Doors at 8:30 | 21+
9 - June Swoon
10 - Ramonda Hammer
11 - Summer Cannibals
Advance ticket price: $12.00
Day of Show ticket price: $14.00
The Satellite Presents
Led by guitarist/vocalist Jessica Boudreaux, Summer Cannibals initially cut their teeth on the local Portland circuit, eventually playing with some their musical heroes including L7, Mudhoney, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and The War on Drugs. In the last year alone they have toured the country with bands like Cursive, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists and Titus Andronicus. Along the way, they released a pair of fantastic full-lengths -- 2013’s No Makeup and 2015’s Show Us Your Mind — on their own label, New Moss Records. Show Us Your Mind appeared on NPR’s Sound Opinions Best of list in 2015 and Pitchfork said that on Full Of It, the Cannibals “expertly balance flame-belching Mad Max riffage with lyrics frankly exploring questions of co-dependence and need.” The band has since spent an unhealthy amount of time on the road, earning accolades and adding plenty of fresh converts to their highly-charged, no frills attack. It seemed only logical that when the band decided to sign to a label, they chose Kill Rock Stars, which has a long history of putting out fearless, female-led bands like Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney. Their most recent release, Full Of It, is the band’s defining statement to date. Recorded with producer Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, Wild Flag), the LP is one of those massive leaps forward that every band hopes to achieve at least once in their career. Somehow Summer Cannibals keep doing it over and over again. With the band’s line up solidified now by long time drummer Devon Shirley alongside the additions of rippers Cassi Blum on guitar and Ethan Butman on bass they are truly a force to be reckoned with.
On Ramonda Hammer's searing debut LP I Never Wanted Company, front-woman Devin Davis takes a hard look at her struggle between despairing loneliness and embracing independence. The Los Angeles quartet’s blistering guitars and Davis’s paint-peeling vocals – recalling past greats like Hole and likeminded contemporaries like Mannequin Pussy – form the support for lyrics that grapple with two years of emotional upheaval for Davis. Since the band released their 2017 EP Destroyers, a release that cemented Ramonda Hammer as a tentpole act in LA’s surging community of woman- and queer-fronted bands, Davis struggled to come to terms with her codependency, fought against her own overwhelming over-analysis, and got into her first queer relationship. The result is an album that’s bruising, cathartic, searching, and ultimately therapeutic. Featuring production by Alex Newport (At The Drive In, Bloc Party), I Never Wanted Company is a powerful and triumphant return for the quartet – including Justin Geter on guitar, Andy Hengl on bass, and Mark Edwards on drums. “No one is coming! No one!” Davis wails at the end of lead single “Hoax”. On its face, it’s a bleak and almost nihilistic statement – but for her, it’s a call to independence. Davis hopes the album will help people who want to take better control over their own lives and emotions. “I’m an anxious person,” she says. “It helps me to play loud rock music with gritty sounds and brash lyrics. Sometimes you to scream to wake people up.”
After a really stupid break-up in the Appalachian Mountains, Sacramento native Juli Lydell established June Swoon in Los Angeles in 2018. Her debut LP, “This Town Could Be Big Enough for the Both of Us,” was released October 2019. The album uses emo and abstract noise-influenced music with pop and country-western motifs to explore themes of intimacy and identity. Brash, cheeky, and often bittersweet, the sound of June Swoon has been compared to Kurt Vile, Land of Talk, Pavement, and Jenny Lewis. She and her band will tour the West Coast in April 2020.