Avi Buffalo, Haunted Summer, Kid Cadaver

Avi Buffalo

Haunted Summer

Kid Cadaver

Wed, October 3, 2018

8:00 pm

$10 in Advance // $12 at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Avi Buffalo
Avi Buffalo
Ah, yes, age—much was made of it when Avi Buffalo’s first album hit the ground running, and for good reason: While his Millikan High School classmates were preoccupied with quaint and youthful pursuits, Avi Buffalo was busy making an off-kilter pop gem that eventually bowled over NME, The AV Club, Pitchfork, the BBC, and numerous other outlets on both sides of the Atlantic whose tastes are respected by the general public. Like a lot of kids his age, Avi celebrated the end of high school in Europe, but instead of visiting the Louvre and Buckingham Palace, their overseas journeys took them to the festival stages of Reading, Leeds, Glastonbury, the Pavement-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties in Minehead, and beyond. Buffalo is ready to take on the world (again), armed with all of the experience he’s compiled over the past few years. And he’s made sure this time around will be just as memorable as the first.
Haunted Summer
Haunted Summer
The first time Bridgette Moody and John Seasons performed together, everyone in the room could tell they were watching something special. "We got the craziest response," Seasons remembers. "People were like, ‘Wow, you two — you two should do something.’’ A cover of Animal Collective's "Bees," which can still be viewed on YouTube was the final song in an entire evening of Animal Collective songs Seasons had put together with some friends at the Echo (in LA) on Oct. 29, 2012. As Moody wails and Seasons gently harmonizes behind her over twinkling synths and processed guitar, you can sense the audience holding their breath as the band was born. The songs of Haunted Summer are dreamy and hypnotic, rich with orchestral strings and sultry electronic textures. With their previous EP, Something in the Water, the group crafted a captivating, ethereal musical journey through a nostalgic world of young love and long-forgotten memories. Consisting of husband-and-wife Bridgette Moody and John Seasons, who share songwriting duties in a true collaboration, the Highland Park duo have shared the stage and toured with groups and performers including Taken By Trees, Islands, Deafheaven, The Polyphonic Spree, Coeur De Pirate, Olafur Arnalds, Carla Morrison, Meiko, Basia Bulat, Geographer, David J of Bauhaus and many more. Their new full-length, Spirit Guides, was written on the road as well as recorded in several studios including Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood, Comp-ny LA, and studios owned by Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene, Oregon. It features an array of talented musicians, including (but not limited to!) Dave Catching from Eagles of Death Metal and Chris Goss from Masters of Reality (both of whom are on the title track). Having completed multiple headlining tours across the country and a new 60 day tour to start 2018 off, Haunted Summer is poised to bring their psychedelic sound to the world.
Kid Cadaver
Kid Cadaver
From 2013 to 2016, Kid Cadaver’s catchy, hook-heavy structures and energetic shows transformed three San Fernando Valley-based musicians into one of LA’s favorite indie groups. The band amassed an eager following of both fans and critics alike, and held top spots on local radio countdowns (KROQ, Star 98.7) for consecutive single releases. Their style was referred to as “infectious” (LA Weekly) and often earned them comparisons to bands like Tokyo Police Club, stars of the mid-to-late 2000s indie airwaves. Following a relentless local show schedule and two well-received EP releases (Self-Titled-2012 and Roam-2015), the band came to a hiatus in 2016.

Raymond Venta (vocals, guitar) and Kenzo Cardenas (drums) return for the group’s next chapter. Venta has spent two years experimenting with songwriting (he lived out of his van while traveling cross- country to write songs) while supporting local, up-and-coming pop acts (Tillie, LAYNE) in his spare time. Cardenas took on a heavy percussion routine, playing drums for local groups Bedbugs and Super Whatevr (Hopeless Records). Both Venta and Cardenas met briefly as side-project Yume, which explored an effect-driven, dream-pop sound primarily rooted in the 90s.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/