Newlyweds, Greater Sirens, Token Girl, Wild Iris

Newlyweds

Greater Sirens

Token Girl

Wild Iris

Fri, June 9, 2017

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Newlyweds
Newlyweds
Newlyweds is the sweatiest rock and roll band West of the 100th meridian. Based in Missoula, Montana, the band is comprised of Eli Nordstrom, Ian Strahn, Jackson Holte, Nick Jackson, and Brody Montgomery, who met while attending the University of Montana and began playing together in 2015. Most weekends they can be found in Missoula’s basement bars, delivering rock and roll to the people like manna to the Israelites.

The Newlyweds sound is driven by engaging narrative songwriting and tied together by too many guitars being played at once. This is the Sex Pistols for your grandma; The Joshua Tree at the height of autumn; Simon and Garfunkel with fewer Simons and more Garfunkels. Nordstrom’s voice cuts like well-crafted Finnish steel, over top of a band hotter than Jacksonville in July. After being voted "Most Likely to be Arrested for Public Indecency" at the 2016 Zoo Music Awards, this is a band you need to see live: someday this raw sound will be available only in the classical records department of your local public library. Absolutely no one has more fun on stage than Newlyweds.

Newlyweds’ eponymous debut album will be released on April 20th, and the band will tour the country during the summer of 2017. The future’s so bright that Nordstrom has to wear women’s sunglasses on stage, but these boys just like to play hard and make the most of every show.
Greater Sirens
Token Girl
Token Girl
Token Girl is a lively three-piece ensemble based out of Oakland. Starting in 2016, bandleader Melissa Leigh stepped out of her longtime role as a rhythm musician in the pursuit of creative truth through music. With the help of jazz-guru Ab Menon on guitar and veteran drummer Zak ‘The Hands’ Garn, Token Girl cooks with a blended recipe of sounds: one part Fleetwood Mac, one part Esperanza Spalding, and a pinch of Paul McCartney. Spirited with passionate original tunes, practiced musicians, and undeniable stage chemistry, Token Girl performs music that leaves audiences feeling revitalized and fuzzy. They could play a five-year-old’s birthday party just as easily as they could play Waynestock. Token Girl, like a pistachio macaroon, is the flavor-filled experience you never knew you always wanted.
Wild Iris
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/