The Shrill

The Shrill (11:30 PM)

Third Rail Order (10:40 PM)

Like Giants (9:50 PM)

Hazel (7:20 PM)

The Lyon Crowns (9:00 PM)

Phoebe Bridgers (8:10 PM)

Fri, January 28, 2011

7:00 pm

12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

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The Shrill - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
The Shrill
Third Rail Order - (Set time: 10:40 PM)
Third Rail Order
Like Giants - (Set time: 9:50 PM)
Like Giants
Hazel - (Set time: 7:20 PM)
Hazel
The Lyon Crowns - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Lyon Crowns
The Lyon Crowns are a rock band from San Diego, CA. Having been together since 2008, the current members consist of Jorge Luna (vocals), Ricardo Luna (lead guitar), Alex Parra (rhythm guitar), Alex Montes (bass) and Manuel Zumaya (drums).Front man Jorge Luna explains, “The lion is the king of the jungle with the crown being that symbol. A true king should express love and passion for his followers; the same kind of love and passion that we would show to our fans when we express ourselves musically. Thus, when The Lyon Crowns came into my head, I knew it was best suited.” Luna had been a percussionist with many live DJ acts around the San Diego area. Alex Montes would eventually join him in forming a three-piece act for a small, one night only show. At the time, Montes performed as the primary guitarist with Luna. The show caught the attention of Allison Andrews, director of San Diego Fashion week, who offered them gig at that years’ event. Luna then invited Jorge Ayala to join the band for this performance as well as a number of different drummers, David Ordaz, Abe Camacho & Rogelio Jimenez, who would accompany them in the future. After the performance, the band began writing material which included their first single “Lovey Love”. During this time, Ayala and Montes switched roles after Ayala was credited in coming up with the main guitar part for the single. The band played their first show at Beauty Bar in San Diego in the late summer of 08’ and continued to play many other local clubs. They then recorded with good friend Rogelio Jimenez and released “Lovey Love” on their Myspace page in July. In the fall of 2008, The Lyon Crowns had Jimenez & Camacho play drums for them and would remain the band’s drummer until they and Ayala departed in early 09’. Once again, Luna and Montes were in search of new band members and had even considered breaking up the project. A few months later, Luna contacted his good friend, guitarist Alex Parra who had been eager to collaborate with him for a while. This decision would in turn bring in another longtime friend, drummer Manuel Zumaya (who had been recommended by Montes) as well as an additional guitar player Memo Nunez. They began perfecting a number of new tracks that had been in development and in November of 09, recorded their first EP at Signature Sound Studios with Ruben Montoya and featured the hit song “Slow it Down”. In March of 2010, they made one more final change to the lineup
Phoebe Bridgers - (Set time: 8:10 PM)
Phoebe Bridgers
Don’t let the somber tone of her music fool you: the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has a sunny disposition.

“I’d hate for someone to think I’m sipping an espresso somewhere judging people or feeling sorry for myself. OK, I definitely do that once in a while, but I don’t consider myself an intense person.”

Bridgers grew up in the rose-colored city of Pasadena, attending the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts to study music. From an early age, she found encouragement from a close-knit artistic community of friends and family to follow her dreams, and at school she forged relationships that would teach her as much about her craft as her classes.

“I think most of my musical education had to do with being around a ton of teenagers who listened to music all the time,” she says. “At school I had classical training for my voice, but I think being surrounded by people who were really enthusiastic about art and going to concerts all the time was the real education.”

“I met Carla Azar of Autolux - and she showed me Elliott Smith for the first time, which was my first personal connection to music that one of my parents hadn’t showed me,” she says. “It seemed so different from anything I’d listened to before. It is so personal, so intense.” Bridgers’ work would be heavily influenced by Smith’s sparse lyrics and subdued emotional style, in addition to that of her other favored singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, and Leonard Cohen.

“Los Angeles is interwoven into my music inherently,” she says. “I don’t necessarily try to reference it, but because I’m pulling from experience it just appears. A lot of shit goes down wherever you may grow up.” After graduating from high school, Bridgers spent a year gigging around the city, playing as often as she could, making mistakes and learning while on her feet. “I’ve always been very appreciative of the LA thing,” she says.

But of course the truth is that the unique ingredient at play, the calling card that has drawn all this interest and intrigue, is simply Bridgers’ music itself. Her powerful, lilting voice and her haunting, introspective songs light the torch that shows the way, and are what have inspired artists like Ryan Adams to produce her 2015 single, or Julien Baker to bring her on tour in 2016, as well as John Doe and Conor Oberst to sing with her on her debut album. There is a delicate balance to her work, a dance between veiled narratives and earnest emotions, between whispers and shouts. And according to Bridgers, everything you hear has arrived by feeling; her music is what comes when she is at her most honest, without specific intention, and she aims to be in her songs the person she is in the world.

Stranger in the Alps opens with the one-two punch of “Smoke Signals” and “Motion Sickness,” a pair of songs that highlight Bridgers’ abilities. The former, a gorgeous, ethereal tune guided by sparse electric guitar and sweeping strings, toes the line between weary and wistful, using specific anecdotes from its singer to tell its tale. The style highlights the strengths of Bridgers’ unique lyric writing perspective: there are overt references to lost idols, canonical pop songs and actual incidents, but her stories unfold through precise, evocative imagery sung in her subtle, confessional style. The latter is perhaps the most upbeat moment on the album and was written on her baritone guitar and discusses a problematic relationship from her past. “I feel like I’m getting more focused when I write,” she says. “My songs are super personal.”

“Scott Street” is a song about inserting distance between intense personal relationships via new friendships and was inspired by East Los Angeles where Bridgers now lives. “Killer” is a song originally appearing on her Adams-produced single but is re-recorded here by the album’s producer, Tony Berg (Andrew Bird, Aimee Mann, Blake Mills), with John Doe singing alongside Bridgers. That song in particular inspired her to be more honest in her approach. “I wanted to be more genuine with my lyrics, and to me that meant being self-deprecating or a little more self-aware, and not using words that just sounded pretty,” she says. “I had an epiphany that I can be honest with myself and with other people when I’m writing.

Elsewhere, Conor Oberst joins her for the duet “Would You Rather,” a singer chosen for his unmistakable voice, and the Mark Kozelek cover “You Missed My Heart,” which ends the album. As with any singer’s debut, the songs here comprise a wide swath of Bridgers’ life, dating from the oldest, “Georgia,” which she calls the most different-sounding on the LP, to the opening pair, which were written after the recording process had already begun. Berg and co-producer Ethan Gruska worked with Bridgers to record in on-and-off stretches in between tours over 2016 at Berg’s studio in Brentwood. Phoebe went into the studio with the majority of the material written, however “Smoke Signals” and “Motion Sickness" were written in a cabin in Idaho, while Bridgers was waiting for a tour to begin. The pair were the last songs written for the LP.

“I’ve gotten a lot happier since making my album and have a strong sense of purpose,” she says. “I wasn’t trying to be too lo-fi, too hi-fi, too self-serious, too disingenuous…I feel pretty confident that I’m finding my voice. I wanted the album to completely represent who I am and these songs are representative of what I set out to do.”
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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