Dirty Rock & Roll Dance Party Presents
The Asteroid Shop, The Hypnotiques
124 South 11th Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89101
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
SPINDRIFT is a cinematically-driven, psychedelic "western" rock band based out of Los Angeles, CA, led by singer-songwriter-producer-composer Kirpatrick Thomas. Among many various EP/Single releases, they've produced and released two feature films with soundtracks available on Teepee Records, (The Legend of God’s Gun, Ghost of the West), in addition to two full LP albums on Xemu Records, (Classic Soundtracks Vol 1, The West). SPINDRIFT has contributed to several film scores and soundtracks, most notably HBO’s “East Bound & Down", Quentin Tarantino’s "Hell Ride", and Viceland’s "Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia.”
The band has actively toured the U.S. and Europe since 2004 while performing with acts such as X, The Dandy Warhols, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dead Meadow, The Black Angels, and Kurt Vile. They've helped ignite the psychedelic revival of the 2000's, with highlighted performances being Austin Psych Fest, Roadburn Tilburg, Levitation, Liverpool Psych Fest, SXSW, and film screenings accompanied by performances at Park City's Slamdance Film Festival and Spain's Almerian Western Film Festival 2014, 2017. Members of the band have crossed over with other acts such as The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Psychic TV and have had strange collaborations with punk legend Jello Biafra on tunes such as “Ghost Riders in the Sky” during their Ghost Town Tour of 2012. A ambitious tour which was documented in the film "Ghost of the West"(Directed by Burke Roberts).
While in their formative years in the 1990’s, SPINDRIFT slowly developed their own mixture of sounds reminiscent of 60's psychedelic rock like The Doors and 90's shoegaze similar to My Bloody Valentine, however, while relocating from Newark, DE to Los Angeles in 2001, Thomas & Co. were captivated by the wide, expansive, unfolding western landscape and began to develop a more mature, conceptual approach to songwriting. Utilizing Ennio Morricone influenced chord progressions, spacey soprano vocals, twangy doubleneck bass/baritone guitar, and string section like guitar effects, their sound has evolved into that of a psychedelic, spaghetti western rock orchestra which continues to evolve with each film they score.
Most recently the band collaborated with Hollywood/Bollywood actor Bivas Biswas and actress Sapna Gandhi on the Hindi sung “Dil Gera Na De (Don’t Fall For Me)”. The new single is set to be released by Divine Droid Records in the United States and India with a new video directed by Mike Bruce (Noel Gallagher, The Legend of God's Gun). The original East Coast lineup recently reunited to celebrate the release of the first 8 songs the band recorded (in Newark, Delaware) from 1991-1995 with a newly added studio tune "Cabin Fever," through SDS distribution. Currently, the band is actively working on finishing the next studio release and continue to book US and European tours for 2018.
The Asteroid Shop
" Imagine a cross between Mazzy Star and The National. " .. Lawrence Person's Futurama
" With a singer, Eric Brendo (ex-Downtown), who sounds like a dead ringer for Steve Kilbey of The Church, this Austin band proudly straddles the line between dreampop and shoegaze " .. The Big Takeover Magazine
Meet The Asteroid Shop; the brainchild of Eric Brendo. Brendo is known
in music circles as the co-founder of Downtown, produced in London by
Flood and Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, The Killers, U2, Smashing
Pumpkins). More recently, he received rave reviews for his 2010 7″
release, Over The Dunes and Into The Cave. The Asteroid Shop’s
self-titled debut was recorded in Austin, TX @ Cacophony Recorders
with acclaimed Producer/Engineer Erik Wofford (The Black Angels, Grupo
Fantasma, Explosions in the Sky). Brendo, as principle songwriter, is
joined by an explosively talented lineup of Austin-based musicians in
Michael Kester (keys) , Todd Pruner (guitar), Jonathan Konya (drums)
and Mick Southerland(bass).
'Brendo takes The Asteroid Shop into a world full of elegance & pain,
of ease and tension all at once. This is especially evident on
spotlight tracks like “Dandelion,” “Destroyer” and “Ashes.” The band
skims through the same vast sea as contemporaries Richard Hawley,
Spiritualized and Richard Ashcroft and channeling, at once, the likes
of Mazzy Star, early Pink Floyd, The Secret Machines & My Bloody
Valentine. The Asteroid Shop is a rare treat for folks who still look
for craft in their songs.'
Following the self-titled debut the band did several U.S. tour dates and received respectable radio play as well as reviews in The Big
Takeover, Pop Matters, All Music, and more.
For the Distant Luxury EP Brendo teamed up again with Erik Wofford in Austin, TX
as well as Carley Wolf and Jonathan Konya (The Ghost Wolves) and
backing vocalist Olivia Vale to create the new EP 'Distant Luxury'.
The band recently played CMJ Festival 2012 in NYC after releasing its 2nd offering , 'Distant Luxury' EP via Spectroscopic Records .
After a few U.S. tours with The Asteroid Shop, Brendo moved to Los Angeles to record and perform new material. Brendo entered Happy Ending Studios in 2016 to record 'On The Rise' with : Norm Block - drums (Warpaint's Jennylee / Mark Lanegan ) , Todd Dahloff - bass ( Devendra Barnhart / Rodrigo Amarante) Eric Brendo - vocals, guitar, synth (Downtown / The Asteroid Shop)...
Several California shows later The Asteroid Shop has settled into the lineup of Ben Hilzinger - drums (Fitness), Phil Cobb - guitar (Mooncult, Scary Monsters), and Brandon Graham - bass (Dream Phases, Blank Tapes).
The upcoming single 'She Moves' was recorded in Los Angeles at Station House Studios with Mark Rains and will be out Summer 2018.
Hailing from the Ring of Fire... Creatures from the Big Island, Vancouver Island, and a malahini from Manhattan Island, brought together in the City of Sin. The Hypnotiques bring you a recipe of tiki exotica with a dash of Western swing. Kitty Chow strumming ukulele rhythms, Brent Paul sweet surk guitar, Bettina May pounding skins and Robert Kley on the doghouse.