2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: MotorMouth

Open Hand

Tuesday, March 15
11:00PM - 11:40PM

Dirty Dog Bar
505 E 6th St


Open Hand is a force to be reckoned with on the American rock landscape. Always difficult to classify, but ultimately born out of the post-hardcore music of the late nineties, grunge, post-grunge, stoner rock, emocore, and all the Black Sabbath, Soundgarden and Nirvana worship that comes with those scenes, all are big influences on the sound of Open Hand, along with a surprising touch of prog, thanks in no small part to band frontman/songwriter Justin Isham's longtime love of King Crimson, early Genesis, and Robert Fripp. The band's 2005 release ‘ You and Me’ brought Isham's Crimson and Peter Gabriel influence, combined with an infectious pop-rock sensibility, to the surface and comparisons to Live and Taking Back Sunday filled the press. Through time, the band has forged ahead constantly melding genres and growing musically. Both “The Dream” (2000 / Trustkill Records) and “You and Me” (2005 / Trustkill Records... co-produc...

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Los Angeles, CA
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