It's a mesh- and lace-covered night of synth pop, goth, post-punk, and industrial adoration, so prep your blackest of blacks (Vantablack, anyone?). Arizonian brother duo Body of Light's '80s synth-pop resurrection casts a sonic hex of unholy gothtronics, creating a pervasively sensual sound that demands movement. The night stays spooky with goth-spaced sounds from Olympia/BC-based band Underpass, whose forward-moving bass lines are hallowed with a Robert Smith-esque, catatonic guitar/dream laye... more »
Recording for well-regarded labels like NNA Tapes, Digitalis, and Aguirre, Paris-born Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier (aka Felicia Atkinson) peddles electro-dream-pop and psychedelic-drone compositions that tickle your subconscious with wanly beautiful melodies and faint vocals that outwhisper Vashti Bunyan. By contrast, R.M. Francis generates rivulets of ruptured, highly warped and pulverized tones that sound like a 21st-century Xenakis on meth. His set at Debacle Fest was a feast for lovers of spaz... more » $10.
Listening to Dogbreth feels like that magical, dreamy high you get from lounging in the sun for too long. The heart-soaring power-pop gems the Phoenix band writes are filled with posi-vibes and guitar riffs that reach Pinkerton-level sing-along status, perfect for blasting on speakers lying next to a lake until it's too hot and you have to jump in the water again. Tristan Jemsek's lyrics deal in big feelings peppered with funny observations—last year's excellent Sentimental Health is filled wit... more » $15/$17.
$5 before 11pm/$10 after.