Summer Salt

The Masquerade presents:

Summer Salt

Hot Flash Heat Wave, The Symposium, Mattiel

Wed · July 18, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$13.00 - $15.00

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This event is all ages

Summer Salt
Summer Salt
Summer Salt is a band best pals. With influences of bossa nova and oldies, they create the perfect soundtrack for chillaxin’ by the pool. Matt and MJ have the voice of angels, Eugene has that in-the-pocket drummin' and Phil’s bass is funny.
Hot Flash Heat Wave
Hot Flash Heat Wave
Hot Flash Heat Wave is the brainchild of four best friends from Davis, California. During their high school years, they met and bonded through participation in a small, tight-knit community of musicians that put on a slew of DIY shows in parents’ garages and local venues, at the time each playing in a variety of different projects. After leaving Davis for various cities in California, the four eventually reunited in San Francisco to write and record under the same roof. Their debut LP Neapolitan, released in 2015, quickly launched them to the forefront of the Bay Area music scene with its candied hooks, fuzzy guitars and tunes reminiscent of The Smiths gone new wave.

The boys have wasted no time following up with their sophomore release Soaked (LP and cassette out June 2nd on OIM Records), introducing a more diverse and groovy approach to their shimmering dream-pop sound. The album was recorded at Skyline Studios in Oakland with producer Jeff Saltzman (Hot Fuss, Green Day) and mixed by Eric Broucek (The Drums, Cut Copy, DFA Records). Where dirty guitars and speedy garage rock anthems once held the reigns, Soaked brings forth a colorful array of tones and instrumentation over compositions filled with sweeping emotion, achieving a higher level of production value and pop sensibility. It is apparent how the band’s sound has grown while still retaining loyalty to their classic, melody-centric songwriting.

After gigging up and down the west coast and opening for acts such as Alvvays, Daywave, Mild High Club & Surfer Blood, Hot Flash’s growing reputation for energetic live performances has brought audiences together from across Northern California to sing, dance, and have fun together. The group will embark on their first national tour with the release of the album this April. See the story unfold in a city near you.
The Symposium
Mattiel
Mattiel
An ad designer and illustrator, Mattiel enjoys testing her strength in new and unknown territories. She was born an only child in Georgia and grew up working on her mother’s farm. This rural, isolated space gave her room to grow and experiment with a wide range of interests. As an adolescent, she found refuge in her mother’s limited record collection, which included several albums by Donovan, Peter Paul and Mary, and The Monkees. After moving to Atlanta, Mattiel developed a palette for more diverse musical interests. She developed her vocal style over the course of several years - often alone in her car on long drives to work. She ventured into songwriting after meeting Randy Michael and Jonah Swilley in 2014. Mattiel took what she knew about constructing visual design and applied that methodology to writing music. As the group began producing more material, a full length album was written and recorded in a span of nine months (not unlike the gestation period of a human baby.) Their process was simple: Michael and Swilley supplied instrumental compositions and handed them over to Mattiel for lyrical content and melodies. Her influences include Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Andre 3000, Marc Bolan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Staple Singers and Jack White among many others.
This year, Mattiel struck a friendship with Burger Records, and her debut album is set to hit shelves and turntables this fall.
Venue Information:
The Drunken Unicorn
736 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA, 30306
http://thedrunkenunicorn.net/