Bush Tetras were part of the New York no wave/post-punk era in the early 1980s, releasing early material on local labels ROIR (Reachout International Records) and 99 Records (2), as well as on Fetish Records.
The Bush Tetras were a formidable force in Manhattan’s downtown rock scene. A deadly serious quartet that were loud, funky, intense and more than a little bit intimidating, - that jittery mixture of raw nerves and repulsion that figured into the bands best-known song “Too Many Creeps.”
Chick bands had mostly been a joke until punk came along. Suddenly guitars were wrenched from the sweaty hands of a bunch of guys whose last dominion was being shattered right in front of their faces. Even the Tetras’ male drummer, Dee Pop, looked nervous. Rock ‘n’ roll swagger was now, like CBGB’s bathroom, no longer gender specific. The Bush Tetras had ripped the doors off their hinges.
La Tunda is a 21st Century power trio based out of New Haven, CT.
Front women Stephany Brown and Kriss Santala have a knack for writing super catchy songs with plenty of vocal harmonies, dissonance, and head banging riffs.
The girls deliver a heavily spirited diatribe of suburban rock sounds while
drummer Andy Beetham adds his special brand of funky and hard hitting beats; a natural compliment to La Tunda’s Sweet and Spicy flavor packet.
The Band is currently recording at Bird’s Eye Studios in West Haven and hope to release their first full length album this fall.
Influences include The Breeders, Sonic Youth, Patti Smith, Nirvana, The Stooges, Buzzcocks and many more.
“The defiant teen twins of the Runaways and Everly Brothers delivered by the New York Dolls at Shonen Knife Hospital…with Loretta Lynn as the birthing coach.” -Peter Riccio, courtesy of Lys Guillorn
Gold Dime is the brainchild of Andrya Ambro. Ambro is best known as one half of the critically acclaimed noise rock duo Talk Normal. Raw but composed, Gold Dime alternates between an aggression and intimacy, both so sincere, you can’t turn away. 2017 brought the release of their debut full-length Nerves (Fire Talk Records) which Bandcamp described as “a gutsy, dense, fascinating work." Think The Residents, only more intimate and on-fire. Live, Ambro anchors Gold Dime on drums and lead vocals. Performing live as a trio since 2014, Gold Dime has opened for the likes of Lower Dens, U.S. Girls, EMA, The Blow and Xiu Xiu. On stage Ambro is joined by Ian Douglas-Moore on bass and John Bohannon (Ancient Ocean) on guitar.