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T3TRA / Tess Dunn: “Lightswitch” Album Release Show
T3TRA, AKA Tess Dunn, hails from Santa Cruz, California. A seven-year veteran of west coast Vans Warped Tour performances with a growing national fan base, Tess released three albums of original alternative pop punk music under her name, followed by her first EP under T3TRA in October 2016. Reviewers and fans have described Tess/T3TRA as “fearless,” ” a creative wunderkind,” ” a dynamic performer,” and a “compelling example of gritty girl power.” Thanks to her take-no-prisoners lust for life in the face of life-threatening health challenges, Tess has been the focus of Vans Off the Wall TV and numerous articles and podcasts. She has toured the west coast, and is endorsed by Onstage Stands and Lanikai Ukuleles.
Tess’ first T3TRA release, Polarity, marked a genre shift that incorporated a more electronic sound. Recorded with Noah Shain at White Buffalo Studio in Los Angeles, Polarity provides a rich and dynamic sound that moves beyond electro/synthpop, with deep sonic undercurrents and brutally honest lyrics.
T3TRA’s new EP, Lightswitch, recorded with Jake Ward at Jake’s Lab, continues in the darker electropop vein, but allows for hints of the Tess Dunn lyrical quality that has won her many devoted fans. Under the cloak of T3TRA, Tess is able to explore themes of love, lust, and loss, with an unwavering eye. As she notes about her lyrics, “I write songs about the things nobody and everybody likes to talk about.” With driving beats, hints of retro synth and Tess’ signature raspy vocals, T3TRA’s music provides a strong dose of dance-able angst.
$10/Adv $15/Day of | All Ages
Doors at 7:30 PM
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