The Shakedown Bar
3048 Midway Dr
San Diego, CA 92110
9:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012
NEW WAVE NIGHT WITH: NEON KROSS (Daniel of Rezurex & the Deep Eynde) the VERY FREE SHOW! DOORS: 9 PM / SHOW: 10 PM NEON KROSS: Frozen in time in 1984, Neon Kross has emerged from the cold chill of space to infect the masses with dark and "dancey" new wave music. The Los Angeles based group makes melodic synth rock songs that are catchy, romantic, creepy and fun. Fronted by the enigmatic Daniel deLeon of Rezurex and Deep Eynde fame, they have developed a strong fan base in the Los Angeles area in the short period of time they have been playing out. The band was created as a side project of Daniel and McCoy (Pins and Needles) who had collaborated previously in the recording studio. The popularity of the band quickly grew in the familiar haunts of the underground darkwave clubs of Los Angeles. The band has since expanded beyond their goth roots with the addition of Chinatsu, a classically trained keyboardist from Japan, and Jake (Pins and Needles) on drums. Neon Kross is now polished and ready for a more broad based audience. Demo songs created in the home studio of Daniel and McCoy have recently been featured in an independent film, "A Numbers Game," for which they created the title track of the same name. Neon Kross is not a contemporary spin on the music of the 1980s or a trendy 80s inspired band. They are the 80s incarnate, champions of music that some have forgotten but everyone still loves. the VERY: If you have rocking guitars and '80s keyboards reverberating in your ears, and two fab guys and two fashionable girls sparkling in your eyes, chances are you're at a show of San Diego's newest new new wave band, The Very. Consisting of Phil Inzunza (guitar/lead vocals), Lex Pratt (keyboard/vocals), and Diana Death (bass/vocals), the band takes their name from an oft-quoted line in the dark comedy Heathers: "you are so very...."The Very's music is inspired equally by brooding teen angst and nostalgic cool. Their sound is full of elements from the past and present with a wide range of influences, from the Pixies to the B-52's. The Very's lyrics, which are generated organically according to the mood of the music, are playful and purposely nonsensical, but deeply passionate, edgy, and clever enough to keep you interested and wanting more.