Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
Walter Etc. is the brainchild of Dustin Cole Hayes, who has been creating music (originally as Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra
), writings, videos, and art between Southern California and Portland, OR for over a decade. He co-runs the label and art collective Making New Enemies, and has worked alongside Jeff Rosenstock
and Ian Farmer (Slaughter Beach, Dog
/ Modern Baseball
) in the studio. Walter's newest album "There There" (self-released via Making New Enemies, May 7th 2021) showcases the band's return to a home-recorded and self-produced approach. With a revolving door of band members and a foray into different genres, it is Hayes' gift for lyricism and DIY ethos that holds all of his projects together in one cohesive canon.
Leisure Sport is an indie rock band from Baltimore, MD. The members - Dana DiGennaro (vocals/guitar), Kyle Balkin (vocals/guitar), Cameron Thomas (bass) and Michael Habif (drums) - bonded through a love of bands as diverse as Pinegrove, Thundercat, and Daughters. After spending most of 2018 honing a sound they could call their own, the band landed their first show opening for Dark Thoughts to a sold out crowd.
On Title Card, their debut EP produced by Chris Freeland (Future Islands, Wye Oak, Lower Dens), Leisure Sport offers listeners graceful vocal harmonies, layered guitar melodies, and intricate rhythms. The album blends the distinct songwriting talents of DiGennaro and Balkin to create immersive songs that are equal parts driving and melancholy. The five songs on Title Card explore breakups, one night stands, and finding inspiration in unexpected places.
cuni is a diy indie-punk solo project taking influence from noise pop, shoegaze, new wave, and midwest emo. cuni’s debut EP,saturn, was released independently in April of 2020, as an exercise in mixing heartfelt songwriting with post-punk and emo aesthetics