Hot Sink, The Space Merchants, Miny, Vinyl, Antihana

Hot Sink

The Space Merchants

Miny

Vinyl

Antihana

Friday, April 12

Doors: 7:45 pm / Show: 8:15 pm

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

  • Vinyl - 8:15
  • Hot Sink - 9:00
  • The Space Merchants - 9:45
  • Miny - 10:35
  • Antihana - 11:45

Hot Sink
Hot Sink
Hey team, attached is our current photo and below is our bio.

Hot Sink burst onto the LA music scene like a drunken thief from a bank vault. Their sound is full-frontal Grunge Blues armed with live-wire harmonica solos, freight-train rhythm, and searing fuzz guitar lines.
The Space Merchants
The Space Merchants
Somewhere between the astral plane and the sticky floors of a biker bar—that’s the sonic zone inhabited by Kiss the Dirt. At once heavy and propulsive, blissed out and Southern fried, the highly anticipated sophomore release from Brooklyn’s The Space Merchants sits in constant tension between grit and transcendence.
Grammy-winning engineer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Spoon, Kings of Leon) produced and mixed the record, building on the promise of the band’s acclaimed 2015 debut. That record’s sunny psych vibes earned raves from the likes of Magnet and scored a KEXP song of the day.
The Space Merchants, though, took their name from a ‘50s sci-fi novel. And on Kiss the Dirt they set their controls for the ends of infinity, with a thematic sweep that explores notions of mortality, rebirth and chaos. Brown’s production adds muscle and finesse, recalling Black Mountain in joining Sabbath-weight power moves and T. Rexian swagger to the earthy groove of The Band and Bobbie Gentry’s crossover twang. But it’s Mike Guggino and Ani Monteleone’s lazer-guided harmonies that, coupled with a layer of atmospheric psych/space tones, launch these ten songs into the cosmos.
On the title track drummer Carter Logan (also one half of Jim Jarmusch’s musical vehicle, Sqürl) and bassist Aileen Brophy lay down supple slabs of rhythm for Guggino’s slithery riffs and Monteleone’s organ pads. Guggino and Monteleone trade vocals, toggling between her pure-as-light clarity and his silky crooner’s rock as they interrogate cosmic forces (“I named a lot of stars/but I never named the sun/so do you think it knows like I know?”). A Fleetwood Mac-worthy harmony, supported by Brophy on backing vocals, sets up an ascendant and (as usual) ripping Guggino solo.
Another standout, “Not Tonight” punctuates its revved up last-dance-in-a-cosmic-honkytonk groove with explosive tremolo bursts that would make Jason Pierce proud. While “All the Love” struts in low and slow, slinking toward an epic jam that crescendos with crashing drums and taught, twined guitar lines before drifting back to Earth and summoning an even bigger wave of sound in the coda. A Stone Roses–style Brit pop jangler, side 2 opener “The Edge of the World” adds another, brighter hue to the aural palette.
Kiss the Dirt features cover art by internationally renowned artist and designer Braulio Amado (who has worked on design projects for Beck). And it’s accompanied by a 100-page psychedelic sci-fi graphic novel illustrated by Joshua Ray Stevens (creator of album art for Sub Pop’s hip hop supergroup Shabazz Palaces). Inspired in part by a Donovan interview, the novel explores notions of mortality, entropy, chaos and control. In it, the band transcends time and space to drink with Alexander the Great from his victory chalice only moments before his death and the collapse of his empire. “The songs on the record are all about being painfully aware of the limitations of mortality,” Guggino says. “We are set adrift in a sea of chaos that is the universe, so the graphic novel envisions the opposite—a universe where we are in control, but only for a moment.”
Elsewhere Guggino’s “limitations of mortality” manifest as world-weary laments (“I’ve done too much living for this world/I know that it hurts”) and country-style narratives. “Not Tonight”, for example, is a story of star-crossed dance floor romance while “City Lights” tells the tale of a sordid breakup (“Leave your coat on ‘cause you ain’t gonna come inside”). But on Kiss the Dirt, everything rooted in the ways of the world is just a means for transcending it. So it’s no surprise when you hear the record’s last lyric: “In that fire I’ll be reborn/And I wanna help it burn”.
Miny
Miny
Miny is a singer, songwriter and drummer from Phoenix Arizona. She began her journey in music at age thirteen as the lead singer, drummer and songwriter of a metal band called Hellen. Hellen released an EP titled “Confessions of a Four Track Mind” and a full length album titled “Sorry For Screaming”. Miny is endorsed by the drum companies Pearl and Vic Firth.
While completing her B.A. in Film Production at Arizona State University, Miny began writing and performing pop & hip-hop music. She gained a local and online fan base - self directing and editing her music videos, performing live, and gaining radio play on Power 98.3. She released her debut mixtape “Demon” and followed it up with her EP “Hologram Heart”.
She relocated to Los Angeles where her music caught the attention of Che Pope (Grammy award winning producer for Kanye West and former president of G.O.O.D Music). The two began working on Miny’s debut EP with producer Dave Hamelin. Miny continues to write music for herself and for other artists.
Vinyl
Vinyl
Vinyl...just two eighteen year old boys taking it back. James and Jaeger grew up in the small town of Simi Valley, California and began to pursue music starting at the young age of four years old. As they grew older, they realized that music was what they were really passionate about, and decided to play together as a band they would come to name, Vinyl. James primarily plays the guitar with Jaeger being the lead vocalist. Their musical idols vary from Led Zeppelin's John Bonham and Jimmy Page all the way to Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley, and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. Each and every song is one they have written on their own using the musical influences of 50’s blues, 60’s and 80’s classic and hard rock, as well as 90’s grunge. They hope to bring rock music back to the sounds of today and share their passion for music with everyone around them.
Antihana
Antihana
From Santa Barbara, educated in Boston, and putzing around in LA and New York, AntiHana has been described as shoegaze disco, bedroom pop, and what might happen if Bruno Mars and Nico had a (sonic) baby. Wtf does that sound like? Come see for yourself.
Venue Information:
The Mint
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035
http://www.themintla.com/