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Seaside, California’s INTIMATE STARES produce bombastic, heavy, space rock infused post-punk stoner noise emulating icons like Shiner, Red Fang, Archers Of Loaf, Hum, Hot Snakes and Dinosaur Jr. 


James Findlay (drummer of San Francisco’s The Silhouette Era and Monterey's The Tremolos) steps up, guitar in hand, to the microphone for the first time expanding on over a decade of writing and recording as his heavy instrumental post rock project Concave.  IS features veteran musicians Henry Leinen (formerly of Christian Slater) on bass and CJ Prough (formerly of The Bad Light) on drums.


"Nascent" full length on cassette and digital download - released on 9/7/2021 - catalog # OCR018

Self Titled EP on cassette and digital download - released 12/10/2019 - catalog # OCR017

upcoming shows

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past shows


Friday September 2nd 2022

DEAKFEST II @ Cuz's Sportsman's Club, Seaside CA

w/ tons of bands running 9/2 thru 9/4

---------August 2022 California Ripper, a tour----------

Saturday August 20th 2022

San Jose CA @ The Caravan Lounge

w/ El GuapoBackwards Marathon

Friday August 19th 2022

Chico CA @ Naked Lounge

w/ West By Swan, LDF

Thursday August 18th 2022

Stockton CA @ Drycleaners

w/ Static Symphony, Fitting, Sloome

Saturday August 13th 2022

Bakersfield CA @ Narducci's

w/ Contranistas, Band Called Kevin, Heart Wrench

Friday August 12th 2022 

San Diego CA @ Black Cat Bar

w/ Dream Burglar, tbd

Thursday August 11th 2022

Ventura CA @ Gigi's

w/ bands tbd



Thursday July 7th 2022

Blue Lagoon, Santa Cruz CA

w/ WINE LIPS (Toronto), Supernaut, Boxweed

Friday May 27th 2022 - 8:00pm

The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz CA

w/ King Tide, Oedipus & the Motherfuckers

Saturday May 14th 2022 - 7:00pm 21+

XL Public House, Salinas CA

w/ The Microclouds, Benjamin Mancillas, Tapes, Liquid Abyss

Friday May 6th 2022 - 7:00pm $10 all ages

Other Brother Beer, Seaside CA

w/ MAMMATUS, GOSH, The Fading Hour


Saturday November 6th 2021 7:00pm $10 all ages

Other Brother Beer, Seaside CA

w/ Meez, Adam Behan


Saturday July 24th 2021 7:00pm all ages

Other Brother Beer, Seaside CA

w/ COFFIN (Ventura/SLO), Pablo


Sunday February 16th 2020  8:00pm 18+

Silva's Nightclub, Monterey CA

w/ LYFECOACH (Chico), Ashes My Remedy


Saturday January 18th 2020

Pearl Hour, Monterey CA

w/ BIGRIG (Santa Cruz), Winter Wind


Saturday September 21st 2019 12pm-3pm

Salvation Army Transitional Housing benefit

ACME Coffee, Seaside CA

w/ Pablo, Bedrooms

Friday July 12th 2019 6:00pm all ages $10

Food For Life Benefit

Somos Gallery, Salinas CA

w/ Smooth Taste (TX), Lake Dads (TX), 

The Microclouds, Goodword, Frisson

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