KROQ Locals Only & K'noup Present:

KROQ Locals Only & K'noup Present:

The Sweet Repose (CD Release) (10:45 PM)

Open Air Stereo (9:50 PM)

Electric Soul Company (11:35 PM)

My Other Reality Experience (8:00 PM)

Beta Wolf (8:55 PM)

Sat, September 1, 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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The Sweet Repose (CD Release) - (Set time: 10:45 PM)
The Sweet Repose (CD Release)
The term "DIY" normally applies to punk and hardcore and the term "indie" is overused by bands that don't know how to describe themselves. How does a band that doesn't exist in these territories define themselves? This question has put TSR in a curious predicament: one one hand we want to describe ourselves as accurately as possible and represent our independence and resourcefulness and on the oth
er we don't want to be sonically misrepresented or sound unsure of what we are going for. In complete honesty, we in TSR have pussy-footed around making a definitive statement about our music until recently.

We are just four guys that grew up listening to alternative rock music and pop punk in the 90s. We all have been immersed in the sounds of Nirvana, Blink-182, Green Day and NOFX for as long as we can remember. When Greg and I started paying music together in our garages, toting our amps in a wagon or on our bicycles, that's what we wanted to do. Be a punk band. As the band has grown and developed into what it is with Ken and Alex, we in TSR wanted to challenge ourselves and offer something more, I dunno, "sophisticated", "refined", "mature"...some word that describes how we wish to portray our talents...but at the same time be true to what we loved and who we are as 90s alternative and punk fans.

There is still another predicament, and this belongs to yours truly, the singer, songwriter and guitar guy in the band (btw my name is Tommy). The first instrument I learned how to play was the banjo. My first introduction to being in a band was in 6th grade when I joined a ska band to play trombone. For me, it's not that I just love punk and alternative, I love ALL music. Seriously. You will find just about anything in between Ornette Coleman, A Tribe Called Quest, Led Zeppelin, John Phillip Sousa and Michael Jackson on my iPod. So why do I just do the punk/alternative rock thing in TSR? Because I like to have fun and play music. It's the same reason why my friends Ken, Alex and Greg do it too.

I guess we do this style because we love it so much and we don't feel like anyone does that style very well anymore so we are gonna do it ourselves on our own. That's where the "DIY-indie" thing comes back in. It's more of a title of method than style and we are proud of it. Maybe we will try something different, but right now we are having fun doing what we do. Hope you enjoy it and I hope to meet you at a show one day.
Open Air Stereo - (Set time: 9:50 PM)
Open Air Stereo
My ears are ringing still… all these hours later. The mics are closed and the stage has been torn down but I still hear it. Dancing in my head I hear the melodies and the snap of the drum. It’s the only kind of approval a band can hope for—that need to hear more…and more, and more. Most guys don’t have the chops; something’s always lacking… the look, the sound, the presence, the energy—something. These guys have that it that everyone aches to grasp and risk all in getting.

Open Air Stereo is just one of those bands that takes hold and makes notice. It’s the greatest type of art there is. With influences such as Rage Against the Machine, Aerosmith, Muse, Incubus, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Open Air Stereo has an expansive rock sound that showcases lead singer Chase Johnson’s infectious pop instincts marching along perfectly to drummer Nick Gross’ thundering rhythms. Chase and Nick have that definitive swagger and look that screams “rock star.” Newly enlisted guitarist Scott Pounds and bassist Evan Smith add to a core already boiling over with talent and charisma.

The guys of Open Air Stereo cut their teeth at a young age in LA performing at legendary clubs like The Roxy and The Troubadour, selling out shows and owning the stage before they could own bar tabs. They first gained exposure in 2005 when their self-titled EP earned them a nomination for Best Rock Group at the Orange County Music Awards. The success of the EP got them a record deal with Sony Epic Records and secured them a spot performing in front of thousands at that year’s KROQ Weenie Roast, one of Southern California’s most anticipated concert events. More exposure for the band was found in 2006 when Chase joined the cast of MTV’s hit series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. That year the band performed live on MTV’s TRL to an audience of millions, and began working under the guidance of famed producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi) before the group disbanded in 2008.

Led by band founders Chase Johnson and Nick Gross, Open Air Stereo is back with a refined sound and renewed energy, having matured as artists over a three-year hiatus. During this break drummer Nick Gross has been tirelessly moving forward as a drummer, producer and entrepreneur, having established his own music production company “STRZ Enterprises” and becoming involved in several side projects, slamming the skins for Bristol recording artist Lolene and collaborating live with Electro-House producer Betatraxx. Chase stayed plenty busy himself during this time. He has penned well over 100 songs in his early years as an artist and works with some of most sought after producer/songwriters in the business, being a frequent collaborator with Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood) and Brian Howes (Hinder, Daughtry).

The boys grew up on the beaches of Orange County in Southern California. That laid-back California vibe shows through but the energy of their live show is nothing of the sort. The guys have channeled the electrifying energy of their live performances into a new album produced by Gavin Brown (Three Days Grace, Metric) that is set to release in Fall 2011. Their future success is without doubt. See them ascend. Hear them evolve. Buy the ticket, get on board and buckle up.
Electric Soul Company - (Set time: 11:35 PM)
Electric Soul Company
Electric Soul Co. is a band composed of three individual musicians, each with their own unique musical background, knowledge, and experience. With influences ranging from Rock, Blues, Funk, old school R&B, to Jazz and anything else that catches their ear, the band establishes a fresh, multidimensional sound that has something to offer for every music fan.
The group was formed around 2009 when the three members started getting together for jam sessions. Soon after, original material came forth and Electric Soul Co. was born.
My Other Reality Experience - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
My Other Reality Experience
Beta Wolf - (Set time: 8:55 PM)
Beta Wolf
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

All lineups and times subject to change