Dear Boy

Bitter-sweet alternative rock with roots in both postpunk and 90‘s British guitar pop.

Born in Los Angeles, Dear Boy wrote their debut EP in Vauxhall, London. Tracked by Chad Bamford (Spiritualized), Mixed by Michael Patterson (Trent Reznor, BRMC) and Mastered by Mike Marsh (Pulp, Phoenix, Savages), the DEAR BOY EP will be released everywhere September 2013.

Dear Boy is Ben Grey (vox/guitar), Keith Cooper (drums), Austin Hayman (guitar) and Nils Bue (bass).

Dear or Die.

Max and The Moon

Emerging out of the combustive indie music scene of southern California in 2009, Max and the Moon and their relentless gig-playing have created a buzz that rides on its own frequency. The three-piece band, on the verge of officially releasing their second EP titled "The Way I See," display a talent for intricate songwriting and sounds ranging in resemblance to early Coldplay and the dancy catchiness of Passion Pit. Substance magazine writes, "their music has a way of pulling you in with their starry guitar echoing in combination with John’s soothing vocals and superb upper register."

On their first release, a self-titled EP (2010), Max and the Moon laid the foreground with a straight-up indie album. Laden with strong guitar licks, steady piano and punctuated vocal harmonies—the band makes full use of two primary vocalists—the EP affirmed the band as a group to pay attention to. Max and the Moon's follow-up, "The Way I See," shows the band's maturation into stronger songwriting and experimentation with new sounds, expanding their scope and offering a significant contribution to the ever-changing music scene in the wake of fellow Los Angeles-based band Local Natives.

Guitarist John Velasquez earned a degree in music at Cal State University, Fullerton, and began collaborating with longtime friends Matt and Dillon Couchois in the two brothers' small garage studio. The three-piece has come a long way in the few short years since their formation, challenging themselves everyday with booking shows or heading back to the drawing board on a new song that doesn't quite capture the right vision. In the present age of endless hype around new music, Max and the Moon stay true to passionately personal songwriting. That isn't to say these guys are low-key, though; the band revels in putting on energetic rock shows.

Evan Voytas writes mystical, vibe-centric pop songs. After the release of a series of EPs, as well as stints in the live bands of Flying Lotus, Blu, and Gonjasufi, he's currently finishing work on his debut album.

Los Angeles, CA electronic indie group Say Say base their sound off of analog synths, drum machines and ambient guitar. With classic tones , modern melodies and pop sensibility, Adam Reiter (vocals, guitar, synth) and Jesse Gurtis (Keys, programming) create music intended to bridge the gap of generations through sound. Say Say started out as a solo project for Reiter but quickly became a passion for Gurtis, who’s DJ background helped to complete the sound. After searching for a new direction, Reiter found a love for analog synths at Floft studios owned by Producer and Engineer Chris Fudurich. “It (analog synths) seemed to open an entirely new world of sound that used to intimidate me but now inspires me.” Reiter said. With an interesting take on pop melodies Say Say has you locked into their music from the first chord. Say Say will be releasing their debut album in mid 2013, which features the first single “Like An Animal.”

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Dear Boy with Max and The Moon, Evan Voytas, Say Say, DJ Kat Corbett

Monday, September 16 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM at Bootleg Bar

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