DECORATOR

DECORATOR (10:15 PM)

FOXTRAX (9:15 PM)

The Rebel Light (8:30 PM)

Wed, January 18, 2017

8:00 pm

Adv Tix $10.00 / Day of Show Tix $12.00

This event is all ages

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DECORATOR - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
DECORATOR
The term DECORATOR has officially been redefined, though Merriam Webster may not accept the new entry. DECORATOR – an infectious alt-rock band that sounds like the metaphorical equivalent of a triple layer cake made from equal parts Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, and GORILLAZ.


In what started as a middle school cover band (think The Beatles and The Doors) for brothers Alix, Miles and Reece Melendrez, the growing urge for the guys to do their own thing became impossible to ignore. The boys soon found themselves at LA’s Silverlake Conservatory of Music, founded by Flea of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, where they met and joined forces with fellow musicians, Matt Mumcian and Cameron Johnson. The recent high-school graduation of Reece, the youngest of the band members, who range from the ages of 19 to 21, has the band chomping at the bit to take the DECORATOR music to the masses. The Silver Lake, CA locals are gaining momentum at a tremendous pace, and have since gone on to gain spots on KROQ’s Local’s Only Showcase at iconic LA venue, The Roxy.


Growing up listening to the likes of Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane and Bob Marley had a strong influence on the band. DECORATOR even attribute their name to a Frank Zappa quote; “without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production headlines or dates by which bills must be paid.” Drawing additional influences from an eclectic list of modern artists like My Morning Jacket, Lauryn Hill and Wu-Tang Clan, DECORATOR create modern day rock anthems with vintage sensibilities.

The band’s first single, “Mad Cali Transit,” was a fitting introduction to the band. It’s an anthemic, modern day love song that buzzes with all the glitz and glam of their home state, California, delivered with all the grittiness and attitude reminiscent of modern rockers, The Strokes.


DECORATOR were quick to follow with, “Roads,” a track that was previously recorded by the band under a different moniker. As vocalist Miles Melendrez sings, he begs the question, “Don’t you want to have a good time?” and with a killer guitar line and infectious drums, it really is impossible to say no.
FOXTRAX - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
FOXTRAX
Long Island natives Ben Schneid (Vocals, Guitar), Jon Stenz (Drums), and Jared Stenz (Bass) began making their own brand of indie rock together in early 2015, forming FOXTRAX after they each graduated from college. FOXTRAX crafts songs with contemporary yet haunting hooks, all the while staying true to their 60’s blues and soul style roots. This sound is evident in the trio’s debut release “The Cabin,” in which emotive lyricism, intricate instrumentals and pop-anthem style choruses allow the band to effortlessly weave through genres.
By the end of 2015, FOXTRAX relocated to LA where producer Ben Roulston (Florence and the Machine, Wolf Alice) took the “The Cabin” demos to the next level with some additional production and a fresh mix. The newly updated EP was greeted with a warm reception from both critics and fans leading to a sold out release show at New York’s famed Mercury Lounge. Additional support came from Sirius XM the Spectrum DJ Mark Goodman and FOXTRAX landed some support slots with Barns Courtney. FOXTRAX are currently recording new material, which they plan to debut at SXSW music conference in Austin this March 2017.
The Rebel Light - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
The Rebel Light
Los Angeles indie pop band The Rebel Light have already been turning heads on both sides of the Atlantic. This exciting new band’s sound already oozes a confidence that feels both effortlessly fresh yet wonderfully familiar. The Rebel Light have already pulled in comparisons to bands such as The Shins and Temples and draw heavily on their influence of the sun drenched sound of 60’s California pop.
With major radio stations such as ALT NATION, MUSIC CHOICE, KROQ and EQX already supporting their upcoming release Strangers, the band have also picked up instant plaudits from many music blogs and a sterling new band feature from the NME.

Their debut EP “A Hundred Summer Days” is the perfect introduction to The Rebel Light’s hazy, indie pop sound. With huge sunny choruses, warm nostalgic synths and shimmering guitar lines, The Rebel Light are the perfect band for your Summer soundtrack.

"The Rebel Light seem to imbue the light side of Los Angeles. A band in thrall to golden guitar pop, their psych-edged material recalls (early) Shins or even British group Temples. Byrds-style guitar riffs are set against gilded harmonies, with The Rebel Light adding that vital sense of edge." Clash Magazine UK

"If you're craving for a band with a bit of pop zest, look no further than The Rebel Light. The sea breezes of their home town, Los Angeles, have helped them imbue their psychedelic surf sounds with a melodic sensibility: New single 'Strangers' sounds like the Beach Boys colliding with The Doors to create something that is very 2015." NME

"The blissful, sunshiny pop of The Rebel Light's "Strangers" just wasn't made for these wintry times, but it's never too cold for some good old-fashioned California dreamin'. In a breezy three and a half minutes, guitars that echo the understated power of Grizzly Bear and the off-kilter rhythms of The Shins collide with dusky, '60s style harmonies. For relative newcomers that record in a basement home studio, the sound is remarkably polished, and each element is knitted together tightly. Perhaps that's a reflection of the trio's makeup: two brothers and a cousin." The Line of Best Fit
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change