A Benefit for Let's Buy A Mountain featuring: ALLAH LAS

A Benefit for Let's Buy A Mountain featuring: ALLAH LAS

Let's Buy A Mountain

Allah Las (11:00 PM)

Mr Elevator & Brain Hotel (10:00 PM)

Eerie Wanda (9:00 PM)


Sat, March 26, 2016

8:00 pm

$0.00 - $20.00

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Let's Buy A Mountain
Let's Buy A Mountain
We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to permanently preserve 17 acres of open space. The Laurel Canyon Association in coordination with Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife (CLAW) have entered into an agreement to purchase a sizable portion of the mountain above Wonderland School, between Lookout Mountain Avenue and Stanley Hills Drive.

With your help, this very large piece of LA's greenbelt will be forever removed from the threat of development. This land will be maintained as open space by the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority in coordination with CLAW and the Laurel Canyon Land Trust.
We have negotiated an agreement to purchase these 17 acres for $1.6 million, payable in installments over the next 18 months. The first installment of $48,000 (plus $2,000 for ancillary costs) will be due on Nov. 2, 2015. $5,000 will become immediately non-refundable. We have already raised $10,000 from seed donors.

So, let's buy a mountain!

We need immediate donations to meet our first deadline. We strongly encourage donations of $2500 or more, but anything is appreciated. It all helps.
Allah Las - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Allah Las
Allah-Las met while working at Amoeba Music, a key destination for music lovers in Los Angeles. While this experience helped shape their sensibility, their sound was forged in an underground basement where they came together as a band. They began gigging in Los Angeles in 2008, refining their live performance, and finally released their first 7” single Catamaran / Long Journey in 2011. In 2012, they began their relationship with Innovative Leisure, releasing their first self-titled album, Allah-Las, anchored by their second single Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind) / Sacred Sands. The release was met with critical acclaim and the band toured extensively in the States and abroad before going back into the studio to record their follow-up.

Allah-Las' second album, Worship The Sun, expands on the sound established by their maiden effort, honing their fusion of West Coast garage rock and roll, Latin percussion and electric folk. As richly textured and timeless as a Southern California beach break, the songs are evocative of Los Angeles’ storied past. Beatniks, artists, surfers, nomads. Remnants of a bygone Sunset Strip. Golden tans and cosmic sunsets. One can feel the warmth of the sun, but the band deftly avoids the kitsch so often indulged by lovers of these things. Hints of Byrds, Love, Felt, and those who follow are threaded into the tapestry.

LA’s seminal Ferus Gallery – the home of Wallace Berman, Ed Kienholz, Ed Ruscha, Billy Al Bengston – is paid homage in an eponymous instrumental, broadening the scope beyond mere sea, surf, and sand. The lyrics reveal a new maturity; reflections of a band that has grown together through experiences on the road and in the studio. Worship The Sun is at once the perfect soundtrack for the greatest surf film never made and for a golden hour drive through Topanga Canyon. Yet, while grounded in the Southern California experience, the appeal of the album is not limited by locale. It is a teenage symphony to the sun, for all those who know its grace.
Mr Elevator & Brain Hotel - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Mr Elevator & Brain Hotel
Eerie Wanda - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Eerie Wanda
Eerie Wanda began as the music project of Croatian/Dutch singer-songwriter Marina Tadic. After graduating art school she joined the Amsterdam group Earth Mk. II on guitar. Finding inspiration in bands like The Velvet Underground, Young Marble Giants, Beat Happening & Daniel Johnston Marina decided to try her hand at writing her own songs.

After a collection of her bedroom demos began circulating among friends in the Amsterdam music scene they eventually made their way to Jacco Gardner’s bassist Jasper Verhulst. After adding Bram Vervaet on lead guitar and Nic Niggebrugge (also currently in Jacco Gardner) on drums, tracking began for the debut Eerie Wanda album in an old Cold War-era bunker in Vondelpark, Amsterdam. Their first live shows were met with much enthusiasm and a slot supporting L.A. band the Allah Las for several dates on a European tour was quickly secured.

Eerie Wanda is marked by Marina’s sepia-toned songs, sung in a dreamy tenor and based around timeless melodies and arrangements. The songs stick to a classic formula, evoking a warm summery nostalgia and drawing comparisons to Broadcast, Angel Olsen & the tuneful dynamics of Buddy Holly.
REVERBERATION RADIO DJ's - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Records by Reverberation Radio
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

All lineups and times subject to change