FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16
210 BROADWAY E
SALAD BOYZ (Christchurch, NZ)
Salad Boys came together at the end of 2012 with members from other illustrious Christchurch groups T54, Bang! Bang! Eche! and the Dance Asthmatics. Recorded, the Salad Boys are deceivingly charming, presenting a careful but curious balance of well-informed pop melodies, hypnotizing rhythms and heady instrumentation. The group’s self-titled mini-album released in 2013 caused something of a mini-sensation, receiving praise from the likes of Stolen Girlfriends Club, Mess and Noise,hhhhappy.com and many more. In real life, the Salad Boys perform a wondrous assault: a charged up blitz of clanging guitars, intoxicating drones, head-down acid repetition and an abundance of dazzling pop hooks. This notoriety has scored the group a wealth of engagements up and down New Zealand including slots at the Camp a Low Hum and Chronophonium festivals, gigs with Sebadoh, The Bats, & Parquet Courts as well as a highly honorable spot performing as backing band for David Kilgour of legendary NZ group The Clean. 2015 finds the band prepping their proper full-length debut "Metalmania" out in September on Chicago label, Trouble In Mind Records.
Sometimes swirly, sometimes peppy, always dreamy. Ephrata was formed in 2011 when Seattle musician Brady Hall met Skadi von Reis and they collaborated on some recordings. Jules Jones and Ben Bromage joined in to form the full band in 2012 and they played their first show in early 2013. They focus on sugary cascades of vocal harmony, lush soundscapes of shoegazey guitar, and sixties "wall of sound" power mixed with dream pop and psychedelia. In addition to playing around the Seattle area they also record their own music, make their own videos and take their own photos.
9pm $8adv $10dos 21+
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