Stateside Presents




Fri, December 15, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

Valley Bar

Phoenix, AZ

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 16 and over

Like a synesthesia-induced landscape found within the vivid worlds of films a la Tron or The Neon Demon, Austin + Houston duo Night Drive have arrived with their debut self-titled record, out now on Roll Call Records.

Inspired by sci-fi cinematic landscapes, the duo's modern synth-pop seeks to explore the darker currents of abstract emotion. With infectious melodies wrapped in thoughtful lyrics, layered over pulsing dance beats, the group create an ethereal electronic world drenched in noir aesthetics. With the handful of tracks and remixes they've released, the duo's dreamy songs have already garnered attention from the likes of SPIN as well as causing a stir from tastemakers in the blogosphere.

Night Drive's self-titled debut album brings to mind the aesthetics of acts like Interpol or The Knife, and is an effort best consumed in it's entirety. From the John Carpenter-esque stylings of hazy album opener "Hyperion" to the urgent synth of "Strange Telepathy" or the slow-burning and subtle "Ghost Craft," from start to finish, the LP is a textured soundscape and surreal journey through sound.
Bogan Via is Bret Bender and Madeleine Miller. Their unique electronic sound comes to life comes to life with old synthesizers, dark overtones, and thick harmonies.

Bogan Via has made a quite a mark on the scene, quickly playing packed shows including a European tour and festival appearances at: SXSW, Neon Desert, Culture Collide, Treefort, & Insomnia. Bogan Via’s ability to win over fans with their unique sound has already earned them opening spots for the likes of: Halsey, Phantogram, Little Dragon, Glass Animals, Todd Terje, and many more.

For now, Bogan Via’s graceful and danceable indie rock is still under the radar, but they are quickly rising to the surface, bringing their melodies and pulsating beats with them.
Taylor Upsahl is a singer songwriter who has been described as the following. for lovers of Feist, Regina Spector, Tori Amos, or Ellie Goulding this is your jackpot. it is as if she has lived many lives before the short time during this one. Her insight, perception and wisdom is well beyond her years . It is also something that speaks volumes to the masses beyond explanation—her music is universal. Perhaps it is imaginary, perhaps it is real, but the truth is plain and simple: Taylor Upsahl is the most talented up and coming talent in the valley and she's not even sixteen and evokes more imagery, imagination and soulful realizations than most ever realize in their entire lifetime. Her lyrics, her music, her talent, are unwieldy.
(Mitchell Hillman) Java magazine
Venue Information:
Valley Bar
130 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004