Sun June / Haunted Summer

Bootleg Theater Presents

Sun June / Haunted Summer

Tonopah, Wished Bone

Tue. June 19, 2018

8:00 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Sun June
Sun June
Sun June makes regret pop in Austin, Texas.

Laura Colwell and Stephen Salisbury formed the band while working long hours in director Terrence Malick’s editing rooms, practicing in the office whenever Malick was out of town.

They worked with Dan Duszynski (Cross Record; Loma) and fellow Malick alum Will Patterson (Sleep Good) on their first set of demos before solidifying the current line up of Michael Bain on guitar, Sarah Schultz on drums, and Justin Harris on bass.

In 2017 they began working on Years with Evan Kaspar at Estuary Recording Facility, recording live to tape. Tony Presley of the Austin label Keeled Scales was living above the studio at the time, and first heard Sun June through the floorboards. He contacted the band soon after.

Years is a we’ve-been-broken-up-a-long-time record. It looks back on failed relationships from a distance. But its ten songs are filled with warm sounds and catchy melodies. Laura’s vocals, Sarah’s harmonies, and Michael’s layered guitar lines float over simple and spacious structures.

Sun June will be playing SXSW 2018 ahead of the release of their debut LP Years, coming June 15. A US summer tour will follow.
Haunted Summer
Haunted Summer
The first time Bridgette Moody and John Seasons performed together, everyone in the room could tell they were watching something special. "We got the craziest response," Seasons remembers. "People were like, ‘Wow, you two — you two should do something.’’ A cover of Animal Collective's "Bees," which can still be viewed on YouTube was the final song in an entire evening of Animal Collective songs Seasons had put together with some friends at the Echo (in LA) on Oct. 29, 2012. As Moody wails and Seasons gently harmonizes behind her over twinkling synths and processed guitar, you can sense the audience holding their breath as the band was born. The songs of Haunted Summer are dreamy and hypnotic, rich with orchestral strings and sultry electronic textures. With their previous EP, Something in the Water, the group crafted a captivating, ethereal musical journey through a nostalgic world of young love and long-forgotten memories. Consisting of husband-and-wife Bridgette Moody and John Seasons, who share songwriting duties in a true collaboration, the Highland Park duo have shared the stage and toured with groups and performers including Taken By Trees, Islands, Deafheaven, The Polyphonic Spree, Coeur De Pirate, Olafur Arnalds, Carla Morrison, Meiko, Basia Bulat, Geographer, David J of Bauhaus and many more. Their new full-length, Spirit Guides, was written on the road as well as recorded in several studios including Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood, Comp-ny LA, and studios owned by Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene, Oregon. It features an array of talented musicians, including (but not limited to!) Dave Catching from Eagles of Death Metal and Chris Goss from Masters of Reality (both of whom are on the title track). Having completed multiple headlining tours across the country and a new 45 day tour to start 2018 off, Haunted Summer is poised to bring their psychedelic sound to the world.



A ray of light seeping in through the cracks of a long forgotten and rundown gothic mansion. -The Portland Mercury (CT)


Haunted Summer, lives up to its name with an even more enchanting series of dream-pop shimmers, as Bridgette Eliza Moody's vocals trail off languidly in the jet stream of husband John Seasons' majestic emissions. -Falling James (LA Weekly)

Windswept vocals, sultry strings and spacey guitar blend together beautifully. The whole thing is mysterious and engrossing enough that it gets under your skin and stirs your own private nostalgia. -Billy Gil (Amoeba Blog)
Tonopah
Tonopah
Tonopah is a four-piece girl group based in Los Angeles, CA. Formed in 2013, the current line-up consists of Effie (guitar, vocals), Charlotte Nuqui (bass), Aerienne Russell (lead guitar), and Alice Berliner (drums). Inspired by fifties rockabilly and the doo-wop groups of the sixties, Tonopah makes use of fun harmonies, melodious guitar riffs, and good ole rock n' roll rhythms. Driven by lead singer and songwriter Effie Ralli's soft twee vocals and bittersweet stories of longing, their music has been compared to Camera Obscura and Rilo Kiley. Their live shows are engaging, with endearing British banter and girl power stage moves; they even get the crowd swing dancing!

The band released their debut album, Always Almost in late 2015, and followed-up with a West Coast tour. They are currently writing new material for an upcoming EP, and playing shows in and around Los Angeles.

"Their dreamy and melodious pop is a time-warp back to diner dates and shared milkshakes, a place where falling in love is as sweet as the last slice of apple pie." - The Grey Estates
Wished Bone
Wished Bone
Lo-fi acoustic indie folk project of Ashley Rhodus with Brian Kupillas under their alias's Slim Morrison and Thin Charles.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/