East Bay Micro Shoegaze Fest: Sun Apr 15: Sciflyer (Newgaze/Desert Space Rock), Lavender Blush (Noise Pop/Rock), Have Special Power (Psyche/Rock) — $5, 8-12am
Based in San Francisco, Lavender Blush is a noise pop group devoted to home recording, atmospherics, and analog warmth.
The members of Lavender Blush have been involved with several like-minded groups including Moonbeams, LSD and the Search for God, My Red Dress, Soft Lions, and Witness 9.
After years of fighting the good fight in various guises, Andy and Chris were a 2 piece band who wanted a bigger sound. They figured the best way to do that was with a bassist/keyboard player who also sang and wrote stuff and carried equipment. They also thought someone who was taller might help. So they found Richie, who had washed ashore from the far side of Australia. But then Richie had a third kid and bought a house too far away for practice twice a week so he left (but we are still total Richie fans).
They now work as Have Special Power, teaching the world about the Dreamtime through a powerful cocktail of quirky pop song structure, use of elements stolen from punk and drone and art rock and all those post-whatever genres, and a love for you that just won't quit.