Looking to catch a night of indie rock super groups from the Bay Area? Then look no further than Next Saturday August 20th’s line up at The Great American Music Hall featuring Abbot Kinney, Panic Is Perfect, Dangermaker, & Vacances. All these artists are going to rock the house but one in particular stood out as an up and coming Bay Area band making waves around the scene.
Abbot Kinney has come a long way since moving from LA to San Francisco. They have grown into their own sound and matured as a group into a indie rock power house filled with raw lyrics and a powerful sound. The evolution has taken some soul searching from lead singer and creative driving force behind the band, Jared Swanson, but it has been amazing to see him and the other members (amazing musicians and creatives in their own rights) become a cohesive unit. Each member brings a unique sound that is a culmination of the other projects they are in.
Abbot Kinney functions almost like a super group of local indie musicians with Jared Swanson as their leader. Tony Bednar (Drums) plays in another band called Crashing Hotels (Dark Electronic Rock). Carmen Caruso (Keyboard/Bass/Vocals) also leads Capybara (Psychedelic Rock). Dakota Salazar is the guitarist for several different acts around the bay from Lords of Sealand (Prog/ Indie Rock) to Capybara (Psychedelic Rock). It is the eclectic backgrounds, influences, and interests that gives Abbot Kinney a unique soul and helps flesh out the creative vision that Jared Swanson (Vocals/ Keys/Bass) is exploring through his music.
If you would like to check out Abbot Kinney’s newest release you can listen to The Night below on sound cloud and make sure to check them out live at Great American Music Hall Saturday August 20th. The doors open at 8 PM and the show starts at 8:30 PM.
I promise you will not be disappointed.
Panic is Perfect, Dangermaker, Abbot Kinney, & Vacances
Time: Doors 8 PM / Music 8:30
Location: Great American Music Hall (859 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 US)
See you all there!
Listen to Abbot Kinney’s latest release The Night: