August 29, 2008: Monsters Are Waiting and She Wants Revenge
Monsters Are Waiting—Annalee Fery (vocals/keyboard) and Andrew Clark (bass/guitar)—offer up sultry, hypnotic haunt-rock that ranges from mellow to frenetic, gloomy to incendiary. Named "a band you ought to know" by the L.A. Times, the Echo Park outfit combines Fery's angelic, slightly smoky vocals (think early Liz Phair with platinum Debbie Harry highlights) with Clark's flawless, seductive guitar to create "moody musical parfait layered with shoegazer drift-offs, indie-style scruff, Cure-esque love pangs and synth pop's gloomy allure," riffs the San Francisco Chronicle.
Monsters are Waiting
A little bit sultry, a little bit rock 'n' roll: Monsters Are Waiting. Photo © Jen Maler
Opening the night with an equally Cure-esque vibe is She Wants Revenge, who mine the depths of the SF Valley to create a soundtrack for the dark and debaucherous. Playing to "scorned lovers, bored housewives, jaded hipsters, gender-benders, and club-kids" (and any combo thereof), Justin Warfield and Adam 12 spin tales of betrayal, lies, and deceit set to a catchy and infectious beat.
Coming in September: Saturdays Off the 405!
Fridays Off the 405 is about to take a detour—to Saturdays! No more Friday-night traffic jams to come between you and L.A.'s best open-air art party. Same time, same place, new day, spring through fall. Saturdays Off the 405 kicks off September 13. Check our event calendar beginning this fall for more upcoming dates.
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Added by kiracle on July 30, 2008