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Cocktails, Lunchbox, Italian Cherry at Ivy Room

March 10, 2018
9:00 pm
Ivy Room

Cocktails + Lunchbox + Italian Cherry SAT ? MARCH 10, 2018 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm $8.00 21+ Cocktails Playing an upbeat, hooky brand of rock they call "slop-pop," Cocktails hail from San Francisco, CA. The group was founded in May 2012 by lead singer and guitarist Pat Clos, and singer, guitarist, and keyboard player Lauren Matsui. Inspired by vintage power pop and indie rock, the pair soon recruited Rion Rinker and drummer Phil Lantz and began writing material. The quartet recorded a four-song EP, the self-titled disc was released in February 2013 by Father/Daughter Records, and it effectively boosted their profile on the Northern California indie scene. In 2014, The Cocktails expand to a quintet as guitarist Joel Cusumano Joined the band and by midyear they'd released their first full-length album, "Adult Life." In 2016 they released their second and latest full length "Hypochondriac" Lunchbox Rather improbably, for a couple that makes records in its basement and went a dozen years without releasing one, Oakland's Tim Brown and Donna McKean are back with a string of critically-acclaimed releases and a smashing new lineup featuring Wunderkind drummer John Diaz. Allmusic called the most recent LP--"Lunchbox Loves You" (Jigsaw)--"a stunning comeback [that] keeps going from one brightly colored genius pop song to the next." The follow-up "Smash Hits" 7-inch EP met with similar praise, Fear/Loathing calling it "13 minutes of pure indie pop-punk bliss...a saccharine concerto of noise-pop wizardry." With a new LP in the works, Lunchbox is back to supply more of the slightly-dreamy-but-super-catchy bubblegum pop they are known for. Italian Cherry Swagger pop from Oakland. Venue Information: Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Ave Albany, CA, 94706

Ivy Room

860 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA

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