GOOCH PALMS (6:00pm)
Once upon a time in a land far away a Frankenstein's monster of a baby was created. Equal parts GG Allin, Iggy Pop, Roy Orbison and Olivia Newton John (circa Let's Get Physical era); this baby was an unusual child that would be raised all the way across the oceans in the suburbs of Newcastle, Australia by two very normal parents. Their normality however, could not stifle the ever-growing demon inside the boy that at age 14 would be unleashed on an unsuspecting Novocastrian audience. This boy is Leroy Macqueen; singer, guitarist and one half of notorious garage-punk duo The Gooch Palms. His partner in this story is Kat Friend, a fellow Novo that as a young girl, always dreamed of meeting her demented prince charming and starting a band with him. And sometimes, dreams really do come true. Not so long ago she picked up a couple of drum sticks, got herself two drums and has not looked back since. In the very short while it has taken Kat to become a bona fide shit-pop goddess, she has also become an absolute pro at providing the much needed yin to Leroy's schizophrenic yang, keeping it cool as a cucumber while oozing her very own brand of badass-femme-sass.
DIVE INTO A SILKY SEA OF DECAYING DOLPHINS FILLED WITH TRASH AS DROPS OF ICE-CREAM RUN OFF THE CONE ONTO YOUR FINGERS WITH THE ONE AND ONLY, SUPER TEEN BOBBERS FROM YOUR 2008 WET DREAMS = ***SURFBORT***
Bent Denim builds beautiful, narrative driven songs by swapping tracks over email between their respective home bases of
Nashville and New Orleans.
SWEET BRONCO (3:30pm)
Sweet Bronco's music incorporates a range of styles - mostly in the neighborhood of melodic psych bossgaze and 60s folk rock. They are a five piece band employing traditional 60s rock instruments like guitars and drums and organs and vocal chords.
If it takes any more than fifteen seconds to hear what "mean" means to the Michigan men who make up Heaters, pick up the needle and start again. "Mean Green" is the A-side track of the band's new seven-inch single from Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records, presenting a surf-centric slab of sonic stomp that doubles as a definition of "mean."
Step-Panther are an irrepressible shred-rock 'n' garage-pop trio out of Sydney. They've forged a fun and fast live reputation by playing shows at home and in the UK with Yuck, Kurt Vile, Girls, Hunx & His Punx, Jeff The Brotherhood and more.
Miya has been singing songs to her wall for a couple years now. She's ready to branch out to other people's walls and maybe even some humans. Her music draws from her classical singing background, the Buddhist chants of her youth, and good old, American folk songs. It's a dark, folksy, sometimes pop-y meditation on human and mother nature.
Caged Animals is a lo-fi/synth-pop project of Vincent Cacchione, frontman of Soft Black.
vincent cacchione - voice
magali francoise - keys
talya rose cacchione - bass
patrick curry - drums