Francisco The Man, The New Limb, 'Murdergas and the Childcats', Daniel Hart, $2 Well Drinks / Newcastles from 8-9pm
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Doors 8:00PM / Show 9:00PM (event ends at 2:00 am)
This event is 21 and over
Francisco The Man
Born amidst the 7-Elevens and white trash comradery of Southern California's suburban desert, Los Angelenos Francisco the Man grew up the way bands used to grow up. Huddled in the corners of their parents' garages. In church halls. In basements. Passing cheap beer, pissing each other off, and dreaming of the day they might continue to do the same without a dead end day job.
Francisco the Man is indeed a real band from the days of yore, yet their sound is anything but dated: locomotive Crazy Horse jams with squalling feedback, the punky spirit of 1977 New York, sunburnt shoegaze hymnals, and chunky Motown grooves, all saturated in rose-hued California power pop.
The guys latest release is just as sweet. Right when the band's euphoric crests have you shaking off goosebumps, Francisco the Man pulls the plug at the most dramatic moment to send you floating dreamily down a river of ambience reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine's Loveless. It's perfect, really. The only thing left is to drift off and tune in to the earnest, idiosyncratic vocals of singer Scotty Cantino, who stands out from his peers as one of the few true innovators of modern guitar pop. Evocative of a young Doug Martsch, Cantino's sanguine and nostalgic lyricism hearkens back to those early memories of suburban paradise, with all the heart and pluck of a wisened street child who never forgot where he came from.
Their new 7" drops August 7th via Small Plates Records.
"psychedelic guitars, fuzzed out melodies and a deep love for the wall of sound" - YVYNYL
'music transcribing heavy influences of psychedelic rock alongside hints of post-punk, manifesting a gauntlet of wavering sing-alongs and power chords.' - Indie Ball
"Francisco The Man play a type of sunny, post-punk guitar rock that’s all been all but absent from the indie rock scene since the early/mid-2000′s... Broken Arrows” won me over immediately with it’s hook-filled, shoegaze-y guitar riffs and exuberant melody. The last half of the song is absolute bliss, indulging in nearly four minutes of some seriously enthusiastic guitar jamming" - Music For Kids Who Can't Read Good
"Broken Arrows is pure energy" - I Guess I'm Floating
"L.A.-based Francisco The Man makes reverb-drenched, ebullient indie rock." - Gold Soundz
"[Francisco the Man's came] just in time for the warming temperatures as it would make a great passenger for a destination-less cruise along the PCH" - Good For Your Ears
"Surfer aesthetic paired with sixties AM makes it something of a perfect jam..." - Friends With Both Arms
The New Limb
Known for their incredible live show, stellar harmonies and "genre-bending" sound, indie rock quintet The New Limb are one of a kind. Their approach to music, both creatively and professionally, is as genuine as it is impressive. Pulling influences from a century's worth of song writers, The New Limb truly has a unique but familiar sound. With comparisons spanning from Arcade Fire to the Zombies to Stars to the Shins it would be challenging for any other modern Indie band to find it's place in today's listeners' iTunes collection.
Hailing from Silverlake, The New Limb released their debut album "Sounds People Can Hear," produced by Tom Mgrdichian, on April 3, 2010. "I caught The New Limb when they opened for Miniature Tigers and Freelance Whales... and they stole the show." (creamteam.tv)
Daniel Hart is a violinist and songwriter from Dallas, Texas. Having spent the past decade touring in and recording for Other Lives, Glasser, St. Vincent, Broken Social Scene, John Vanderslice, The Rosebuds and many others, Daniel released his first solo album, The Orientalist, in May 2012. The songs are about love, wanderlust and otherness; they are polaroids of his adventures traveling India and China over the past few years, and his obsessions related to those travels. "an album of compositions that are movingly ornate and sophisticated without feeling pretentious" - Richie Sullivan, D Magazine
$2 Well Drinks / Newcastles from 8-9pm
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