The Soft White Sixties kicked off their release tour in Phoenix, Arizona at the Crescent Ballroom on September 14th. The show, called “Rock The Bus,” was a benefit show for The Joy Bus. If you haven’t heard of it, The Joy Bus is a nonprofit organization that, according to the event page, relieves “the daily struggles of homebound cancer patients with a fresh Chef Inspired meal and a friendly face.” From there, they traveled all the way to TUBE.’s home base, Sacramento.
The show at Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub on Tuesday night, September 18th, started out with a solo set by Jeremy Lyon, King Dream’s vocalist and guitarist. The alternative sound of the music was relaxing, and many people sat, winding down with their drinks after the workday.
Next up, The Soft White Sixties jumped on stage with trippy synth sounds and haunting guitar riffs. It was all woven together with danceable drum beats, deep bass, and the soulful voice of Octavio Genera. It was impossible to stay seated. Nearly everyone moved out to the dance floor, and though Harlow’s was not packed that night, people still had a blast. They played and had the energy as though they were in front of a huge crowd.
Currently based out of Los Angeles, The Soft White Sixties are a rock ‘n’ roll band, with a psychedelic feel. They recently released their new album, Alta California, in English and Spanish. It is extremely catchy and thought-provoking with songs that touch on topics such as immigration, paradigm shifts, and gentrification such as “Brick by Brick” and “Teen Wolves.” The album certainly has a lot to offer, keeping a fresh style from song to song that made for a dynamic live show.
Words and Photo: Anouk Nexus.