Night Riots

Night Riots (9:45 PM)

Dreamers (8:45 PM)

Mainland (8:00 PM)

Fri, October 21, 2016

7:00 pm

Adv Tix $13.00 / Day of Show Tix $15.00

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This event is all ages

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Night Riots - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Night Riots
NIGHT RIOTS is setting the alternative underworld ablaze as swift and smartly as their brooding, melody rich and timeless songs have already endeared them to critics. The Southern California based band has a unique melodic sensibility -- delivering transcendent pop music that is both modern and timeless; as well as both sinister and romantic, with the downbeat flare of new wave, '80s movie soundtracks.

Frontman Travis Hawley spent five years in England before moving to a small coastal town with only one traffic light, where he met guitarists Nick Fotinakes and Matt DePauw, bassist Mikel Van Kranenburg and drummer Rico Rodriguez. Now heralded by Rolling Stone as one of the "Top 16 Unsigned Bands in North America," Night Riots are currently on tour with Young Rising Sons and have shared the stage with a diverse group of bands including Cage The Elephant, Walk The Moon, Meg Myers, OK Go, The Mowgli's, Wild Cub, Driver Friendly, Youngblood Hawke, The Front Bottoms, Angels & Airwaves and many more.

After the tremendous success of their debut EP, 'Young Lore,' and praise from the likes of Billboard, Earmilk, KCRW, MTV, FUSE, Huffington Post, KROQ, All Things Go, NYLON, AV Club and Filter, Night Riots show no signs of slowing down. Signed to Sumerian Records, Night Riots recently released 'Howl,' produced by Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Trash Talk, Waaves, Mars Volta). "Contagious," the EP's lead single, climbed the radio charts -- skyrocketing to #1 on SiriusXM's Alt Nation Alt 18 Countdown, and breaking into the Top 50 at Alt Radio.
Dreamers - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Dreamers
We push the boundaries. We are impractical. We believe that nothing is impossible. We create. We are boundless. We are enchanted. We are asleep to the waking world. We are DREAMERS. Join us. Welcome to DREAMERS universe: you are invited to experience this Brooklyn-birthed band’s iridescent grunge-pop sound that will attack your senses and take you on an emotional odyssey of nostalgia and wonder. They first launched their infectious tracks into the world with their independently released self-titled debut EP. Now, the trio will return to Earth beaming with a highly anticipated follow up -- their debut full length LP is due in late Spring of 2016 via Fairfax Recordings. Starting the mission, on 11/20 they will release their second single "Shooting Shadows" -- a brilliantly burning anthem of love, hate and brooding malcontent boiling over into a hot mess. Their breakout single “Wolves (You’ve Got Me)” landed in full rotation on SiriusXM’s AltNation and was voted onto the Alt18 Countdown where it remained for 17 weeks, prior to signing a record deal. "Wolves (You Got Me" is currently making waves on alternative terrestrial radio where it recently broke the top 40; with key support coming from stations such as Music Choice Alt, KBZT/San Diego, KPNT/St. Louis, KCXX/Riverside, KRBZ/Kansas City, KRXP/Colorado Springs and continues to receive support from Alt Nation. Praise from press has poured in from the likes of Billboard, Spin, Alternative Press, Vice NOISEY, and Guitar World and caused tidal waves in the blogosphere and HypeM with heavy hitters like The Wild Honey Pie, Earmilk and Baeble. They have shared their vision on stage with artists such as X-Ambassadors, Bear Hands, Atlas Genius, Broncho, Airborne Toxic Event, and Young Rising Sons, and will be bringing their warm and colorful set on tour with Brazilian Girls and Arkells this winter.
DREAMERS nacreous music is a call to arms for all who are tired of the mundane. Whether touring relentlessly, communicating with followers on Twitter, or their frantic psychedelic gif enhanced website, they work to create an alternate reality for all to escape to.
Mainland - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Mainland
Ecstasy and sorrow, post-punk and pop, east and west -- all those times when you're caught in the middle, there's Mainland. They are the soundtrack to moments of freedom and darkness.

Taking a nod from society's fellow black sheep (think David Lynch, William Eggleston, and Depeche Mode), Mainland returns with a collection of new tunes and an enigmatic call to arms. A diverse mix of vintage aesthetics and modern pop songwriting/production, Mainland draws from a range of influences to form one unifying anthem loud enough for all of life's outcasts.

Led by enigmatic frontman Jordan Topf (Vocals, Guitar) and comprised of Corey Mullee (Guitar, Synth), and Alex Pitta (Bass), they arrived with their 'Girls Unknown' EP (2013) and followed soon after with their second independent release, the 'Shiner' EP (2014) produced by Jim Eno of Spoon. Describing late night tales of gritty New York City streets, Mainland quickly gained a name for themselves with praise pouring in from tastemakers like NYLON, SPIN, Interview Magazine, The Fader, Consequence of Sound and Rolling Stone. Meanwhile, the band kept busy securing opening spots with Melanie Martinez, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and X Ambassadors.

Following the success of the 'Shiner' EP, the band signed to 300 Entertainment (ASTR, Highly Suspect, Young Thug, etc.), packed their bags and traveled west to the hills of California. Armed with their 35mm cameras, and void of inhibitions, the boys left behind the comfort of their home studio to record with producer Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros) at Fairfax Recordings (formerly Sound City).

The result is an expansive collection of tracks, including their new single, "Outcast" -- a disenchanted tale that was born (surprisingly) under the bright, shining lights of Los Angeles. "I was walking around Rodeo Drive, estranged from NYC..." muses Topf. "Maybe it was my current outlook on the struggles I was facing, but I was reflecting on moments where I'd felt like an outcast in life and in a new city like Los Angeles. A city of sunshine and broken Hollywood dreams."

"Going into this album we became infatuated with iconic British bands like The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, The La's, etc. We love the way those bands mask well-crafted pop songs with poignant lyrics, adds Topf. And with those influences, the record is a stunning juxtaposition of dark and light. We wanted to combine our California roots with dark synth bass tones, melancholy subject matter of late 1970s New York and post punk era English pop music to create our own voice."

From the eclectic bell hits of "Destination Weddings," to the sombre rolling tones of "A Bit Out of Time," Mainland's new release is a journey through life's fun and melancholy moments -- the ones that you'd probably like to forget, but never will; they are your purgatory. They are all the beautiful places you've been, all the strange places you are bound to end up, and everywhere in between.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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