Bart Mendoza 5 a.m., Dec. 8
Sound description: Dancey helium electronocorehop.
RIYL: Secret Fun Club, Some Girls, Bitter Sober
Upcoming Local Shows
- Ché Café — Saturday, January 11, 8pm
- "BonkFest For Nathan Joyner" · March 1, 2013
- Jam Session: "Hot Nerds Debut at Makeout Weird" · May 17, 2011
Inception: San Diego, 2011
Influences: All Leather, Leg Lifters, Secret Fun Club, Some Girls, Christwaves, Say Wen, Kata, Bitter Sober, Tiny Telephones
Dancey helium electronocorehop duo Hot Nerds features drummer Nathan Joyner (All Leather, Leg Lifters, Secret Fun Club, Some Girls, Ese' & Zain) and keyboardist Alia Jayawook (Christwaves, Say Wen, Kata, Bitter Sober, Tiny Telephones). Their debut performance was May 17, 2011, at the Whistle Stop.
While walking home from work in September 2012, Joyner was hit by a car while crossing Washington Street at Cleveland in Hillcrest. His girlfriend and bandmate Alia Jyawook (Hot Nerds, Vaginals, Ana/, Kata) says the police report clocks the car at around 35 miles per hour. Joyner suffered life-threatening injuries, including a serious head wound. Several local benefits were staged to help him raise money during his lengthy recovery.