ABOUT THE BANDS
Amsterdam via Los Angeles based husband-and-wife duo Peaking Lights
combine elements of dub, Krautrock, disco, and psychedelic pop in their
unique brand of cosmic music. Initially making spaced-out experiments and
improvisations, they established a dub-influenced lo-fi pop sound with the
acclaimed 2011 full-length 936. Their most recent album, 2020’s E S C A P E
explored synth pop and house influences, and was more cleanly produced in a
DIY fashion, yet still retained the dreamy, homemade charm of their earlier
CONNECT THE COAST
Connect the Coast is a black-owned, independent, Web3 record label and media company founded by Lorde Sanctus and intent on using blockchain technology to empower local creatives. Connect the Coast’s artists have been featured in SLO Life magazine, KCPR, Wild 106, z100 NY, NFT Oakland, NFT NYC, and more. Participating artists include: Lorde Sanctus (Nipomo, Ca), Niko Cochise (SLO, Ca), Cav (SLO, Ca), $horty Duwop (Santa Maria, Ca), Jay Reilly (Grover Beach, Ca), D BANKS (Paso Robles, Ca)
Caleb Nichols is a queer poet and musician from California. In 2021 Caleb was signed to legendary indie label Kill Rock Stars. Since then he’s released a handful of EPs and singles, as well as the critically acclaimed queer rock opera RAMON. Caleb’s been playing shows all over the world, from the USA to Iceland, to Italy and the UK with an epic cast of rotating band members that includes Adam and Alex Nash (Goodnight Texas), Kevin Middlekauf (Proxima Parada), Pat Spurgeon (Rogue Wave, the Dandy Warhols) and Joshua Barnhart (Port O’Brien, Strange Pilgrim).
Emerging from the sprawling Central Coast of California, Honeyboys specialize in bringing together disparate sounds and genres in a fun and innovative way. Their sound is encompassing and eclectic, with a variety of harmonies, distinct chord progressions, and upbeat tempos.