Belmont Lights

Belmont Lights (10:10 PM)

Pebaluna (9:15 PM)

The Donnies The Amys (11:10 PM)

Chris Lightfoot (8:20 PM)

Carson Henley (7:30 PM)

Thu, January 23, 2014

7:00 pm

This event is all ages

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Belmont Lights - (Set time: 10:10 PM)
Belmont Lights
Belmont Lights is an Alt/Pop/Rock band originally from San Diego, CA now living in Los Angeles, CA.
In early 2012, Belmont Lights began recording their debut EP at the historic, Westlake Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Later that year in June, the band made their official launch as Belmont Lights with the release their debut EP, "Telegraphs".
Since their mid 2012 release, Belmont Lights has been featured in the Music Connection Magazine (November 2012 Issue) with the highest rated album review (9.0/10.0) and featured in the Music Connection Magazine (December 2012 Issue) as the Top 100 Live Unsigned Bands, as well as the Top 10 Album Reviews of the Year. The live show of Belmont Lights has been well received, which has earned them shows on the main stages of the House of Blues Sunset Strip, the House of Blues San Diego, The Roxy, The Troubadour, The Viper Room, and the Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, and has allowed them to open for national acts such as Andy Grammer, ZZ Ward, Ernie Halter, Tony Lucca, and John West, along with an invitation to play the 2013 Whole Planet event at SXSW in Austin, TX.
Their debut album "Telegraphs" was nominated for the 2013 San Diego Music Awards, "Best Pop Album" and they won the 2013 NATIONAL RAW "Musician of the Year".
Their sophomore album, Empyrean Kings will be released in January of 2014!
Pebaluna - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Pebaluna
Pebaluna's Lauren Coleman has a common trajectory--falling in love with instruments at first touch (a ukulele), an ear trained on Aretha Franklin in her parents' car, Sundays singing in a Las Vegas Church choir. The uncommon part is what she's done with it. Lauren and collaborator Matt Embree's 2012 album Carny Life stretches comfortably between genres, conjuring Motown, reggae, Torch, gospel, folk, and funk in a way that's warm, fuzzy, and haunting.

Those classic influences come together with a crafted depth owed to Lauren's personal experiences--heartache, hard-fought battles with self, the lost dog after which the band is named--and what she calls "more of a school" than a band: Matt Embree offering support and direction on and off the record and "keeping everyone on their toes", and drummer Jessica Lankford and bassist Jon Grillo providing " the perfect balance to Matt and I's right-brained perspectives".

Add to that a range of performing experience fronting a Punk band when Lauren was 15, singing with The Sound of Animals Fighting, and performing with a Zombie Pop Rock Opera, and Pebaluna's ability to collaborate, adapt, and meld begins to make a lot of sense: something you feel like you've heard before because it contains the familiar, and at the same time expands into something completely untouched.
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The Donnies The Amys - (Set time: 11:10 PM)
The Donnies The Amys
The Donnies The Amys are an indie pop band from Echo Park, California. They've been in lots of other bands, but one day they quit those bands and started one together. In January 2012 they released thier self-titled debut album, which they recorded between frisbee golf games in LA in the summer of 2011. Their music has been featured on Grey's Anatomy, KCRW, and Daytrotter. They are currently writing a new album, and composing the score for a film, "King of Norway." Amy is also drumming with Fiona Apple on her world tour this year.

"The glorious confluence of singer-songwriter Donnie Stemp's emotive paeans and drummer Amy Wood's artful rhythms. The pair have already capitalized on their collaboration; their debut album (which you should have by now) is a collection of agile indie-pop that leaves you hankering for Stemp's next couplet."
-KEVIN BRONSON, Buzzbands.LA

The Donnies The Amys "travel across a lot of different terrain with their music, with the duo sounding like a much more nuanced Jack and Meg, like the boozy love notes of the poets to the damned/themselves, like the crumbling of brittle dreams, like strange, new-age folk."
Chris Lightfoot - (Set time: 8:20 PM)
Carson Henley - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Seattle singer-songwriter Carson Henley, a classically trained (Suzuki) piano player from age 3, was taught to appreciate timeless music. This excluded commercial radio, since Carson's mother (a professional singer) and his record-collecting father did not allow the "offensive lyrics" of the day in their home.

So Carson and his sisters grew up listening to the classics, educating themselves on Stevie Wonder, Joe Cocker, Marvin Gaye and many others.

And though Carson's sound confirms those rich, soulful roots, his gritty vocals and tight, modern production on his new album, 100 Hours, is anything but old school.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change