First off, thanks to Weekend, Jason Dodson, Romance, Black Daisy, Champagne Champagne, and Dyme Def for another fantastic benefit show at the Sunset last week. All benefits from the eclectic bill went to Real Change, a newspaper that offers opportunity and a voice to low-income people while building real solutions to poverty and homelessness. If you missed the show, experience it via our Streaming Archive.
This week Hungry Ghost and Cold Cold Ground perform live from our studio:
Hungry Ghost (6PM) is former Unwound drummer Sara Lund’s new band that has a certain danceable-punk side. Lund and guitarist Andrew Price dish up a giddy, economically constructed set of street-walking power funk-roots-punk.
Cold Cold Ground (8PM) have earned the sort of lightning-fast-but-legitimate buzz that’s likely going to prompt jealousy in the ranks. Thanks to good looks and a gloomy organ, the influence of the Murder City Devils is an easy comparison to distill; but unlike other bands who tread precariously close to derivativeness, CCG are entirely their own creation. There’s a distinct ’50s throwback element woven into their punk core.