HOCO Fest Day 3 - FREE
HOCO Fest Day 3 - FREE
Dry River Yacht Club, The Preservation, Lace Curtains, The Resonars, Dream Sick, Andrew Collberg, Prom Body, The Pisteleros, Dead Hot Workshop
311 E. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ, 85701
Doors 5:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
Watch & Listen
Dry River Yacht Club
Sailing Musicians upon a yacht, upon the seas we sailed. When one day sailing on board our ship, through a storm we had to prevail. The storm took us and threw us, and tossed us around. It bumped us and blew us. It soaked us and shook us. .
The Preservation is a blend of vocal harmonies, driving guitars, bouncy pianos and an amalgam of American music that has come to define Austin bands in the past decade. With a repertoire that is clearly influenced by early 60's girl groups and chamber pop as well as the psych and garage rock from that era, the band also focuses on composition and songwriting that creates a modern sound. The band
has released two LPs since their formation in 2009. The self-titled "The Preservation" recorded in a home studio in 2010 and "Two Sisters" recorded in 2011 at Public Hi-Fi in Austin, a studio built by Spoon drummer/producer Jim Eno. A forth coming EP recorded at producer Danny Reisch's (The Bright Light Social Hour, White Denim, Shearwater) East Austin studio is due for release this Spring.
PROM BODY was born from the bedroom recordings of Mike Fay in the winter of 2012. Since then, the band has assembled and coalesced into a formidable four-piece that includes Gilbert Flores, Matthew Baquet, and Ryan Chavira. Known for rowdy, confetti laden, balloon exploding performances, Prom Body’s live show is always a unique and energetic foray into their own world of punk weirdness.
In 2013 they released “Creep the Strange”, an inside/out, 4 track, lo-fi pop opus released by the art collective Topaz, who saw fit to create a record label exclusively for the album. In early 2014 Mike recorded another album, ‘Naughty By Natural’, again on a four-track, and again for Topaz Records.
Prom Body reemerges alongside fellow Tucson band Hikikomori, (members of Prom Body, Sex Prisoner, and Territory) on a single split to support their upcoming west coast tour this October. The release comes by way of Spork Press, an independent publishing house based in Tucson, in preparation for Prom Body’s next full length out in 2016.
Dead Hot Workshop
Tempe, AZ-based singer/songwriter Brent Babb joined with drummer/bandleader Curtis Grippe to form the guitar-driven rock band Dead Hot Workshop in the early '90s. More than a decade (and four albums) later, the group remained one of the hardest-hitting bands on the West Coast. According to Roger Clyne of L.A.-based band the Peacemakers, "Music people in this city get as excited about what Brent Babb does as people did about what Dylan was doing in the '60s."
While their early sound centered on the two-guitar attack of Babb and Steve Larson and Babb's working-class-oriented lyrics, Dead Hot Workshop was forced to reorganize following the departure of Larson in June 1997. They recorded their second album, Karma Covered Apple, as a trio.
Dead Hot Workshop continued to shift personnel. When Brian Scott left in June 1998, he was replaced by ex-Dialectis bassist Steve Flores, and second guitarist Chris "Whitey" Whitehouse, formerly of the Satellites, was added