9 - Hawk Percival and Friends
10 - YIP YOPS
10:45 - Acid Tongue
Advance ticket price: $10.00
Day of Show ticket price: $12.00
The Satellite Presents
ACID TONGUE is an American-bred garage band heavily influenced by AM-radio soul, folk and psychedelic rock. The band is composed of Guy Keltner & Ian Cunningham – perverted in their youth by adolescent exposure to mind-altering substances and strange, spiritually-driven parenting techniques. After years of extensive traveling throughout the United States, as well as some experimental therapy in a Mexican yurt, the boys have united to produce their take on the music of their parents’ generation. Incorporating imagery of the afterlife, dream-states, and drifter-culture, Acid Tongue seeks to enlighten listeners to their swingin’, contemplative lifestyle. Deeply influenced by Southern R&B, Motown, folk and doo-wop, the current incarnation of Acid Tongue is an ode to a life spent on the road and a head stuck in the clouds. Equal parts Lou Reed, The Growlers, Brian Wilson, & Mac Demarco, the sound is a dark reflection on childhood romance, confusion, Satanism and suicidal thoughts familiar to anyone suffering from the American condition.
The Coachella Valley is where YIP YOPS were born and still call home. However, there’s an indefinable and indescribable urge that spurned the duo - frontman Ison Van Winkle and drummer Ross Murakami - to send their own kind of aftershocks through alternative music. The band’s singular sound could’ve been signed to Factory Records in 1981, but feels at home on your favorite Spotify playlist. That’s why the pair achieved the seemingly insurmountable within a few years of crystallizing its lineup (and graduating high school). They went from gracing the stage at Coachella, Chinatown Summer Nights, and Echo Park Rising to building an organic buzz online. Counting New Order, The Smiths, and Pink Floyd among myriad influences, their sound tempers layered harmonies over swooning synths, robust accentuated guitars, and hyper-charged beats. Rising out from the area’s monolithic musical shadow, they prove the classic possibilities of musicians jamming in a suburban garage. 2018 sees the duo release more music as they push the single “She” and hit the road once again.