Torrey, Artsick, Smile Too Much, Michael Mouse
Thee Stork Club
Limited Tickets At The Door
Torrey are a quartet built around the brother-sister pairing of Ryann and Kelly Gonsalves that brings to mind groups like Belly, The Sundays, and the Breeders.
Artsick was formed in June 2018 when Christina Riley (of NorCal band Burnt Palms) teamed up with Mario Hernandez (Kids On A Crime Spree, Ciao Bella) on drums and Donna McKean (Lunchbox, Hard Left) on bass. Following up their terrific 2018 7" single they are now back with their debut album "Fingers Crossed," a thrilling, compelling and downright fun record that surveys a vast swathe of indie and indiepop history, from DIY progenitors like Dolly Mixture through the punkier side of C86 (think Talulah Gosh, Fat Tulips) to the 90s K Records-centered International Pop Underground and straight through more recent exemplars like Vivian Girls and Colleen Green.
Smile Too Much
Life can be beautiful. But sometimes- or maybe all the time, you’re hungover on a bus to your pointless job, looking out the window at a lifetime of squandered opportunities. And then later that night you’re emitting droney, distorted, somber sounds from an El Cerrito basement with your friends and life is beautiful again.
New duo fronted by Eva Hannam (formerly of Rays).