A night full of badass female fronted bands, amazing light projection art, a music video premiere, and all around good stuff!
Hosted by The BlindSpot Project, featuring performances by Ramonda Hammer, Iris, Emily Gold, NEW EViL, and The Velotron (members of The Velopheliacs).
Doors @ 8pm
$5 cover (<-- a steal!)
Ramonda Hammer is a Los Angeles grunge-pop quartet who's name comes from a lady featured on the television show Cheaters. The show is funny and sad, kind of how front-woman and band founder Devin Davis writes her songs. "Davis is the queen of grunge,” (KSPC) playing with quirky chord progressions, time signature and tempo changes, and dynamic, biting vocal melodies. The other three fourths of Ramonda Hammer - Andy Hengl, Justin Geter, and Danny Louangxay - turn Davis’ songs into fully flourished anthems, "crunchy, grungey, no-B.S. ’90s-style alt-rock,” (buzzbands.la). The band's debut album came out in April 2016. It’s called Whatever That Means, which is not only a playful nod to everyone who’s puzzled by the band’s name, but is a lyric from a track on the album. Follow the band on all forms of social media and visitRamondaHammer.com to stay connected.
"The crawling guitar riffs that drive Los Angeles rock band Iris suggest the slowed-down rock attitude that spawned Seattle bands like Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Tad.
With one foot in punk, the other in metal and their brains firmly buried in grunge, the Los Angeles band isn’t forging a new path, per se, but revisiting a particularly well-worn one to fill it with new energy." (Los Angeles Times)
"...Gold and her band dive deep into some of the most enveloping and textural indie rock one might hope to hear. Gold’s vocals ring out crisply and cleanly into the air, and seem to dance over the top of her band’s dynamic soundscapes like autumn leaves on the breeze. All the meanwhile the guitars, synths, bass, and drums work together to create layers of sound which both fill the space with heavy, full melodies while still leaving room for everything to breathe and be distinct." (Yay! LA Magazine)
High energy rock n roll, "a formidable poltergeist of sound and fury." (Zilla Haus)
"Wright and Everatt create finely crafted acoustic folk — not the “Amazing Grace” kind but something they call “post-folk.” Over conversations between their acoustic guitars and understated keys and atmospherics, Everatt sings poetry on celestial themes: the sun, the skies, the planets, the seasons." (buzzbands.la)