06.17.17 Male Gaze + Part/Human + Glass

Mt.St.Mtn. and LXIX present
June 17th, 2017 @ The Red Museum, Sacramento
All ages, 8:00PM, $7

>> pan Californian scuzz-pop practicioners are touring weekend-warrior style through June to promote their upcoming record "Miss Taken", out June 30th on Castle Face Records

"Matt, Mark and Adam, aka Male Gaze, return quickly from the brainy roar of their previous album King Leer with their six heels hanging even further over the edge of the abyss. Good bands often pull punches but the great ones don’t and these charismatically scarred veterans of romance, gear singed from all too real firefights in the dark world of adulthood, lodge ten new slugs into your vest. Your life was spared but you’ll feel every second of the thirty five plus minutes, grateful that all you got was a bruising. Imagine what it did to them! Have you ever flung yourself out there to such a degree that you risked total humiliation if it all went south, to where the next step would be self deportation to some distant island of annihilation in your mind? How did that work out for you? Don’t worry, Male Gaze knows and they wrote some songs about it. Look out your window, down at the glittering metropolis below and listen to this album." - Henry Rollins

>> Listen to "Wha Do Wha Do" by Male Gaze
>> Watch the video for "Tell Me How It Is" by Male Gaze

>> Minimal wave synth pop by Margot Rhodes of Silver Shadows backed by Kyle Hoover (Ganglians, Tiaras) and Julian Elorduy (Mayyors, Fine Steps, Ex. Rippers)

"Part/Human, a new San Francisco trio led by Margaret Rhodes, is a synth-heavy post-punk act, but instead of reaching back towards the '70s and '80s (Oppenheimer Analysis, The Units, Tuxedomoon) their touchpoints are firmly in the '90s (Curve, Lush, Primal Scream). The result is a lovely little slice of electronic post-punk that feels familiar but noticeably different from their contemporaries. Throughout the EP, a driving, syncopated drum machine propels forward underneath soaring, phased-out guitars, while Rhodes' voice provides melodic accompaniment. It reaches its zenith in the beautiful technicolor pop of "Stay Away," which uses Rhodes' voice to best effect and features the EP's most affecting rhythms, pairing Joy Division-derived basslines with jangly guitars." - Chris Zaldua, SF Weekly

>> Listen to the "Part/Human E.P." by Part/Human

>> Formerly Michael & The Strangeland. Emerging from the ashes of The Strange Land, features members of The Mallard, Spyrals and Sam Flax. The band grew out of a mutual affection for early 70's rock and proto-metal. Dylan Edrich (drums and vocals), Robin Caddell (Bass), and Michael Taras (guitar and vocals) channel Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath and Amon Düül alike into a dark, fuzz-drenched haze.

Mark Kaiser