A few weeks back KSPC had the pleasure of bringing Lealani/The Pezheads to Art After Hours. Check out the reflectionÂ and photos belowÂ to relive her captivatingÂ performance!Â
Thursdays are the craziest days of the week, but Art After Hours is always the high pointÂ of the mayhem. The prospect of good snacks, crafts, friends and live music consistentlyÂ gets me through the day. Iâ€™m usually pretty excited about KSPC sponsored Art AfterÂ Hours but I was over the moon about the Pezheadâ€™s performance. As news spread thatÂ they were coming to perform at Pomona more and more of the DJs expressed their loveÂ for their two albums which had been added to KSPCâ€™s library over the summer. TheirÂ reputation also preceded them. Word had gotten around that the Pezheads was not a fullÂ band but rather the solo project of local Pomona city teenager Lealani Teano, who hadÂ single-handedly put out two albums over the summer.
The Pezheads were the second act of the night. After the lively student band the DetailsÂ performed, the crowd became more subdued as Teano took the stage. This petite girl in aÂ strawberry sundress occupied the space as confidently as any four-piece band. She didÂ two sets of songs from her two wildly different albums. First she quickly set up anÂ electric guitar and a laptop for her â€œPezheadsâ€ songs. After two mechanical clicks, theÂ computer would play the sounds of the accompanying instruments while TeanoÂ strummed along, singing clearly over the mixture of sounds. Once the crowd was hooked,Â she packed away her guitar and transitioned to her electric, homemade beats off theÂ album â€œSea of Marsâ€. KSPC DJs in the audience went wild and those hearing her for theÂ first time nodded along. Her songs were sensational and they sounded even better liveÂ than the recordings we had all been playing.Â I call myself a fan of almost every performer at Art After Hours, but Lealani Teano wonÂ my heart for the evening. All the music lovers here at KSPC canâ€™t wait to hear more fromÂ her.
ReflectionÂ by Madeline Helland, Photos by Madeline Helland and Cleo Spencer