Busty & The Bass / Lawrence

Busty & The Bass / Lawrence

Busty and the Bass (10:30 PM)

Lawrence (9:00 PM)

The Young Wild (8:00 PM)

Thu, April 6, 2017

7:30 pm

$15.00

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This event is all ages

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Busty and the Bass - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Busty and the Bass
Forming within their first week at McGill University in Montreal, Busty and the Bass learned the ropes of performing together before even giving thought to their name or sound. Playing mainly house parties and covers for the next two years, Busty gained a reputation for delivering dance-filled live performances unmatched in energy and vibe.

It wasn't until entering a competition run by Canada's national broadcaster, CBC, that the nine members of Busty and the Bass made a conscious shift in focus. The band changed gears from carefree performance to composing, writing a song that would be their first-ever release and their entry to the CBC competition in search of Canada's best university band. That's when Busty came to life. They won the competition and went on to self-release an EP before getting signed by Indica Records (Half Moon Run, Phantogram) later that year.

In the summer of 2015, Busty released their EP GLAM, a soulful, brass-laden seven track effort that paved the way for a North American festival run which included trips to New York, Los Angeles, and Canada's west coast, highlighted by three sold- out nights at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Now Busty embraces a different timbre with their newest material. Whereas previous releases attempted to bring their live energy to record, the material set for release this spring will find its place in electronic-soul, drawing on their hip-hop and jazz influences.

With their most recent EP, 'Lift,' released over the summer and their first sold out show in Europe and America, Busty and the Bass' 2016 is poised to be a busy year both at home and overseas.
Lawrence - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Lawrence
After years of consuming Stevie Wonder, Janis Joplin, and Eggo waffles, Lawrence delivers Breakfast, their twelve-song debut LP. Led by siblings Clyde Lawrence, 22, and Gracie Lawrence, 18, the New York-based soul-pop group blends old-school and new-school vibes to create a set of songs that sound as good on the record as they do at their high-energy live shows. To create Breakfast, Lawrence teamed up with Grammy Award winning producer Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive/Tedeschi Trucks Band), and brought in several NYC soul/funk mainstays including Adam Deitch (Lettuce), Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), and Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band) for guest appearances. Following two short runs with Blues Traveler in the fall of 2015, Lawrence is currently promoting Breakfast with a national tour of headline dates, festival appearances, and as many pancakes and omeletes as possible. Clyde and Gracie have been writing and playing music together since their early childhood, performing regularly at small cafés and clubs around lower Manhattan, and of course, in their living room at their grandparents’ request. During Clyde’s time at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, they met the crew of talented musicians that would ultimately form the full-time Lawrence lineup, an eight-piece keyboard-driven powerhouse with a dynamic horn section to support the siblings’ explosive vocal arrangements. It was with this group that they began to garner a passionate following at countless venues and colleges across the Northeast. With Breakfast, Lawrence doesn’t shy away from the oft-maligned idea of “pop” music, but instead is on a mission to write the music they wish “pop” sounded like. They draw from the past and present, combining their love of The Beatles, Randy Newman, and Etta James with Beyonce, Ben Folds, and Amy Winehouse. In addition to working with Lawrence, Clyde has composed songs and score for films such as Miss Congeniality (2000), Music and Lyrics (2007), The Rewrite (2015), and Hard Sell (2016). At age six, Clyde was admitted as the youngest member to the Songwriters Guild of America for his work on Miss Congeniality (2000). Gracie is also an accomplished actress who has performed on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, films such as Did You Hear About The Morgans (2009) and The Sitter (2011), and TV shows such as The Good Wife (2012) and The Americans (2014).
The Young Wild - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The Young Wild
All things considered, the Young Wild should not exist.
Which is to say, film majors and chemistry majors rarely jam together.
Odds are slimmer they’ll commit their entire careers to the noises produced.
And if a drummer catches said film major stealing his cymbals after jazz ensemble, he’d sooner tell him off than join his band—right?

Wrong—these are the kinds of events that brought The Young Wild together.

What if singer/guitarist Bryan Williams pursued a career in film? What if bassist Gareth Moore committed full-time to a lab coat and test tubes? Perhaps drummer Brandon Zedaker lost himself in the bottomless expanse that is jazz and never climbed out?

This is to say, listening to The Young Wild is catching a reaction mid-combustion.

Tangential threads from San Diego, Temecula and Hawaii sewn into circumstance and the pursuit of a similar sound: modern alt-rock played on vintage tubes and synths excavated from the depths of eBay. The music is reminiscent, yet never derivative, of influences like Tame Impala, Father John Misty, The Killers, Delta Spirit and Cold War Kids to name a few. A combination of classic rock chops earned from years in cover bands, and the cool chime of alt-rock (a la Devo and Alphaville) cut with William’s allegiance to soul, Motown and precision groove. New wave with an old soul. All of the angst ridden youth, all of the hindsight.

Yet, for all their chemistry, The Young Wild is not a precious product of instagram and a sell-your-soul pursuit of labeldom. The fact is, the songs came faster than they knew what to do with them—the attention followed.

After releasing the single “Not A One” online, the band received looks and listens from blogs and label heads, including Fairfax Recordings’ Kevin Augunas, who reached out to share his excitement about the track. As it happened, The Young Wild was on a tour that brought them to Los Angeles the very next day. They played a show that Fairfax reps attended, and spent the following day touring the studio, shaking hands and making an impression that led to an offer to sign just a few days later.

“There’s a landscape that these songs stand on,” says William about the material for the band’s upcoming album. “Like, downtown Los Angeles on a Thursday at two AM is a very specific landscape. People are making mistakes, people are self-medicating, people are rehashing old drama. Do you face the feeling or run from it?”
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change