The Mowgli's

The Mowgli's (9:45 PM)

Pom Poms (8:45 PM)

The Greeting Committee (8:00 PM)

Wed, June 8, 2016

7:00 pm

Adv Tix $20.00 / Day of Show Tix $22.00

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The Mowgli's - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
The Mowgli's
Frequently called "the quintessential California band," the seven members of The Mowgli's are known for their uplifting, positive indie-rock. Philosophically inspired by '60s Laurel Canyon folk and '70s Venice Beach rock combined with '00s indie-pop, their message of positivity and love resonates with audiences everywhere.

The group's 2013 major label debut, 'Waiting for the Dawn' [Photo Finish], debuted at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and yielded the hit "San Francisco." Following its release, the group -- Colin Dieden [vocals, guitar], Katie Jayne Earl [vocals, percussion], Dave Appelbaum [keyboards], Josh Hogan [guitar, vocals], Matthew Di Panni [bass], Spencer Trent [guitar, vocals], and Andy Warren [drums] -- performed on "Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "CONAN," "Watch What Happens Live," and more.

Along the way, their interpretation of love became even clearer, and it defined their sophomore outing, 'Kids In Love.'

"Our first album essentially said, 'What's up everyone? We're The Mowgli's, and we believe love can change the world," explains Katie. "Over the past couple of years, we really came to terms with who we are as a band. With 'Kids In Love' we explored the intricacies of intimate love and personal love, as well as universal love. We've found art is the best vehicle to ponder what this really means."

"['Waiting for the Dawn'] painted in very broad strokes," Colin goes on. "Our intention was to start a movement and a culture around what we do. We put all of that under a microscope on 'Kids In Love' and talked about personal experiences and stories, the lack of love, and finding it again."

"We've learned so much about the business, ourselves, and this message," adds Josh. "We've become more direct, a little wiser."

For 'Kids In Love,' the group teamed up with producer Tony Hoffer [The Kooks, Silversun Pickups, Fitz & The Tantrums] in his Los Angeles studio during the summer of 2014. Additionally, they recorded with prior collaborators Captain Cuts [Smallpools, Tove Lo] and Matt Radosevich [Walk The Moon, One Direction] on two additional tracks.

Post-'Kids In Love,' the band has released 2 singles: the evocative "Summertime" which has become one of their highest playing songs on Spotify, and most recently "Room For All Of Us," a track released in support of the refugee-relief organization, International Rescue Committee.

They are currently at work on a new record, set for release spring 2016.
Pom Poms - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Pom Poms
“We’re bringing a world into this music,” she says, sipping from the lip of a flute of champagne. “This is my world. Would you like to come in for a drink? We're going to have a blast. It's going to be a little dangerous, but it's going to be really fun.”
Of course you would find her here. Of all the available haunts and red-leather booths in town, the three-dollar beer joints, and every sad dartboard waiting for a bulls-eye never thrown, Marlene is here.
Here, Edith Piaf spills from invisible speakers and the chairs are made of wicker.
Paris? No, this is L.A.
Somehow, this is Los Angeles.
Wearing Anna Karina-style pigtails and a horizontally striped dress, she has managed to bend this entire metropolis to her will with the ease of that wave to the waiter. Of course we’d find Marlene of Pom Poms here.
To say she is in her element is an understatement. In fact, we’ll be interrupted as passerby and acquaintances pause to say hello, but not before she has finished describing her world. The world of her music is the important point. Her songs begin and end, as all songs must, but they never truly vanish. They are, in some respect, like the bubbles in that second glass (just arrived) of champagne—rising, rising, and rising just once more until they empty into the air and become, well, the atmosphere we breathe. Yes, Pom Poms make that. It is neither nostalgic nor new. It is not retro or future. It is music outside of linear measurement. Yes, it is timeless. And isn’t that the ultimate goal?
Take “Betty,” for example.
“The minute we finished writing ‘Betty’ we knew something was special about that song,” says Marlene, the “we” referring to her songwriting partner and producer Billy Mohler. “We were so proud of ourselves. We can churn out a lot of songs. We have that wonderful dynamic of just being inspired by each other. But when ‘Betty’ came around, we were like, ‘What are we going to do with this? We’ve got to do something with this song!”
The entire world of Pom Poms was built, if not in a day, then out from that moment ‘Betty” was born. The mercurial task of harnessing a sound so distinctive so soon in the life of a group (let’s not call them a band) is rare. So the two of them raced to follow that white rabbit around every turn in the magic maze. All was possible. Things were clicking into place. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.
“A tree fell on my car,” recalls Marlene. “I was done. I didn’t know what was left. That’s when I decided I would create something only if I felt like it. That became my motto. ‘I am going to do this only because I want to.’ I was going to put myself into everything. Wherever I was going to land, I was going to land. I just needed to survive. I had no choice.”
All the usual suspects that disrupt a life—love, death, loss of love, more death—it all arrived at once and fell like that tree. But it wasn’t a metaphor, it was an actual tree, actual loss, real death, real heartbreak, and the enemy of all art came with it: doubt. Marlene nearly called it quits but now it is the song that will put Pom Poms on the musical map.
“How did I do that?” she says, describing the feeling each time a song appears to her. “You have to chase the genius. When you get that strike and you feel it coming, you’ve got to follow it or else it’s gone and you have to wait for it to happen all over again.”
She waves away any flattery with a flip of her delicate wrist. In conversation, you will hear her describe songs that “happen” and others that “come around,” as if they were visitors, not creations of her own making. Over the course of an hour, she’ll find ways to weave Quentin Tarantino, Ernie Kovacs, Roy Orbison, The Twilight Zone, Wes Anderson, Jean-Luc Godard, Yves Montand, Connie Francis, Johnny Cash, and Patsy Cline into our conversation with nary a bat of her ink-black eyelashes. In the end, she is following not a rabbit, not a muse, but some deeply instinctual aural and aesthetic drive she isn’t even certain is right for you, but positively true to herself.
“Is this going to work? Are people going to get behind this?” she wonders aloud. “To be honest, I’m just going for it. You can’t know, so you might as well just go and do it and see where it takes you.”
Outside now, she ambles delicately along the sidewalk, avoiding the tree roots that have angrily reasserted themselves and broken through the concrete. You can see her peer into shop windows, or up into the branches of a tree. She’ll scan the marquee of the movie theater and be startled by the honk of a car. What exactly does she see? Why is she looking? How many of these things that surround us will be songs? What part of this world will become the music of Pom Poms? And will you accept this open invitation to join her?
The Greeting Committee - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The Greeting Committee
Formed in 2014, The Greeting Committee consists of vocalist Addie Sartino, guitarist Brandon Yangmi, bassist Pierce Turcotte, and drummer Austin Fraser, all of whom are still in high school. The band quickly emerged into the music scene after catching the attention of Lazlo Geiger, a radio personality from 96.5 The Buzz. The Greeting Committee's debut EP titled "It's Not All That Bad" captivated the hearts of listeners with its intelligent musicality and meaningful lyrics. "If you want smart, credible music with a raw energy that inspires, you just found it," says Geiger. The EP is set to be re-released through Harvest Records in October of 2015. "We're working to create a collaborative environment with our surroundings," explains Sartino, "To us, The Greeting Committee is an art project influenced by the listeners. The music is merely the soundtrack to something much greater."
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change