Monday is the new Friday so prepare yourself accordingly. Forget the disgruntled mood your boss put you in after asking you to complete (yet another) remedial task and get ready to rock yourself senseless at The Satellite for FREE.
By: Ashley Coffey
September 21, 2017
Wondering who to thank for an evening guaranteed to start your week off right? Send all praise to New Language, Wild Riot + The Pretty Cult. These creative collectives have combined forces to bring you a month-long residency at The Satellite ending September 25. This two-level venue has more than enough bars to quench your thirst so arrive before 9p and grab a $2 beer flight from 21st Amendment. This week, frosted flight glasses were filled with drinks infused with watermelon and blood orange.
After our crew grabbed some brews, we noticed that an artist named Joshua Jimenez from The Rising Phoenix tattoo studio and art gallery was giving a first-time customer a $10 cactus tattoo on her rib cage. Right in front of her, a line of people flipped through the pages of a book filled with tattoo design options as they waited to get inked. Wild Riot founder Brittany Adams ensured talented #inksquad artists like Jimenez were hired for the residency so attendees could receive great tattoos at a great price. Next to the tattoo station, The Pretty Cult displayed their latest designs including vests, shirts and jackets punctured with studded embroidery.
Downstairs, pop-punk band Fast Friends finished their set and Aeges prepared to perform next. New Language bass player Matt Cohen selected Aeges for the residency because he's a genuine fan of their music. Clearly he wasn't the only one because a group of fans made their way to the stage as soon as the first chords of Aeges' set echoed through The Satellite. About halfway through their performance, they announced they would be joining Chevelle (Epic Records) on tour beginning November 28; they celebrated by raising a can of 21st Amendment beer in the air.
She has known New Language co-creator Cohen for years, so collaborating was the next natural progression for these two creative entrepreneurs. They reminded us that creatives who turn their interests into income do so by collaborating, not competing.
The room faded to black until blood red lights flashed around the venue and vocalist Tyler Demorest started screaming through the speakers. Above the crowd, a disco ball started to shake and the band belted out songs like "Everybody Screams" from their new EP of the same name. It was later learned that there was a 3.5 magnitude earthquake in California around the same time of New Language's set. Even though the epicenter was 50+ miles away, the way the room vibrated that night felt like New Language's powerful music was the real reason for the tremor that night.
Also known as Marcel Rodríguez-López, this Puerto Rican performer was a former member of The Mars Volta and recently released an 11-track LP titled, ¡Eureka! The sounds of his set serenaded the crowd and served as a natural nightcap to the evening. As the night came to a close, it was apparent that next week Wild Riot, The Pretty Cult and New Language plan to end their residency in style because they've booked Madus, Rosechild and Spare Parts for Broken Hearts.
If you're wondering how to stay updated on Wild Riot and their forthcoming events like this September residency, then follow them at @wearewildriot. Sites and socials for all of the bands featured at the residency September 18 can be found below: