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Dana Ives & Eamon Griffith
July 2 9:00 pm - July 3 1:00 am PDT
Doors Open: 8:30 pm$10.00
Hailing from California, Matt Ernst, Ethan Wallace, and Nathan Kaplan brought their respective talents to New Orleans, where their love child, Dana Ives, was born. As time progressed, they brought on Taylor Law, a native Louisianian bassist.
Dana Ives is best described as the musical sweet spot where lucid, screeching guitar melodies lay overtop aggressively raw drums and vocals, providing the perfect marriage of indie-rock and post-punk. The band’s sound reflects Ernst’s upbringing in the Los Angeles garage-rock circuit and Wallace’s experience drumming in the California hardcore scene. Combined with Kaplan’s synthesizers and samples and Law’s raw and aggressive bass techniques, Dana Ives creates a unique and dynamic experience that separates them from other alternative-rock bands.
Dana Ives plays consistently in New Orleans and tours throughout the US. The full impact of their music is best felt at live shows. With their upcoming record “So Happy It’s Time” due in the fall of 2022, Dana Ives will be performing new material that ascends to a higher level of aggression and rhythm not heard in full form on their previous record.
A passionate instrumentalist, unique thinker, and bold writer, Eamon Griffith explores and synthesizes the world around him in the lawless and free world of song and sound. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Griffith spent as much time playing violin in orchestras as he did making hip-hop instrumentals and releasing indie mixtapes. Eamon really found his voice as a frontman and songwriter while living and studying in New Orleans. After a few years there, playing everything from empty jazz lounges to packed dive bars, Eamon moved back to Los Angeles to express himself on new stages.
His work as an experimental sound designer combined with his life-long pursuit of the written word and dedicated decades as a multi-instrumentalist have made his music uniquely powerful. His most recent single releases, “Pergola Pt. 1” on June 17, and “Deep” on June 24, show his expansive growth as an artist from his previous records. “There is a lot of life in these pieces,” says Griffith. “I wrote, and rewrote, and rewrote as I lived. These are representations of a self that grew alongside them and learned from them. They’re my notes.” He will be playing them live for the first time at Hotel Cafe on July 2nd.
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