Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers

Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers (10:00 PM)

The Spring Standards (9:00 PM)

Mon, June 18, 2012

8:00 pm

This event is all ages

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Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers
RHETT MILLER SET TO RELEASE THE DREAMER JUNE 5

FEATURES ROSANNE CASH, RACHAEL YAMAGATA, JERRY MAROTTA

FIRST TRACK, “OUT OF LOVE,” AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD NOW HERE

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Rhett Miller has announced the release of his new album, The Dreamer, on June 5. The Dreamer was produced by Miller himself and will be released on his very own Maximum Sunshine Records, distributed by The Orchard. The album features guest appearances by singers Rosanne Cash and Rachael Yamagata, as well as additional percussion by Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel). The band on the record is Miller’s touring group, the Serial Lady Killers. This is the second release on his label, the first being 2011′s The Interpreter – Live at Largo. The first single from the record, “Out of Love,” is now available for download HERE. Bloggers, feel free to post and share.

The Dreamer is Miller’s sixth solo record and represents the first time he has ever self-produced. In the past, Miller’s solo efforts were dramatically different from his work with Old 97′s. While the band’s songs are often steeped in Americana and country, the solo records have always been decidedly more rock and pop affairs. Until now, as The Dreamer finds the Texas-bred, New York-based singer/songwriter marrying his two worlds like never before.

Says Milller, “I produced The Dreamer myself, a first for me, and had a very clear vision of what it should be — an intimate, rootsy record that would bridge the gap between my work with the Old 97′s and the solo albums I’ve made in the past. The Dreamer is all about simple American songs and instrumentation. It was a blast to make.”

Rhett Miller will appear at SXSW this week, followed by a North American tour featuring both solo acoustic shows and shows with his band, Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers.
The Spring Standards - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Spring Standards
James Cleare, Heather Robb and James Smith first sang together in the last summer of the 20th century. Having just turned 16, the three teens with a common affinity for "oldies" music and harmony spent the better part of the next 2 years playing shows around the Delaware/Pennsylvania area. Influenced as much by their parent's record collections as they were by what they heard on the radio, their style began to take shape into something a little bit both and a little bit neither. When high school graduation came along, their paths divided; years passed and things changed, but before they knew it they were all living within a few blocks of each other in New York City. The transition back into making music together was as natural as it was surprising - they happily picked up where they had left off years before, with a unique style that refuses to sit comfortably in any genre.

Cleare, Robb, and Smith are all songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. They use their strengths as a trio to create a sound that listeners might expect from a band twice their size. With an emphasis on 3-part harmony and a variety of instrumental switching, their range and energy onstage make each live show a unique event.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change