The Memorials

The Memorials (11:15 PM)

Cityzen (10:15 PM)

Bethpage Black (9:15 PM)

Sixstep (8:15 PM)

Mission Bells (7:30 PM)

Sun, July 29, 2012

7:00 pm

$0.00 - $13.00

This event is all ages

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The Memorials - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
The Memorials
The Memorials were spearheaded by Bay Area drumming prodigy, Thomas Pridgen, in December of 2009. After a few years performing with The Mars Volta, Thomas turned his attention to forming his own group, incorporating a range of styles as diverse as the experiences of the bands members. Instead of becoming another rock bands' heartbeat, the focus was to collaborate with proficient musicians whom Thomas felt would fill a void he has heard in rock music throughout his life. Thomas reached out to friends and former students of the esteemed Berklee College of Music, Viveca Hawkins (vocals), and Nick Brewer (guitars), to join him in his newest endeavor. Recording with his friend's yielded a family vibe that enabled a comfortable yet intense recording process. The groups' assets were rounded out with the addition of a bass, organ, synthesizers, and multiple percussive elements.
Cityzen - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Cityzen's sound is funk infused progressive rock with a twist of reggae, hip-hop, and classical influences. The band formed in November, 2007 when singer Tobias Forrest and guitarist Jeff Line recruited Nick Woods on drums. Nick's brother Chris Woods added keys in 2008 and bassist Nick Lopez joined soon after. Finally, they added even more flavor in 2009 with the addition of violin and sax player Joe Spangler.

Cityzen is often noticed because their theatrical lead singer is a quadriplegic who performs in a wheelchair but the band is respected and recognized for it's talented musicians. With dynamic timing and story-telling songs, Cityzen creates a new and unique live show every time. Their stage presence, musicianship and dedication has brought them a loyal fan base that is rapidly growing. The band plays at Los Angeles venues like The Roxy, The Whisky and House of Blues but they also make disability awareness a top priority.

Cityzen has performed at events held by the Christopher Reeve Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy and many other disability organizations. In addition, the band is plays multiple college campuses anb private events. Recently, they collaborated with a 5-time Grammy Award winning producer on their debut album "Invisible Mental Tentacles" which was recorded at Brushfire Studios and Phantom Vox Studios. The band's current goals are to play national music festivals and tours as well as have their songs placed in radio, film, television and new media programming. Cityzen will also continue to give back to the
Bethpage Black - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Bethpage Black
You might think of Long Beach, CA, from whence 4-piece rock band Bethpage Black came, as a haven for hip-hop, reggae-funk jam bands or quirky, jangly indie-folk-rock-electro-whatever-pop. But Bethpage Black are forging a musical path that’s decidedly different from the Snoop Doggs, Sublimes and Avi Buffaloes of the region.

“We call it ‘Sickle Pop,’” explains drummer/songwriter Steve Coy. “It’s pop-rock with a sharpened edge.”

The songs on the band’s new EP, titled Black Music, reflect this sensibility–and a variety of influences from Muse and The Used to Brahms and Bizet. The band’s quintessentially 21st-century roster is as diverse as the music they make. Coy and guitarist Davin Givhan (Saul Williams, Lauryn Hill) met in high school, reconnecting years later via a chance meeting and a shared love of Pantera. They later met singer Matt Carmichael fronting a wildly popular 80′s cover band. Bassist Vivien Larena rounds out the all-world lineup, having come into the fold via the internet’s go-to musical marketplace, Craigslist.

From Carmichael’s powerhouse vocals and Givhan’s prodigious guitar shredding talents to Larena’s tasteful bass lines and Coy’s precise, aggressive drumming, it’s the band’s talent sets Bethpage Black apart. Co-produced and mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers, My Chemical Romance, Neon Trees), Black Music proves that, in the words of Carmichael, “this band can play anything it wants to.”
Sixstep - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
SIXSTEP is a comprehensive rock ensemble from California.
Formed in 2004. There have been personnel changes over the course of time and these are noted on the recordings; anyone who is attached to such nostalgic sentiments can find the information within our discography.
Mission Bells - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Mission Bells is a San Francisco based whose debut album, "the CarbonCircus," will be released in the summer of 2012. Mission Bells was started in 2011 by producer/songwriter Micah Almeida. He employed the help of Thomas Pridgen (the Memorials, the Mars Volta) and longtime friend Cameron Hunt in producing the album. A Berkeley graduate, Micah produced albums and songs for the Coup, Myka 9 (Mykology 2011), Scientist and many Bay Area artists. The CarbonCircus is a synthesis of a myriad of influences but maintains consistency with its style and execution, recorded in San Francisco recording studio Plenty of Light and Air.
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

All lineups and times subject to change