DETROIT BIKES PRESENTS
Antwon + Sad Andy, Tony Molina
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is all ages
White Lung are known for their furious yet melodic approach to punk. Since adding guitarist Kenneth William in 2009, Mish Way (vocals), Anne-Marie Vassiliou (drums) and Grady Mackintosh (bass) have received nothing but critical acclaim for their distinct brand of punk and their tight, live stage shows. White Lung's debut LP It's The Evil (Deranged Records) was Exclaim's Punk Album Of The Year in 2010 and the band was nominated for Punk/Hardcore Artist/Group of the Year at the 2011 Canadian Music Week Indie Awards.
Their second LP Sorry (Deranged Records) was released spring 2012 and pushed the band to a wider audience, receiving critical acclaim from SPIN, Pitchfork, Bitch, E! Music. Sorry landed on "Top Albums of the Year" lists Exclaim!, Magnet, amongst others while Rolling Stone marked Sorry in their "Top 10 Albums Of The Year". Sorry was also nominated as "Best Album Art of 2012? by NME and made the shortlist for "Best Album Art" by Art Vinyl in London. A vinyl exhibit was held worldwide from Japan to Britain to Sweden. The band has toured through out North America extensively and went through Europe and the UK Fall of 2012.
Antwon + Sad Andy
Antwon is a new breed of rapper/musician that's part of the new more eclectic style of Hip Hop embracing Internet culture and flourishing amongst the blogosphere and file-share sector. He hails from San Jose, CA, backed by his long time friend DJ Sex Play. Many have compared his flow to that of Notorious B.I.G. His topics range from death obsession/nihilism to love of women and praise of food. His live performances generate the raw energy of a punk show, circle pit and all. His first official mixtape, Fantasy Beds, was released in September 2011. Spin heralded his End of Earth mixtape as one of the top 40 Hip Hop Albums of 2012, while Gorilla vs. Bear named it one of the top 50 Albums of 2012.
Tony Molina has never suffered a shortage of musical outlets over the years. He was the frontman of the late, great SF band Ovens. He played in Sopors. He's the lead guitarist for Violent Change and also sings for Caged Animal. Now he's back with his first solo effort, a punk-infused indie rock record called Dissed and Dismissed, out yesterday on SF label Melters.
Dissed and Dismissed's 12 tracks live up to the record's outsider-oriented title, reeking of disenchantment and disaffection, with Molina's laid back vocal style coursing over the top of fuzzed out riffs. In fact, Molina's songwriting exudes such an air of disillusionment and alienation, that even his attention span for his own craft is maddeningly short – the entire record clocks in at just over 11 minutes.