may 24 // 8p // $5-10 donation for touring band
biko infoshop // 6612 sueno rd. // isla vista
all ages no alcohol please
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TYVEK [detroit • in the red records]
"There’s a reason it’s called “punk rock” and not “punk rock ‘n’ roll,” and Tyvek have left behind the “roll” that gives garage bands of a certain style their swagger and flex. Here the beat is fast, the chords are limited, and Kevin Boyer’s vocals are mostly shouted. And while demonstrating a strong affinity with hardcore, the songs owe a lot to the first wave of British punk in their pop sensibility. With its call-and-response, opener “4312” recalls “Safe European Home,” the opener from The Clash’s own second album; “Potato” sounds like a Pink Flag outtake; “Underwater To” — the best song on the album and maybe the strongest track Tyvek have recorded — plays like a bouncy Buzzcocks tune as grimed-up by Swell Maps."
"Remambran comes from songstress Mallory Watje, who remains in the spotlight throughout both sides of this wonderful collection of songs. Charmingly airy and lined with the light hiss of a... well, a cassette tape, it's transportive to my days of listening to the little battery powered stereo out at the cabin near Chena Hot Springs, Alaska. It's got the crackle of the flickering fire pit, the babble of the neighboring brook swiftly washing over the rocks, and a cool breeze floating through the pines. An acoustic feel fills the record though it sounds like much was recorded using electric instruments—guitars, bass, harmonium and through a lot of it, drums. Watje and co. ride these songs out with slippery lines and heartbreaking melodies. Her chin seems firmly palm-ridden throughout, the other hand clinging to a splintery no. 2 pencil perhaps, dreamily scribbling the day's memories, some of them kind of happy but mostly slighting to the side of gentle melancholy."
**WARNING: BEST LOCAL BAND DON'T MISS OUT
THE TRASHBERRIES [sb!!]
"Some bands just sound better louder. The Trashberries are one of those bands. Here, intricately frenetic drum work and fuzzed-out guitars dance around off beats and dizzying time signatures, and come away sounding unlike anything else Santa Barbara has to offer. Bring your earplugs."