K'noup Present:

K'noup Present:

Cromwell (10:40 PM)

Downtown Attraction (11:35 PM)

Ceasefire (9:45 PM)

Red 9 (8:50 PM)

Lido Beach (8:00 PM)

Fri, October 26, 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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Cromwell - (Set time: 10:40 PM)
Cromwell
The nights in Los Angeles have an air about them that settles on the landscape like a fog resting just beyond the realm of perception. Within it, a gravity draws the denizens of the city and its surrounding communities in, dropping them like stones at the doors of the hundreds of clubs lining the streets.

On this balmy Friday night in West Hollywood, gravity releases a large number of Angelinos at the entrance to the city’s premier rock venue, The Troubadour. Here, they have been inexorably drawn to bear witness a set by a musical force, born out of the deserts of the Inland Empire and unleashed upon the inner city with a relentlessness seldom equaled in the Southern California music scene.

Their name: Cromwell. Their goal: World Domination.
Downtown Attraction - (Set time: 11:35 PM)
Downtown Attraction
Lets get to the point, bios are lame.... Downtown Attraction is a Los Angeles Rock 'n' Roll band.... We are a 4 piece, in your face, live, and loud kinda band. If you want to know more, come out to a show and hang out with us. If you want our songs, email us downtownattraction@yahoo.com You can add us on facebook, vampire freaks, twitter and check out our live footage! Take care and we'll see you at the show!!
Ceasefire - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Ceasefire
Ceasefire is an American alternative rock band that formed in Orange County, California, in 2011. The bands line-up is Ray Alexander (lead vocals), Kamren Alexander (guitar), Brandon Franklin (bass), and Anthony Hainsworth (drums). Ceasefire is known for their arresting vocal melodies and crafted guitar hooks, which are described as combined music styles from new wave 80's and 90's with modern music. A band that continually embraces new elements into their musical repertoire in every new project they encounter. In August 2011 the band went into the studio with Paul Fox and Tim Palmer and recorded their first single "This Love Will Tear Us Apart". The band's music has been featured on several different MTV episodes and much more. They are currently back in the studio and will be following up their first single with "Heartache" and "It's You".
Red 9 - (Set time: 8:50 PM)
Red 9
In 2005, while looking for his next big project, Jeff Lyons came across an online ad for a drummer. In that band was lead guitarist, Paul "Friz" Frislie. After only a few rehearsals, it became clear that Friz and Jeff shared similar influences (Alice in Chains, Muse, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Filter, Soundgarden, etc.) as well as musical ideas with just enough variances to make things interesting. After two years of writing, recording, rockin' all over Southern California, and several lineup changes, the duo decided to dissolve the band and start over.

Shortly thereafter they started looking for new blood under the name Roqbot. The search was on for a singer, but Jeff wasn't sure if he wanted to continue on drums or switch to bass, which he has also played for many years. Ultimately, Jeff felt that playing bass would keep him closer to the songwriting process (and he was tired of lugging all of the equipment that comes with playing drums). The decision was made to find a singer and a drummer. Over the course of a year and after countless unsuccessful auditions, Roqbot appeared to be stalled. Although writing continued, the unfruitful search for fellow band members was beginning to take its toll.

In the summer of 2008, Jeff decided to take a stab at writing a vocal part for one of the groups songs. He recorded a quick demo and sent it over to Friz. He responded with the "thumbs up" and the two decided to proceed with Jeff as lead vocalist, a position he had never held before in any band. But any trepidation he felt was tempered by the buzz of being able to move the band forward, if only a few steps. It was around this time that the duo decided to change their name to RED9, an obscure reference found in the classic sci-fi film, Star Wars (of which both Paul and Jeff are longtime fans).

Despite their excitement, the absence of a permanent drummer proved limiting. After releasing their EP, 1 of 9, and eager to play shows, RED9 resorted to using pre-recorded drum tracks (provided by Jeff) and hiring local talent. Finally, after nearly two years of ads, no-shows, and painful auditions, drummer Giovanni "Gio" Fuentes answered the call. From the first audition, it was clear that RED9 had found the backbeat it so desperately needed.

Gio joined the group while the band was in the midst of recording the band's first full-length effort, The Host. The album proved to be a modest success for the local Southern California band. The song Last Mistake was a featured and well-received addition to the Rock Band 2 video game and Facedown became an immediate crowd favorite. Real Love from the band's EP also made into the Rock Band 2 video game.

After two years of performing and writing, the band released its second full-length effort. The band decided to simply call the new album, RED9, as it is truly the first set of songs written as a complete band, with all three contributing to the process and giving it their personal stamp. While the album includes their signature thick bass lines, melodic guitars, punchy drums, and thoughtful vocals, there are a few surprises that deviate from the expected.

RED9 were nominated for Best Live Band, Best Rock Band, and Best Music Video ("Fanatico") by the 2012 Orange County Music Awards. Their song, "All They Reign," also took Grand Prize in the 2012 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Lido Beach - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Lido Beach
After a brief hiatus, Lido Beach is back in action. Fronted by former City Drive (We the People/Sony Records) bassist Scott Waldman, Lido Beach combines a high-energy stage show with a blend of catchy, melodic alternative-rock. With the help of a series of unique guerrilla promotional tactics, Lido Beach recently completed a successful string of coast-to-coast shows. Now that the wheels are back in motion, Lido Beach isn't slowing down anytime soon.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change