Esquire Ali Presents
Pervert, !Las Pulgas!, Mouth, The Brankas, MBHC, The Corna Sto, John'Nay Lasha, The Poor Luckies, Stunny, Uncle Pill, Alec Good, Love 4 The Weak, Big Homie Stone, Neavou Riche, KJ Focus, MUMBLS
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Spanglish Surf Punk from Sacramento
The Brankas are an experimental punk duo from San Francisco, CA. The band was formed in 2014 by Theo Slavin (guitar & vocals) and Taylor McElroy (drums & synthesizer) and they have since fine-tuned an asymmetrical style focused around start/stop dynamics, odd time signatures, and off kilter pop. Their ensuing records (2016’s Exchanges EP & Identical Tentacles EP and 2017’s “My Parkour Body…”) would certainly be at home with fans of The Locust, Tera Melos & Deerhoof, as well as in collections featuring Black Moth Super Rainbow or This Heat.
Their latest full length, “My Parkour Body Is The Paint And The World Is My Canvas. I Don't See Obstacles, I See Opportunities.” is “…beautifully unhinged and cohesively clashes with itself in precisely the ways The Brankas intended… each member of the San Francisco two piece’s stellar musicianship is as noticeable as the songwriting prowess that is evident in their previous releases.” (Spencer Kilpatrick, Tahoe Onstage, 2017). The album sees the two friends finding meaning in chaos on an intentionally broken record. “All ten tracks are dedicated to sometimes electronic, sometimes just electric, and sometimes... borderline disturbing methods of experimentation. These two are here to surprise you…” (Allie Miller, The Deli SF, 2017).
The Corna Sto
The Corna Sto Is a West Coast Hip Hop Duo, Based in Oakland California. Lyricist Delly From Compton, and BeatMaker Producer TBLOCK from Woodland.
JOHN’NAY LASHA SPANNRENO BETTER KNOWN AS JOHN’NAY LASHA WAS BORN DECEMBER 13TH, 1990 IN SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA. SHE IS AN INDEPENDENT SINGER AND SONGWRITER WHO BEST FITS NO CATEGORY BUT IDENTIFIES AS A SOUL/ R&B SINGER. THE MUSIC SHE CREATES HAS ELEMENTS OF JAZZ, HIP-HOP, SOUL, AND ALTERNATIVE R&B.
HER LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS OUTSIDE OF BEING A FLOURISHING ARTIST INCLUDE 4 YEARS SERVED IN THE US NAVY, ATTENDING GRADUATE SCHOOL, AND CURRENTLY WORKING AS AN EDUCATOR. MUSIC IS HER FIRST LOVE AND HAS BEEN SINCE CHILDHOOD WHEN SHE FIRST BEGAN SINGING IN CHURCH.
THE FIRST TIME JOHN’NAY LASHA RECORDED A TRACK SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH THE PROCESS IN 2013. AFTER OFFERING OTHER ARTISTS VOCAL BACKUP AND MUSICAL SUPPORT SHE BEGAN RECORDING HER FIRST EP “JOHN’NAY” IN EARLY 2015.
SHE HAS JUST RELEASED HER SECOND ALBUM, AND HER THIRD PROJECT WITH HER “TEA & TREES” ALBUM, AS A PART OF HER JOHN’NAY LASHA ENT. INDEPENDENT VENTURES.
WITH A GROWING DISCOGRAPHY AND MEDIA PRESENCE, JOHN’NAY IS PLANNING HER TAKEOVER.
The Poor Luckies
The Poor Luckies are a punk band from San Francisco, California, formed in 2008. The band consists of Danny Cutts(vocals, guitar), Moe Trash (drums, vocals) and Will "the thrill" (bass, vocals).