Tuesday July 14, 2015 | 8:00PM
Star Theater (Get Directions)
Double Tee & Dead Nation Presents: DEAD SARA with Lost In Society & Light Creates Shadow
All Ages

All Ages G/A
General Admission
Ticket sales ended Jul 14, 2015 6:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.

Dead Sara know how to slay an audience. When Jefferson Airplane frontwoman Grace Slick is a fan, Dave Grohl says, “Dead Sara should be the next biggest rock band in the world,” and Muse personally invite you to open several arena shows for them there is no argument you command a stage with an undeniable explosiveness and passion. What takes a band to the next level though is when they can channel that energy in the studio, bringing that same vitality and rawness to record. Dead Sara, with the help of producer Noah Shain, have figured that out on their second album, Pleasure To Meet You, delivering a powerful statement that just might make Grohl’s prophecy come true. From the ferocious opening one-two punch of “Suicidal” and “LA City Slum,” songs made to ignite an audience live, the Los Angeles-based quartet of singer Emily Armstrong, lead guitarist Siouxsie Medley, bassist Chris Null and drummer Sean Friday deliver a savage message to listeners that this is a band intent on fulfilling all of the promise of their first album. Mission accomplished. Armstrong says this is due, in large part, to the group’s hard work on the road. “Playing to a lot of people and the bigger size had a lot to do with this second record I think,. Playing with Muse and in that capacity was an adjustment,” she says. “And we made this adjustment because we knew we could fill it, Of course watching Muse too was so fucking inspiring. So it was a quick growth for us and we caught on. We were able to get on it every night, put our best foot forward and it shaped us a little bit. We started writing a little bit here and there at that time. And we had that more in mind. ‘Where can we take this?’” Fans of the first album know that Dead Sara is much more than the hard rock of the breakthrough radio hit “Weatherman.” This alternative band incorporates blues, pop and rock into their powder keg of a sound. It’s a sound born from their disparate roots and long-term camaraderie. Null and Friday played together on the 2008 Alternative Press tour backing an artist by the name of Sonny Moore, now better known to the world as Skrillex. Armstrong, who started as a folk singer growing up on the music of artists like Fleetwood Mac, met Medley in 2002, writing their first songs together in 2003. They met Null and Friday playing in LA and what started as a temporary unit has become a full-fledged band. On Pleasure To Meet You, a title that comes from the song “LA City Slum,” they expand that musical palate even more, with stellar results. They follow the aforementioned aggression of the top two tracks with a slight nod to doo wop on the rhythmic “Mona Lisa” and the quartet’s most upbeat track yet, the infectious “Something Good.” more >>>