Doors at 8:30
Girl Underground Music Presents
Spare Parts For Broken Hearts
Residency - Final Night
9 - Ever So Android
10 - Spare Parts For Broken Hearts
feat. Annabelle Maginnis
11 - Iress
with DJ Sets by Blood Candy
The Satellite & Girl Underground Music Present
Sarah Green (Sg), is the founder and front person of the melodic, three-piece, post-grunge band, Spare Parts for Broken Hearts. Known for their unique blend of big and beautiful choruses soaring above the heavy pulse of distorted drive, Spare Parts is a nostalgic nod to the beloved dynamic of classic ‘90s fuzz-drenched melodies, often soaked in the angst of its tortured storyteller. The band is reminiscent of many post-grunge era greats, but with a modern and memorable kick to the teeth. LA Record has said “In an era of music characterized so frequently by pastiche delivered with a sly wink, it’s refreshing to hear a band utilize and own their influences this sincerely,” After Ellen said “Sg’s voice is going to become your new favorite sound” and The Orange County Register has dubbed them “An ardent testament to true alternative rock music.” After returning from another Van’s Warped Tour in 2010, Green made plans to start the Long Beach based trio doubling as both singer/guitar player while also frequently alternating on bass. The inception of Spare Parts was the culmination of Green’s diverse roster of musical endeavors as both a multi-instrumentalist and solo artist; this became the catalyst for Green to eventually sum all of them up into one core project and create a band of her own. Green dropped out of college and came out the same year she jumped on the Van’s Warped Tour for the first time, touring as a bassist and traveling alongside bands such as CKY, Weezer, The Muffs and Thursday. Upon returning, Green’s interest in activism within her own LGBTQIA community became the fundamental root of what would later become the core foundation Spare Parts for Broken Hearts is built upon, noting the band’s tagline, “Everything Heavy, Everyone Here.” In 2018, Green rounded out a new lineup with long-time fan, Jonny Cifuentes (bass) and long-time friend, Jessica Lankford (drums). With a recent relocation of the band to Echo Park, Green and Spare Parts for Broken Hearts are manifesting a year of new beginnings. To welcome their first official hometown show, Grimy Goods named them “One of the 15 must see bands of Echo Park Rising 2018.” Spare Parts began recording earlier this year with plans to release another single in the Fall. What began as an EP, will likely become a full length release to follow in 2019.
Ever So Android is based on the timeless synergy between it’s principal members, multi-instrumentalist/programmer Drew Murray and vocalist Hope Simpson. Hope’s vocals are an opulent blend of soul, blues, and punk; an unexpected combination that produces a hypnotic result. Drew’s soundscapes are confident and lush: chunky, dynamic guitars and synths sawing away under lean, fierce electronic beats. Their cohesive style is expansive enough to include throttling anthems, dystopian dance epics, and full-on electro-punk bashers.
Iress (formerly Iris) makes the kind of music that submerges you into another world. Heavy. Dark. Electric. Doom-gaze guitars are layered over ethereal vocals that metamorphose into anguished screams, and are accented by cinematic drums and dancing bass lines. Formed in 2010 on the outskirts of LA, Iress has slowly built itself into a commanding machine of sound, steadily gaining steam and momentum. Their powerful live performances and raw talent have caught on like wildfire, with their heavy, melancholic sound and cathedral-like vocals drawing comparisons to bands such as True Widow, King Woman, Chelsea Wolfe, and Emma Ruth Rundle. The release of their EP Prey at the end of 2015 forged a new chapter in Iress’ story. The band spent most of last year opening for high-caliber bands such as Sunflower Bean, Chon, and Summer Twins, and performing at festivals, including Echo Park Rising. They were named as a band-not-to-be-missed by the LA Times. This year, Iress will be releasing their second EP, Soaked, via PLAG Records. This EP sees the band delving even further into the haunting, massive sounds that they explored in their earlier material. With DoLA naming them one of LA’s Bands to Watch for 2017, and plans for a West Coast tour in the works, Iress is a band you will not want to miss.