Creating Monsters

Creating Monsters

Cold Violets, Kapali Long, Alec Reid, Charlie Taylor


10:45 pm - Cold Violets

9:45 PM - Creating Monsters

8:45 PM - Kapali Long

8:00 PM - Charley Taylor

7:15 PM Alec Reid

Doors 7:00 PM

Percentage of Proceeds will be donated to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

Creating Monsters

Featuring: Josh Arbour on Vocals & Guitar, Taylor Lebowe on Guitar, Callie Gálvez on Cello & Keys, Kamber Fishbein on Bass & Vocals, Greg Cecconi on Drums, Adam Ray Burton on Guitar & Vocals, and Adeline Cimino on Vocals.

Influences: Tom Waits, Édith Piaf, Jeff Buckley, Billie Holiday, Jacqueline du Pré, Nick Cave, Ian Curtis, Henry Rollins Band, Royal Blood, and Romantic Gothic Literature. Controversial Topics: Drug Addiction & Alcohol Abuse, Sexuality, Historical Atrocities, and Current Events would help set the lyrical tone for ‘Creating Monsters’. Experience this hauntingly exciting new sound for yourself on Saturday, December 21st at the Troubadour!


Cold Violets

Cold Violets is a quartet of old friends from Southern California who parted ways in their late teens only to find their paths connecting again years later in Los Angeles; all reconvening with a common desire to create emotionally captivating music. Cold Violets exists at the intersection between the infectious rhythms of 1980s post-punk, the earnest, poetic lyricism of 1950s American folk music, and the uninhibited freedom of present-day indie rock.

What began as simply a live band assembled to perform singer-songwriter Sergio A. Soto's country and folk songs in front of an audience had quickly evolved into an eclectic, forward-thinking four-piece, constantly finding new ways to reinterpret its vast, diverse influences into something new, exciting, and full of energy. With Eliot Dewberry providing synth and lead-guitar, Wes Dewberry and Max McDonald on bass and drums, respectively, the members of Cold Violets are consistently pushing each other into new and exciting sonic areas.

Cold Violets' (formerly The Moving Pictures) stylistic range is fully on display in their two earliest recordings, from the loud, punk rock energy of "Temper Temper" to the soft, alt-country dreaminess of "Dummy."

Cold Violets recently released "The Silhouette" EP, a collection of synth-heavy songs drawing from the band's love of 1980s post punk and new wave. The band is constantly developing new material and ensuring each live show is full of surprises.

Official Website





Kapali Long

Singer-Songwriter from Hawai’i

Influenced by Blues, Soul, Country, HipHop, Folk & Rock | Simply Put : Urban Americana

A Guitar Virtuoso, based in Los Angeles, Ca.

Hawaii’s Kapali Long moved to LA the day after he turned 18 just to be where music was but the Music is in the Blood!

Born & Raised from Honolulu, Hi & Native Hawaiian. Kapali’s Mother plays Bass & sings, Grandfather & Grandmother toured in the 60s & is the Nephew of Hawaiian Music Greats such as Buddy Fo (A&M, Capitol, Chet Atkins played on a few of his sessions) &

Mikilani Fo, One of the first Female Lapsteel Guitar Players to tour in America & known to play an Epiphone Zephyr, which Kapali is endorsed by Gibson & Epiphone Guitars! Long is also the Great Great Grandson of Daniel Pokipala, Songwriting legend of Hawaii.

Songwriting is Kapali’s first Love next to Guitar & Singing.

Long has his signature sound, a blend of genres from Americana to Urban working in many Scenes with Different Artists.

Kapali has opened for Artists such as

Americana & Country Titan Robert Earl Keen, Ron Pope, Howie Day, Ryan Cabrera, Teddy Geiger’s, Reggaes Fortunate Youth, One Drop, Sashamon to PopPunks Man Overboard & many other acts. Kapali’s been on the same bills as Less Than Jake to Vertical Horizon playing at Festivals such as SXSW (6 years) to Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival (alongside the Wood Brothers to Lake Street Dive.) Being able to Sit & Pick the brain of The Legendary Blues Heavyweight Taj Mahal & sharing the Stage with the Slide Great Eric Sardinas At Coach House to being offered to play slide for One of Muddy Waters sons (Muddy being Kapali’s Greatest Slide Hero) but chose to stay off the tour to continue working with his Students at the School of Rock in Burbank as their Music Director of the School.

Kapali has been called in as a writer in Major Label sessions, & Countless indie sessions from with Producers & Artists alike; from LA to NY to Nashville.

"My first three concerts were Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones & Prince." “My Uncle’s business partner was Shep Gordon, I was raised around music in a production office.”

Kapali’s Solo Artistry is usually Compared to contemporary artists like Gary Clark Jr, Ben Harper, John Mayer to Blackberry Smoke & Timeless Artists like Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan to Sinatra, Searing Solos of Hendrix to Songwriting styles Graciously compared to the Beatles, Rufus Wainwright & the man himself, Dylan.

Kapali has a New EP set to release in December of 2019 & has singles releasing until the date! Stay tuned for Live Sessions, Music Videos & Tour Dates to support the New Record!




Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor is an actress, director, and singer-songwriter from Westlake Village, CA. Haunting vocalist and storyteller.

Featuring: Kevin Mario Larkin’s on Guitar, Leah Hamel on Cello, Madison Olandt on Drums, and Charlie Taylor on Guitar & Vocals.


Alec Reid

Alec Reid is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter. Born and raised here in Los Angeles, Alec writes, records and produces all of his own music. His melodic voice and phrasing, paired with his skilled guitar work and contemporary style, bring a unique viewpoint to the alternative pop genre.

Alec’s song “Waiting” premiered on Nic Harcourt’s morning music show on 88.5 KCSN and his latest single “Back Home” will be streaming on all platforms on 12/20 in time for his Troubadour debut on 12/21.


Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

All lineups and times subject to change