Wednesday, June 27th | Doors at 7pm
w/ Truth 66 and DJ Shakedown
With more than a decade and a half of industry experience and a rich catalog of recordings, Black Milk has transitioned from one of hip-hop’s rising stars to a genre-bending virtuoso with a well-rounded pedigree as a producer, rapper and performer. Acclaimed by outlets such as Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and The Wall Street Journal, the Detroit-born artist has released seven solo rap albums, a handful of EPs and instrumental projects, and has collaborated with numerous artists, including Jack White, Danny Brown (most recently producing Danny Brown’s “Really Doe” ft. Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt and Ab-Soul), Slum Village and many more. Returning to the scene amidst a turbulent political climate, Black Milk’s latest album, FEVER, is a socially aware body of work with a multi-genre soundscape, building on his style of fusing electronic programming with samples and live music. FEVER is out now via Mass Appeal Records and Black Milk’s label Computer Ugly.
Wednesday, June 20th | Doors at 7pm
Saturday, June 9th | Doors at 8pm
with White Hills
Ufomammut is a power trio formed in Italy in 1999 by Poia, Urlo and Vita, a lineup that has remained stable since. The trio have developed a sound characterized by lengthy songs centered on repeated heavy riffs coupled with droning vocals and the use of sound effects and synths. 8 is the Ufomammut’s 8th album, comprised of 8 tracks that flow into each other without interruption. This flow can also be seen when you tip 8 horizontally, thus it morphs into the leniscate from algebraic geometry –∞– a plane curve that meets at central point – or more commonly known as the infinity symbol. A continuous stream of movement reflective of the uninterrupted nature of the album but also the continued togetherness of the essential elements of the band – Urlo, Poia and Vita – since the beginning of the band’s history in 1999. ∞ tipped vertically sees us return to the number 8. It must be stressed there is no singular pronunciation of the title, 8 is to be spoken in every language e.g. Ȑeightȑ in Engish, Ȑottoȑ in Italian, Ȑachtȑ in German, huit in french and so on. 8 is a continuous flux of music, a singular entity, which can be defined in micro measurements by its 8 satellite songs. Each track expands upon the preceding song, unfolding into an exceedingly dense and malevolent journey, resulting in this being Ufomammut’s most extreme venture yet, with no room for breathing space in the 48 minutes. Ufomammut’s status as one of the most potent, powerful and artistic contemporary doom artists in existence continues to captivate the masses, and the band’s worldwide grasp grows wider with each release.
Ufomammut’s live show is supported by the internationally acclaimed video and graphic art of Malleus, a rock artists’ collective of which Poia and Urlo form a part, who conjure the entirety of Ufomammut’s visual impact.
Sunday, June 3rd | Doors at 8pm
40th Anniversary – Fight Back The World Tour
with MDC (Millions Of Deceived Citizens)
D.O.A. is a Canadian punk rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia. They are often referred to as the “founders” of hardcore punk along with Black Flag, Bad Brains, Angry Samoans, the Germs, Negative Trend, and Middle Class.
Friday, May 25th | Doors at 8pm
Cults made their name in black and white. A pair of film school dropouts who burst onto the New York scene with a perfect single and a darkly retro sound, the band’s first two albums play like noirish documentaries on a lost girl group. Four years after Static, Cults returns with Offering, an exciting collection of songs bursting with heart, confidence, shimmering melody and buzzing life. The time off has given the band new energy and new ideas–Cults are working in Technicolor now.
Monday, May 14th | Doors at 7pm
Vagabon, the moniker for multi-instrumentalist, Lætitia Tamko, was born in late 2014 during her final years of engineering school. Currently living in New York City via Cameroon, Tamko’s cultural duality and engineering background informs her inspirations as a musician and a producer. Blending elements of west and east African music from her childhood with punk as well as electronic leaning instrumentation, Vagabon songs vary in themes and genre.
Julie Byrne – Sometimes it can take years to find your calling. Not for Julie Byrne; whose power of lyrical expression and musical nous seems inborn. Often what comes naturally cannot be driven by speed and time. Julie’s second album, Not Even Happiness, has evolved at its own pace. It spans recollections of bustling roadside diners, the stars over the high desert, the aching weariness of change, the wildflowers of the California coast, and the irresolvable mysteries of love.Get Tickets
Wednesday, May 9th | Doors at 7pm
w/ Sex Headaches and Cat Teeth
In the dimly lit interior of a small nightclub, where the stale smell of a thousand extinguished cigarettes drowns out the smell of spilt beer and broken dreams, a band plays against a backdrop of cheap golden tinsel. Outside, palm trees line the night’s horizon. In the years to come, the streets will swell into highways and interstates, but for now Los Angeles is still a young city growing daily with transplants from across the United States, all looking for a new life. It’s still a city largely cut off from the rest of the country, and in the years before the Manson family forever tarnishes the infinite hope of the Western enclave and before the Hell’s Angels of Altamont interrupt rock n’ roll’s peaceful trajectory with unprecedented violence, there is still a dreamy California sound for those dark rooms suffused with neon light. The three women of L.A. Witch wouldn’t be born for several decades, but their sound transports you back to those warm Californian nights in smoky rooms.Get Tickets
Monday May 7th | Doors at 7pm
w/ Locate S,1 & Once and Future Band
of Montreal is an American indie rock band from Athens, Georgia. It was founded by frontman Kevin Barnes in 1996, named after a failed romance between Barnes and a woman “of Montreal.” The band is identified as part of the Elephant 6 collective. Throughout its existence, of Montreal’s musical style has evolved considerably and drawn inspiration from 1960s psychedelic pop acts.Get Tickets
Wednesday May 2nd | EARLY SHOW!!! Doors at 6pm
w/ You Doo Right || YOU
Formed in 1995 by Makoto Kawabata at the same time as the Acid Mothers Temple Soul Collective. The group released its debut album in 1997 on PSF Records (Japan), and it was selected as one of the year’s best albums in the The Wire magazine (UK). In 1998 the group played their first tours of the US and Europe. Since then the group has released a huge number of albums on labels from many different countries. As of 2017, the group has released around 80 albums. Every year since 1998, they have toured extensively in the US and Europe, and more recently have started performing around Asia and in Japan too.Get Tickets
The group has performed in collaboration with many musicians including psychedelic originators Gong and Guru Guru, Simeon (Silver Apples), Nik Turner (Hawkwind), and the Occitanian trad sinder Rosina de Peira. Japanese collaborators have included Afrirampo, Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Maso Yamazaki (Masonna), Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms), Jun Kuriyama (The Ox), and many others.
To begin with the group had a floating line-up with contributions from many members of the AMT Soul Collective. But as tours became more frequent, the group began to coalesce around a core touring line-up. Other bands were created with Acid Mothers Temple as part of their name (AMT & The Cosmic Inferno, AMT SWR, AMT & The Space Paranoid, Acid Mothers Gong, Acid Mothers Guru Guru, etc.), but AMT & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. has continued to function as the mothership and main lineage for all our activities.
In 2016, 21 years since the group’s founding, there was a major shift in the line-up and “Next Generation” was added to the name. We now view the first 20 years as chapter one in our story, and we are now turning the page to start chapter two. The current touring line-up is: Makoto Kawabata (the sole original member), Hiroshi Higashi, Mitsuko☆Tabata, Nani Satoshima, and Wolf.
Saturday April 28th | Doors at 8pm
w/ DJ Shakedown | DJ Ohm vs. DJ Stigmata
Sister is very excited to host one of our favorite DJ’s ever! “DJ QBert delivers like no other DJ. His peers and the media call him the Greatest DJ in the World, one of the most influential DJs of all time.”
This show will feature a skratch battle between hometown greats, DJ OHM, and DJ Stigmata! DJ Shakedown will also be spinning throughout the evening making sure the vibe is just right. This much talent on one stage will no doubt make for an epic evening of Hip Hop and Turntablism. Advance tickets are highly recommended.Get Tickets