Neonderthal is a Long Beach based Rock band, led by Stephen Matthews. The Bay Area born, Long Beach raised
musician is no stranger to songwriting, producing and performing; having first picked up a guitar at age 10 and
playing with bands such as On Blast and The Spell. Neonderthal self-wrote and self-produced all songs to date,
with collective production efforts from members of the aforementioned bands and Ikey Owens; a renowned
keyboardist, producer and Jack White collaborator.
Hot off the release of their first LP, Neonderthal is currently finishing the second album as well as polishing
the live set for larger venue and festival type performances. The world debut of the music video for “The Ride”
on Noisey (Vice), which included a write-up by the newly appointed SF Weekly Music Editor, as well as
features by other local and web-based media outlets, has steadily built a growing fan base. Headlining
performances at Hollywood’s Bardot nightclub and Que Sera in Long Beach have drawn hundreds of fans and
were very well received. A few performances in Austin during SXSW 2016 music week have added to
Neonderthal’s national footprint.
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