Guantanamo Baywatch, Prettiest Eyes, No Parents, VNLVX

Guantanamo Baywatch, Prettiest Eyes, No Parents, VNLVX

Photo by Todd Walberg Guantanamo Baywatch

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Past Event
$10

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The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd.
Highland Park, CA  90042-1713
323-258-4427
Despite their name, Guantanamo Baywatch aren’t some hardcore band making heavy political statements. If anything, the surf-garage trio from Portland, Oregon, are more interested in the size and shape of the waves along the Cuban coast than they are about the conditions inside the walls of the notorious U.S. military prison at Gitmo. The retro-minded band’s latest album, Desert Center (Suicide Squeeze Records), is populated with a series of evocative surf instrumentals such as “Area 69” and “The Scavenger,” which are interspersed with singer-guitarist Jason Powell’s nostalgic garage-rock vocals on “Neglect” and “Blame Myself.” Also on the bill, L.A. trio Prettiest Eyes induce a more unsettling blend of aggressive, shadowy post-punk riffs and electronic-induced claustrophobia on their 2017 record, Pools. Local quintet No Parents crank out unapologetically savage punk anthems such as “Die Hippie Die.”

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