Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Wed, Jun 12 2019 8:00 PM

Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave Albany
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Inner Ear Brigade
Inner Ear Brigade (IEB) is an ensemble of musicians based in the San Francisco Bay Area who play a unique mix of progressive rock, jazz, and experimental pop, all delivered through their originally detailed compositions and arrangements. The music is “fun, happy, accessible, and proggy.” Steeped with a vintage analog sensibility, effects processing, and synthesizers, IEB crafts their sounds from “ RIO elements (Rock In Opposition), Canterbury (Sound), and Zappa”.

District 97
The foursome from Chicago honed a no-holds barred style of Liquid Tension Experiment-inspired Instrumental Rock before deciding the right vocalist was needed to complement their sound; enter 2007 American Idol Top 10 Female Finalist, Leslie Hunt. With a look, sound and stage presence comparable to a young Ann Wilson from Heart, Leslie's dynamic performances pushed the band into a new direction that forged a unique marriage between accessible, catchy vocal melodies and an adventurous instrumental prowess.

Monstrika is a new Oakland based post-society-core metal power trio featuring members of Secret Chiefs 3 and MoeTar. Grinding riffs contrast haunting melodies as three souls seek to forget everything they ever knew and ask what sounds the Earth would have them make. Monstrika will be useful companions during the apocalypse. This will be their first public show! (Matt Lebofsky - bass and vocals, Matthew Charles Heulitt - guitar and vocals, Jon Arkin - drums)

Cost: $10
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