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The Molice, Y La Bamba, Garter Shake, Boiled Denim

May 18, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - May 19, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Fri May 18 9 pm doors $10 at door 21+ show
Howlers, 4509 Liberty Ave, Bloomfield 412-682-0320

The Molice (power-pop, Japan)

Y La Bamba (indie-pop, Portland)

with special guests Garter Shake
and Boiled Denim

About the bands:

The Molice are a modern Japanese band from Tokyo pn Good Charamel Records (home of Shonen Knife) who draw inspiration from 70’s punk’s DIY spirit, 80’s new wave, power pop and 90’s unchained indie guitar rock. They have toured and recorded in Japan and the US with producer and Goo Goo Dolls founder Robby Takac. Music writers have scrambled to find comparisons, with the Pixies and the Pretenders coming up most often since their first release “Catalystrock” in 2008. The Molice will be on an extended stay in the USA for the Spring and Summer of 2018 performing shows at The Brooklyn, Buffalo and Philadelphia Cherry Blossom festivals as well as touring on their latest release “Signs”.

Y La Bamba is an enigmatic indie folk-pop project fronted and led by singer and songwriter Luz Elena Mendoza. The group’s sound weds Mexican folk styles — from mariachi, nueva cancion, and norteño to American folk-rock and dreamy indie pop. Mendoza sings in Spanish and English. Her parents hail from Mexico. Though born in San Francisco, she was raised in Southern Oregon and spent her childhood summers in California’s San Joaquin Valley with cousins. There Mendoza absorbed the melodies, three part-harmonies, and folktales of traditional Mexican mariachis. In 2003, she took a trip to India where she fell ill. It was there that she developed the expansive spiritual world view that would inform her future music.


May 18, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
May 19, 2018 @ 12:00 am


4509 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224 United States


Mary Jo Coll