Iska Dhaaf

Iska Dhaaf at Strange Matter

Seattle buzz band Iska Dhaaf, the psych-punk duo of Nathan Quiroga and Benjamin Verdoes, released their debut album “Even the Sun Will Burn” this spring and are on a nationwide tour this summer. They’ll be stopping in at Strange Matter.


Ki:Theory Releases Haunting Version of “Stand By Me”

Ki:Theory, the project of Richmond native Joel Burleson, has released a crazy dark version of the classic “Stand By Me” track and it’s making its way around Hollywood after being featured in Fox’s TV show, “The Following” and in the trailer for the Paul Walker film, “Brick Mansions.” Ki:Theory just released “KITTY HAWK Deluxe” in…


Jail Weddings Coming to Strange Matter

L.A. noir psych-rock octet Jail Weddings merges multiple decades of So Cal musical lore from Phil Spector to hazy west coast psych to early punk and more. Jail Weddings was named #1 Album of The Year in 2013 by LA Weekly.


WRIR and Commonwealth of Notions Presents 4

Shannon Cleary of WRIR’s Commonwealth of Notions is presenting the fourth installment of “Commonwealth of Notions Presents,” a multi-night event featuring numerous local bands performing unique and intriguing sets.