THE LOVEMAKERS (OAKLAND)
Chic, dance-friendly Bay Area indie rockers The Lovemakers, earned a dedicated following in the early 2000s thanks in no small part to their sultry live show. Founded by Stanford-educated marine biologist, Lisa Light and multi-instrumentalist Scott Blonde, the group self-released an LP in 2003 which quickly sold out at local record stores while the live show took the Oakland warehouse scene by storm. Stardom strained Light and Blonde's notoriously public relationship, but they went on to release acclaimed Times of Romance (Interscope), followed by two additional LPs before breaking up.
After an icy 4 year hiatus, the band reunited in 2011, and have been cherry-picking shows to sold-out venues throughout California.
DANKE (LOS ANGELES)
DANKE’s audience is immediately captivated by her engaging performance and unique vocal styling. Balanced delicately between a heavy intensity found in experimental garage rock and a soulful, haunting quality heard in chill-inducing acoustic songwriting, DANKE has carved out a unique place in the electro-pop world.
HI SCORES! (OAKLAND)
HI SCORES is the brainchild of Oakland based producer Jason Stinnett aka JAYSONIK (HOTTUB/CA510/LE HEAT RECORDS) and Janaysa Lambert (MORTAR & PESTAL). Inspired by Phil Spector's Wall of Sound juxtaposed with R&B harmonies and a 2 Step bounce, HI SCORES swerves between the two lane highway of fiction and fantasy.