Bad Wife, People Flavor

Bad Wife

People Flavor

Thu 7.27.17

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Bad Wife
Bad Wife
In the lovely light of spring, 2015 the first glimmerings of Bad Wife were conceived when long-time college friends from UC Santa Barbara, Angel Ibarra (bassist) and Nick Musni (guitarist/singer) reunited in the Bay Area. With wide-eyed, virginal dreams of local acclaim in their hearts, they began writing furiously. However, it was not until the early summer of 2016 that they achieved their final form as the driving yet gentle drummer and experienced Bad Wife producer, Russ Arteaga, rounded out the beloved trio.

Hailing out of Oakland, CA, Bad Wife carefully borrows the rhythms of beach rock, contrasting them with sounds that shift between heavier, noise-rock driven guitar lines and softer dream-pop, shoegaze melodies, bringing you a pleasurable listening experience of pensive introspective head-bobbing and subdued angst. Honing in on and recording their unique sound for months in the caves of Bird & Egg Studios (El Cerrito, CA) and M&M practice studios (Oakland), Bad Wife is just now making their debut into the world, playing staple Bay Area venues such as The Night Light, Hotel Utah and Brick & Mortar where they wooed crowds into intervals of euphoric, dream-like stupors and restrained aggression, leaving them wanting one more. Those desires will be revived, fulfilled and brought to life onto new ears with Bad Wife's first tour through Southern California. Bad Wife just finished recording their debut EP and we are excited to share and bring these sounds we love back to Santa Barbara and the rest of this wonderful state!
People Flavor
People Flavor is a four-piece rock band from Montebello, California. While new on the scene, the band can trace its genesis back to a teenaged solo project dreamt up by frontman Fernando Andrade, along with best bro Byron Turner joining the process soon after. The pair then recruited high school cronies Giovanni Padilla and Andrew Valdez, to become the collaborative effort they are today. Since rounding out the lineup in 2015, People Flavor have been busy playing shows at house parties, DIY venues and some of Los Angeles’ most notable musical mainstays such as The Bootleg Theater, CIA, and Los Globos.

Continually crafted through the writing and recording process, their distinct sound incorporates jazz chords with post and dance-punk elements, delivering it all with 80’s new wave sensibility. The boys are heavily influenced by slinky Spanish rock and the refined cool of British tunes, evoking a likeness to both an Hispanic Duran Duran and early Radiohead. Contrasting with their dance-inducing grooves, the lyrics tend to focus on the more melancholic aspects of life and love, magically manipulating you into feeling good about being sad. Ultimately, People Flavor is a sonic experiment in self-expression geared towards finding yourself in others and finding the others in yourself.
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101