Imagery Machine

Imagery Machine

The Mondegreens, The Lazulis

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

8:30 pm

Soda Bar

$7.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Imagery Machine
Imagery Machine
Since their formation in 2015, San Diego band Imagery Machine has set the local music scene on fire. Their distinct style of female-fronted indie rock psychedelia with undertones of reggae and progressive rock create an intoxicating, dynamic sound. Described as sounding similar to The Cranberries, Florence + The Machine and The Police, this troupe is fronted by the sultry voice of Jennie Dreams, with a band featuring accomplished musicians James Howard on lead guitar, bassist/vocalist Will Parsons, and drummer Tyler Shimkus. Imagery Machine was recently nominated for Best Indie/Alternative Band at the 2019 San Diego Music Awards, and the band has garnished two more nominations for their self-titled EP and Skydriver EP in 2017 and 2018 respectively. The band’s musical energy and passion shines through their immersive live performances, which feature kaleidoscopic lighting, frenzied stage presences, and an imaginative use of glitter and face paint. Imagery Machine has captivated a wide range of audiences; from street fairs, farmers markets and beer festivals along the coast of California to San Diego mainstay rock clubs such as The Casbah, Belly Up and Soda Bar. The band also played their first international shows in 2018 with more planned for the near future. This group of musical trailblazers is showing no sign of stopping, with big plans to release more much more content in 2019.
The Mondegreens
The Mondegreens
The Mondegreens is a group of five Seattle-based musicians, carving out a niche in the city’s prolific indie rock scene, one that centers on wide dynamic swings and ever present three-part harmonies. The group’s two frontmen, David Friedlander and Russell Rabut, draw on over a decade of singing together, spinning harmonic webs across the peaks and valleys of the group’s vibrant sound, their voices as likely to combine over a selection from Neil Young’s back catalog, as a slacker rock anthem from their youth.

Raised in the small college town of Chico, CA, original members, Friedlander (bass) and Rabut (guitar), founded the band amidst the throes of a wild 2013 Christmas party. Along with drummer, Scotty Jenkins, the group toured the western U.S. for three years, before leaving their hometown, in favor of Seattle’s fertile ground. Since the relocation, the lineup has expanded to include accompanists, Joe Davis (guitar), and Noah Kapioski (keyboard), both of whom draw on classical backgrounds.

In late 2016, the band released their second studio album, “A Passing Phrase,” a diverse collection of original songs that culminates in their guitar-driven take on the haunting Elliott Smith classic, ‘Twilight,’ recorded at Phil Elverum’s (The Microphones, Mount Eerie) beautiful Anacortes, WA studio, The Unknown. 2016 also saw the Mondegreens sharing the stage with Avi Buffalo, Brothers Comatose, Jelly Bread, Rainbow Girls, and Marty O’Reilly. As the new year warms up, you will find them howling and stomping their feet across stages from festivals to living rooms, and everything in between.
The Lazulis
Based out of San Diego, CA, The Lazulis is what drummer Matt Misquez calls a "post-introspective pop experiment". Pulling from an eclectic variety of influences and styles, the young band has a versatile sound that is geared towards upbeat live performances. According to guitarist Jon Cefalu, the creative process of the band relies heavily on a bastardization of diligent practicing, and whiskey-drunk jam rock.
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.sodabarmusic.com/