Vista Kicks, Cemetery Sun, Locus Pocus

Sat Jan 20 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall

1710 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103

$12 ADV / $15 DOS

Ages 18+

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Cemetery Sun, Locus Pocus

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  • Vista Kicks

    Vista Kicks

    Rock & Roll

    Vista Kicks, originally from Sacramento, had released 3 tracks on their own between 2014 and 2015, which have amassed 3.4 million Spotify streams and over 3.2 million YouTube plays. They've since relocated to Hollywood and in early 2016, released the self produced 6 track collection, 'Chasing Waves', on their own imprint Little Hook Records. 
    About ‘Chasing Waves’, vocalist Derek Thomas says, “We made it in Sacramento in the presence of our closest friends and family, this first EP is the most honest representation of ourselves currently.” 
    Chasing Waves (2016) made Apple Music's Featured New Artists page and lived on the homepage of iTunes for four consecutive weeks. They've toured the US with Swim Deep, and now they're touring the West Coast and Southwest this spring with Save Ferris. Vista Kicks' music is a fast blend of good ol' Rock N' Roll, Funk, and Pop. Their shows are electric, they make impossible not to dance and have a great time. 

    "...Chasing Waves has all the warmth, the fun, and the strife of a young band reeling from the unadulterated struggles of being twenty-somethings just trying to get by in a fucked-up twenty-first century world.." - Mitch Mosk, Atwood Magazine

  • Cemetery Sun

    Cemetery Sun


    Extremes define life. There’s good and bad, day and night, and dark and light. The fun happens in the middle.

    Sacramento, CA quartet Cemetery Sun—Josh Doty [singer], Austen Butler [drummer], Elliot Polokoff [guitarist, producer], Jesse Mancillas [lead guitar] and Matt Scarpelli [bassist]—thrive on merging those extremes. The group’s name nods to their alchemical mixture of alternative, pop, r&b, and even a little electro, yielding a musical concoction that’s as irresistible as it is inimitable.

    “Cemetery Sun is where the darkness meets the light,” exclaims Josh. “You might be in a dark place, but you see that light and gravitate towards it. The name meant something to us, because that’s exactly what we would be doing with this band. It also sounds like some shit Batman would say,” he laughs.

    Dark Knight-worthy monikers aside, the musicians first came together in 2013. Knowing each other from the same local scene, synergy proved instantaneous. They began to perform regionally and build a buzz in Northern California. Instead of touring exhaustingly, as most burgeoning acts do, they hit the studio—hard. With Elliot serving as an “in-house” producer, the guys penned nearly forty songs, honing their chops in the process.

    “We spent an entire year in the studio just writing,” recalls Elliot. “We would crank out three-to-four songs per session. We aimed to make songs that we want to hear with really compelling instrumentals and meaningful lyrics about what we’ve been through.”

    That attention to songwriting paid off. In 2016, Mikey Flom—son of legendary LAVA founder Jason Flom—heard “Fake Love” online. Blown away by the band’s inventive and innovative take on pop music (“Edgy and dark but with the same things you hear in a Katy Perry song,” as Austen says), he showed it to his dad. That weekend the group had a deal. Now, “Fake Love” serves as the proper introduction to their self-titled 2016 debut EP for the label.

    Threading together spacey production, thick beats, airy guitars, and a hash taggable hook, on “Fake Love,” the track immediately intoxicates.

    “I was in a super dark place in my life,” admits Josh. “I was feeling betrayed, and the song felt like the perfect mask. When you go to a party, you get sloshed and do it in whatever style works for you. You become somebody you’re not; or maybe you become the person you’re hiding inside. After that, everything is fake. The next day, you wake up and forget all about it. I was sick of the façade and everyone being malicious in the aftermath. I had to sing about it.”

    “It’s such a special song for us,” adds Jesse. “That’s how we got the inspiration for the band name, work on the whole image, and create what we are now.”

    In 2016, Cemetery Sun completed its first national tour alongside Vinyl Theater and Finish Ticket. Along the way, they’ve garnered early acclaim from Alternative Press and California’s Submerge Magazine. Now, they’re ready to make a big mark on alternative music.

    “This is the kind of band we all dreamed of being in,” Josh leaves off. “It’s a mixture of so many things. It’s nostalgic in a lot of ways. There are emo and alternative vibes. At the same time, it wouldn’t be out of place in the club. It’s who we are.”


  • Locus Pocus

    Locus Pocus


    Known for their manic live shows, San Francisco-based indie rock fivepiece Locus Pocus is quickly making a name for itself in the Bay Area scene. The perfect combination of skillful musicianship, intricate songwriting, and panache, Locus Pocus manage to blend psych and garage without losing its glimmering pop sensibilities. The results are kaleidoscopic.

Vista Kicks
Cemetery Sun, Locus Pocus

Sat Jan 20 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall San Francisco CA
Vista Kicks, Cemetery Sun, Locus Pocus
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$12 ADV / $15 DOS Ages 18+

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