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12/05/18 - 7:30PM - The Sometimes Island
Hotel RL Olympia
The Sometimes Island | The Bad People Album Tour | An Unforgettable Live Synth Pop Show
The Sometimes Island is the collision of elements - including a name that is a nod to the explosive one-person performance, and a sound that stands as some of the best progressive pop electronic music out there. Start the evening right as Los Angeles-based talent Matt Blankenship Jr brings his critically acclaimed synth pop act to Hotel RL Olympia.
The Sometimes Island is a synth pop band based in Los Angeles. Texas native Matt Blankenship Jr. and a rotating cast of live musicians comprise the group, which is known for their exhilarating, unforgettable live shows. The band name comes symbolically from an island in Lake Travis. Depending on the water level, the island is either emerging from the surface, or submerged and hidden, waiting to be reborn.
Last summer saw the debut release of the Bad People EP, which Buzznet called "the future of synthpop". The Sometimes Island recently emerged from the studio recording new music, and is returning to the stage this summer with an extensive national tour. A prolific songwriter and producer, Matt have written hundreds of songs and wrote, performed and produced the entire Bad People EP from his home studio. The next few months will see one new single debuted monthly, and The Sometimes Island's meteoric rise shines ever brighter with each new release.