The Scientists, The Lavender Flu, Prettiest Eyes

The Scientists

The Lavender Flu

Prettiest Eyes

Dj's Ryan Weinstein and Mr. Pharmacist

Tue · October 2, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$25.00

This event is 21 and over

The Scientists
The Scientists
The Scientists went through many incarnations in their 9 year history but are remembered mostly for the lineup that existed from 1981 to 1985. Kim Salmon, Tony Thewlis, Boris Sujdovic and Brett Rixon together had the peculiar chemistry that produced the classics, Swampland, Happy Hour, the Blood Red River mini LP and We had Love. With a sound that was swampy, primal and modern-urban all at once - as much in the tradition of rock and roll and punk rock as it was a rejection of those things, the Scientists' formula was as universal as it was specific to their own experience.

Kim Salmon (vocals, guitar), Boris Sujdovic (bass, 1978, 1981-86), James Baker (drums, 1978-81), Roddy Ray'da (guitar, vocals, 1978-79), Dennis Byrne (bass, 1979), Ben Juniper (guitar, 1979-80), Ian Sharples (bass, 1979-81), Brett Rixon (drums, bass, 1981-85, 1987), Tony Thewlis (guitar, 1981-87), Richard Hertz (drums, 1985), Leanne Chock (drums, 1985-86), Rob Coyne (bass, 1986), Nick Combe (drums, 1986-87)
The Lavender Flu
The Lavender Flu
The Lavender Flu is an American indie/psych/alt-rock band, formed by Chris Gunn (2). After his main band The Hunches broke up soon after Exit Dreams release, Gunn moved to San Francisco and pursued solo experiments.

In 2010, Chris Gunn relocated back to Portland, and started working on his new project at Old Standard Sound, the studio where Hunches had recorded 'Exit Dreams.' He invited his brother Lucas, ex-Hunches drummer Ben Spencer, and Scott Simmons from Eat Skull to join him in what eventually became Lavender Flu. Several other musicians joined periodically, including Justin Higgins (2), the Old Standard owner, and former band partners: Hart Gledhill from The Hunches, and Adam Stonehouse of The Hospitals.

In 2016, The Lavender Flu released their debut Heavy Air album, combining songs recorded between 2009–2014, and issued on 2xLP by Scott's label Meds, with CD/digital edition on Holy Mountain.

The Lavender Flu
Chris Gunn – guitar, vocals
Scott Simmons – bass, keyboards
Lucas Gunn – guitar
Ben Spencer – drums
Prettiest Eyes
Prettiest Eyes
By now, I’m sure you’re familiar with Prettiest Eyes. The group became somewhat of a local legend back in 2013: “Oh, but have you seen them live?” I remember people often telling me. So finally I had to witness the mayhem for myself. Lead vocalist and drummer Pachy possesses the kind of otherworldly and unrelenting intensity of punk’s forefathers, like a modern-day Nick Cave or Tomata du Plenty. With the powerfully frantic synths and electro-manipulations of keyboardist Paco and bassist Marcos’ slamming waves of distortion—often delivered as he joins you in the crowd—the band will outperform itself at every show, time and time again. The trio’s newest Pools, released on John Dwyer’s Castle Face, happily captures the pulverizing energy and interstellar explosiveness at the very core of Prettiest Eyes. Truly the product of a band from a former era and from another different dimension, Pools summons the dystopic electropunk that will deliver terrifying nightmares to Siri’s Electric Sheep. Prepare yourself for this cosmic voyage directly into a meteor shower. In the words of Dwyer himself: “There is electricity in this sound.”
—Bennett Kogon
Venue Information:
Zebulon
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
http://zebulon.la/