Strict Tempo presents Blood Handsome, Shanghai Beach, Licorice Chamber, Neuroprison + Vox Sinistra

7:00 pm
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Strict Tempo presents NYC based synthpop act Shanghai Beach, LA-based darkwave Blood Handsome & Seattle's dreamy darkwave Licorice Chamber + opening set from new Seattle post-punk band Neuroprison. DJ set from Vox Sinistra at doors

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$12 ADV / $15 DOOR
7pm door / 8pm show

Strict Tempo presents...

Blood Handsome (LA)
Blood Handsome is the project of musician, Gerren Reach.
Label: Young & Cold Records, Cleopatra Records, Hush Club Ltd.

Shanghai Beach (NYC)
Shanghai Beach is a Brooklyn, New York based act (consisting of Steven Salazar) that performs dark synth pop inspired by dystopian art, Ridley Scott films, and old science fiction novels.

Since the creation of Shanghai Beach in 2014, Salazar has performed all over the United States and Canada with no plans on stopping. He has written, recorded, and released two EPs and two full lengths. Salazar has performed in multiple acts in many genres since his entry into music in 2003.

Since the release of Shanghai Beach’s last full length, an obsession with vintage analog synthesizers and modern progressive technology has led Salazar into icy dark sound with an unsettling view of the future.

Licorice Chamber (Seattle)
Licorice Chamber is the solo moniker of Layla Reyna: Musician, Graphic Designer and Illustrator, best known as lead singer for Strap On Halo (2008-2021)

Neuroprison (Seattle)
Founded in 2015 by Gabriel Rice, we seek to create and proliferate music inspired by postpunk, dark wave, EBM, goth, and others. This type of music will always have an audience, and if you count yourself among it, then we do this for you.

Vox Sinistra (Seattle)
Vox Sinistra is a Seattle-based DJ exploring the synthesis of dark underground electronic sounds with retro and modern inspiration, ranging from old-school EBM, industrial and New Beat to minimal and cold waves, forward-thinking electro and techno, and '80s synth music such as Italo disco, acid house, synth-pop, new wave and more. With a background in post-punk, no wave and related '80s alternative and DIY punk movements, she combines sounds with rebellious spirit, nostalgic melodies, and avant-garde genre-mashing that stimulates bodies into movement for a cathartic and heavy dance music experience.

She is currently host of weekly club night Strict Tempo on Twitch, where she books an international selection of dark electronic artists, and is also known for her post-punk/obscure '80s wave radio show Secret Meaning of Things at KHUH 104.9 FM since 2011 (currently on hiatus), shortlisted for Best Music Show - Alternative in the 2018 Mixcloud Radio Awards. She has been featured in Mixcloud's 'One to Watch' series as a "post-punk extraordinaire". She is also a former music columnist for Seattle alt weekly the Stranger, and current occasional contributor to In 2017, she was inspired to mix her underground '80s sounds with techno and electro, and is now focusing on making club sets for dark and dungeonesque dance floors.

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