Loud and direct and brash, these ladies put the "WO" in women. Dressed in skirts and tights and doc martens, the early 90's never looked so good. If you feel like letting out your inner punk but don't want to actually get violent, Potty Mouth hits the right balance. Check them out on Bandcamp.
Following Potty Mouth was Harriet Brown. Brown, dressed in velour, corduroy pants and a silk shirt with a physics-defying, perfect, bowl haircut was a wonder-inducing, one-man band. If alternating between synthesizer, drum pad, pre-recorded samples, a PA mic, a regular mic and guitar and looping it all together live sounds ambitious, it's because it is. His sound was similar to watching a really impressive karaoke singer (at times impressive, at times pitchy) take on late 70's funk and soul with bravado... and playing every instrument in each song along the way. Really cool, very original. If you like Kishi Bashi, Marty & Elayne (the house band at The Dresden) and The Funkadelic, you'll want to see their lovechild. Check out Harriet Brown's Soundcloud.
Up next was Castro, a brand new L.A. band who have a New Wave throwback sound that lends itself to The Cure more than Depeche Mode. Vincent Venturella, guitar and vocals, has that 80's tone down pat in his voice, especially on "You Can Be The Only One". Although, most of the crowd had already followed Potty Mouth out of the building. This band meshes well, for only a few months in, and seem capable of putting on a good show but were a bit stoic on stage; hopefully, next time, people will stay to watch and give them a reason to get a bit more loose. They have their three song EP on Soundcloud.
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