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Friday January 6 2023
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
$12 in advance / $15 at the door
The Chonks
 punk rock
 grunge punk
 art garage punk

The Chonks
-from Los Angeles, CA
-Los Angeles, CA based punk-rock band The Chonks have shared their latest EP - a collection of 5 tracks titled Imanust Ynnhoj and in true Chonks nature, it’s louder then a big-block V8, abrasive, and it fucks. Putting their collective consciousness together and crawling into legendary DIY-Venue The Smell to record Imanust Ynnhoj, the four-piece have created a record that feels like you’re seeing the band rip apart a dive-bar live and sounds unlike any punk record we’ve ever heard.

“The inspiration was drawn from each other, pop culture and absurdity. There are many themes in the ep that became the way they are based on how we live our lives, we didn’t completely deliberate on the concept of the ep or the songs even. As much as we love to play around with inside jokes the tone and the project is sincere and serious. The songs each talk about issues and emotions that we’ve dealt with and deal with on a day to day basis. Some topics in the songs aren’t specific and can apply to many different life situations which can change depending on the listening conditions and the listener’s current state of mind.”

-from San Francisco, CA
- Forged in a crucible of San Francisco fog, steep hills, and even steeper rent, Goof is a grunge tinged punk trio. Led by songwriter and guitarist Ahmed Amer Elsayed, Goof's music combines a range of influences from Nirvana and System of a Down to NOFX, The Beastie Boys and Middle Eastern pop artists. The guitar parts are distorted, fast and often played with only downstrokes. Bassist Ryan Bahm holds it down adding flare with a busy melodic punk style inspired by players like Matt Freeman (Rancid) and Roger Lima (Less than Jake). Like the Egyptian music Ahmed grew up with, Goof sings about real serious issues over happy, prideful and driving melodies rather than depressing, somber tones.

Goof’s debut album “Kill ‘Em All” sees them coming out of the underground swinging. It chronicles a period of time during Ahmed’s journey from Egypt to San Francisco and his pursuit to create art and be happy. Close friend Taylor Martin was enlisted to help on drum duties. She brought a metallic edge and a level of drumming rarely heard in punk music. “Kill ‘Em All” was engineered, mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley (Jeff Rosenstock, Deafheaven, Loma Prieta, Gouge Away) at The Atomic Garden in Oakland, CA.

Since forming in early 2019, Goof has quickly rolled onto the Bay Area music scene on nothing but charm and their own ambition. They found themselves opening for punk legends Agent Orange and The Avengers and playing iconic Bay Area venues like Slim’s (RIP) and 924 Gilman before even having a practice space to call their home. That momentum was halted by a little pandemic problem but with the world opening back up, Goof is poised to explode back onto the scene armed with a new album and over a years worth of practice and pent-up energy.

-from San Francisco, CA
-SUTROS is an art punk, jazz, psych band based in San Francisco.