Moniker Records focuses on reissuing music and uncovering albums that might not otherwise garner much attention, be it pop, synth-rock, subterranean, or any other strange, unusual sounds coming out of houses and basements and garages and divey venues like our own. We’re stoked to host this showcase and the artists playing are as exciting as the label itself. Local rabble rousers THE HECKS just played our Rock For Kids Benefit and return tonight with their slapdash, hit you in the face rock’n’roll that’s as reckless as it is catchy. San Francisco’s JEALOUSY, who released his bleak, mess of an album √iles in 2011, makes music frostier than coldwave and scarier than all the psych-fueled noise lurking around and his live show is apparently a must-see. Kansas City’s hardest working, most inappropriately named LAZY play punk rock equal parts smart and gritty. Their catchy, buzzing anthems could come from anywhere, evolving from jagged rhythmic chaos on this year’s Obsession. You’re not gonna want to miss Milwaukee’s much-hyped one-woman synth band STACIAN to hear tunes off her 2012-released solo 7” and full-length released by Moniker earlier this year. They’re certainly no strangers to our stage, and it’s kind of blowing our minds that unhinged folk primitivist JOHN BELLOWS and noise-gospel rockers ONO are teaming up for a collaborative set. We don't really know what's going to happen, and their sounds are so different that it's really hard to predict, so just try playing a song by each of them at the same time and that's probably what will come of it. Can't wait!
Moniker will be giving away cassettes and CDs—which will feature material from all the bands that are set to perform that night. They will also be selling releases by way of the merchandise booth after the show.