Aug 6th - The Hundred Days, Tender Box, Murder of Lilies
Friday, Aug 6th 9:00 pm

Friends for Benefits Presents: A Benefit for Banderas de Esperanza
The Hundred Days
Tender Box Murder of Lilies

The Hundred Days

With driving rhythms, soaring guitars, textural keyboards and powerful vocal melodies, The Hundred Days pushes indie/alternative in new directions. Drawing from a variety of influences (post punk, alternative, britpop), the band hits hard with a sound that has been compared to The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen and Radiohead. The band showcases their pop writing abilities with both sophistication and urgency. As a moody, dynamic indie rock band, The Hundred Days aims to please but keeps you guessing.

Tender Box

Tremendous, incandescent British rock music is probably the last thing that comes to mind when you think of South Gate, LA. So it's a breathtaking revelation when you hear the chiming guitars and swooning vocals of The Tender Box who will release EP 1, their new EP this April.

Originally inspired by the post punk and synth pop groups of the 1980s, the band—Joey Medina (vocals, guitar), Raul Martinez (guitar), Steve Mungarro (bass, vocals) and Chuck Gil (drums)--have expanded on their sound as revealed on their 2007 debut album The Score. Two years followed of hard touring, love, loss, soul searching and revelation have resulted in the five new songs produced by Warren Huart (The Fray, Augustana) and Jay Ruston (The Donnas, Morrissey). Cuts like “Incomplete Design” and “Gravity” reach for grand, lush spaces melodically and lyrically while others, “Another Lover” and “Beautiful Sin” keep with the original feeling of British influenced dark and danceable songs.

Murder of Lilies