We did it!!! Three years of Cool-Tite and a night to celebrate with all the homies. Shout out to The Hi Hat and Britt Witt for being so chill and letting us party, to Prettiest Eyes, Pinky Pinky, and The Cigarette Bums for killing it and bringing the jams and good times, and to all the homies that came from near and far to support us! We love you all and are so thankful to be part of a supportive community of musicians, photographers, and fans. Excited for the future of Cool-Tite and all that we’ve accomplished thus far.

The party went down on a Saturday at the Hi Hat in Highland Park. Formerly a pool hall, the venue has a pool table, large bar, a burger joint, a stage and plenty of space to boogie down. While Mat and I were spinning the vinyl, Sergio was out on the floor taking photos and the beautiful Mrs. Kimberly Tran-Jackson (Mat’s wifey) was slingin’ merch. If you didn’t get a chance to snag a crop top or beer koozie, don’t sweat it, the Cool-Tite shop is coming soon!

The Cigarette Bums

First band up was The Cigarette Bums. Despite a broken guitar string in the middle of their set, these guys came back strong and got the place movin’ as people filled in. Singer, Steven Carrera’s gold short shorts matched the Cool-Tite balloons against the wall perfectly.

Pinky Pinky

These teenage queens are mega talented and were definitely a crowd favorite. Don’t let their youth fool you, the trio is pro and brought garage-pop tunes and heavy jammage to the party. Anastasia is the lead singer and drummer and her voice is killer. They recently dropped their first EP on Innovative Leisure. Excited to see Pinky Pinky go far!

Prettiest Eyes

The headliner of the night was another three-piece and they brought the psych and noise! Lead singer and drummer, Pachy, es un animal! The LA band, originally from Puerto Rico, is energetic and wild yet completely focused, and absolutely a blast to rock out to!

Photos by Sergio Estrada