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Killer Kaya & My Dallas Teens Daytime Show in The Empress Garden!

About the bands:


Killer Kaya Bio:


Killer Kaya is a six piece psychedelic and funk outfit based out of Santa Barbara, California. Named after a rather large house cat, Killer Kaya has a 60’s era psychedelic sound with funk and soul elements and is composed of Apoorva Chiplunkar on vocals, Zach Rengert on guitar/drums, Eric Engel on drums/guitar, Alex Pavellas on bass, Cory Lund on trumpet and keys, and Josh Sheltzer on saxophone. The lovechild of scientists and hippies, Killer Kaya is reminiscent of the days where flower children roamed free and incense swirled about in whimsical billows. Sun soaked melodic threads run through Killer Kaya’s rainbow prism of sound, evocative of bands like Janis Joplin and Big Brother and The Holding Company and Jefferson Airplane.

Killer Kaya released their first EP titled Cigarette Echolocation in 2015 and their first full length album, 29 Lives in August 2017. Having played throughout the Central Coast, Bay Area, and Los Angeles, Killer Kaya has also played with notable musicians like funk legend Shuggie Otis. Having made their festival debut at Starry Nites Festival alongside acts like The Kills, The Dandy Warhols, Cat Power, and Teenage Fanclub this past March, Killer Kaya also performed at the 2017 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival. They recently finished a Bay Area tour with SF based rockers Gabby Lala & Snow Angel and will be recording new material in early 2018 as well as playing dates throughout the Southern & Northern California areas.





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My Dallas Teens:


My Dallas Teens draw upon many musical styles. From the quintessential roots of rock and roll. To the garage & paisley San Francisco sounds of 60’s, with the sonic mayhem of feedback from the 90’s. As well as from many of the current bands tearing up the underground.

Meet the Teens!

Lead by songwriter & lead vocalist Eric McInnis on 12 string guitar (previously of Oakland's Fauna Valetta) and backed by musicians of a quantum caliber: Jamison Simmons (drums), Alex Scribner (bass), Marina Sanford (keys). The Teens network a live "wall" of sound with the essence of a modern nostalgia for the inescapable yet intangible past. And they look good doing it too!

My Dallas Teens have been fortunate enough to share stages with amazing acts such as:

The Allan Parsons Project, The Kills, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Cat Power, Sky Parade, The Astroid #4, Spindrift, and many other incredible acts.

-Amidst a steady string of live performances MDT has also just finished their debut double-LP "GRADUATION" recorded by Tommy Dietrick (bandleader of Sky Parade and formerly of The Brian Jonestown Massacre) at Skylab Studios in Joshua Tree, CA.

-From the beautiful mountains to the vast deserts, holding fondly to a musical structure of times past and harmonies of the future—what once was thought to be lost in the shrouds of time, My Dallas Teens are here to incarnate the music we all love while perpetuating just that... LOVE!!!