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.
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• 21 AND OVER
$15 in advance / $20 at the door
Rock n’ Roll
Lord Friday the 13th
punk rock trash glam
Goth Pop / Melodic Punk
-from New York, NY
-SUSU is a “one and only” type band. The smoldering New York City outfit features firebrand female lead vocalists and songwriters Liza Colby (Liza Colby Sound) and Kia Warren (Revel In Dimes), both provocateurs of the highest order, supported by Joey Wunsch (guitar), Ronnie Bruno (drums), and Connor McClelland (bass), of the raucous and energetic trio Dry Clean Only.
The embers of this Rock n’ Roll wildfire were first stoked four years ago when the Liza Colby Sound and Revel In Dimes emerged as Revel Sound for select NYC shows including a coveted residency at legendary haunt The Rose Bar at Gramercy Hotel, a jaw dropping performance at Webster Hall, and an exclusive appearance at sought after artist enclave The Surf Lodge. “So, when NYC based Ilegal Mezcal granted us the opportunity to record, it just seemed like the logical next step,” Kia says. Liza chimes in: “You don’t know what you don’t know, and we certainly didn’t realize how much we needed each other. We aren’t shy about being black women in Rock and Roll. There is an aliveness, an awareness, and a spirituality to SUSU that are both timely and timeless.”
Warren and Colby brought New York City to Niles City Sound in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas to record a 5-song EP, Panther City (out on Nov.13th, 2020). Producer/engineer/drummer Josh Block (Leon Bridges, Nicole Atkins) along with his right hand Joel Raif, and a posse of ace musicians: Nik Lee(Guitar), Andrew Skates (Rhythm Guitar / Organ), Aden Bubeck (Bass), Josh Block & Jordan Richardson (Drums) brought SUSU songs to life in the studio.
Genre bending, supernatural, and shapeshifting sounds ooze from the grooves of each SUSU song. Ancestry, bold femininity, and explosive sexual energy course through sonic stories that span Nina Simone empowered heartbreak reflecting the times, Peter Tosh lucid freewheeling, and Tina Turner resilient alchemy. “SUSU” - a Patois term loosely meaning to create “a chatter around something” is a tribute to Kia’s Jamaican roots and Liza’s West Indian heritage, and directly inspired the movement of SUSU; a tribal sense that SUSU is USUS.
Liza’s psychedelic sensibility and Kia’s slow-burn aesthetic explore a variety of political, personal, and emotional arcs. While the interplay of Kia and Liza as singers, songwriters, performers, and complementary contemporaries has been organic; supernatural. “We kept growing as creative partners and continue to discover the duality in our power of working together. It’s intuitive who takes the top and who takes the bottom harmony, so to speak.”
With touring on hold SUSU has raised vibrations with their infectious music - Let’s Get High(4/20/2020), and Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've) the classic Buzzcocks cover (Juneteenth 2020) and will be releasing a single a month leading with It Can’t Be Over off their forthcoming EP Panther City (out Nov.13th, 2020).
For Kia and Liza, SUSU is a powerful addition, a mantra for their lives both onstage and off. “We want to spread the SUSU and invite you to as well. Whether you are on the bus or not SUSU will always be USUS.”
Lord Friday the 13th
-from Austin, TX
-Lord Friday the 13th is a dollar store trash-glam-punk band based in Austin, TX. Fronted by siblings Felix (vocals) and Sloane (guitar) Lenz, their sound has been described as the Velvet Underground meets the New York Dolls, with hints of early Iggy and the Stooges. since their formation in early 2019 they've quickly garnered the attention and support of many respected people in the industry. after playing their first full band show at whelan's in dublin during the summer of 2019 they hit the ground running upon returning to austin, playing several times a month at some of the most loved venues in town and have been featured artists at sxsw every year since their formation. the band was able to explore and refine their stage presence through playing so frequently and were joined by a rotating cast of some of austin's best drummers and bassists. with felix and sloane both having backgrounds in visual mediums, they pull from a large pool of inspirations, not only musical. THEY recorded their debut album in late february of 2020 at bed rock studios in cavan, ireland. the band decided to break what was initially going to be an album up into various ep's, starting with "irrational anthem" which released in mid September. they've since travelled to support low on their album release shows at square lake music festival in Minnesota, as well as being featured at treefort music festival 2021 in boise, idaho. While honoring the origins of punk and the energy it birthed with it, Lord Friday continues the legacy of change and pushing boundaries on societal norms that true punk is known for. Challenging gender roles and conformity, Lord Friday is here to empower and inspire a new kind of punk for a new world. Welcome to Lord Friday Land.
-from San Francisco, CA
-…one part Castle (they/them), one part Huli (he/him). Pleeay was born from years of friendship and collaboration. Originally, Huli composed musical scores for Castle’s choreography. Now, Castle is an all singing, all dancing alien-poet, and Huli is a master of electronic cacophony with a passion for ye olde drum kit.
Pleeay’s performances are full of raw energy. Castle sings and dances with the absurd struggle to navigate existential dread and the pressure to be “normal” while Huli creates unforgettable sonic landscapes that everyone can dance to.
The duo draws inspiration from a wide range of genres including punk (Crass, Nina Hagen, Dead Kennedys), funk (Prince, Curtis Mayfield), and art music (Boards of Canada, Bjork). The duo aims to inspire folks to resist the call to conform, choose consciousness over convenience, and live loudly with compassion.
PLEEAY (pronounced ‘plea - eh?’) is an aggressive misspelling of the French word pliť which means to bend, to fold. It’s the foundational step in ballet from which nearly all other movements begin and end. PLEEAY means to play, adapt, collect yourself, and move.