Esses, The Acharis, Cult Strange
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Esses

The Acharis, Cult Strange

$10.00
Ages 21+
Niki Saint Kitten Presents

Esses

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Esses is an Oakland, CA post-punk/deathrock band, formed in 2014. Their music incorporates elements of deathrock, punk, doom, and noise to create a soundscape that is both intense and intimate. Their live performances have been described as transcendently dark. The group's members have been actively involved in the Bay Area’s underground art and music scenes for many years. They carry forward the aesthetic that has come to define the San Francisco Bay Area - the band's line-up includes both current and former members of The Phantom Limbs, Black Ice, Altar de Fey, and The Holy Kiss. Esses is currently working on their third release / second full length album.

The Acharis

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The Acharis are a race of worm-like creatures so ashamed by their own ugliness that they hide underground and constantly cry. ”Lost in the Vortex” is the debut album from Oakland California artists The Acharis. Released on 12” vinyl from EXBTN Records (Paris) and cassette from Goth Horse Records (Oakland).

Cult Strange

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Cult Strange have no beginning, or end...

...however, if we're going to create some kind of origin story, the germ of this band crawled its way to the Earth’s surface back in 1989, when Aleph Omega (Drums), Rodney Horihata (Bass), and Buz Deadwaxx (Guitar) met for the first time.

Since then, the three of them have been playing together in one formation or another.(Chrome, The Reptile House, Gimme Danger, SMARTYR, Seed)

In The Reptile House: A Tribute to The Sisters of Mercy, formed in 2009, Aleph, Buz and Rodney decided to push their boundaries further.

Aleph moved out from behind his drum kit, and to the front of the stage to become a vocalist, as well as doing all of the drum programming.

Buz returned to his first love, the low end growl of bass. Rodney branched out adding more strings to his repertoire until he mastered all 6, with the occasional foray into 12. This worked, and continues to work, very well….

In 2016, Rodney helped to form local Oakland Post Punk/Deathrock band The Ink Bats, where he met and started playing with drummer Andrej Puhlovski.

In 2018 an idea was hatched, and these 4 joined forces to create a new band....

Cult Strange is influenced by the Punk/Post Punk/Industrial/Deathrock musics of the 80’s. They hammer out an angry, yet danceable set of songs, with lyrics that range from protesting the inhumane practice of locking children in cages, to love songs in honor of Goddesses that demand blood sacrifices.

They will get your feet moving, and your blood pumping!

Ivy Room

860 San Pablo Av

Albany, Ca. 94706

EAST BAY

21+

Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Av.
Albany, CA, 94706