Concert - May 27th, 2017 h 9.30 pm - Free admission
Bar/restaurant open at 7:30pm (happy-hour, wood-oven pizza, farinata, cocktails, beers, wine).
Cocktails – San Francisco’s devout pop purveyors – are back with a new batch of expertly crafted songs.
For Hypochondriac, the follow up to 2014’s Adult Life (Father/Daughter Records), Cocktails headed to San Francisco’s legendary Tiny Telephone studio, gaining inspiration from the rare synthesizers and vintage analog gear available to them. The results are the kind of infectious-as-hell catchy rock music the band is known for - but bigger.
Melodically, in addition to some of the band’s late 70s punk and power pop heroes, Cocktails draw inspiration from the catchier side of the 90s bands that were popular when the band’s members were first seriously getting into music (think Teenage Fanclub, The Lemonheads, Matthew Sweet, The Rentals, etc.). With Joel Cusumano’s ever-present hook-laden guitar riffs and Lauren Matsui’s fuzz-driven Moog synths and harmonies, the band has set themselves apart from their nostalgia-obsessed contemporaries.
Hypochondriac is a quick gut-punch of a record - it draws you in with brief moments of sweet and fuzzy feelings, and then drops the hooks and huge choruses to keep your head spinning for days.
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