Private Island, Mating Ritual

Fri Dec 1 2017

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall

1710 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103

$10 ADV / $15 DOS

Ages 18+

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Private Island, Mating Ritual

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  • Private Island

    Private Island

    Rock

    Since the release of their 2014 groovily anthemic EP “A Good Look,” Private Island has quickly caught the attention of the indie / alternative music scene. 2016’s “Sunbreak”  saw the band build on their individual talents focusing on delicate harmonies, while maintaining the prominent basslines and signature guitar sound listeners have quickly come to expect. Following the success of “Sunbreak,” and the Hype Machine chart topping single “Drugs,” the sextet hit the road for their first US tour in 2017. Private Island’s live sets are an almost stellar series of instrumental switches as vocalists Christian Lum and Michelle Guerrero dovetail in and out of binary orbit. Meanwhile, bassist Tommy Nickerson, lead guitarist Cameron Anderson, renaissance man Roger Mawer, and drummer Tim Barbour are the gravity, keeping everyone grounded and grooving. Now, Private Island is moving forward with “Sunbreak”’s natural successor,  “Night Drive”. Singles “Turbulence” and “Juvenile” portend the stated switch as nocturnal R&B production infects the band’s, to this point, brightly shimmering style. With “Night Drive” Private Island shows us Los Angeles by streetlight, and proves that in a city full of stars, there’s no such thing as pitch black. 

  • Mating Ritual

    Mating Ritual

    Indie Rock

    Mating Ritual is an independent pop duo based in Los Angeles, California. Previously known as Pacific Air, Ryan Marshall Lawhon founded Mating Ritual in 2014 when his brother Taylor decided to go back to school. Though initially a solo project, Mating Ritual became increasingly more collaborative leading up to his debut album, 2017’s How You Gonna Stop It?, released on Ryan’s own label, Smooth Jaws. Working heavily with other LA songwriters and artists, including ascending pop singer Lizzy Land, the brothers realized they missed creating music as a duo and immediately began work on Mating Ritual’s forthcoming sophomore album, Light Myself On Fire.

    Blending Taylor’s love of 80’s synth pop with Ryan’s post punk infatuation, Light Myself On Fire is a darker, grittier record that shows the brothers refining their individual talents to form a much grander and more unified statement. Written entirely after midnight (with the exception of one noticeably sunny tune), these 9 songs talk about maturation and commitment. “Committing to anything long term can be difficult,” says Ryan “Boredom and complacency set in, and while change can be a good thing, using it as a crutch will just bring you back to the same place, feeling emptier than before. This album is about learning that the grass is not always greener, that the next fleeting dopamine rush won’t solve everything. In a weird way, I think this my better-late-than-never coming of age record.”

Bandsintown Presents

Private Island, Mating Ritual

Fri Dec 1 2017 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall San Francisco CA
Private Island, Mating Ritual
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$10 ADV / $15 DOS Ages 18+

Under 21 must buy $5 drink ticket at the door.