Hala, Boyo

Tight Bros presents:

Hala

Boyo

Lunar Vacation

Sat · June 30, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Hala
Hala
Ian Ruhala, better known as HALA, has been writing and recording music for several years now and at the young age of 19, he is already a singer/songwriter veteran.

With several releases already under his belt, even before graduating high school, Ruhala has created some buzz with his solo, at-home/DIY recording style that relates well with music from artists like M. Ward, Mac DeMarco and Travis Bretzer.

After attending college at Central Michigan University for a semester, Ruhala’s mind was more on lyrics than on school-work. Writing over sixty songs during this time period, Ian decided to fully immerse himself into his passion to manufacture his first proper debut, Spoonfed.

The meaning behind Spoonfed, as Ruhala explains, is about dealing with the things and ideas that people feed you when you are young, and trying to do your best to not repeat the norm. Songs like “Phone Calls,” and
“Not Your Modern Man” discuss topics like marrying young, and society’s fear of face-to-face interaction with each other, with lyrics that you will be surprised to find out, came from an 18 year old kid from Michigan.

Every song on this album tells a story; heart-break is talked about in the ironically upbeat song “Reruns,” and the track “Just Because,” shows HALA’s appreciation for the simple things in life, with the line, “Sunday morning, Dad’s at home, watches football and paints his toes, will I ever be?” One thing is for sure, it is extremely refreshing to see someone so young be able to produce something of this magnitude; Ruhala’s future is bright.

Get your bowls, and a spoon, because this Indie singer/songwriter says, "breakfast is served."

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Boyo
Boyo
BOYO is the pseudonym of 20 year-old singer-songwriter Robert Tilden. Tilden’s been kicking around the la diy scene since he was 16 years old, spending the better part of it fronting the garage band Bobby T. and the Slackers. Me, Again, the follow up to his debut Control, taps into his sense of vulnerability, taking on themes of isolation, addiction, and regret. the album is a jagged collection of garage rock and soft diy indie and noisey pop music, channeling everyone from Ty segall to Elliot smith to Deerhunter. Joining em for the night, Nick Eng is a Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist heavily influenced by the sounds of the 1960s through the 1980s. Now backed by a full band, Nick brings his jangley and catchy hooks to you in 3D ~ To top it off, eno is the new project from Ian O’Keefe ex. Low Morale, Family Sedan, etc. making soft and sweet bedroom-pop.
Lunar Vacation
Lunar Vacation
Atlanta-based Lunar Vacation formed in the summer of 2016 as a way to escape the monotony of suburban Catholic-school life. The five members- guitarist/vocalist Grace Repasky, guitarist Maggie Geeslin, bassist John Michael Young, keys man Matteo De Lurgio, and drummer Connor Dowd- began writing and performing in their junior and senior years of high school. Unsure of how to label their fusion of dreamy melodies, surfy progressions, and psych-rock jams, the five-piece has described their music as “pool rock” Their first single, “Anna”, released in early 2017, quickly gained attention, and the band self-released their first EP, entitled “Swell”, later that year.

They released their second project, “Artificial Flavors”, in 2018, further crafting their sound. After all members finally graduated high school, the five teens headed out on their first tour as a last hurrah before starting college. Lunar Vacation will play their first U.S. tour in the spring of 2019.
Venue Information:
The Drunken Unicorn
736 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA, 30306
http://thedrunkenunicorn.net/