Indie-Pino Underground Music Fest
Sat, Jun 9 • 1:30 pm
YBCA Sculpture Court
An afternoon of live music, featuring independent and underground Filipino-American bands from around the nation. These bands have each created their own unique sound through the exploration and experimentation and represent a spectrum of musical genres such as indie, rock, punk, folk, garage, electro, funk and pop. The day will also feature experimental music videos, lots of head-bobbing and -banging, and delights from an assortment of Filipino food trucks.
The Savages are electrosoul, Vallejo-grown, first generation rock-and-roll. They are a 21st-century sound for heathens, future-seers and the civilized alike. Their music draws equally from the seductiveness of R&B, the honesty of soul, the explosiveness of rock and the root of it all that ties them all together.
Pedro Gil is a five-piece from all around Los Angeles. We are friends first, a band second, and nerds third. We make sweet, delicious, catchy and addicting pop rock for boys and girls of all shapes and sizes, so good that you could put us in your pocket, eat it days later and it will still taste yummy. Our songs will make your feet tap from your ski hat to your knee caps and make you fall in love with your girlfriend/boyfriend all over again. Oh, and we've also been known to start some of the kindest riots in town where kids will ask each other, "Excuse me, may I mosh with you?"
Golda + The Guns
Golda + The Guns spin firelight tales of guitar and heart on the darkest of nights. Their ensemble–including Golda Supernova on vocals, Brandon Bigelow on guitar, Dennis Sarte on bass, and Eric Salvador on drums–distinguish rebellious storytelling with rock, punk drive. Their video for “Drop You,” directed by Wernher Von Goff and featuring San Francisco comedian Kevin Camia, won the SFIAAFF Judges Choice Award for best DIY Video 2010. G+G live in the Bay Area and are Bindlestiff Studio Resident Artists.
The Jack Lords Orchestra
In summer 2006, while on hiatus from their other bands, The Jack Lords Orchestra began as a quest for timeless, melancholic pop that exists in a universe where the Brill Building of the sixties, Manchester in the eighties, Manila under martial law and the islands of Oahu and New York City are somehow one and the same. Their self-titled debut album (“The Jack Lords”) was released in 2007. They are currently master-mixing their forthcoming album of orchestral maneuvers in the dark.
Good Night Robot
In reference to difficulty sleeping, Good Night Robot started as a secret bedroom project for songwriter Abby Camaya and drummer Rob Uytingco. For the on-again-off-again couple, playing and writing music served as the outlet for communicating with each other. In 2011, Rex Padayhag and Roberto Burgos joined the duo, making the Robots complete. The group has been good friends for many years as former bandmates and members of San Francisco bands Sweet Trip, Sugarspun, and the Parties.
Good Night Robot released their debut EP in October 2011 and are currently recording their full-length album, “Sleeping Disorders,” scheduled for release in May 2012. With a love of boy-and-girl harmonies, robotic electro glitches, simple pop hooks, and fuzz guitar, the band seeks to implant their robotic pop sounds in the heads of dreamers and sleepwalkers everywhere.
YBCA’s programs are made possible in part by:
National Endowment for the Arts
Community Engagement and Youth Education Programs are made possible in part by:
The Bernard Osher Foundation, The Sato Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, The Kimball Foundation, U.S. Bank and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Innovation, Community Engagement and Audience Development programs supported, in part, by generous grants from:
The James Irvine Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Dance/USA, Creative Capacity Fund's NextGen Innovation Grant Program, The Wallace Foundation and Adobe Foundation