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The Limousines

The Limousines

The Hundred Days, AB & the Sea, Doe Eye, Shitty DJ

Thu, January 19, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$16 ADV - $18 DOOR

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Limousines
The Limousines are an Electropop band based in the Bay Area, California. The band consists of songwriter and vocalist Eric Victorino, and multi-instrumentalist and producer Giovanni Giusti. The band has had comparisons drawn with MGMT.

Victorino, who had previously performed with rock band Strata, stated that he was “tired of band politics” and “needed another outlet, one that wasn’t quite as dark and heavy”. Giusti and Victorino started the Limousines after communicating online and exchanged lyrics, music and recorded vocals online.

The band played at Live 105’s BFD concert, Treasure Island Music Festival 2009, opening for Duran Duran’s show at Mountain Winery. In 2009, the band received local and some national radio airplay and chart success on Sirius/XM’s Alt Nation with the song “Very Busy People”. In late 2009, they independently released their first physical record, The Scrapbook EP, on dual 7” white vinyl. It features four songs originally available only as MP3 demos: “Scrapbook 1998”, “Plans Are Just Coincidence”, “New Year’s Resolution”, and “ithinkican”.

The band released their debut album Get Sharp on July 27, 2010 through iTunes and Hot Topic on indie label Orchard City Books and Noise. The album most notably features the songs “Very Busy People” and “Internet Killed the Video Star”.
The Hundred Days
"Experiencing The Hundred Days live was one of those reminders that the world is a really beautiful place." --SF Examiner

"The Hundred Days are an absolute must-see." --The Owlmag

San Francisco's smartest new young band, The Hundred Days, have released the second single and video off their debut album, Really? The video for "Girl At a Party", directed by David Dutton, is a raucous, fun-filled romp through a gigantic bash with a gorgeous lady as your guide. Magnetic Magazine exclusively premiered the video for the month of August.

Really? is the latest project from the production team of Michael Patterson (Beck, Ladytron, She Wants Revenge) and Nic Jodoin(GreatNorthern). With driving rhythms, soaring guitars, textural keyboards and powerful vocal melodies, The Hundred Days push indie/alt rock in new directions. Drawing from a variety of influences (postpunk, alternative, britpop), the band's familiar, yet intrinsically unique sound has been compared to The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Radiohead as well as contemporary rockers Franz Ferdinand, The Bravery and The Killers. A moody, dynamic indie rock band, The Hundred Days showcase tight musicianship complemented by razor-sharp pop writing capabilities with both sophistication and urgency.
Doe Eye
DOE EYE is the recording project of singer-multi-instrumentalist, Maryam Qudus. Her debut full-length record, T E L E V I S I O N, is a living, breathing account of a whirlwind year of transition for the singer. Recorded at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco with producer John Vanderslice, (Spoon, The Mountain Goats, Nada Surf), T E L E V I S I O N follows the success of two EPs and her 2011 stand-out single, “I Hate You.”

At 12 years old, Qudus asked for a guitar for her birthday, with a promise to trade chores for lessons. She continued to experiment with music throughout her teens, yet driven by fears of impracticality, Qudus enrolled in a pre-med program. After a year of studying she walked out in the middle of her Trigonometry class, dropped all of her classes that semester and was accepted to the Berklee College of Music for the Fall of 2011.

Originally intended to be a demo for Berklee, the Run Run Run EP found its way to San Francisco’s CBS radio station LIVE 105. To her surprise, the music directors at the station loved the song “I Hate You” and started to play it regularly. Momentum began to grow, and soon DOE EYE was getting covered by the likes of FUSE TV, Alternative Press and Billboard.

Unprepared for the sudden recognition and new demands on her time, Qudus found herself flying back and forth across the country, rehearsing a new band for every show, all while studying for classes before and after soundcheck and inside airplanes back to Boston. This transcontinental existence was unsustainable, and Qudus decided to take a break from college and move back to San Francisco.

After only a few weeks back home, Qudus recorded her follow up EP Hotel Fire with producer Vanderslice and the Magik*Magik Orchestra (Death Cab for Cutie, Jonny Greenwood) at Tiny Telephone. Hotel Fire was released in September 2012, with MTV lauding Qudus’ “intense, string-soaked arrangement” and “brutally honest lyrics.” This success led to her first national tour, playing festivals such as Noise Pop, BFD, Midpoint Music Festival and opening for Chromatics, Allen Stone and Dan Croll.

In January 2013, Qudus left the inspired city life of San Francisco to take a solitary break in the suburbs and spend a year making a record. As she wrote, the last few years of her life started to spill out on T E L E V I S I O N. Living in 3 different cities within a year, her unexpected success in music and personal heartbreaks weighed heavily on her mind.

Worn out from the deep introspection and emotional honesty Qudus required of herself when writing, she would often turn on the television and zone out into another world. Built around themes of heartbreak, loneliness, love, and death, DOE EYE has grown bold with her expression and willingness to reopen old wounds. T E L E V I S I O N is an analog document of how easy it is to fall into a static state when life gets overwhelming. It’s much easier to simply turn on the television.
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