Bootleg Theater Presents
Nightmare Air / DRÆMINGS
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
This event is 21 and over
Nightmare Air based in Los Angeles, CA—Dave Dupuis [guitar, vocals], Swaan Miller [bass, vocals], and Jimmy Lucido [drums]—emit swaths of analog synth transmissions punctuated by distorted guitars before succumbing to hummable hooks befitting of the big screen. This marriage of tight craft and aural expanse perfectly sets the scene for the Los Angeles trio’s aptly titled second full-length album Fade Out released in March of 2018 on Nevado Music sharing a label w/ lady rockers Deap Vally
Building on a pedigree that spans Dave’s history in shoegaze stalwarts Film School (Beggars Banqent), Swaan’s fiery acoustic output, and Lucido’s rep as a Detroit drum heavyweight in their combined years of touring, these road veterans have supported heavyweights from Smashing Pumpkins to the The Jesus and Mary Chain. Headlining clubs and playing festivals around the world Nightmare Air have shared stages with The Kills, Gary Numan, The Dandy Warhols, Teenage Fanclub, Cat Power, The Black Lips, The Wedding Present, The Buzzcocks, The Cult and many more
"For new album Fade Out we aimed to do something different,” exclaims Dave. “I spent so many years trying to turn my guitar into a synthesizer and create all of these weird sounds. Instead of turning the instrument into something it wasn’t, I really embraced synths and their ability to sonically push different frequencies and leave space in the mix. This approach gave Swaan more room to shine and the songwriting to take center stage. It definitely feels like an evolution"
DRÆMINGS is a dream/doom/wave pop band.
It was started by vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and sometimes-producer Kimi Recor as a solo project respectively her alter ego in 2012, but since then evolved into a tightly knit band of four:
Kimi Recor (vocals/guitar), Thorson (bass/synth), Christopher Vick (guitar), and Nathaniel Meek (drums).
Metal Mother hails from the edge of familiarity, by way of the dregs of Oakland, California. In her dark-wave-avant-dance project, vocalist, pianist, and producer, Taara Tati, mixes provocative and thunderous beats with enigmatic vocal layering and synthetic industrial heaviness, to conjure an obscure and sentimental sonic simplex.
Tati’s debut album, ‘Bonfire Diaries’, was released in May, 2011, on Tati’s newly formed label, Post Primal. The dreamy ‘dirt-wave’ album featured an array of other Oakland-based musicians, including Tommy Cappell of Beats Antique, and Micha Grainger of The Yard Dogs Road Show. The 11 songs were mixed by Jeremy Black, of Apollo Sunshine. The release was followed by a music video for the song ‘Shake’, along with consistent west-coast touring with her newly formed band of Connor Morrison (keyboards), and Jeremy Ciccone (drums).
With praise from a flurry of publications including MTV Iggy, USA Today, BUST Magazine, VICE, Bay Area Guardian, and a cover story for Performer Magazine, the project gathered momentum into 2012. Metal Mother was also listed as a ‘Best of 2011’ band by SF Bay Guardian, The Deli Magazine, and ‘A Darker Side of Pagan’ music blog.
In May 2012, Tati harnessed inspiration from traveling she had done in Ireland and Scotland, and began production of her second album, this time in her own home studio. The collection of songs was primarily inspired by the ancients sites of the Pagans/Druids that she had visited, though as production took place in the heart of the Oakland grit, it became a mix of intense reverence and brazen apocalyptic party music. After pre-production was complete, she took the 11 song album to producer and engineer, David Earl, for the final stages of sonic fortification. The album, titled ‘Ionika’, was released late February, 2013. Festival dates are featuring new, unreleased tracks, and the official video for Mind_Off was released in February 2014 on YouTube.
Metal Mother is inspired by the color black, by prisms and parties, forgotten memes, arcane archetypes, existential underworlds, science fiction and all things ultra-TERREstrial.. Be ready, behold, a raw and theurgical offering of maternalline metallescence, to seduce the wicked into the garden.