Matthew Melton is a genius of contemporary glam and power-pop craft. Nashville born, Oakland soaked, and now Austin based, Melton has created an arguably legendary narrative. The songwriter worked with the late great Jay Reatard, sparked and pulled the plug on Bare Wires (still one of the best kept garage-pop secrets), and now fronts the impossibly good WARM SODA, an originally Oakland based project signed to Castle Face Records now based out of Texas.

As luck would have it, I had the pleasure of meeting Melton one night during a blurry night on the east-side of Austin this past Spring. It was a gift, as this is a dude who’s written an amazing stack of power-pop records I’ve grown to love. Anyways, after a half-hour of fan-boying and keeping my hands to myself, we somehow managed to agree to a show. Thus, I’m very, very pleased to announce Warm Soda – July 19th at Cine El Rey’s awesome new balcony stage!

This show is loaded with all the ingredients for an incredible night, including an all ages stamp and a sweet, eclectic night of pop in the flavors of multiple genres. Dandy Heat will be coming out of what seems like a lengthy hiatus to drop some serious beach-pop; the prolific Diosdelghetto has confirmed a rare live performance of his avant ambient / electro project; Carlos from the Sad Campers will debut his excellent new bleak-pop endeavor, Sun Rash; and – get this – the night will also feature the debut of *Peppermint – a new band featuring Audrey Scott of Sick/Sea + Robert Godinez of the Young Maths.

Dang. Listen to the artists below, and get the show details after the tracks:

Dandy Heat


Sun Rash

Venue: Cine El Rey (upstairs)
Date: July 19, 2014
Doors: 9pm
Music: 9:30pm
Cost: $6
Ages: All Ages



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