We are debuted Ugly Whale in Austin on Thursday March 19, 2015, at Darwin’s Pub!
Five incredibly talented San Francisco and San Jose bands played to a packed room:
Beautiful Machines employ custom drum and keyboard kits infused with a bounty of sounds to create their harmonious, ethereal, and futuristic electro pop jams. They belong to a rare class of electronic groups whose prowess is most on display during live performances.
The Trims are one of San Jose’s hottest bands at the moment. Sporting spacious guitar riffs, new wave/disco rhythm, and brain-burrowing hooks, their work has been featured on MTV’s The Real World, they’ve caught the ear of Live 105’s Aaron Axelsen, and they’re booked to play Bottlerock 2015.
The Frail released their debut LP, LoveDeathLegend, in 2014, garnering attention Fuse, MTV, Electronic Musician, Interview Mag, Filter, Pop Matters, Spin, and more. The band have become well known for their vivacious live shows, opening for acts like Goldfrapp, The Teenagers, Hot Chip, and Neon Trees.
Eyes on the Shore are an exceptionally stylish quartet that land somewhere between Motown, surf rock and post-modernist ambience. One moment, they power through heavy melodies, the next, they dive into a spectral, airy soundscape.
The Go Ahead started out as Jesús and the Rabbis, an improvisational, funky jam band, but after adding lead singer Kyna Wise, a couch-surfing San Francisco roommate, their funk roots have grounded their growth into more of a classic rock band.