lamps, an Indie/blues band from San Francisco. 4 guys playing Indie/Blues/Jazz/Surf/Garage tunes.