Death Valley Girls

The Davis Live Music Collective is kinda ridiculously excited to bring Death Valley Girls, LA’s finest purveyors of otherworldly rock n roll, to town for a special Halloween show Tuesday, October 31. Plan your costume and get your ticket now!

For the better part of a decade, LA’s scrappy rock n’ roll mystics Death Valley Girls have used their music as a means of tapping into a communal cosmic energy. On albums like Glow In The Dark (2016), Darkness Rains (2018), and Under the Spell of Joy (2020) the band challenged the soul-crushing banality of modern society and celebrated “true magical infinite potential” through a collage of scorching proto-punk riffs, earworm melodies, far-out lyrics, and lysergic auxiliary instrumentation. But on their latest album Islands in the Sky, Death Valley Girls’ songwriting mastermind Bonnie Bloomgarden uses the band’s anthemic revelries as a guidebook to spiritual healing and a roadmap for future incarnations of the self. And while these may be the loftiest aims of Death Valley Girls to date, the resulting music is also by far their most infectious and celebratory.

Opening up the show will be Davis Music Fest alums The Snares as well as San Francisco’s chokecherry who arrived on the heels of a burgeoning local shoegaze/grunge scene, with the band playing their first show in a basement on February 11th, 2023. They have since experienced a meteoric rise, with their first ever single “Glass Jaw” capturing global attention and gaining over a million streams. Led by vocalists Izzie Clark and E. Scarlett Levinson, who play guitar and bass respectively,  their sentimental hook-filled tracks are “hitting all the dopamine centers of nostalgia while simultaneously offering up uncut ingenuity with their cryptically withdrawn lyrics.

With a self-coined genre trifecta of ‘shoegaze grunge pop’, chokecherry is a revival of dark, black widow energy”. – Grace Holtzclaw, Fashionably Early

chokecherry spent a busy summer releasing their follow up single “Around Around Around”, headlining The Chapel in San Francisco, and branching out from their local scene to play New York and LA. They are scheduled for a Mexico City residency and a full West Coast Run in October/November of 2023. chokecherry’s main aspirations are stealing your wife and girlfriend.