COLD WAR KIDS / HANNI EL KHATIB / MANY MORE TBA

Carnaval Eléctrico

COLD WAR KIDS / HANNI EL KHATIB / MANY MORE TBA

HANNI EL KHATIB, IN THE VALLEY BELOW, MERGENCE, WOODEN INDIAN, SIR SLY, STAN DEVEREAUX AND THE FUNKY SUNS, DINERS, SAREENA DOMINGUEZ

Fri, March 8, 2013

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$15 advance - $20 at the door

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This event is 18 and over

Outdoor 18+ / Indoor 21+ *** Rain or Shine ***

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COLD WAR KIDS
COLD WAR KIDS
Los Angeles four-piece Cold War Kids elevate their passionate take on indie rock with their emotionally-raw fourth album Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.

Formed in 2004, the band's breakthrough debut Robbers & Cowards was released to considerable acclaim in 2006. The darker Loyalty To Loyalty followed two years later, and 2011's Mine Is Yours introduced deeper anthemic qualities to the eclectic group's catalog.

Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, which features the rollicking, energetic single "Miracle Mile," is Cold War Kids' first release with former Modest Mouse and Murder City Devils guitarist Dann Gallucci, who also handled its production alongside Lars Stalfors.

"We were shaken up, ready to let certain songs go further than before by trying new styles and arrangements, while keeping others sparse and caring more about the finished product and less about how we got there," explains frontman Nathan Willet about the ten-track album, which was recorded at the band's private studio in San Pedro, CA.
HANNI EL KHATIB
HANNI EL KHATIB
Hanni grew up in San Franscisco, California. The son of Palestinian and Filipino immigrants and the first American in his family, he became obsessed with classic Americana and pop culture of the 1950s and 60s. Influenced by pioneers of early rock and r&b (Johnny Burnette, Sam Cooke, Johnny Cash), El Khatib created a musical aesthetic to match his vision. The multi-instrumentalist serves as singer, songwriter & producer for his one-man band (live he is joined by a drummer) that is part blues, part garage rock, part soul, part folk & part doo whop.

As the creative director for HUF and lifelong skater, El Khatib professes to a love for well-crafted objects: classsic cars, cans pomade and stiletto switchblades. This craftsmanship carries over into his music, where El Khatib is inspired and informed by the specificity of a guitar tone or the fuzziness of an amp sound . His background in DIY and skate culture manifests as a desire to "keep mistakes in" and make things "as raw as possible." Merging primitive rock sounds with punk aesthetics, El Khatib toes lines between all genres and ends up firmly in his own.

His diverse interests in music, zines, art, photography, and film, converge around his singular personal aesthetic, which reveals itself in all of El Khatib's work. Combining the old weird America with the brave new frontier of home recording, El Khatib bridges the past and the present to create music that already sounds timeless and were written for anyone who's ever been shot or hit by a train.
IN THE VALLEY BELOW
IN THE VALLEY BELOW
In The Valley Below is a new musical pairing delivering hushed swirls of male and female vocals forged with dark stories of brooding riddles and romance. Currently based in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles, Angela Gail and Jeffrey Jacob have crafted a sultry collection of melodic duets in a bed of rumbling drums, synth machines, gritty guitars, and layers of strange and dreamy keyboards.
MERGENCE
MERGENCE
MERGENCE, is a four-piece band from Tempe, AZ with a sound that rivals the great classic rock bands while it full on rockets into the future. All four band members are from very different walks of life but come together as one for MERGENCE. Mixing melodic songwriting and strong vocals from Adam Bruce with screaming guitar from The Yod over a super solid rhythm section founded by Brandon Shupe and ...Jason Roedl give the listener pause to reflect on life and then rock out. Their debut album entitled "Those Vibrant Young People Are Dead" (Feb 2011) is a mix of pop, rock and blues taking you on a journey through life, love, and death. Recorded mostly live (who does that anymore) and produced by Bob Hoag and Mergence at Flying Blanket Recording Studios. You will definitely get your money's worth from this band whether in the studio or on stage. Their original sound is strangely familiar as you can sometimes place an influence of Zeppelin or The Beatles or The Black Keys but can never say for sure what influence you are hearing. Dynamite & Kerosene is a three and a half minute pop rocker that seems made for radio. My Prayer is the blues but… not. At the Salt is well; it needs to be heard to be believed. Look for more from this extremely talented and skilled band and for Pete's sake man go see their show! Believe it.
WOODEN INDIAN
WOODEN INDIAN
SIR SLY
SIR SLY
"We're noticing the same vibes that ring true with our person when we listen to Empire Of The Sun, Foster The People, Work Drugs and The Neighbourhood." --Killing Moon
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