TONE DOWN FOR WHAT

TONE DOWN FOR WHAT

Intronaut

Behold! The Monolith

Born That Guy with special guest Nathan Cole from the LA Philharmonic

Kor Element

Helen Hong

The Birth Defects

Rachel Newell

Sat, May 28, 2016

8:00 pm

Adv Tix $10.00 / Day of Show Tix $12.00

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TONE DOWN FOR WHAT
TONE DOWN FOR WHAT
Feat: Music by- Intronaut, Behold! The Monolith; Born That Guy with special guest Nathan Cole from the LA Philharmonic, Kor Element and The Birth Defects.
Comedian- Helen Hong
Hosted By: Rachel Newell
Intronaut
Intronaut
Los Angeles post-prog masters Intronaut return with their 4th and most impressive full length album to date; Habitual Levitations. Once again yielding thunderous, tribal drum beats, hypnotic bass patterns, angular guitar riffs and the trance-like vocals of Sacha Dunable, Intronaut pick up where they left off on 2010’s Valley of Smoke, though this time around, see the songs a bit more refined and cultivated. The band toured heavily in support of Valley, including a stint opening for Tool in the US, which may explain the more polished sound. Intronaut has always teetered close on being a jam band. With one of the greatest rhythm sections in music (drummer, Danny Walker and bassist, Joe Lester) it would be hard not to just light up and see where those two take you. Experimenting on stage, knowing exactly where each band member is going in the song and thus really becoming one as a band is what Intronaut has achieved and what producers John Haddad [Exhumed, Phobia] and Derek Donley [Bereft] managed to capture perfectly on the new album. With a US tour supporting Meshuggah and Animals as Leaders set prior to Habitual’s release, Intronaut will surely continue to mature and solidify themselves as one of the best metal bands around.
Behold! The Monolith
Behold! The Monolith
"Architects of the Void follows critically acclaimed 2012 release Defender, Redeemist and
marks the debut of vocalist Jordan Nalley who took the reigns following the tragic 2013 death of Kevin McDade in a car accident. The album will also be the first for new bassist Jason "Cas" Casanova (SASQUATCH). The album artwork was created by Dusty Peterson (Bloodbath, Six Feet Under, Oceano)."

"Legendary producer Billy Anderson has expertly harnessed the band's smoke-belching locomotive style, while the songwriting is the most captivating of the quartet's career. Guitarist Matt Price had this to say about the results:"It's a relatively dark album, which is probably fitting. A few of the riffs and ideas had pretty much coagulated right before Kevin's accident, and most of the others were colored by it, so yeah it feels kinda heavy and dark to me. I hope I don't sound like a high falootin' artisté, but it felt personal for me and Chase, so it wound up being more than just stringing riffs together, ya know? That being said Cas and Jordan came in and kicked ass and brought their own stamp to the sound. So it's a bit different, but I think it captures the essence what Behold! The Monolith is all about!""
Born That Guy with special guest Nathan Cole from the LA Philharmonic
Born That Guy with special guest Nathan Cole from the LA Philharmonic
SUMMER 2001: Sam Bird visits New York from Los Angeles to jam with
Jeremy Arambulo and Joe Zizzo for the first time. It was a good time.
They jammed a handful of times between 2001 and 2010.

DURING THOSE 9 YEARS…
Sam worked full-time as a sound designer for video games while playing
in a few LA-based bands such as Gambling Problem and The Free.

Joe became the drummer of Skycamefalling, which became The Sleeping.

Jeremy worked part-time as a graphic designer while drawing comics.

MARCH 2010: Joe had a brief break from the road with The Sleeping,
Sam had just finished his full-time sound designer gig, and Jeremy
desperately needed a break from cartooning. Living on opposite coasts,
they decided to get together and spend a couple of weeks in New Jersey
to potentially record an EP. After 10 days of jamming, writing, and
recording, 11 songs were created.
Kor Element
Kor Element
Spawned from the very essence of music itself, and unleased for the sole purpose of creating more, KorElement knows no limit when it comes to captuing the rawest of human emotions and translating them into music to move the soul. The sound of KorElement incorporates hard Hip Hop beats, hypnotic bass lines, Chinese instruments, catchy hooks, and lyrics pertinent to all.

With years spent growing up on the east coast of America, plying his trade and collaborating with an array of musicians over a wide range of genres, KorElement constantly drove himself and those around him to better their art and produce sounds to be proud of. Now he is in the Far East making music about the happenings of his new locale, Beijing, China.
Helen Hong
Helen Hong
Helen Hong plays "Janet Fung" in the Coen Bros' film "Inside Llewyn Davis" and plays the over-the-top "Mrs. Wong" in Nickelodeon's "The Thundermans." She hosts the web series "Geek Vs Geek" on ehow.com Tech Channel. She has performed standup comedy on Showtime, TV Guide Channel, OWN Network and AXS.TV. Her performance schedule is online at www.HelenHong.com and she sings some serious karaoke.
The Birth Defects
The Birth Defects
Rachel Newell
Rachel Newell
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Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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