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Music & Performance

Also I Like to Rock: The Deadly Syndrome & Miss Derringer

Thursday Jul 10, 2008 8:00 PM This is a past program

“... unbridled euphoria — and wry touches such as onstage cutouts of ghosts helped LA band The Deadly Syndrome go from zero to signed in a few short months. Well, that and explosive, unaffected songs right out of the Arcade Fire/Modest Mouse/ Wolf Parade playbook.” —The Los Angeles Times 

Miss Derringer is heavily influenced by American music of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, particularly the vintage sounds of outlaw country performers such as Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash or the girl group pop of the Ronettes and Shangri Las. This LA band also finds inspiration in the music and attitude of early punk bands like the Misfits and Black Flag. 


Rock returns to the Hammer courtyard this July for a series of free concerts hand-picked by local independent radio powerhouse Indie 103.1. Each night features back-to-back sets by some of the best breakthrough bands. Galleries open until 9pm. 


Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation, and Ann and Jerry Moss. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.