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Catch Phantoms


Kyle Kaplan and Vinnie Pergola of Phantoms make vocal-heavy EDM music, but that’s not how they started out. Both teen actors from Los Angeles, Kaplan had roles in Hannah Montana and CSI: Miami, while Pergola did commercials and an episode of That’s So Raven. The pair met at an awards party for young actors, and have been friends ever since. Both self-taught musicians, they started remixing songs by rock-leaning artists, like Arcade Fire and Phoenix, before producing original music. Broken Halo, the duo’s sole record, is a bubbly mix of glitzy house tunes and roll-your-face-off EDM jams that mesh well with their shadowy new single, “Been Here Before,” a cautionary tale about knowing when to put the kibosh on turning up.

With Big Wild, at 9 p.m., Friday, March 24, at Regency Ballroom. $21-$25;

Jessie Schiewe @j_schiewe

Jessie Schiewe was the Music Editor for SF Weekly from Fall 2015 to Summer 2017. She is now the editor and publisher of OK Whatever (www.okwhatever.org), an online publication dedicated to all things weird and strange. You can send her mail at jessie@okwhatever.org.

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