Summer Twins

Summer Twins are sisters Chelsea and Justine Brown. They write dreampop and rock ‘n roll songs with a touch of California sun. Born and raised in Riverside, Ca, the two decided they wanted to start a band from a young age. Inspired by their dad’s old rock ‘n roll records, Chelsea picked up the guitar, Justine taught herself to play drums, and they played in an all-girl band throughout their teens. They formed Summer Twins in 2008, with a focus on singing pop harmonies atop garage rock inspired by the ’50s and ’60s. Now in their early twenties, Summer Twins play live with Alan Olney on guitar and Michael Rey Villavicencio on bass.


"Each repeat listen to the California dream-pop duo’s lazy, hazy, crazy debut adds another layer of shimmering, pink pleasure. Sisters Chelsea and Justine Brown quickly start to sound like a band you’ve had in your collection for years – and it’s more than simple 90s nostalgia for a brand of pop ala The Cardigans that the Summer Twins wholly embrace." -Impose Magazine

"Just some damn sunny pop with a nice dusting of melancholy that begs to be on your headphones and walked around the city." -Raven Sings the Blues

"...a sound that is both nostalgic and timeless" - Get Bent

I know a couple of things about Colleen Green.

One thing that's for sure: she's a songwriting phenomenon. She sings lovely, catchy, fuzzy songs that range from 80s pop goulash to psychedelic drone; from 90s power punk to homemade Sebadoh-style songs of heartache. Think of her as a sort of female Daniel Johnston, with her at home making comics, armed with a seemingly unlimited amount of well-composed songs, her lamentations on out-of-reach love, her self-medication, her bedroom recordings. She proudly displays her musical heroes' influences on her sleeve. She plays live shows alone on stage with only an electric guitar and a drum machine to accompany her.

Is she a genius? Who knows.

So let's get down to the bare bone facts. These are the things I know about Colleen Green to be true: Colleen Green sprouted up some years ago in Massachusetts, deep within the forests of the Merrimack Valley. She was raised by a loving family that brought her up on a steady diet of delicious oldies and sugary cereals. Colleen Green went to school, learned how to speak the language of the streets, and by second grade was rapping on school grounds. By the age of 11 she had discovered punk rock and never looked back. From that point on she was obsessed with music.

Green moved to Oakland, California in 2008 in search of hot sun, good bud, good buds, and nice boys. Fortunately, five of her best friends decided to join her, the best of which being Kayla. Along with their friend Steve O, Green and Kayla created the Full House House in West Oakland and invited countless great bands from across the nation and world to play in their living room. Kayla can be seen on the front cover of the "Green One" 7", and is also one of two main characters in Green's comic strip, "Real Shit Daily".

Recently, Green retreated to a cave in Los Angeles, where she can now be found sleeping, smoking, baking magical treats, and staring at the wall. Within two lonely months, Colleen had written and recorded Milo Goes to Compton; within five she had released both that tape and the 4 Loko 2 Kayla CD-R EP as well. Both of these albums have been in heavy rotation since the day they arrived in my mailbox.

Anyway, that is just the beginning of the Colleen Green story. If you can, get to know her. And text her. You will love her
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"A brutal gem for the real indie club bound to blow up speakers and inspire many bands out there to get way more creative (or violent) with their re-appropriation of 1960s Girls in the Garage tropes." --20 Jazz Funk Greats

"Like coffee for your ears." --Pitchfork

"Slightly snotty but totally cool fuzz pop music." --Neu Magazine

Sweet Bump It

We are: Paco de Leon (guitar, vocals), Jenna Eyrich (bass), Jay Doo (drums, vocals), Bill Bittner (guitar, vocals), Francesca Salac (vocals), Marlaine Reiner (vocals), and Lisa Deines (vocals). Nice to meet you.

We are a band. We play rock and roll, funk, and soul. We are possessed by music. We exist to entertain. We are passionate, confident, and self-aware. We strive for greatness, but we will never be better than you. Our beliefs and values will not stop us from being carefree and irresponsible. We take everything in moderation, including moderation. We live to live.

We are currently recording a four-track demo slated for release in early September 2013. You can expect a full-length album to follow by winter 2013. In the meantime, look for us at a venue near you. If you want to know more about us, just ask. We love to talk about ourselves, and we can't wait to party with you.

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Summer Twins with Colleen Green, Sweet Bump It, + DJ Mukta (KXLU)

Monday, June 17 · Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:30 PM at Bootleg Bar

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