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Moaning (LA, Sub Pop), Violent Change, Modern Dance (members of Rays, Life Stinks) at Ivy Room

  • Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Ave Albany CA 94706 (map)
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8pm doors, 9pm show. $10/12. Adv. tickets now on sale

MOANING

Los Angeles-band Moaning is the abrasive post-punk trio comprised of Sean Solomon, Pascal Stevenson, and Andrew MacKelvie. The three initially met as teenagers while growing up in the San Fernando Valley, and immediately developed a kinship through Los Angeles’s local music scene. The three began regularly frequenting DIY institutions like The Smell and Pehrspace, eventually selling out dozens of their shows at both venues with their first few bands. From the sentimental to catastrophic, hiding meek and introspective lyrics within powerful droning dance songs, the music Moaning makes also gives sonic nods to some of the band’s musical heroes like New Order, Broadcast, and Slowdive.

VIOLENT CHANGE

Hazy pop channeling a Swell Maps meets Guided by Voices vibe. A churning wash of guitars and driving rhythms topped off by guitarist/vocalist Matt Bleyle’s distinctive laconic deadpan vocals.

MODERN DANCE
Street hassle stupor group featuring members of Life Stinks and Rays.