A night of high energy performances by Atlanta's Sarah and the Safe Word with DC band Loi Loi (Johnny Fantastic of Stronger Sex) and Pree front-woman May Tabol!
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
All ticket sales are final. No refunds. Door is Cash Only.
“Baby, I’m the best kind of wrong,” croons vocalist Sarah Rose on Sarah and the Safe Word’s latest album, Strange Doings in the Night. She means it.
Since releasing their first EP Afterlife, the seven-piece has played the main stage at GMX in Nashville, successfully completed a $1,000+ crowdfunding campaign, been invited to open for and play with several national touring acts, and been produced by Ace Enders (The Early November) and Bradley Walden (Emarosa). With a sound that speaks nostalgically of days gone by and a future that never came, Sarah and the Safe Word promise an experience like no other. Exploring sounds reminiscent of cabaret, vaudeville, southern gothicism, swing, and – of course – rock and roll, the band urges enthusiastic victi- er, listeners – to step inside, get strapped in, and prepare for one very, very, peculiar evening.
Loi Loi is electronic synth-pop duo of Kristie (vocals, keyboards, synthesizers), and Johnny Fantastic (Electribes, backing vocals). The real-life siblings started creating music as Loi Loi four years ago in China, where Kristie was living and working at the time. Since her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in China, Kristie had always dreamed about becoming a Mandarin pop singer; this turned out not to be too difficult to achieve while she was stationed in Guangzhou, China. She also successfully composed original lyrics in Mandarin, pairing pop compositions with occasional radical experimental sounds vis a vis her microkorg. Loi Loi continued to develop in Spain, where Kristie tried her hand mixing original Spanish lyrics with an eclectic background of rock and roll, R&B, electronic, and soul influences. The band went fully electronic then and there when Kristie acquired a Korg Electribe drum synthesizer. Today, Loi Loi embraces a somewhat economical setup but maximizes on a suite of atmospheric effects, original samples, and a multi-tiered song structure.