Hooveriii

Hooveriii

Biznaga, Shark Toys

Tue · November 13, 2018

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Hooveriii
Hooveriii
"For those unfamiliar with Hoover III, the vibe is that of a driving, psychedelic space rock band, with enough shred-laden, dual-guitar work to impress the heads and more hooks than a Peter Pan (pirate?) convention. This batch of songs blends sweetness and crunch better than your favorite breakfast cereal and the effect lasts longer too. One listen and you’ll have these melodic riffs and caloric choruses buried in your mind grapes so deep you’ll need to have them surgically extracted. If you enjoyed the songs Bert wrote for Mind Meld, you won’t be disappointed by the penmanship Hoover has brought to the table here and there’s even more sonic layers to sink your canines into. It’s not surprising that this version of the band has stuck longer than any other and they’ve already shared stages with Fuzz, ORB, & more. Soon enough, you’ll be seeing them at the top of the bill, blowing the minds of everyone within earshot.” -Lance Barresi (Permanent Records)
Biznaga
Biznaga
Spanish band from Madrid since May 2011.

Madrid, year 11. Two guys that have spent some months rehearsing songs in a Lavapiés room publish an ad to recruit a drummer and a guitarist who like things like TV Personalities, A Confederacy of Dunces and The Office (The american one). They fail. Days pass by between Wurlitzer Ballroom and Unemployment Office queues, three years in which, while searching for those musicians they release a nine songs cassette tape through Musagre Tapes, a single through Discos Walden, songs in compilations like ‘Nuevos Bríos’ and ‘Matado por la Muerte’ and a now celebrated video full of explicit nudes and violence. At this point they have an established 4 members line-up fully conscious of the fact that, sometimes, dying takes time and you have to do something in the boring interval. It’s june 2014 and Holy Cuervo releases their first LP, ‘Centro Dramático Nacional’(thirs repress on the works) which marks an evolution towards darker and ‘indigenous’ musical alleys. The album seizes audiences and critics throaths and makes them tour Spain extensively. Madrid, year 17: some years after, they are o their sweetest moment after the release of their second album on Slovenly Records, which allowed them to tour Puerto Rico, Mexico and the USA, and to play festivals such as Mad Cool, BBK Live, LOW Festival, FIB, Ebrovisión….and top de the “best records of the year” in every single spanish magazines.

Madrid, year 2017. Five years and many more bar and precarious job experiences after, Biznaga are in their sweet moment after the release of their acclaimed second album “Sentido del Espectáculo” (Slovenly Records) , with it, of a new vehicle to fuck their lives with.
Shark Toys
Shark Toys
What people have to say about Shark Toys debut LP on Dead Beat:

"This is one bug-eyed full-length, with an overabundance of both anxiety and energy captured by engineer Monty Buckles of the Lamps, and across nine songs it never takes a rest—across the first eight songs, it never even slows down. Instead it's scribble-scribble guitar, boom-boom-boom drums and big sizzling smears of keyboard, and then varying degrees of composure and unhingement from singer (and L.A. RECORD contributor) Danny Clodfelter. Billy Childish if his mind was unwound by Hardcore Devo instead of Kinda Kinks? Well, not completely, but when you hear the keys burn through the song "Library" like a cigarette against a strip of film, you WILL suddenly see a miniature Mark Mothersbaugh doing that "This Moog is electrocuting me!" dance right before your eyes. Otherwise a lotta Urinals in this, lotta Swell Maps, some of the Modern Lovers demos—"She Cracked" with the radio static and the Kim Fowley production credit, if we wanna be accurate—and a lot of the caveman-savant philosophy that lights up Wounded Lion and probably every band Chris Woodhouse produces. "Victorian House" and "Library" are my winners, punk songs smashed to pieces and reassembled with the landing gear pointing in the wrong direction, but there's a song here for anybody who likes DDT for breakfast—and anybody who likes to wing it." - LA RECORD
"Shark Toys have crafted a sound that could be a direct line to the quirkiness of early L.A. weirdos like the Urinals, but their catchy, off-kilter song-writing, zipping toy keyboards and wild guitars could easily be the result of big-city kids having an early exposure to the skronky and unhinged Coachwhips or the wackiness of the New Zealand punks that solidified the Flying Nun scene. Fun as all get-out, their self-titled LP (recorded and mixed by Monty Buckles of The Lamps) is a clanging, rock and roll romp you shouldn't miss." - UNPIANO

"It reminds me of The Fall, Tyvek, G.Green and Parquet Courts, but some how beachier and more Californian, which is appropriate considering these blokes are from sunny LA." - LO-PIE

"...Th[e] sound Shark Toys invokes is a lot like what one would expect to come-about if The Clean and Swell Maps had a lovechild, abandoned it in LA, and thereby led it to grow up, mature, and fend for itself amidst the palm trees and parking tickets all the while snacking on cheap tasty burritos." - PROPER YARN
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042