Broadway Calls and Silver Snakes kicked off their current tour in California, with a stop at Cobalt Cafe. They played with Payoff, Dead End Alaska, and Call It Off. Photos below of Payoff, Silver Snakes, and Broadway Calls!
A bit hidden along the strip of stores in Canoga Park, a city near Los Angeles, is the sleek-looking Cobalt Cafe.
The blue-ish purple haze surrounding this all-ages venue is mirrored on the inside. The dim lights revealing a grungy interior, and wide open space in front of a low stage and carpeted floors, the kind you might run on were you playing lazer tag. Colorful and abstract paintings decorated the walls, while graffiti covered the back room/band entrance.
Payoff, a female-fronted quartet, have only recently been playing shows and they put on a great set. Post-hardcore band Silver Snakes followed, with an energy that’d make anyone a fan and music that appeals to a wide audience. I was drawn in the first time I saw the band perform inside Austin’s Mellow Mushroom during SXSW 2012, with bands including Seahaven and Code Orange Kids.
Broadway Calls (No Sleep Records) brought a good end to the show. There was a good-sized crowd singing along when they took the stage, and they continued at it the whole night.
Photos by Stephanie Meza