Handsome Hawk's Poseurs Club, Surfbort, POW!

Ivy Room Presents

Handsome Hawk's Poseurs Club, Surfbort, POW!

Thu · April 26, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$7.00

This event is 21 and over

Handsome Hawk's Poseurs Club
Handsome Hawk's Poseurs Club
Like ‘80s “Alternative” music but loathe going to clubs that play Bon Jovi, Culture Club, Michael Jackson & Tiffany?! Tried the “Goth” clubs but don’t like the electro crap, deep cuts and obscure record collector euro avant-synth shit they try to impress you with?! Well, my friends, I give you Poseurs Club! The theme is that of Poseurs (RIP), a legendary “New Music” club that existed in Washington, DC ‘83-‘89 and where I first danced to this music with other people (not just in my bedroom alone anymore). You’ll hear just what new wavers, punks, goths, skins and other alternative sub culture types were hearing in clubs back in ‘89. Nothing but the best tunes from various non-mainstream genres including Dark Wave, Alternative, Ska, Industrial, New Romantic, Goth, Punk, New Wave, Post Punk, College Rock, Synth Pop, Modern Rock, Shoegaze etc...from artists like Siouxsie & The Banshees, Killing Joke, Ministry, English Beat, Bauhaus, The Smiths, Joy Division, Ramones, Blondie, The Cult, Fugazi, Nine Inch Nails, Sonic Youth, New Order, Madness, Bowie, Iggy Pop, Public Image Ltd., Echo & The Bunnymen, Love and Rockets, Duran Duran, Prince, Depeche Mode, Happy Mondays, Nitzer Ebb, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Elvis Costello, The Church, Madonna, Psychedelic Furs, Billy Idol, The Specials, The Replacements, Joe Jackson, Dinosaur Jr, The Pixies, Fishbone, Ride, Stone Roses and many, many more! Plus an ‘80s Hair & Make Up station and .80 cent drinks during All songs by The Cure!!! Tell your friends!!!
Featuring: Surfbort
Featuring: Surfbort
Surfbort, a four-piece punk band from Brooklyn, New York made up of David Head, Alex Kilgore, Sean Powell and led by Dani Miller, channels inspiration from the 80’s punk scene to produce rousing, explosive music. Surfbort’s live experience is visceral and confrontational. Their feedback-strafed, guitar-shredding punk music says no to a digital age full of intolerance; they radiate love and friendship. All are welcome in the SURFBORT FREAK FAMILY!

Fresh off a tour with The Black Lips after playing this year’s Coachella, the band just released ‘Bort to Death’ a raw 4-track 7” on Hozac Records and "Romance" a dreamy 2-track flexi on Cult Records.

In the last three years they have supported acts such as The Dickies, Thee Oh Sees, Fat White Family, White Fang, Martin Rev, The Garden, Tijuana Panthers, The Mystery Lights, Tomorrows Tulips, Sunflower Bean, DIIV, GOGGS, The Dune Rats, Leftover Crack etc, Meatbodies, Ex-Cult, Hinds etc.

A favorite among local artists, it is no wonder when Julian Casablancas caught wind of the Surfbort’s electrifying energy, he signed them to Cult Records. Stay tuned for more from Cult Records and the band.
POW!
POW!
San Francisco's POW! (comprised of Byron Blum and Melissa Blue) have been garnering attention since their debut album 'Hi Tech Boom' (2014), a debut that received acclaim for it's relevant message on San Francisco's socio-economic climate. In 2015, the duo released 'Fight Fire' (Castle Face Records) in which the project took a turn, with Melissa switching to primarily playing synths. Over the last couple of years, they have relocated to Los Angeles where they focused primarily on writing and recording new material. Today, the full stream of their synth-candy rock record has premiered at IMPOSE, who say of the record, "The twelve track stunner boasts bursts of energy with its modern synth-rock flurry of sound. From high tempo party started “DNS” to “Cyberattack #3” – which sounds to have come from a blending of robot and human – through to the title track at the very end, this album is crazy unique, future-driven, and on point."
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/