Secret Chief Presents
The Material, Well Hung Heart, City By Storm, Stealth by Starlight
843 W. 19th St.
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Hailing from San Diego, CA, The Material has catapulted into the national limelight of up-and-coming bands. With their debut EP release "Tomorrow", The Material has effectively attracted attention from multiple media outlets including television, internet, radio, and even video games. Fans of The Material have made their presence known by making The Material the number one unsigned band in San Diego Myspace's music polls and by voting for The Material out of 4,000 bands to perform live on MTV's Dew Circuit Breakout. The Material's song "Moving to Seattle" is featured on the video game Rock Band, they have had songs featured on MTV's "The Hills", the WB's "Sorority Forever", and have had their video for the song "The Truth About Reality" featured on MTV2. In March 2010, The Material released a new single called "What Happens Next" which is now the opening theme song to the Australian Reality TV show "Freshwater Blue". With three national tours under their belt, The Material has created a huge underground following made up of extremely supportive fans. After touring the US and Canada last fall, The Material moved to Portland to write their new record and are currently recording their first full-length album. The new album drops in September 2010 and will be followed by a national CD release tour.
Well Hung Heart
There is no mistaking the bluesy undercurrent that forms the bedrock of Well Hung Heart's raw and uncompromising Rock sound. British born guitarist Robin Davey cut his teeth with the Blues elite, jamming onstage with the likes of Buddy Guy and recording with Mick Jagger. Davey quickly secured a place as the youngest ever inductee into the British Blues Hall Of Fame, and has built a reputation as an eclectic and cutting edge musical mind.
Singer Greta Valenti grew up amongst the deep-rooted musical traditions of New Orleans. Though the two's early years were spent on opposite sides of the Atlantic, they have both found common ground in their passion for the raw honesty of music, delivered in its most unprocessed and unrestricted form.
With a dose of Hendrix, and a nod to PJ Harvey, Well Hung Heart is just as comfortable channeling Nirvana as they are Leadbelly or Led Zeppelin.
Well Hung Heart record just as they play live - stripped down to the core, void of multiple takes and studio trickery. Well Hung Heart finished off their first year in existence with high profile shows both sides of the Atlantic. Appearing at London's prestigious O2 Academy, and the Make Music Festival in Pasadena, opening for Grimes, Grouplove and Cults.
Well Hung Heart acknowledge that though their influences might stem from the roots, their approach to finding an audience is very much in the present. With a series of self-directed Youtube videos establishing the band's presence, Well Hung Heart have managed to build a burgeoning fan base, both with their blistering live performances, and their creativity in the digital age.
City By Storm
Stealth by Starlight
Hailing from Orange County CA and formed in 2010, Stealth By Starlight is a four piece rock n' roll band that falls between the genres of punk and rockabilly. Often being compared to Social Distortion and The Living End, Stealth By Starlight embraces many elements of the So.Cal music sound. Current members include Sean M. Walbrink (vocals/guitar), Ty Berryhill (guitar/vocals), Julian Johnson (upright bass) and Ryan Moutinho (drums). Stealth By Starlight released their debut album "Lost & Found" on May 1st 2012 and continue to play shows all over Southern California sharing the stage with the likes of Aggrolites, The Rocketz, Death On Wednesday and Stellar Corpses.