Motel Radio, Bermudian Aggression, The Wild Kindness

Motel Radio

Bermudian Aggression

The Wild Kindness

Fri, June 15, 2018

9:00 pm

$10 in Advance // $12 at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Motel Radio
Motel Radio
Motel Radio is an indie rock band hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana. The band was born out of a songwriting collaboration between college roommates, Ian Wellman and Winston Triolo, that has since grown into a full band consisting of Eric Lloyd (drums), Andrew Pancamo (bass), and David Hart (keys).

Early writing and recording culminated in the summer of 2015 with the band’s independently released EP “Days and Nights”. The EP earned them supporting slots for national acts such as Drive-By Truckers and Kurt Vile in addition to festival performances at Firefly, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and SXSW among others. The band was named “Best Emerging Artist” at the 2016 Big Easy Awards in their home town of New Orleans.
Motel Radio’s atmospheric, harmony-driven sound and unique dual frontman arrangement garnered the attention of Roll Call Records, who released their EP ‘Desert Surf Films’ in September 2016.
Bermudian Aggression
Bermudian Aggression
Bermudian Aggression is a mostly acoustic supergroup, showcasing prominent piano and violin over a traditional rock rhythm section (plus congas). Gritty folk/pop married with often-improvised jams and solos led by keys and strings. Now featuring 3 and 5-chord progressions, in addition to 4.
The Wild Kindness
The Wild Kindness
Having previously played in notable San Francisco Bay Area bands Actionslacks, Film School, AM Magic and the Decoration, among others, Mike Alexis (guitar, vocals), Ross Murray (bass), Ben Montesano (drums) and Jim Rivera (guitar) got together as old friends with a shared history and a collective desire to continue making dynamic, compelling music.

The title of band’s 2018 debut full length, Happy Now, is meant as a declaration, not a question. It’s something to strive for and something to feel, even if that feeling is sometimes fleeting. Lyrically and thematically, the songs run the gamut from literally falling through a black hole (“Space Companion”) to finally figuring out that love is something worth fighting for (pretty much every other song).

There’s a discerning melodic sensibility throughout these songs, delivered with an incisive bite. Steeped in the sounds of adventurous guitar pop bands like Close Lobsters, Teenage Fanclub, Luna and the Dream Syndicate, the Wild Kindness play a style of amplified beat music that is circa now, always following their instincts and keeping songcraft in high regard.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/