Join us in welcoming April’s Echo Residency band: Ramonda Hammer!
Ramonda Hammer is a Los Angeles-based grunge band whose name comes from a lady featured on the early 2000s reality television show Cheaters. The show is funny and sad, kind of how frontwoman and band founder Devin Davis writes her songs. They’ve shared stages with likeminded bands like Slothrust, Palehound, Priests, Potty Mouth, Colleen Green, Dude York, Pile, and were named one of L.A.’s hardest working bands by Oh My Rockness last year. In 2018, the band will reissue the “Destroyers” EP on vinyl, release an album on the New Professor label, and tour the U.S. extensively in support.
“Devin Davis’ knotty, unguarded wail and Justin Geter’s distortion-heavy, brutally melodic riffs on tracks like the churning ‘Bender’ and the breakneck ‘Care to Slam?’ are like an alternate Nineties where L7 was the biggest band in the world.” – Rolling Stone
“Though, the guitar-driven four-piece channels, arguably one of the most iconic eras in music, they are able to carve out their own notch in the music scene with their unique musical landscaping, introspective lyricism, and emotionally raw vocals. Ramonda Hammer is a band that successfully tackles the grunge landscape without sounding flat, emotionless, and definitely without blending in.” – That Mag
“Kicking off in a weary mood, “Destroyers” grows increasingly agitated with each heated chorus, until the kettle boils over, and the instruments plow into each other, reaching chaotic peaks of distortion as Davis delivers her plea: “They with sinister dynamics made a mess in our heads, if we’re not in it together then we’re pawns till the end.”” – Buzzbands.LA
Residency schedule below:
(All Shows are FREE and 21+)
April 2: Ramonda Hammer with Shunkan + Jr Slayer + LA Font + DJ Maria Schwartz + Nathan Owen (Patio) • The Echo • RSVP
April 9: Ramonda Hammer with Livingmore + Illuminati Hotties + Cheekface + DJ Homicide Life on the Streets + Nightgown (Patio) • The Echo • RSVP
April 16: Ramonda Hammer with Facial + Magic Bronson + Slugs + DJ Kenny G (From Goon) + Easyfriend (Patio) • The Echo • RSVP
April 23: Ramonda Hammer with Holy Wars + Spare Parts For Broken Hearts + Blood Candy + DJ Cristina (KXLU) + Inner Oceans (Patio) • The Echo • RSVP
April 30: Ramonda Hammer with Yip Yops + Iress + Ever So Android + DJ Etwoms + Rosie Tucker (Patio) • The Echo • RSVP
Listen below to Ramonda Hammer’s Mix Takeover of songs they love.