Seattle’s Iska Dhaaf is bringing its melodic psych-punk to Neck of the Woods this Friday, June 20, for the San Francisco cut of its national tour. Bound by a shared affinity for Sufi poetry, Nathan Quiroga and Benjamin Verdoes created their moniker (a Somali phrase that translates to “Let It Go”) in the early 2010s and slowly crafted a post punk sound laced with hooks, intricate rhythms, dark psych elements, and understated sythns.
The duo dropped its debut album, Even the Sun Will Burn, with Brick Lane Records earlier this year, and if you haven’t listened to the record’s lead single “Everybody Knows”, check out the video below and dig into this confident track’s dangerous undercurrents. Iska Dhaaf has built a solid reputation for its powerful live performances, so whether this is the greatest thing you’ve ever heard or you’re not entirely sold, come out this Friday—it’s a FREE show!
Neck of the Woods
June 20, 2014
9pm, FREE (21+)