Professional Fans Showcase 5/19/13

Professional Fans is bringing its fourth official showcase to Brick & Mortar Music Hall on Sunday, May 19 with performances by Gothic Tropic, Seatraffic, and Cruel Summer. Expect a night of sunny California pop jams with subtly relatable undertones of emotional turmoil.

Gothic Tropic is a trio from L.A.’s Echo Park comprised of Cecilia Della Peruti, Daniel Denton, and Lia Braswell. The band’s sound echoes its moniker, fortifying rhythmic jungle pop with dark and witty themes. Listen to “Flesh Dance” off the Awesome Problems EP, below.

Rising San Francisco synth-pop duo Seatraffic, a Professional Fans favorite, will also perform at the showcase. Their track “Tempo of Regret” recently got the remix treatment from Moondive, which you can stream below.

Local newcomers Cruel Summer caught our attention with a few outstanding female fronted pop-rock singles on Bandcamp, dousing sweet summertime melodies with a post-punk shoegaze edge. Stream their self-titled EP below, recorded in San Francisco with Jason Kick at Secret Studios.

As usual, DJ CoolGreg and our own Katie Kopacz will represent Professional Fans with an all-vinyl DJ set. RSVP for the show on Facebook.

Gothic Tropic, Seatraffic, Cruel Summer, ProFan DJs
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
May 19, 2013
9pm, $7&#8211$10