Ramonda Hammer, Iress, Melted Bodies, Speed of Light, The Holy Cuts


Past Event

Location Info:

American Barbershop
1563 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90026
Several of this town’s brightest underground groups cram their expansive sounds into this relatively large Echo Park barber shop for a free, all-ages show billed, appropriately enough, as “Bands in a Barber Shop.” Foremost among them are Iress and Ramonda Hammer, two local bands who twist together raw emotions into thunderous, stormy songs. On Iress’ new EP, Soaked, dark, momentous guitar chords pull back slowly like velvet curtains, giving way to Michelle Malley’s shadowy vocals. Such heavy tracks as “Breather” and “Crown of Losers” are highlighted by the flickering candlelight of Malley’s singing before her and Alex Moreno’s guitars rush back into the void like crushing tidal waves. Ramonda Hammer also whip up a hard, grungy and remorselessly driving attack that’s contrasted by Devin Davis’ expressively yearning vocal wailing. Plus, Melted Bodies, Speed of Light and The Holy Cuts.


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