Gutter Boat, Diaz

Ivy Room Presents

Gutter Boat

Diaz

The Breathing Room, Coywolf

Sat · August 4, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Gutter Boat
Gutter Boat
There are cruise boats, then there are yachts. There are sail boats, and there are even some dinghies. Then there is Gutter Boat, a project started by Zach Casas and Sean Bloom that takes you on a cruise through the not-so-touristy and filth-ridden oceans, yet still offer glimpses of serenity.



Relying mostly on drums and guitar, Gutter Boat chugs along with an air of indifference and an infatuation with rebellious melodic leads that create their youthful spirit.
Their first release to date, Hand, starts us off with "dream song," a surfy
garage-rock-like take on the classic "doo-wop" style that’s reminiscent of simpler times -- something akin to first beers, first crushes and early days of summer. The adulation for Velvet Underground is portrayed in “cool is cruel,” with its jangly guitar chords and leads, upbeat tempo, word play and time changes that demonstrate the variety they bask in.

Whether Zach’s reverb laden vocals are whispering sweet somethings through the rhythmic guitar riffs of “picking apart,” or yearningly shouting through the faster paced syncopated fills Sean lays down in “so messed," we’re left somewhere in a sea between nostalgia and introspection.

So if you’re feeling it, take a cruise in the Gutter Boat. You’re guaranteed a pretty chill time, but don’t expect piña coladas at some upscale resort in the Bahamas, expect beers and tequila shots at the local dive down in Mexico.
Diaz
Diaz
Diaz

diazmusic.bandcamp.com
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It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Diaz is from Los Angeles, California. Whether you’re basking in the sun-burnt ballads of Simple Days, or raging into the moonlit desert with After Hours, Diaz never leaves us short of a blistering guitar hook (see “After Hours”); wittingly sharp lyrics; or a bass line rich and fat enough as to keep calorie-counters away.



Diaz originally started as Josh Campos’ solo project, recording on his laptop with no more than a USB mic, Garageband, and a little help from a friend on drums. After receiving positive feedback on Simple Days and Routes, Diaz expanded to include Reed Anderson on guitar, Josh’s brother Fernando on bass, and later Ennio Liverani on drums.



Now as a four piece, they have since recorded four EP’s, and still use much of Josh’s original DIY recording techniques. They’ve been keen to release their music in short bursts rather than full-length albums, which has allowed them to enjoy some variety over the years, while still staying true to their sonic identity.
The Breathing Room
The Breathing Room
Rock and Roll music from Berkeley, California.
Coywolf
Coywolf
Coywolf established 2015, sneaking into hearts and minds inducing introspection to a beat. Based in Oakland, channeling all the nearby dirt and filth to grow sounds to reach other future ghosts. The second album "Death Blossoms" gives listeners a psych pop punch and garage sludge all in one package.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/