K'noup Present:

K'noup Present:

The Ruby Friedman Orchestra (9:40 PM)

Help the Doctor (10:35 PM)

The Relative Strangers (8:50 PM)

Abbot Kinney (8:00 PM)

Symphony (11:30 PM)

Sat, June 2, 2012

7:30 pm

adv tix $10.00 /dos tix $15.00

Please contact the bands for tickets

This event is all ages

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The Ruby Friedman Orchestra - (Set time: 9:40 PM)
The Ruby Friedman Orchestra
Ruby Friedman’s music turns new listeners into instant fans. Take Lucinda Williams, for instance: In the late summer of 2008, just a couple of months after the venerated singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy Award winner first heard Ruby at the Hyperion Tavern in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake district, Williams joined her for a number on stage at Hollywood’s Hotel Café.
Blessed with a bold, octave-leaping voice and a brace of rapturous radio-friendly songs, Ruby is poised to leap out of the pack. Her crackling live performances showcase a singer who has melded a panoply of diverse musical tributaries – Bessie Smith, Etta James, Patsy Cline, Whitney Houston, PJ Harvey – into a distinctive, unclassifiable, high-powered, utterly surprising style of her own.
She has wowed audiences at the Hotel Café, the Mint, the Viper Room, Three Clubs, and the Echo in Los Angeles, and played three stomping shows during the 2009 South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The renowned audio equipment manufacturer Sennheiser, which sponsored one of her SXSW gigs, named her their “Unsigned Artist of the Month” for March 2009.
The titian-haired vocalist’s recent studio activity brought her together with some noted producers. Sessions with the team Beethoven – Alex Elena and Josh Valleau, known for their work with Grammy nominee Alice Smith and Little Jackie – yielded the hit-worthy tracks “Shooting Stars” (currently available on iTunes, and heard in NBC network promos for “America’s Got Talent”) and “Hang Around,” as well as a scorching cover of the Beatles’ “I Want You/She’s So Heavy.” Her original “Sex” was mixed by Mike Chapman (Blondie, the Knack, Pat Benatar).
Invariably, audience members at a Ruby Friedman Orchestra show are left hunting for superlatives to describe what they’ve just seen. We’ll give the last word to Lucinda Williams, who may have put it best: At the Hyperion Tavern, she turned to another spectator next to her at the bar and exclaimed, “I am f*cking blown away.”
Help the Doctor - (Set time: 10:35 PM)
Help the Doctor
“Help The Doctor” is not your typical Los Angeles based band. These
four surgeons create innately catchy melodies backed by the crunch of
twin guitar attacks and a versatile rhythm section. From the ashes of
“Killing Phantoms,” P. Danger's resplendent former New York City band,
comes a shiny new outlook filtered through the California sunshine and
topography. Coming together in full force in January 2012, Danger
(lead vocals, guitar) found fellow revelers in hooks and love of indie
rock and roll on the hallowed grounds of the UCLA medical campus. Each member brings their own unique journeys into the fray: Rip Towns
(guitar, keys, vocals), a classically trained pianist and guitarist
virtuoso from Baltimore, Jay Roost (bass, vocals), a home-grown LA
bastion whose fluid proficiency combines a wealth of styles, and Sol
Power, the unerringly solid and even keeled drummer from Santa
Barbara. With both a sold-out debut and headlining show at the
legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, these docs are ones to watch.
Look for their debut EP this fall recorded with Grammy award winning
producer Chris Testa (Jimmy Eat World, Dixie Chicks). Fans of catchy
rock and roll in the independent vein (Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie)
will have much to love here.
The Relative Strangers - (Set time: 8:50 PM)
The Relative Strangers
We are band of brothers who love to play music and entertain. We play our own definition of modern rock with a nostalgia for the music of the past. Listening to our music live is the best way to experience it.
Abbot Kinney - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Abbot Kinney
Much like their Venice, CA street namesake, Abbot Kinney is a difficult band to pin down and categorize. On the band's self-titled debut, their sound flirts with chillwave, grunge, Britpop, piano-rock, and everything in between. Through all ten tracks, the perspective remains, but the landscape constantly shifts, surprising the listener at more than one turn. Lyrically, frontman Jared Swanson touches on the odd vulnerability of early Rivers Cuomo, but sings with an angst that stokes Pulp-era Jarvis Cocker. It's a band without a movement or a deliberate aesthetic, but more importantly, a band you need to hear for yourself.
Symphony - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Symphony
Symphony is a rock band from Los Angeles, California formed in 2011. The band consists of Briton Sky (lead vocals), Brandon Marlan (guitars), Nick Diiorio (bass) and Jonny Weiner (drums).

Their fusion of rock, groove and pop maintains a vintage feel while exploring new sounds and dramatic styles.

The band pulls from many different influences & styles and transcends any one musical genre, which can only be experienced in full during one of their live performances.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change