Hardly Art sweetheart Colleen Green (West LA) released her debut LP with the label in March. Following the Ramones and Descendents-inspired themes of her early releases Cujo and Milo Goes To Compton, her new album Sock It To Me soaks up the sunny sounds of sad girl stoner pop and rings them out with a sense of gloomy lo-fi flair. Watch the video for "Taxi Driver" below, and catch Colleen wearing her signature sunglasses on stage Monday night.
SISU is the Los Angeles-based, synth-centric shoegaze project of Dum Dum Girls drummer Sandra Vu. She is often joined by Ryan Wood (who played with Vu in Midnight Movies), Nat Keefer, Jules Medeiros, Dave South, Tito Echevarria, and Chris Stevens. Vu candidly described her dramatic transition from drummer to frontperson in an interview with San Francisco Bay Guardian: "In front, it's just me, my guitar, and the feeling of utter nakedness. Singing is the most vulnerable thing I can think of doing in front of a bunch of strangers, apart from literally going naked."
Following three California dates, SISU will accompany Dirty Beaches on a U.S. tour and return to Bottom of the Hill on September 22 with Chasms. Stream SISU's Light Eyes below via Bandcamp, where you can order the EP in a variety of formats including 12-inch vinyl (Mono Prism). Vu told SFBG that a full-length is "in the can."
Bay Area-based garage pop trio Burnt Palms will open the showcase at Du Nord. Carving out fuzzy beach jams from Seaside in Monterey County, Christina (guitar/vocals) and Clara Enkel (drums) recruited Brian Dela Cruz on bass to record their debut album with Gary Olson at Brotown Sound in San Francisco. Head to Bandcamp to stream Burnt Palms' self-titled LP, which is (barely) still available on vinyl from Very Gun Records. Check out "Just For Me" below.
Colleen Green, SISU, Burnt Palms, ProFans DJs
Cafe Du Nord
July 22, 2013
8pm, $9-12 (21+)