Milo Greene

Milo Greene (10:00 PM)

Little Hurricane (9:15 PM)

Harriet (Record Release Show) (8:30 PM)

Sat, June 23, 2012

8:00 pm

adv tix $12.00 / day of show tix $15.00

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Milo Greene - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Milo Greene
Milo Greene are cinematic indie-popsters from Los Angeles, comprised
of Robbie Arnett, Andrew Heringer, Marlana Sheetz, Graham Fink and
Curtis Marrero. Arnett, Heringer, and Sheetz met in college, where
they created a fictional character known as Milo Greene, sending out
emails in his name to promote their creative endeavors. After college,
and various musical projects of their own, Arnett, Heringer, and Sheetz
reunited at their very own song-writing retreat at a cabin in the Sierra
Nevada Mountains, directly overlooking a lake, completely secluded
from the background disturbances of big city life. Here, removed from
any day-to-day conveniences like television or the internet, they began
writing and composing their music. As the songs came together, Fink
and Marrero were enticed to join and the entity known as Milo Greene
came to life. The four voices of Milo Greene’s members weave and
blend into one voice, creating songs that live and breathe with the
range of an omniscient, collective consciousness. Their music functions
like that of a symphony, with each voice and instrument standing
strong on its own but coming together to create something beautiful,
transcendent, and ethereal.

“The music of the new L.A. quintet blends two-, three-and four-part
harmonies, serpentine folk-pop melodies and agitated beats into songs
that rejoice a little, ache a little and leave sepia-toned images in your
head when they’re through,” said Buzzbands.la while NPR noted: “Milo
Greene makes folk-tinged music with perfectly blended male-female
harmonies, but they marry that sound with thunderous live drums and
infectious sing along choruses.”

Milo Greene have toured with the likes of The Civil Wars, Grouplove,
and The Belle Brigade; are signed to Chop-Shop/Atlantic Records; and


are in the process of finishing the recording of their debut album which
was recorded at Bear Creek Studios outside of Seattle. The as-yetuntitled
debut, which the members of Milo Greene co-produced with
Ryan Hadlock (Ra Ra Riot, Stephen Malkumus, The Gossip), will be
released in the summer of 2012, coinciding with the launch of an
extensive U.S. tour.
Little Hurricane - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Little Hurricane
For the recording of their sophomore album Gold Fever, San Diego-based dirty-blues twosome Little Hurricane skipped the studio and rented out a 19th-century apple-packing house in an old gold mining town. For two weeks, singer/guitarist Tone Catalano and drummer/vocalist C.C. Spina hunkered down with vintage equipment borrowed from a friend who once recorded with legendary bands like the Grateful Dead and Deep Purple. Sweating through a mid-summer heat wave in their air-conditioner-free surroundings— and often visited by tarantulas, turkeys, deer, and other local creatures—Little Hurricane quickly found their new album taking on a swampy yet ethereal vibe that slyly captures the spirit of the weirder, wilder corners of Southern California.

The follow-up to Homewrecker (the debut album Little Hurricane self-released in 2011), Gold Fever busts open its predecessor’s rootsy blues-rock with an Americana-influenced sense of storytelling, a disarming ease with breezy melody, and a broader sonic palette. At turns stark and lushly textured, the album draws much inspiration from Tone and C.C.’s frequent getaways to the desert and their shared love of Salvation Mountain, the Salton Sea, and “all those places where kooky people go to escape the rest of the world,” according to C.C. Also essential to Gold Fever’s sonics were the acoustics of the recording space itself—located in Julian, California, the house was built from foot-and-a-half-thick stone and crammed with thousands of books left behind by its author-owners—as well as Little Hurricane’s use of analog equipment. “It’s the same equipment that made those bands sound so good back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, and it really helps to balance out the digital edge from the more modern technology we’re sometimes using,” notes Tone, a longtime audiophile who served as producer on Gold Fever. Formed in 2010 and fast recognized as a killer live act, Little Hurricane devoted two years to the creation of Gold Fever. “Homewrecker was recorded literally while touring, in kitchens and living rooms all over the place, so for this one we wanted to take more time and see what happened,” says C.C. While the album has a heart-on-sleeve honesty that’s deeply intimate, Gold Fever also delivers a slew of songs huge in sound and scope. “Playing big festivals over the past couple years and getting on those bigger stages motivated us to write bigger songs,” she points out.

The commitment to organic, unadorned sound is evident in the Little Hurricane’s live experience, which has graced major festivals like Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits in recent years. “Live is what we’re really all about, and we try to put on as big a show we can for everyone,” says C.C. The stripped-down but amped-up two-piece dynamic also goes a long way in maintaining Little Hurricane’s beautifully brutal energy, even on the more intricate and melody-soaked arrangements heard throughout Gold Fever. “One of the most important things for us on this album was making sure we never strayed too far from just good, straight-up rock-and-roll recording,” Tone says. “We try to keep it raw and honest, and with the two of us that’s not so hard.”
Harriet (Record Release Show) - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Harriet (Record Release Show)
Harriet is a band from Los Angeles. Harriet is Alex Casnoff, Henry Kwapis, Patrick Kelly and Matt Blitzer.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change