Small Crush began in Logan Hammon’s bedroom when she was 13 years old, writing songs on her dad’s old guitar and recording covers on garageband. In her sophomore year of high school, she found some friends in jazz band class to help fulfill her dream of playing her songs in a full band. Together the band began developing their indie rock sound by getting inspired by 90s alternative and early 2000s indie. In 2019, the band released their self-titled debut album on a local Bay Area label Asian Man Records, and a second full length “Penelope” in 2023. Since then the band has supported artists like Hunny, Mom Jeans and Jeff Rosenstock out on tour. Through it all, the band has made the joy of playing music and having fun the most important thing.
Strawberry Launch is a pop rock band, est. November of 2018 after lead singer, Riiza, cold-called guitarist, Matrianna Gahol, hoping she would want to start a band with a complete stranger. Together, they added Abby Flicker on bass, Taylor Hurt on keyboard and Benjy Berkowitz on drums. Their debut EP (released in August 2021) quickly gained praise from Under the Radar, Rolling Stone India and Atwood Magazine, saying of the bands EP, “Strawberry Launch cast a wide net, embracing astral synths and guitar tones, big pop harmonies and melodies, and cathartic chorus crescendos that amount to massive simultaneous releases of emotion and music”. The group has built a devoted following in New York City, sharing the stage with heavy hitters Beach Bunny, Hot Flash Heat Wave, Small Crush and The Toxhards. The group will be presenting their sophomore EP under Trash Casual Records in early 2024.