Viza

Viza (10:30 PM)

State To State (9:45 PM)

Tiffany Madadian (9:00 PM)

LA River Bend (8:15 PM)

Thu, February 1, 2018

7:45 pm

Adv Tix $20.00/ DOS Tix $25.00

This event is all ages

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Viza - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Viza
Viza continues to captivate the global music scene with an erratically amusing blend of energized international rock. Unique in its musical arsenal is the inclusion Viza continues to captivate the global music scene with an erratically amusing blend of energized international rock. Unique in its musical arsenal is the inclusion of oud and percussion blended with more traditional rock elements such as guitar, bass and drums. This fascinating fusion, combined with dramatic and powerful live performances have garnered Viza significant success all over the world.

Recorded by Jared Gosselin (D12, Macy Gray) at Frank Zappa’s UMRK Studios, Viza’s fifth album, “Carnivalia” is the band’s most animated work – a journey through a symbolic theme park derived from satirical and dramatic influences. Inspired from Gogol Bordello’s multicultural rhapsodies and System of a Down’s notorious screams and riffs, Carnivalia embodies Viza’s groundbreaking songwriting and experimentation which has amazed audiences with a mesmerizing blend of instruments, various styles and continued evolution of Viza’s sound.

In September 2012, Viza will embark on its second tour with System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian for his “Harakiri” World Tour, a nearly 6 week endeavor featuring 19 performances all around the world. In 2010, Viza also supported Tankian’s "Imperfect Harmonies" Tour in Europe in the cities of Hamburg, Cologne, Paris, Zurich, Bologna, Athens and Yerevan. “Loving the new record; Carnivalia’s awesome. I love hearing the new influences and the fun loving spirit and musical wizardry. Overall a really great effort,” said Tankian. “Viza is one of the most unique and interesting bands I have ever encountered. Their live shows are energetic and fun,” he added. Tankian has worked extensively with the group, serving as Executive Producer of Viza’s previous album entitled “Made In Chernobyl”, and also sang as a guest vocalist on the album’s “Viktor” track.

Formerly known as Visa, the band released two EPs and two full length albums, along with a award winning music video. The band's De Facto, Eros and Made In Chernobyl albums incorporated music pervaded with sonorities from various influences and musical styles and blended elements of aggressive rock, dance and satirical social commentary.

Among the band’s extensive touring schedule, Viza has performed at one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious music events at Hungary’s Sziget Festival’s mainstage (alongside Korn, The Killers, Axwell, The Vaccines, The XX among several others) as part of a month long European tour in August 2012. Viza has also performed at Sweden’s Malmofestivalen, Norway's Kartfestivalen, Slovenia's Schengenfest and Trnfest and Greece’s Rockwave Festival (alongside The Prodigy, Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly, Marky Ramone’s Blitzkreig), and has toured Europe 6 times in the past 2 years alone.

Demonstrating a knack for reinventing old rock classics, Viza recently covered the Doors tune "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" by adding its own strong seasonings and aggressive fusion style in a compelling reimagination of this classic rock ballad. The song is available for free download here and will be featured on Viza's upcoming tour with Serj Tankian.

Aside from a passion for music, touring and song writing, Viza’s extensive performances around the globe also serve as their voice for promoting social consciousness of human rights and community issues – as well as providing opportunities to fundraise for various charities, homeless shelters and orphanages. oud and percussion blended with more traditional rock elements such as guitar, bass and drums. This fascinating fusion, combined with dramatic and powerful live performances have garnered Viza significant success all over the world.

Recorded by Jared Gosselin (D12, Macy Gray) at Frank Zappa’s UMRK Studios, Viza’s fifth album, “Carnivalia” is the band’s most animated album – a journey through a symbolic theme park derived from satirical and dramatic influences. Inspired from Gogol Bordello’s multicultural rhapsodies and System of a Down’s notorious screams and riffs, Viza’s groundbreaking songwriting and experimentation has amazed audiences with a mesmerizing blend of instruments, various styles and continued evolution of Viza’s sound.

“Loving the new record; Carnivalia’s awesome. I love hearing the new influences and the fun loving spirit and musical wizardry. Overall a really great effort,” said System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian. In 2010, Viza supported Tankian’s solo tour in Europe in the cities of Hamburg, Cologne, Paris, Zurich, Bologna, Athens and Yerevan. “Viza is one of the most unique and interesting bands I have ever encountered. Their live shows are energetic and fun,” he added. Tankian also served as Executive Producer of Viza’s previous album entitled “Made In Chernobyl”.

Formerly known as Visa, the band released two EPs and two full length albums, along with a award winning music video. The band's De Facto, Eros and Made In Chernobyl albums incorporated music pervaded with sonorities from various influences and musical styles and evolved by blending elements of aggressive rock, dance and satirical social commentary.

In January 2012, to launch the release of “Carnivalia”, Viza embarked on a special “Strangest Show on Earth” European tour in the cities of Hamburg, Copenhagen, Oslo, Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, and Paris. Fresh off the return of this successful tour, Viza is preparing for a very exciting 2012 filled with more shows in Europe and North America.

Among the band’s extensive touring schedule, Viza has performed at Sweden’s Malmofestivalen and Greece’s Rockwave Festival (alongside Prodigy, Gogol Bordello, The Ramones), and has already been invited to perform at Norway’s Kartfestivalen and Hungary’s Sziget festival this upcoming summer, one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious music events, as part of a 3 week long
12-date European tour. This will be Viza's 6th European tour in the past 2 years.

Viza recently covered the Doors Classic "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" by adding its own strong seasonings and aggressive fusion style in a compelling reimagination of this classic rock tune. The song is available for free download here and will be featured on Viza's upcoming European tour.

Aside from a passion for music, touring and song writing, Viza’s extensive performances around the globe also serve as their voice for promoting social consciousness of human rights and community issues – as well as providing opportunities to fundraise for various charities, homeless shelters and orphanages.
State To State - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
State To State
Since releasing their first LP, No Bounds, in 2014, State to State have established themselves in Los Angeles as flag bearers of atmospheric rock, a landscape forged by bands like Radiohead and Interpol.

State to State have played sold out shows at the Troubadour, as well as residencies at The Hotel Cafe and The Viper Room, and outdoor events like Street Food Cinema, Showtime's Eat See Hear, The Surf Rodeo, and the High Times Cannabis Cup. July 29th 2017 found the band at the world famous Roxy Theater in Hollywood, CA with a sold out crowd for the release of their new single, "The Shifter," from their upcoming EP, "Clearlake Sessions", Produced by Grammy-nominated Producer of the year Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down) Since it's release, "The Shifter" has received national airplay from major radio stations all over the USA and climbed the charts of LA's KROQ's Locals Only Countdown all the way to number 1.

The band continue to have their busiest and most productive year yet.
Tiffany Madadian - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Tiffany Madadian
Tiffany Madadian was born into a musical family in Los Angeles, California. Her love for music began as a child at home when she started singing along to Brit Rock and falling in love with her dads record collection. Deep Purple, Pink Floyd and Supertramp became her soul mates before Madonna, Gwen Stefani and Debbie Harry taught her about sex and love.

School plays and graduation songs lead to the brilliant Marty Callner who discovered her while at his own daughters graduation. An introduction to Roger Love lead to the rollercoaster that would be the upcoming years.

At 17 she was introduced to the brilliant Paul Graham and Paul Bushnell (Faith Hill). They were the two people who taught her early on how to write songs after they realized that she had a mouthful to say.

Incredible opportunities came Tiffany's way and she was able to work with legends like Bon Jovi and David Paich (Toto) with whom she co wrote and sang with.

After graduating high school she was eager to start gigging. It took a few stints in the Hollywood club scene before Tiffany was offered the opening slots for 80's popstar Tiffany, not to mention the gods of glam, Sweet. She was becoming known as the young girl who was playing clubs up and down the Sunset Strip before she could legally have a drink in them.

In 2011 she began work on her first EP. Writing and producing it with her guitarist Claudio Tristano, "I Love Me, Too" was released in 2012. It was an obnoxious piece of work that captured that time in her life, touching on topics of restlessness, fear, desire and ambition. Since then she has been playing in her hometown while continuing to write and record.

We can expect new music from Tiffany this Fall.

"With infectious melodies, throw back 70′s guitar riffs and her incredible talent of being able to carry her audience through sweet storytelling, girl banter and also down an emotional, sometimes angry ally of arena rock anthems, she is surely an impressive force to be reckoned with on stage."
- All Access Magazine
LA River Bend - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
LA River Bend
LA River Bend started up in August 2012 along the LA River in the Atwater Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Singer/songwriter Nate Weiner & engineer Branden Stroup were finishing up Nate's solo record, Ride the Sun. They met cellist Emily Elkin, and the 3 of them drove up the west coast to Portland, OR & back, playing gigs along the way.

Back in LA, the band is constantly playing with drummer Jacob Seldes on drums, adding even more dynamics & talent to the band. Their unique sound, blends the intimacy of folk with the towering sounds of rock, all with a calming SoCal influence.

LA River Bend have just released their debut EP, Run These Hills. It's first single "Summer Wind" premiered on Grimy Goods & was picked up by the Huff Post.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change