The Berries, Justus Proffit, Alms, Dummy
The Hi Hat & Pretty But Wicked Present

The Berries

Justus Proffit, Alms, Dummy

All Ages
The Berries at The Hi Hat with Justus Proffit, Alms, Dummy! No, The Weeknd is not performing, please direct your complaints/sass to Songkick

The Berries are a rock band from Seattle, Washington.

Justus Proffit knows that world better than most, having grown up in the city’s underground punk scene. A lifer at 25, Proffit started playing in bands at 13, touring at 16, and running his own DIY space by 22. Living and creating on the fringe has deeply informed his work as an artist—the 2016 EP Magic, the 2017 EP UPS/DOWNS, his recent collaboration with Soundcloud breakout Jay Som, Nothing’s Changed—but never more powerfully than on his debut full-length, the tellingly titled L.A.’s Got Me Down (Bar/None Records, March 2019)... Even as Proffit navigates a minefield of loss and regret, L.A.’s Got Me Down never loses its propulsive, toe-tapping edge. “Shadow of the Cross” boasts the biggest, catchiest chorus of Proffit’s career, and the sunny guitars of “Painted in the Sound” reflect the lovelorn lyrics at its center. Listeners will undoubtedly hear echoes of Heatmiser-era Elliott Smith, and “Hole” recalls Nirvana’s “Dumb” in sound and theme. But the vision is singularly Proffit’s; he played every instrument as he and producer/engineer Alex Resoagli recorded during off-hours at various LA studios over the course of six months.

Alms was started in 2017 as a solo project of Roman Zangari but has since grown into a full band featuring an evolving group of musicians. The project is currently based in Los Angeles and has released its debut full length record titled “Dogpile” in August of 2019.

Los Angeles’ newest band Dummy was born yesterday. Resisting the calls to make good-faith efforts towards skillful musical transcendence, this band’s sole purpose is to play mechanically repetitive music in order to keep the tectonic plates from shifting.

Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042