Lower Grand Radio 9 Year Anniversary party! w/ Brontez Purnell, Liz Lublin, & more


Fri Feb 24 2023 at 08:00 pm


The Stork Club Oakland California | Berkeley, CA

$12 adv., $15 door
Brontez Purnell
Brontez Purnell is a writer (5 books-including 3 recently published on the UK’s Cipher Press), dancer (Brontez Purnell Dance Company), film (Writer for the tv series “Queer AsFolk” and Showtime's “America Gigolo”) and musician. He has been making DIY/ punk music for 25 years. Starting with his all-black hardcore band The Social Lies in his native home state of Alabama in the late 90s he went to start The Younger Lovers in 2003 as a solo bedroom demo project where he recorded all the instruments himself. Purnell (a punk and rock n roll aficionado since his early teens) moved to the Bay Area in the wee hours of the 2000's to become an aspiring dancer, writer, as well as musician. The sound of The Younger Lovers takes a foothold from Purnell's equal love of all melody based rock forms-indie, Blues, garage, surf, riot-grrrl, soul and punk-all distilling into a singularity of sound that is as unique as it is audacious. Purnell joined the ranks of punk/electro-clash/riot-rrrrlband Gravy Train!!! And toured alongside Le Tigre, Jr.Sr., ESG and a host of other influential bands. His love of the form is deeply informed by a family tradition and lineage of three generations of blues musicians and a developed love for guitar from his Grand Uncle J.J Malone who moved from Alabama to Oakland in the 60’s and went to be an executive for the famous Fantasy/ Galaxy Records in Berkeley as well as worked alongside Etta James, Credence Clearwater Revival, Al Green, and Big Mama Thornton to name a few and passed guitar knowledge on to his grand-nephew. This show is the record release party for his new 7” on Sub Pop’s Singles Club. He’s got a forthcoming LP, “Confirmed Bachelor,” coming out March 2023 on the UK’s Upset The Rhythm.
Liz Lublin
Edge Ra
Zero Charisma

Where is it happening?

The Stork Club Oakland California, ,Manteca,CA,United States, Berkeley, United States
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