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DRAMA "Years"

DRAMA has released visuals for the latest single, "Years", from their forthcoming debut album, Dance Without Me, which is due out via Ghostly International on February 14th.

This is the collaboration between producer Na’el Shehade’s production and the vocal stylings of Via Rosa.

You can catch DRAMA at Metro on April 3rd.

Photo by Zoe Rain

   

02.01: Ginger Root plays mini-series premiere party at Junior High

The funk-forward DIY crew Ginger Root are gearing up for a little tour in March, but on Saturday, February 1st, they'll perform some music as part of the premiere of Hole Man at Junior High. If you're unfamiliar with Ginger Root's sound -- which blends funk and indie elements along the lines of Toro Y Moi, Vulfpeck, and Jay Som -- you'll want to discover it at this show, as you can pay nothing to get in. This free show will also get you into the premiere of the new mini-series Hole Man, additional performances by RENDER BOY and Jesse Herb, and art and zines for sale from creators Tessa Lowe and Seannie Bryan. If anything, this event's a great chance to support Junior High, a non-profit space dedicated to highlighting marginalized voices with radical empathy and anti-oppression activism. Get yourself familiar with Ginger Root's music by watching the video for "B4", posted below. - Will Sisskind

   

Glamour Assassins let the good times roll in "Everything Dissolves"

The five artists that form the Connecticut collective known as Glamour Assassins have released a new EP we urge you listen to. The new wave-glazed Everything Dissolves contains in it tracks like “Yellow Dogs” showcasing fist-pumping choruses that are quite sticky, and funky guitar riffs to spare. The title-track is pensive, with a stout bassline that provides a foundation for anthemic chants that would give The Killers a run for their money. In “2nd Amendment Blues,” the group lets loose, with a dance track that is powered by a drumbeat as speedy as it is majestic. The quintet lets the colorful synth embellishments take over in “Darkness Lights The Way,” and by then, the sonic canvas the group was filling is a glorious portrait of themselves. Stream the fantastically fun track “2nd Amendment Blues” below and let go of worries. - Rene Cobar

   

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Time: 
19:00
Band name: 
Valipala
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
facebook.com/valipalamusic
Venue name: 
The Sultan Room
Band email: 
   

01.23: CAPYAC bring the funk and new single to Moroccan Lounge

CAPYAC bring the party wherever they perform, so catch them livening up your Thursday night at Moroccan Lounge on January 23rd. The show precedes the release of the electro-funk duo's upcoming single "Dirty", which drops on January 31st. With festival performances and upcoming shows planned for Paris, Berlin, London, Copenhagen, Tijuana, Costa Mesa, and more, 2020 looks to keep CAPYAC busy electrifying crowds with their surreal dance and music act, during which anything can happen (including surprise pancakes, puppets, or impromptu improvisations which disappear into memory as soon as they're done). If you want to see what tricks CAPYAC have up their sleeve this year, catch them on January 23rd at Moroccan Lounge. First, check out their latest video, done for a collaboration with songwriter Annabelle Maginnis called "Little Toes". - Will Sisskind