The South Bay Fest staff is excited to officially announce our line-up for Saturday, June 4th, at The Standing Room! If you’ve been on the lookout for some worthwhile rock music discoveries, this is it.
We’re covering all sorts of rock sub-genres on the 4th day of the festival. It all starts at 8:30 PM with The Braeves, an indie-rock band who recently made the move from NY to LA. Their sound is a mellow mix between dreamy soul and ethereal rock, which sets up a perfect balance for lines like “Pulling the scales out from my eyes/I’m not the anchor this time.” Their move to LA is in part due to the recording of their new single, “Bitter Sea,” which is set for release this month.
Joining The Braeves is another trio, Foxtrax. The blues and soul-inspired, alternative rock band plans on releasing their new EP, “The Cabin,” in July of this year. With an emotive rock sound they’ve made their own, they are definitely a band worth checking out.
San Diego natives, Short Stories are sure to kick up the vibe with some pop punk. Their album, “Only Time Will Tell,” showed off some killer and controlled vocals from Tony Silva, topped with gritty melodies that are carried perfectly by the rest of the band.
Hoist the Colors will also be joining us at The Standing Room. The band started from humble beginnings in singer Josh Linden’s living room and has since created some awesome tracks and a local following. They immediately bring to mind upbeat chanting at a pub a la Dropkick Murphys. The punk-folk band is sure to rock the room. Cross your fingers we’ll get a taste of their upcoming album, “Mourners,” at The Standing Room.
All these bands are local with new projects in the works, so it’s bound to be an exciting night. Not to mention this event is worth attending just for the venue. Co-owned by Pennywise’s very own Fletcher Dragge, The Standing Room is an open and relaxed restaurant with, God bless them, something other than Budlight or Pabst on tap. There are numerous, raving Yelp reviews you can look over yourself about the food, and since there’s no cover charge for the night maybe get there early for a Hapa Burger. I suggest you check out the venue and music all out yourself June 4th.
Music Blogger: Fernanda Vidaurrazaga
After receiving a BA in creative writing and a BA in media and cultural studies from the University of California, Riverside, Fernanda’s main focus has been music. Hoping to bring attention to quality local artists, her love for writing has brought her closer to music stories that matter through music blogging