When we first introduced you to L.A.’s Ultra Violent Rays back in February, we reckoned that their dark gothic electro-pop felt just right on a snowy and bleak winter’s night, but might feel a tad out of place on a warm summer’s evening.
Some lucky Los Angeles clubbers will get to see if that prediction is correct when the darkwave duo joins The Bulls at The Satellite for the opening night of the latter’s August residency. This special series of FREE shows is hosted by KROQ’s Locals Only show and is being billed as “Girlschool” — the club’s first 100% female-fronted residency.
In addition to Ultra Violent Rays, the five shows on every Monday night (August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31) will feature bands such as White Sea, Gothic Tropic, Conway, Alex Lilly and Nightjacket. The festivities begin tonight with The Bulls, Nightjacket, NANCY and Ultra Violent Rays. Doors open at 8:30 and the show starts at 9pm.
We’ll be reviewing The Bulls’ debut EP soon (which I can tell you right now is stunning), so stay tuned. Meanwhile, we wish them a tremendously successful residency!
For those of you who can’t make it to The Satellite, you can at least sit back and enjoy this new video from Ultra Violent Rays for their single “Wish,” which is inspired by pop art legend Roy Lichtenstein. It was directed by Patrick Flaherty, with (amazing) makeup by Janica Polmanteer.