K'noup Present:

K'noup Present:

Tempest (10:30 PM)

The Remainers (9:40 PM)

Lara Johnston (8:50 PM)

The Bad Bad Things (11:20 PM)

Keaton Simons (8:00 PM)

Sat, August 4, 2012

7:30 pm

adv tix $12.00 / day of show tix $15.00

Please contact the bands for tickets

This event is all ages

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Tempest - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Tempest
Tempest is an alternative/electronic rock band founded by songwriter, pianist, producer and singer, Gabrielle Wortman, and percussionist Christopher Roberts in Los Angeles. Tempest was named 2012 Sundance Film Festival's "Next Big Thing", a title previously held by The Civil Wars and more, and released their debut album i am tempest. to a powerful display of praise from indie music blogs like IndieUpdate, Buzzbands LA, The Burning Ear, Your Music Radar, Music Under Fire, Indie Bands Blog and more.

As a solo artist, Gabrielle Wortman has won multiple awards for her songwriting, including a 2009 Los Angeles Music Awards nomination for "AAA Album of the Year", a 2011 Malibu Music Award for "Alternative Rock Song of the Year" and 2011 Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominations for both the "Best Alternative Song" and "Best Music Video" categories, making her the only artist to be nominated twice in one year. The most notable breakthrough in Gabrielle's solo career came with her second release, The Voodoo EP, on April 13, 2011, which catapulted her into the #1 position on the Reverbnation.com "What' Hot" Chart for a seven consecutive days and garnered her international praise from critics and publications. Tempest has been most noted by critics for their electronically infused unique moody, dark, and soulful style. She has been praised for uniquely combining a distinct southern soul and an urban vibe.

IndieUpdate: “Tempest EP is a new chapter and a new beginning for Gabrielle Wortman as a ground-breaking urban-soul-alternative artist and a radical music tempest. Her unique ability to fuse together distinct genres from classical to rock, instruments, and techniques in a soulful melody with lyrics that are strikingly relatable allows listeners to reflect emotions on a deeper level sending you to rather dark, mystic state of mind.”

The Burning Ear: The piano. The minimalistic synths. The sparse drum track. Oh, andthe voice: It’s powerful. It’s haunting. It’s passionate. It’s astonishing. Simply put there is nothing I can’t tout to the highest of touts with this song. So while I sit here and tout to the utmost of my ability, press play.

IndieBandsBlog: The cross-over between urban angst with the wider spaces is allowed to develop, due to the sheer musical ability of Gabrielle. I use the label alternative-pop, as a positive indicator, the music has the mainstream sound, which is more than off-set by heart-felt and relevant musical composition.

The Underground Noise: Next up was Tempest. This three piece band exhibited soulful vocals layered over electronic drums and piano riffs. It was music that was bubbly, yet captivating by not being too pop induced. It was like in-taking a sweet nectar on a golden afternoon.
The Remainers - (Set time: 9:40 PM)
The Remainers
In 2009, former members of Big City Rock and Siren Six! regrouped to form The Remainers. Having been tossed through the major label machines, the band decided to take other survivors into the studio with them to mix things up. For two weeks in the pool house on the back side of Graham Nash’s property, Ryan Dusick (Maroon 5) produced and Jacques Brautbar (Phantom Planet) and Joe Guese (The Click Five) provided their talents to create what would eventually be called Formal Fridays, The Remainers first 6-song EP. Comprised of Nate Bott(guitar/vox), Frank Staniszewski(keyboards), Jason Lautenschleger(bass) and Kaumyar(drums), The Remainers bring a modern indie vibe to influences ranging from Tom Petty to Oasis. They can be seen playing local shows across Los Angeles and along the West Coast. Formal Fridays is available at all major online music distributors.
Lara Johnston - (Set time: 8:50 PM)
Lara Johnston
Singer/songwriter Lara Johnston is on the rise with her captivating, soulful voice and creative spirit. Influenced by Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger, and Beyonce, Lara has a vocal tone that is unlike any other and a fiery, dynamic stage presence to match. She has shared the bill with such acts as Willie Nelson, Tower of Power, Huey Lewis and the News, Pablo Cruise, The Doobie Brothers, Journey, Heart, Sammy Hagar, Cheap Trick, KISS, and most recently, Leon Russell and Lynyrd Skynyrd. She has also shared the stage with Michael McDonald, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Miller, and others. She's had the opportunity to watch, and learn from, some of the best musicians in the business. During the past two years, Lara has been touring throughout the US, Europe, and Canada, writing and co-writing songs in LA, London, and Nashville, and balancing her career pursuits with her time as a student in USC’s Thornton School of Music. She won third place in BMI’s John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship competition for her original song, “Mister (Be My Man).” And 2011 has been a whirlwind: Lara finished writing and recording a new 10-song album in Nashville, opened up for rockers KISS, and spent her summer touring around the United States and Canada with solo shows and dates opening for the Doobie Brothers. This fall, Lara sang background vocals for Don Henley of the Eagles. In late October, she also contributed her vocal talents to the America’s Got Talent Live show at Caesar’s Colosseum in Las Vegas. In December, Lara capped off the year by singing 'Baby It's Cold Outside' with 2011 America's Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. on both the Wendy Williams Show and CNN's Piers Morgan Christmas special. She is grateful for these experiences as she continues to further her solo career.
The Bad Bad Things - (Set time: 11:20 PM)
The Bad Bad Things
TheBadBadThings, are a Rock Fiesta. We play our music for you, for our friends, and for our community. Our story is simple, We all want to party and play music together. We all have an itch to be creative. And we all have become a family. TheBadBadThings as the band members describe it, "just want to play music and pay their bills." It's not a priority to win a Grammy yet, but rather be able to do what makes
sense in our lives: A high energy mix of Country, Punk, Blues and Good ole Rock &Roll. We will melt your face off with awesome, pretty
babies. Your Welcome!
Kryss, Mikey, Terry, Nate, Casey, Aaron, and Sheldon, just want to Be Bad.
Kryss, the lead singer, is our brass knuckle princess. She is tattooed, loud, and as sweet as sugar. Kryss embodies her influences in any way she can. Granted, they are not of the punk rock genre, but Billie, Ella, Erykah, and Amy seem to be doing right by Kryss so far. TheBadBadThings embraced Kryss from the start. Now you would think that without Kryss, the boys would walk out of the house without their pants on if it wasn’t for her reminding them to, “get it together Pretty Babies.” She is along for the ride and down for the fight. TheBadBadThings will rip your heart out with a kiss and a smile while you beg for more.
Casey is our percussionist & and fan favorite for energy. He has shirt that says “Sad songs make me happy”. It’s a good motto, because Casey always makes people laugh and have a good time. He keeps the crowd going, keeps smiles on their faces, and keeps a drink in their hands. As far as Casey is concerned, it is just great to be in a band with his best friends. Mikey, our rhythm guitar rebel comes straight outta’ Culver City with a guitar strapped to his side and ready to shout out a song. Terry, Nate, Aaron & Sheldon are the backbone of TheBadBadThings. There would be no Bad without these Bad things.......
People like to believe in something: Obama, Unicorns, Aliens, True Blood HBO. We are the cure for the Mayan Calendar. We are America's 40 acres and Mule. Because "The Bad Bad Things" could not stop for death....Hell stopped for us!
Keaton Simons - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Keaton Simons
Upon meeting Keaton Simons, it becomes clear why the blues/rock guitarist, singer and songwriter from Los Angeles is now creating some of the best music of his career. Keaton’s warm and relaxed demeanor is something you’d expect from a guy who’s nestled himself by the beach, but it’s his fearlessness and excitable energy that reveal an artist who in many ways has done it all, and in others has only just begun. At this stage in Keaton’s seasoned career, with the many hats he’s worn laid out in front of him, it’s truly all about uninhibited music.

Keaton Simons has enjoyed international recognition for his role in the singer-songwriter/pop world while on major labels Maverick and CBS Records. The Los Angeles Times described the voice of their native son as having a “lived-in quality that will echo in our minds and hearts for years to come.” In 2008 Keaton released his first full-length album, Can You Hear Me, co-produced with David Bianco (Tom Petty, Bob Dylan) and in 2013 followed with Beautiful Pain, co-produced with Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz). No Depression said of his sophomore release, “If the dictionary had a listing under perfect pop, it’s very likely that Keaton Simons would have his photo displayed there prominently... Keaton purveys intellect, intuition and a brilliant twist of the phrase that turns everyday expressions into lyrics that are thoughtful and worthy of consideration.”

Anyone who’s seen Keaton perform live knows why the crowd erupts when he picks up a guitar from his arsenal on stage (usually consisting of a customized DeTemple Stellacasta, fretless guitar, baritone and acoustic). Premier Guitar magazine has welcomed Keaton as a guest guitar teacher on their website and says, “Simons can play. Imagine John Mayer without all the pretentiousness.” In addition to being the face of Advanced Guitar for Ubisoft’s Rocksmith video game, Keaton shines on guitar and vocals at pop-up jam sessions with legendary musicians, such as drummer Robin DiMaggio (Paul Simon, David Bowie), bassist Alex Al (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder), and percussionist Lenny Castro (Boz Scaggs, Fleetwood Mac) among others.

Proving that genres are just a state of mind, Keaton Simons has even had success in the hip hop world as a writer, musical director, singer, bassist and guitarist with notable acts like Snoop Dogg, Gnarls Barkley, Tre Hardson of The Pharcyde and underground hip hop legend Medusa. He’s also performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Call with Carson Daly and most recently, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Keaton’s music is regularly placed in feature films and television shows, including Sons of Anarchy, Private Practice, NCIS, Malcolm in the Middle and Numb3rs.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change