3 great musical acts are taking over our stage for one night!
Tickets: $8 Advanced / $11 Day of Show / $14 Reserved
This show [at the Belly Up] celebrates the long awaited EP release from San Diego native, Emily Afton. Consideration is the second release from this Oakland based electro-pop artist, which follows her debut LP Archetype. The EP is a diary of the zeitgeist; a layered compilation of songs expressing the multitudes of a queer woman and artist in 2019. It is unrequited love, self-discovery, protest ballad transcendence, and dance floor joy all wrapped into one.
Emily Afton is a genre bender. Her music is retro-pop sweetness, punctuated with dark rhythmic synths; heartfelt lyrics and a passionate, sultry voice; ethereal beauty that’s survived a gutter or two. Afton pulls these elements together seamlessly, making you somehow believe the road she has just designed on this unique sonic map was here all along.
Dani Bell and the Tarantist is a psychedelic dream pop band from San Diego, California. Much like their fellow bands on The Redwoods Music label, Dani Bell and the Tarantist are known for powerful live performances and beautifully crystalline recordings.
With their sophomore record Wide Eyed, Dani Bell and the Tarantist awake from the dreamy pop reveries that fueled their 2015 debut, to contend with a present day that’s taken a greater emotional toll. While Dark West lent the intimacy of Bell’s vulnerable vocals to romantic whispers, here they’re compelled to answer the shifting contexts of an unsettling world, offering turns of disenchantment, wariness, and resilience.
Based out of San Francisco, CA, the HA plays beach funk americana; music that celebrates the human condition. music to party to.
The band expertly blends the carefree nature of beach-bound California natives with a southern country soul at heart. Led by frontman and storyteller Brooks Dierker, the band is comprised of a number of Bay Area music veterans including Nick Bray and Corey Huttenga on guitar, Josh Badura on drums, Breno Aragon on bass, Jerry Woo Jones on sax. While The HA provides a space for those to dance the night away with a bottle of whiskey in hand, they also make it a point to give back to the community. Since the summer of 2015, the band has hosted a number of ‘Party With Purpose’ events across CA to benefit local nonprofits and organizations.