French Vanilla + Espresso Release Party

French Vanilla + Espresso Release Party

Hot Brothers, Indigo State

Fri · December 22, 2017

8:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

French Vanilla is a feminist art-punk band based in Los Angeles consisting of Max Albeck (drums), Ali Day (guitar/bass), Sally Spitz (vocals), and Daniel Trautfield (bass/sax). They regulate the dance floor with socially sensitive lyrics, vocal freneticism, punchy basslines, and catchy sax. Half-driven by a desire to challenge the established SoCal music scene, dominated by a few influential (male) tastemakers, and half by a desire to hang out with friends, FV started in LA's queer punk underground and it is in these spaces that they feel the most at home. The band's ideology assumes the generative nature of women's and/or BFF's collaboration, and they hope to spread this message until all dude-rock bands cease to exist. More than anything, FV wants you to have fun at their shows and they deliver performances filled with infectious energy and enthusiasm.
Punkadelic Sexfunk from LA. Melting minds and creaming jeans.
Hot Brothers
Young Lovers is a Filipino-American shoegaze/post-rock band based in Los Angeles. Their music is characterized by cinematic, dreamlike longform compositions delivered with crushing grandeur and stark honesty, with fans likening the sound to Explosions in the Sky, Slowdive, and Mogwai. Young Lovers has long been considered a staple act of LA’s DIY scene, playing at venues like The Smell, Pehrspace, and the Hi-Hat, and have performed with experimental acts like Swollen Brain (Nick Reinhart & Eric Gardner), Pretend, Brokeback, and Ava Luna.
Indigo State
Through all the activity and noise in Southern California’s music scene, Indigo State is a well kept secret. Founded in 2015, the group had a slow start, holding off playing shows until January the following year. During this time though, a solid set of songs were composed by all three members; Gabriel Barraza (Guitar/Vocal), Alex Grant (Bass), and Nico Vasquez (Drums). With songs that depict lost love, lust, isolation, and social unrest shrouded in explosive instrumentals, the group caught fire in the Los Angeles underground music scene. Known for their fiery hypnotic live performances, the group is now moving out of the house shows and into the clubs. Catch them while you can because Indigo State is only rising from here on out.
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042