Dengue Fever - Record Release Party

Dengue Fever - Record Release Party (10:00 PM)

The Holloys (9:15 PM)

Jail Weddings (8:30 PM)

Tue, April 19, 2011

8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is all ages

Record Release Show!

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Dengue Fever - Record Release Party - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Dengue Fever - Record Release Party



Dengue Fever is Cambodian songstress Chhom Nimol, Zac Holtzman (guitar/vocals), Ethan Holtzman (Farfisa), Senon Williams (bass), Paul Smith (drums) and David Ralicke (sax). The band's music has been featured in a number of film and television shows including City of Ghosts , Must Love Dogs, Broken Flowers and twice on Showtime's hit series, Weeds. They have released three albums: Dengue Fever, Escape From Dragon House and Venus On Earth . In March 2009, a DVD/CD soundtrack to the band's documentary Sleepwalking Through The Mekong will be released by M80 Music. They are based in Los Angeles , California .
The Holloys - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
The Holloys
The holloys’ dynamically evolving sound, drawn from a diverse range of cultural traditions and musical genres, culminates with it’s beat-heavy blend of trance, dance, Afropop - polyrhythm, neo-prog, electronica, soaring pop melodies.
Within the last year, holloys have released two records, Make it Happen, and Art Wars, as well as soon to be released split 7inch with their local native Los Angeles friends Dengue Fever. The holloys next record is scheduled to be released in February 2010 to be followed by a European tour in support of the new upcoming record.

The holloys self booked 2009 European / UK tour has gained the band international attention not only as a great up and coming band, but also as an independent DIY force on a high professional level. While opening for bands such as The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Foals, Holy Fuck, Shellac, Wire, Gang of Four, and The Breeders, The holloys have set an impressive pace for a new band. With their well spring of positive energy and artistic vision it makes a person wonder, “maybe there is something to this place they call Lake Land.”
Jail Weddings - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Jail Weddings
If Brian Wilson claimed his unfinished masterpiece Smile was a teenage symphony to God, then Jail Weddings long anticipated debut full-length, Love Is Lawless, would be more of a middle-aged symphony to God that screams towards the sky cursing his very name.

Jail Weddings debut full-length album, Love Is Lawless, takes the pleading, wide-eyed romance of 60's pop-vocal idealist tantrums to subterranean levels never previously seen in this genre. A shadow has been cast over the fleeting Utopia of modern love, where we still wear such out-of-date traditions as marriage and monogamy like shackles on a chain gang. Who better to have cast this shadow then Jail Weddings - a soul-stricken modern day Wall Of Sound rock and roll behemoth, comprised of ten (yes, ten) grown men and women who at least have the guts to admit they have still have the emotional stability of an eternally wounded teenager?!?!

Fronted by Gabriel Hart (the explosive frontman and mastermind behind the now defunct LA noir punks The Starvations), Jail Weddings is often described as "Nick Cave fronting The Shangri-Las." The band has carefully crafted these thirteen songs over a three year period (since their actual inception in the summer of 2007), to be released on the still skidding heels of two sold out singles and 2009's critically acclaimed EP, Inconvenient Dreams.

Sure they may siphon from the 60's pool, but do not confuse Jail Weddings as any kind of mere throwback act. The sphere of influence is vast, from the grandiose Scott Walker-esque soundscape of the album's existential opener "How Am I Alive?" to the E-Street Band gone to Hell epic "I Thought You Were Someone I Knew," to the Sparks meets Meatloaf bombastic melodrama of "What Did You Do With My Gun?" the band proves its sound is unique as it is limitless. Though vastly theatrical in its scope, Love Is Lawless is sprinkled with moments of quieter reprieve as well, like Hart's folksy "One of These Days?" where he and his vocal bookends (Katya Hubiak and Jada Wagensomer) simply gather around one single acoustic guitar. "Eavesdroppin'" finds Hart and band arranger Brad Caulkins (of LA based band Fool's Gold) drunken busking free-jazz under a brooding vocal, before the impending "Staring At the Stars" suddenly sneaks up from beneath, making the album explode back into high gear till its unnerving, determined conclusion "The Impossible."
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change