Henry Lawrence Presents BEATS BISTRO: LA SEOUL

Henry Lawrence Presents BEATS BISTRO: LA SEOUL

The Moth & The Flame (10:00 PM)

Rachel Goodrich & The Grrrls (9:10 PM)

Breach The Summit (8:30 PM)

Black Crystal Wolf Kids (11:00 PM)

Chef: Starry Kitchen

Sun, March 2, 2014

7:30 pm

GA tix $20.00 / VIP $50.00

**A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales goes to benefit The Art of the Brain. The Art of the Brain raises money for Dr. Timothy Cloughsey’s groundbreaking neuro-oncology program, generates public awareness of brain cancer, and spotlights the talent, strength, and courage of brain cancer patients.**

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Henry Lawrence Presents BEATS BISTRO: LA SEOUL
Henry Lawrence Presents BEATS BISTRO: LA SEOUL
Beats Bistro is a new series pairing world-class local bands with world-class local chefs. Each installment explores a different theme and puts qualified artists both on the stage and in the kitchen. Tickets include admission and a small bite prepared by the featured chef.
The Moth & The Flame - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Moth & The Flame
The Moth and the Flame have been creating earnest and heady alternative indie-rock since 2011. They have been heralded as one of the top emerging artists in the western United States, and as a “band to watch” coming out of their new home in Los Angeles.

Formed in the high desert of Provo Utah, TM&TF is singer/guitarist Brandon Robbins, keyboardist/vocalist Mark Garbett, and drummer Andrew Tolman. Their songs feature weaving layers of Robbins’ haunting baritone, dense instrumentation, and fresh moments of simplicity. The band extends this layered philosophy to their audience by integrating installation art with their live performances; filling cities with twenty-foot-tall anthropomorphic giants, and transforming venues into lunar visions, starry nights, and floating-lantern dreamscapes.

TM&TF’s latest release, &, is a collection of five complex and thematic songs produced by celebrated drummer Joey Waronker (Beck, Atoms for Peace). Released in late 2013 as the band joined Imagine Dragons on their European Night Visions tour, & begins with their first major single, Sorry. It follows the success of their 2011 debut, a self-titled album, and their signing to RED Distribution/Hidden Records.
Rachel Goodrich & The Grrrls - (Set time: 9:10 PM)
Rachel Goodrich & The Grrrls
Proving her cult-like following from her hometown of Miami, Florida was not just a fluke – Rachel continues to see success since moving to the west coast. Inspired by the her new home in Venice, Rachel has paired a classic beachy-rock n' roll vibe with her quirky-folk roots. Keep an eye out for her music on the small screen; her song “Lightbulbs” was featured on an episode of Showtime’s “Weeds” and more recently her song “Morning Light” was on NBC’s “The Blacklist.” With a new album due out in spring 2014, Rachel is looking forward to sharing her music.
Breach The Summit - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Breach The Summit
The broad genre of indie pop that Breach The Summit creates comes from a variety of influences. The Irvine natives all listen to tons of different music and share their new discoveries with each other. Whilst they get a lot of comparisons, there isn’t one that is constant. They rather like to think of themselves as a bit of everything – including Two Door Cinema Club, Young The Giant, Foals, Walk The Moon, Death Cab For Cutie, Bastille, Kings Of Leon and Vampire Weekend amongst many more. This sound that combines everything, but doesn’t single out one thing is a little bit of a trend with indie bands of late, but one thing sets Breach The Summit apart becomes obvious when you see them in the live environment – Kittelsen is the lead singer...and the drummer. Beresford remarks “people are usually pretty surprised when they learn that and wonder how it’s possible”. Beresford himself doesn’t even know, but Kittelsen makes it work pretty damn well.
Black Crystal Wolf Kids - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Black Crystal Wolf Kids
Inspired by the audience participation of the Flaming Lips, the anything-goes attitude of The Henry Clay People, and the over-the-toppedness of 80s tribute bands like Fast Times, Black Crystal Wolf Kids are the world's first indie-rock tribute band, paying costumed, sing-along-encouraged homage to the best music of right now (from MGMT to Phoenix to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) as well as indie's storied past (Pavement; the Pixies; et al).

They're also something of an all-star band in their own right: frontman Jeff Miller, drummer Gregg Levinson, and guitarist/singer Bernard Levin all did time in the now-defunct band City Museum, while keyboardist/singer Valerie Taylor also plays with The Valley Players Club (among others) and bassist Marc Gasway also can be seen onstage with The Sexies and Candypants. "I'd gotten sick of going to see indie-rock shows on the Eastside with great, fun bands, and seeing the audience standing still with their arms crossed," says Miller, semi-ironically. "The music is great -- why not have fun and sing along to it??"

That attitude's also led to on-stage appearances from members of some of LA's best actual indie-rock bands, from Coachella main stage act Steel Train to Spaceland headliners Wires in the Walls to KCRW mainstays Oliver Future to multiple OC Music Award winners Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, with near-nightly sit ins from among LA's indie cognoscenti. "I guess," Miller says, "sometimes even serious musicians like to have a little fun themselves."
Chef: Starry Kitchen
In May of 2009, Nguyen and Thi Tran started an illegal + underground restaurant out of the back of their apartment in North Hollywood that eventually became the #1 Asian Fusion restaurant in all of L.A. on Yelp. Starry Kitchen is the culmination of that experiment. Now open in Chinatown’s Grand Star, and now infamous for their (Crispy Tofu) Balls + (Singaporean Chili) Crab Starry Kitchen creates fantastically delicious Pan-Asian flavor combinations that are only matched by Nguyen’s larger-than-life personality.
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

All lineups and times subject to change