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Mon 11/05/18
$10 ADV // $12 DOS

Death Valley Girls • Gymshorts • Slow Walker • Body Work

Death Valley Girls

(Los Angeles, CA)

The group feels less like a band and more like a travelling caravan. At their core,
vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Bonnie Bloomgarden and guitarist Larry Schemel
channel Death Valley Girls’ modern spin on Funhouse’s sonic exorcisms, early ZZ
Top’s desert-blasted riffage, and Sabbath’s occult menace. Their relentless touring
schedule means that the remainder of the group is rounded out by whichever like-
minded compatriots can get in the van. On their third album Darkness Rains, bassist
Alana Amram, drummer Laura Harris, and a rotating cast of guests like Shannon Lay
and members of The Make Up, The Shivas, and Moaning help elevate the band from
their rogue beginnings to a communal ritualistic musical force. On the surface level,
Death Valley Girls churn out the hypercharged, in the red, scuzzy rock every
generation yearns for, but there is a more subversive force percolating beneath the
surface that imbues the band with an exhilarating cosmic energy.
Death Valley Girls’ sophomore album Glow In The Dark was based on the concept
that many of us are trying to become more enlightened, and you can tell by the way
they ‘glow in the dark.’ Darkness Rains goes a step further, attempting to shift the
consciousness of those that have not yet considered how we are all connected and
how that relates to the way we view life beyond death. Those that ‘glow’ can use the
songs on Darkness Rains as new chants—or they can be used for pure
entertainment. “Songs come from beyond and other worlds, you just have to tune
into the right radio wave signal to dial them in. Our signal happens to be in a 1970
Dodge Charger Spaceship,” says Schemel.


(Providence, RI)

Slow Walker

(Milwaukee, WI)

Body Work

(Milwaukee, WI)
Our Bike Benefits Program: 2-for-1 on all beers and rails during happy hour if you ride your bicycle to the club
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