Event details

Event details

Moe's Alley Presents: Glass Spells w/ Topographies & Holy Water + DJ Archive 65
Sat Mar | 30 2024 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$20 advance / $25 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley presents Glass Spells with special guests Topographies and Holy Water plus DJ Archive 65! 

Saturday, March 30th
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
$20 in advance / $25 day of the show

Glass Spells is a synth-pop band from San Diego, California. The band is comprised of two members, Anthony Ramirez and Tania Costello. Anthony is the instrumentalist of the group, bringing his wide array of skills to the production of their unique sound. Tania is the vocalist, providing the powerful and emotive lyrics and melodies that have become a hallmark of the band. Their music is a mix of modern synth-pop and retro-inspired sounds, with an emphasis on dreamy atmosphere and infectious hooks. Together, they have created a sound that is both innovative and nostalgic, and has gained them a devoted fan base.

Topographies is a post-punk / shoegaze band formed in 2018 in San Francisco by Justin Oronos, Jeremie Ruest, and Gray Tolhurst. The band merges the lockstep rhythms and pulsing synths of 80s coldwave and post-punk (taking cues from bands like Asylum Party and The Chameleons) with the lush guitar work and hazy textures of shoegaze.

The band’s debut LP, Ideal Form, released on Funeral Party Records in 2020, synthesizes and clarifies the band’s aesthetic in eight drum-machine and synth-heavy tracks, accompanied by Ruest’s ethereal guitar work, the nimble basslines of Oronos, and Tolhurst’s poetic lyrics. The album was engineered and produced by Chris King (also a member of LA-based band, Cold Showers) and mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studios in New York.

Tolhurst (whose early exposure to music came from his father Laurence Tolhurst, drummer / keyboardist of The Cure) draws on his dual fascinations of independent music and 20th century poetry to craft songs and lyrics that seek to explore the complex map of occurrences that situate and shape a life. Ideal Form is concerned with the projections human beings place upon experience and the impossibility of a perfectly realized existence.

A spiritual and musical experience inspired by vast open space and emotional resilience.
HOLY WATER is designed to foster an emotional sonic experience with honest communication layered with dark ambience.

Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.