The Wild Reeds

The Wild Reeds (10:15 PM)

Brother Grand (9:15 PM)

Kera & The Lesbians (8:30 PM)

Sat, August 9, 2014

8:00 pm

Adv Tix $12.00 / Day of Show Tix $15.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

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The Wild Reeds - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
The Wild Reeds
Hailing from Los Angeles, The Wild Reeds have transformed from a three-piece harmony driven band to a five-piece, indie,

folk-rock force that has been sweeping the West Coast. In 2013 they toured California multiple times playing festivals such as Make Music Pasadena, Echo Park Rising, Claremont Folk Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, and successfully captured large audiences every Monday night in December with their Holiday Residency at The Satellite in Silverlake. On August 9th, 2014 the band released their formal debut album, Blind and Brave, which was produced by Raymond Richards at Red Rockets Glare (Parson Redheads, Honey Honey, Local Natives, Dustbowl Revival). The song, “Blind and Brave,” paints a picture of people struggling within working class in order to pursue their dreams. The entirety of the album touches on heartbreak, serendipity, and young adulthood. “Blind and Brave is a collection of notably poignant tracks that weave smooth melodies, driven banjos, and swirling guitars together. While the production is noticeably polished, the emotions and messages are stripped bare as the quintet deliver heartfelt elegies through a roller coaster of highs and lows. “
Brother Grand - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Brother Grand
California based Brother Grand blends Psychedelic-Folk Rock with a twist of Film-score Soul. With an emphasis on engaging live performances, Brother Grand pushes the limits without breaking the ties. Not just a mere duo, Brother Grand expands their message through the use of live looping, a rhodes piano, chaotic string textures, thunderous drumming, and heartfelt vocal harmonies. Whether stripped down to acoustic guitar & upright bass, or surfing an electric wall of sound, Brother Grand always delivers with passion, honesty and presence.
Kera & The Lesbians - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Kera & The Lesbians
Kera and the Lesbians, hailing from San Diego and currently residing in Los Angeles, lovingly refer to their musical style as 'bipolar folk'. Bipolar in the sense that in one song drummer Michael will pound his drums, expelling his demons with sheer force, while Kera croons and screams and serenades, enchanting all within earshot. Eamon's guitar playing is reminiscent of sleepy desert afternoons, spent on porches accompanied by the smell of leather and aging wood, while Phil's bass lines get the crowd moving and grooving. The lyrics more literally embody the band's polarity, telling tales of anxiety, friendship, insanity and ill-fated love, from Kera's very unique point of view.

This is a band to see live. Kera's passion is tangible, at times bringing the crowd to tears, but most consistently keeping a dancing crowd completely enraptured, hanging onto every word her very expressive being has to sing. She brings heaps of charm to the set, with her joking between songs and her Elvis-like dance moves, it's obvious that she and the whole band live for this. Their range has allowed them to perform with a diverse list of acts including Devendra Banhart, Best Coast, and Crystal Castles.
The band has a definite DIY work ethic, having self released two EPs, and their first debut "YEAR 23" released on Lolipop Records. They also do their own booking and artwork internally. Their newest release "Year 23"' is a manic story covering one of Kera's most aggravating habits and instilling in the listener a mounting feeling of tension that it mercifully relieves, while still giving a taste of the madness of obsession.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change