Psyko Steve Presents



Sun, March 10, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Rebel Lounge

Phoenix, AZ

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Dear Boy had an immense 2018. They were hailed as one of the best bands in Los Angeles by critics and music publications, sold out multiple hometown shows, embarked on a full US tour w/ Rogue Wave, while also playing dates w/ Day Wave and Sunflower Bean. They're starting 2019 running on full blast with "Semester," the first new single from The Strawberry EP to be released on March 1 via the band's own label Easy Hell and Burnside/The Orchard. The song, which will be available on all digital streaming services on January 18, is best described by vocalist and guitarist Ben Grey; "Most of us have whole periods of our lives that are defined by one person… And when that person leaves, returning to your normal life feels strange. Almost as if the world moved on behind your back."

The four band members and real life friends that make up Dear Boy (vocalist Ben Grey, guitarist Austin Hayman, drummer Keith Cooper, and bassist Lucy Lawrence) have made something that is deeply personal, while celebrating their city and challenging the direction of modern guitar music.

Along with a wildly devoted fan base, the band has inspired the respect of fellow artists, so it should come as no surprise that The Strawberry EP features appearances by their friends Day Wave, Hazel English and Patrick Spurgeon of Rogue Wave. Produced by Dear Boy, and mixed by Tony Hoffer (AIR, Phoenix, Beck, M83), the EP once again showcases the band's ability to craft bittersweet songs pulling from late 70's / early 80's Post-Punk and early 90's Britpop, large enough for arenas, but intimate enough to be with you during your most private moments.
Emerging from Phoenix, AZ, the recently transformed indie rock band, New Chums, released their EP "See It For Myself" on October 6th, 2017 and it's bright, sunny California vibe is making waves in the music scene. Likened to bands like The Strokes, Neon Trees, and Jimmy Eat World, the Chums really know how to bring big guitars, catchy choruses, and sparkle to every beat. The foursome includes:
Vocals/Guitar-Seth Boyack: A California native who not only fronts the band with energy and style, Seth's the man behind the melodies that you won't be able to get out of your head for days.
Drums-Ben Hedlund: Straight outta Boston with plenty of talent and previous recording/touring experience, Ben provides the heartbeat to the music-the kind that'll leave you wanting more... and more.
Lead Guitar-Matt Lloyd: Recently coming off tour as a hired guitarist from Nashville, Matt's expertise and his creative/catchy hooks (played to perfection every time) add a new bite and excitement to the overall sound.
Bass-Cassandra Clark: A girl from Michigan who can really play bass, Cassandra rocks a solid foundation of the low end and provides that steady rhythm and vibe you can't help but dance to.
As the release of "See It For Yourself" has garnered great press already, New Chums will ride the wave of success by hitting the road in the US and abroad. Follow New Chums at and see it for yourself; they're an indie rock band with edge. Like sunglasses melted.

"’Come On, Come On’ is an ideal power pop song in no uncertain terms.”
– Phoenix New Times, October 29, 2015

“…an impressive debut fresh out of the box.”
– Java, November 2015

new chums:
Seth Boyack - vocals/guitar
Ben Hedlund - drums
Matt Lloyd - guitar
Cassandra Clark -bass
Gabe Kubanda is a national touring solo artist with his unique brand of alt-indie pop, and regularly accepts submissions from bands to tour with him on his very own international "Epic Proportions Tour".

Gabe was also a featured cast member on VH1 Classic's Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp reality TV show, and founding member of former rock bands, Letters Burning, Noisefall, and Love Electric.
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016