Need to dance your cares away? NYC’s Future Generations and LA’s Private Island have teamed up for a co-headlining show tonight, July 28 at The High Watt. It’s a great chance to hear some of the most interesting and buzzed-about alt-pop from the West and East Coasts. Both bands are gearing up to drop new music in the coming months, so don’t miss your opportunity to hear what’s next before anyone else. Tickets are still available right here, so grab yours now and read on for more about the show.
Nashville native Eddie Gore, Mike Sansevere and Eric Grossman first formed the indie alt-pop group Future Generations while studying at Fordham University. The NYC quintet created their first EP during jam sessions between classes. That earned the attention of Frenchkiss Records, who released the band’s debut self-titled LP in 2016. During that time, they added bassist Devon Sheridan and drummer Dylan Wells to the mix to enhance their sound. Their songs “Stars” and “You’ve Got Me Flush” earned millions of streams on Spotify and praise from critics. Now, with their return to Nashville, the band will mark a new peak in their career by showing off their already solid catalog and hopefully giving us a taste of what’s next.
Los Angeles’ own Private Island mix elements of today’s indie pop with funk, jazz and some retro soul. The band, comprised of Christian Lum, Michelle Guerrero, Tommy Nickerson, Tim Barbour, Roger Mawer and Cameron Anderson, released their A Good Look EP back in 2014. They kicked up both the style and substance with 2016’s Sunbreak EP, which dived deeper into the confusion and chaos of life, love and everything that comes in between. Those two releases earned a dedicated fan base in their home state, but their newest work might be the ticket to expanding that even further. Their new track “Turbulence” (listen below) strips down their previous sound for a more rhythmic and intimate vibe.
Future Generations and Private Island will perform tonight, July 28 at The High Watt. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $10.