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Astrina, Social Drag and Gal Musette

January 25 9:00 pm PST

Second Stage

Doors Open: 8:30 pm


“You can’t put the music of ASTRINA into an existing genre […] In every tune of the American multitalent you’ll find new elements, she’s constantly re-inventing what she did the last time” (KMS Reviews). Broadly described as an indie pop artist, this producer/singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist has developed a sound rich with infectiously catchy melodies over her dreamy and atmospheric production style.

Growing up, ASTRINA spent most of her time sitting alone at a grand piano writing instrumental music, inspired by composers like Ravel and Debussy. It wasn’t until 2018 that she transitioned from her budding film scoring career to launch her artist project, showcasing for the first time her delicate, silky vocal. While her music still draws upon the sophistication of her extensive background in classical music, these days her sound is more strongly influenced by modern acts, notably Muse, AURORA, The xx, and Radiohead.

“I’m really more of an artist than a musician […] To create is to channel something bigger than you – something that is too powerful to be contained by your body. Art demands to be expressed in any way possible. The artist simply steps out of the way and allows creation to express itself in a language that speaks to humanity.” – ASTRINA

Social Drag is a recently formed, Los Angeles based, 90’s rock inspired project consisting of lead singer/ guitarist/ songwriter Emily Hulslander and various LA musicians. Being a child of the 90’s, Hulslander draws inspiration from various 90’s rock bands such as Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Weezer and so on to craft melodically strong songs with personalized lyrics, those which sonically borrow from the what she considers “ the greatest decade of music.” Their debut single “Never Been A Drug Like You” and it’s accompanying music video will be released in March with a five song EP release to follow shortly.

Gal Musette is the nom de plum of Grace Freeman, a musical prodigy who began writing piano based lyrical compositions and performing at open mics in her home city of San Clemente, CA at the age of 10. Her graceful approach to melody-driven indie-folk and French chansons has captured audiences all over Southern California. At age 14, inspired by The Magnetic Fields’ triple album 69 Love Songs, Gal recorded her own collection titled 70 Love Songs, which caught the attention of the band, and won her an opening slot on a few of their Midwestern U.S. tour dates. In more recent years, Gal has opened for several renowned artists such as Macy Gray, Suzanne Vega, Todd Snider, and Donavon Frankenreiter. While her artist name is taken from bal-musette, the accordion-based, waltz-style French instrumental music, Gal’s primary inspiration is drawn from songwriters including Joni Mitchell, Regina Spektor, Bjork, Cocteau Twins, Burt Bacharach, Irving Berlin and The Cure. In October 2021, Gal released her debut album, Backwards Lullaby, featuring a vocal duet with one of her biggest musical inspirations, Rufus Wainwright. Upon release, that track, “Oliver”, was selected as “Today’s Top Tune” by tastemaker L.A. radio station KCRW. The upcoming album explores the pangs of hopeless romances and unrequited love, what it’s like to move beyond idealized love into the acceptance of what is real and constant, as well as the cyclical nature of life and love in relationships.

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Ages: 21 and up


January 25
9:00 pm PST


Hotel Cafe
1623 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, 90028 United States


Door Time
8:30 pm