Greater Sirens

TurnStyle Presents

Greater Sirens

HIJK, Books on Fate, For Joris

Wed, August 10, 2016

7:30 pm

Milk Bar

San Francisco, CA


This event is 21 and over

Greater Sirens - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Greater Sirens
"Modern, sharp, indie rock that's not afraid of the '80s."
- Jesse Nichols, engineer on For the Birds EP

Greater Sirens are a postpunk/new wave-influenced indie rock band formed in 2007 by brothers Greg and Tim Andresen, who had been playing together for about ten years. Greg's guitar-esque bass-playing paired with Tim's dynamic drumming helped shape the unique sound of the band. Nastaran Amini and Matt Whitbred, both friends of Greg and Tim, joined the following year. Matt assumed the role of a more conventional bassist, while Nastaran took over on keyboards. In 2009, Steve Taylor filled the final position as lead guitarist.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Sirens have since been playing local shows while writing and recording new material. Their debut EP, For the Birds, was recorded and mixed at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley in early 2011. The EP was released on April 30th, 2012.
HIJK - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
HIJK is a modern art-pop indie rock trio from Oakland, CA. Their music consists of "hyper late 90’s-style rock, full of addictive hooks and complex riffs" - (The Bay Bridged). The band formed in 2007 & in August of that year, released their debut full-length album, "The Pen And The Letter". The album was met with positive reviews in the press and blogosphere.

In early 2008, they created a campy DIY live action/stop-animation video for the song "Paper Boat" with their friend, producer, engineer, and film buff, Enrique Gonzalez Muller . Shortly thereafter, the video won the SF Bay Guardian independent film maker's contest and was put in rotation at the De Young Museum in San Francisco.

Over the following year, Dave & Trevor took a breather from shows to focus on other projects. Dave amassed a pile of songs & Trevor created FourFour - a company providing free websites to thousands of bands world-wide. All the while, they continued writing and experimenting with drums, guitar & vocals. In the meantime, the cable channel, Myx TV, did a half hour special on the band for their accomplished indie music series, Visual Crunch.

In March of 2010, HIJK released RINR♥ (Our Eye And Our Heart). Recorded in a garden yoga studio in Oakland, CA, the EP is nimble, natural and fun. While only 5 songs and just over 17 minutes, the EP travels far and wide in its variety and texture.

In the fall of 2011, Kevin Stein joined HIJK on bass. The new lineup immediately locked-in together. Good music is brewing...

Folks we've shared the stage with: Generationals, Gardens & Villa, Sloan, Mother Mother, Straylight Run, Cloud Cult, Cold War Kids, Heavenly States, Birdmonster, Hard-Fi, Diamond Nights, White Rose Movement, Scissors For Lefty, The Velvet Teen, Sabrosa Purr, Cex, and Rainer Maria among others.
Books on Fate - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Books on Fate
Books on Fate is the solo moniker of the San Francisco artist Adam Dishart (formerly of the Catholic Comb). Playing pop music tinged with melancholy, Books on Fate showcases Dishart's penchant for 80's-era pop and his ability to "capture the alienation and wistfulness of youth.
For Joris - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
For Joris
Painted Veils
Venue Information:
Milk Bar
1840 Haight St
San Francisco, CA, 94117