It's Casual ( Record Release)

It's Casual ( Record Release)

It's Casual (10:30 PM)

FATSO JETSON (9:45 PM)

The Generators (9:00 PM)

CHUCK DUKOWSKI SEXTET (8:30 PM)

Buffalo Eye (11:30 PM)

Fri, November 23, 2012

8:00 pm

$0.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

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It's Casual - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
It's Casual
Don’t let the name fool you—It’s Casual is anything but. Led by singer/guitarist Eddie Solis, this Los Angeles-area punk rock duo blasts through riff-heavy tunes somewhere between Rollins-era Black Flag and Slayer. It’s a brutal, straightforward approach that has redefined skate rock and proven the old adage that less is more.

Formed in 2001 by Solis and drummer Dob Le Ve, the band’s moniker hails from the 1984 Cameron Crowe film The Wild Life and has built a local following by playing shows all across Southern California. No matter what the venue, an It’s Casual show is guaranteed to be all things energetic, interactive and fun. And loud—really, really loud.

The group has also performed with Black Flag, Fu Manchu, High on Fire, Zeke, Fireball Ministry, Mondo Generator, Good For You and Mastodon. And they’ve released three full-length records—2002’s Buicregl, 2005’s Stop Listening to Bad Music and 2007’s The New Los Angeles, all produced by Sergio J. Chavez (Motorhead, Pennywise, Helmet).

And it’s the latter that earned much praise from fans and press thanks in part to the title track, featuring a video shot in Los Angeles and directed by Robert Schober (Metallica, Coheed and Cambria). Also, there’s the single “The Red Line,” which finds Solis screaming, “The freeways are not so nice” urging listeners to ditch the bleary congested interstates and instead seek mass transportation. A popular video for “The Red Line” by Rick Kosick (Big Brother, Jackass) in 2012 quickly led to Solis being featured on NPR-affiliate KPCC and was later picked up on “The California Report.” The “greencore” message also garnered substantial coverage in seminal alt-weekly papers, including the LA Weekly and OC Weekly, plus on websites like the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Treehugger, Noisecreep, Amoeba Records, Natural Resources Defense Council, KNAC.com, and even on L.A.’s own Metropolitan Transit Authority blog.

But it’s not just the area’s nightmarish gridlock that inspires Solis as he tells listeners about the virtues in using his inter-agency transit pass. The singer’s veins bulge as he delivers such songs behind a wall of sound generated by stacks of amps. And when he’s not raging into the microphone, Solis roams the stage and stares with an intensity not seen since Rollins railed, “You’re one of them!” As if that wasn’t enough, the Los Angeles native often pumps his fist with one hand, all while hammering busy riffs on the fretboard with his other. Solis can also be heard through a microphone via his Internet radio show, Los Angeles Nista, which he created to actively advocate the car-free message on a different platform.

On October 15, It’s Casual will release two albums via Stoked Records—a re-release of 2007’s The New Los Angeles I and the brand new The New Los Angeles II. This fourth full-length by the duo expands upon the theme and concept formulated within the first installment, providing sharpened commentary on what Solis witnesses in his everyday Los Angeles-based life. While TNLA I covered transportation hassles and the general woes of urban living specific to the city of Angels (with plenty of devils, too), TNLA II delves deeper into these myriad topics.

Produced by Paul Miner (Death By Stereo), The New Los Angeles II ignites straight into the aurally assaulting riff of “The Gold Line,” which triumphs the installation of commuter rail lines heading east through the remainder of Los Angeles County.

Pleas for cooler heads to prevail via arts programs in public schools are heard through “Less Violence, More Violins,” which extends into the adjacent track, “Keep The Children Occupied,” advocating funding afterschool programs for youngsters. “Sharing is Not Caring” and “Their Own Cash” address the lack of resources in public schools, with students often forced to share scarce learning materials while teachers fork out their personal funds to maintain essential supplies in the classroom.

“Live Food” highlights the degradation of childhood nutrition and limited access to healthy options once these kids come home from their impoverished school environments. And The New Los Angeles II’s closer, “Kids Having Kids,” is yet another reminder of the vicious cycle that teenage pregnancy typically fails to shatter.

As it turns out, Solis’ forceful, imminent refrains of freeways not being so nice were only the beginning. With The New Los Angeles II, he introduces the listener to an entire world that’s not exactly as wonderful as the one Louis Armstrong once crooned about. But then again, that’s just how life is when you’re living in the new Los Angeles.
FATSO JETSON - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
FATSO JETSON
Fatso Jetson was formed in Palm Desert, CA, in 1994 and are often credited as one of the fathers of the desert strain of stoner rock made most famous by their slightly younger neighbors Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age. This might be strange considering that the genre was in full swing at the time of Fatso Jetson's inception. The reason for the group's immense stoner credibility is that key membe
rs of the group played in seminal local "desert" bands Across the River, Yawning Man, and the Sort of Quartet: each of them being groups that the high school aged Kyuss members would frequently see perform at parties. While musically similar to some of their stoner brethren, Fatso Jetson incorporate a broader variety of musical influences that includes punk,blues, jazz and surf music. That is not to say that the band isn't capable of dishing out supremely heavy riffs.. Certainly grounded in dense hard rock, Fatso Jetson experiment with many musical textures, angular instrumental epics, and bizarre lyrics to create a punk, blues art rock all their own.

When guitarist/vocalist Mario Lalli and cousin/bassist Larry Lalli kept bumping into drummer Tony Tornay at desert parties and at the Lallis' own club, "Rhythm & Brews" located in the desert town of Indio CA, the trio decided to start playing together and have remained as a unit since. After performing with former Black Flag guitarist and SST Records' owner Greg Ginn's band, Fatso Jetson were offered a chance to record for Ginn's legendary influencial SST label. In 1995, the group recorded their debut "Stinky Little Gods" and followed that up in 1997 with "Power of Three" -- both discs appeared on SST.
Brant Bjork(Brant Bjork & the Bro's,Kyuss,Fu Manchu) briefly joined up as second guitarist and appeared on two 7" releases . The band then teamed up with Bongload Records, who then released Fatso Jetson's third full-length disc, "Toasted", in 1998. The album was recorded and produced by Chris Goss (Masters of Reality.Queens of the Stone Age).
Guitarist and old friend Gary Arce (Sort of Quartet, Yawning Man) joined the band to record thier fourth LP "Flames for All" in 2000 for Artist Frank Kozik's Mans Ruin Label .
Fatso Jetson also contributed to "The Desert Sessions" releases that Josh Homme (Kyuss,Queens of the Stone Age) organized, bringing desert musicians and other creative like minded rock musicians together to collaborate. At these sessions Mario Lalli co-wrote two songs with Homme ("You think I aint worth a dollar but I feel like a Millionaire" and "Monster in the Parosol") these would eventualy make their way on to the Queens of the Stone Age albums "Rated R" and "Songs for the Deaf"
It was Homme's record lable Rekords Rekords that would release the next Fatso album in 2001 "Cruel and Delicious". For this session the band was joined by Vince Meghrouni (Bazooka, Mike Watt, BellRays) on Sax and harp adding a new dimention to Fatso's hard to pin sound. The band continues with this line up in 2009.
A Fatso Jetson Live record released on vinyl only available from Cobraside records in 2007 would be the latest form the band.
A new full length LP "is planned for a Feburary 2010 release with a european tour to follow in April including a debut at Holland's "Road Burn Festival".
The Generators - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Generators
The Generators have been at the forefront of the Los Angeles punk scene since 1997, and were recently mentioned by one of Americas leading news publications, the USA Today as one of Americas most under rated punk bands. ​

When the punk scene in Los Angeles was being recognized across the globe vocalist Doug “Dagger” Kane was one of the young familiar faces in the picture. Frequenting all the early Punk clubs like The Vex, The Cathay De Grande, and Godzilla’s, a then 16 year old Dagger joined in on the action, and started singing for his first punk band Doug &The Slugz. In 1983 The Slugz were documented as one of America’s first OI! Street punk bands, and on any typical night they were opening up for other notorious punk acts like The Abandoned, Ill Repute, Mad Parade, and the Flower Leopards.

In 1989 Dagger would go on to lead the Southern California punk band Schleprock. Through out the nineties the band supported the likes of Green Day, Rancid, The Specials, Sublime, as well as many others. After numerous records and non-stop touring over three continents, Warner Brothers Records eventually swept up Schleprock into the major label record feeding frenzy. In 1996 Schelprock released” Americas Dirty Little Secret”, but due to internal breakdowns and drug addictions Schleprock dis- banded in January of 1997.

Along side Dagger, there is also founding member guitarist Mike Snow. Snow and Dagger’s friendship go all the way back to 1980 as child hood friends. Snow was one of the early faces upon the Los Angeles mod scene in the early 1980’s, and his first band Subway also played along side Doug & The Slugz on some of these early LA punk gigs. Mike Snow was also part of one of California’s first street punk bands The Choice through out the mid to late nineties. In 2009 Schleprock guitarist Sean Romin re- joined Daggers side to take front stage for The Generators. Romin has also been around the LA Punk scene since the eighties and has been playing lead guitar for the old school LA Hardcore band Decry over the past decade. With this trio of veterans together holding the reins, The Generators prepare to embark on another journey, and another mission to the manipulate the sound waves.

As of 2012 The Generators have been in the trenches for 15 years, which in the world of punk rock can be considered a lifetime. They have released 8 full-length albums, and they have put in their fare share of blood, sweat, and tears at earning a name for themselves. There is now a sense that the band has begun to really pay their dues, and is graduating to headlining tours and high profiled albums. The Generators somehow always remain to set themselves apart from the typical punk rock pack. Whether it is with their creative story telling approach, or the way they twist, and turn all the melodies around. The boys from the city of angels somehow always manage to keep changing things up, while keeping their fans feeling safe in that familiar place.
CHUCK DUKOWSKI SEXTET - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
CHUCK DUKOWSKI SEXTET
Chuck Dukowski.. is the world renowned bass player and founder of The CD6. He was the original bassist for Black Flag [he was on the the first six releases]. He also wrote many great songs for Black Flag such as My War and What I See... .. .... .. Lora Norton ..is the singer for The CD6. She is also an artist. She created all of the cover and poster art for The CD6. Lora is known for her powerful vocals. .. .. .... .. Milo Gonzalez ..Genius musician and guitarist whose music embodies all... .. .... ..Tony Peluso..The raging drum god who fell out of a black hole to rule our universe
Buffalo Eye - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Buffalo Eye is a high energy weirdo rock band from Southern California who have an equally energetic and strange fan base. Coming at you like a big, furry, angry locomotive, These enigmatic guys and vivacious gals never leave you disappointed after a show. The band has survived merely on bootlegs, home movies, and leaked demos. Their live show can only be described as a playful tongue-in-cheek, "let's have a grand time!" performance, including many surprises, along with audience interaction via "Thee Amazing Friends," who aid in creating a truly theatrical multi-sensory event.



With their debut album, "See You On The Sunny Side…", Buffalo Eye brings you the story of Blue, a little-bud trying to make it in this big world. While dancing with his dark side, Blue's haunted by the sweet voice of "Innocence" and begins to spiral deeper into his world of madness and chaos…
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change