Charming Liars

Charming Liars (9:20 PM)

The Brave Ones (10:15 PM)

Illumination Road (8:30 PM)

Mad Moon Riot (7:45 PM)

Mon, February 17, 2014

7:00 pm

Free

This event is all ages

Free to those 21 and over with valid ID and $3 to everyone else

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Charming Liars - (Set time: 9:20 PM)
Charming Liars
Los Angeles by way of London Alternative Band Charming Liars have been building steadily since their inception. The band has been endorsed by no less an icon than Sir Elton John, who has featured the band's songs on his Apple Music "Rocket Hour" radio show. They have toured with a diverse array of acts such as Jane's Addiction, Night Riots, New Politics and You Me at Six. They are no strangers to big stages and have played at festivals both in and outside the U.S. With the upcoming release of addictive new single "Like A Drug" on April 6th through Chartmaker Inc., and an LP of new material in late June - the band is prepared to have a breakthrough year in 2018.

Charming Liars evolution began in London's West End when Karnig and Mike were still in their teens. They both came from homes with wide ranging and eclectic musical tastes, and that early exposure informed their approach to making music. They started writing and playing together in a series of bands and honed their musicianship with several tours up and down the U.K. In 2013 they decided to make the move to Los Angeles, in part spurred on by an encouraging social media message from songwriter and producer John Feldmann (Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T's, 5 Seconds of Summer, Blink-182) – who told them to look him up for a songwriting session if they were ever in town. They connected with Kiliyan through a mutual friend while he was attending The Musicians Institute in Hollywood. Through initial conversations that lead to songwriting and then recording sessions – the 3 realized that they had an organic musical chemistry that would lead to interesting possibilities. The current line-up was solidified.

Inspired by Alternative and Rock giants like U2, The Police, and Linkin Park, among others - the band pays tribute to their roots while carving out their own unique Alt.Pop sound. "We want to have a big effect on music listeners around the world," Karnig says, "whether it be through the feeling of the music, lyrical content, ideals or even simply friendship". Mike adds "We're most content when we get the opportunity to play the songs we wrote in a live setting. We take great pride in crafting our live show to reflect the recordings we so diligently work on in the studio, to really connect with our fans".

Having released a couple EP's since their arrival in the states, 2016 saw the release of their single "Soul" which reached number #40 on the Alternative Radio Charts and who's video has over 600,000 views on Youtube. A cover of Sir Elton's "I'm Still Standing" was released in the spring of 2017 in conjunction with the Grammy organization's MusiCares arm. The band continued to make inroads @ Alternative radio in the fall of 2017 with "Insomnia", which is still getting residual play at the format.

They have built a following with constant touring, and have played across the entire as well as South America, Mexico, the U.K. and Brazil. Their touring resume includes the Uproar tour, as well as opening for Night Riots, Kings of Leon, Weezer, and Jack White. To support the new "Like A Drug" single, tour dates are being booked for the summer.




Charming Liars is:
Kiliyan Maguire - Vocals
Karnig Manoukian - Guitar, Production
Mike Kruger - Bass
The Brave Ones - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
The Brave Ones
The Brave Ones are a relentless white-knuckle shot of pure musical adrenaline birthed in Los Angeles, California. The Brave Ones came out fighting, armed with attitude-driven vocals, aggressive guitars, thunderous rhythms, and timeless, well-written melodies. The band members are Gene Louis, Amy Jean, Felipe Man Rodrigo, Ben "The Hurrikane" Palmer, "Baby Tate" Sullivan, & Jay Pinfold.
Illumination Road - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Illumination Road
Many music biz folk in the know have been quietly predicting the resurgence of guitar music in 2013, including BBC Radio 1 head George Ergatoudis, who confidently stated in November 2012 that “guitar music is definitely on the way back.” At the forefront of the movement is the Los Angeles-based duo of Chris Ayden and Chad Shlosser, who together form Illumination Road, a thoroughly 21st Century rock band that nevertheless recalls the passion and intensity of such illustrious forebears as Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley and Led Zeppelin.



Chris Ayden is the singer/songwriter of the duo, with Chad handling production duties. Chris, who numbers Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Ray Davies amongst his songwriting inspirations, hails from the Bay Area of California while Chad, a self-described “studio junkie,” once called Seattle home but now lives in the eclectic, electric seaside community of Venice, California, where he has his own production studio. The pair met in Los Angeles a couple years back and immediately clicked musically, as evidenced by a torrent of songwriting output that will witness the group release not just one, but a pair of debut albums in January of 2014: A Fool for the Dream is a 12-track, fully-produced band album prominently featuring the aforementioned guitars, while Life on the Western Shore is a full-length 10-track acoustic/unplugged effort composed of entirely different songs. The drum tracks for A Fool for the Dream were played by Gil Sharone (Dillinger Escape Plan, Stolen Babies) and recorded at Tranzformer Studios, where they were amongst the last sessions engineered by the late, great Bryan Carlstrom (Alice In Chains, The Offspring). All other production, engineering, mixing and mastering for both albums was done at Chad’s own Area7 Studios in Venice.



Chris and Chad have recruited a top notch five-piece band of international artists to help bring Illumination Road’s sonic visions to the live stage…and what a stage it was, as Illumination Road jetted to Sydney, Australia, to make their live debut at the inaugural Stone Music Festival on April 20-21, 2013, where they shared the stage with the likes of Aerosmith, Van Halen and Billy Joel – a big debut for a bold new band that boasts a big sound and has bigger ambitions.
Mad Moon Riot - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
Mad Moon Riot
Hailing from the sunny United Kingdom, Matt Hitchens and Ru Hazell moved to LA with a fucked-up dream: to start a rock band with a chick named Mia and a fella named Pou. Quite luckily, they found NYC-implant Mia Von Glitz and Cali-native Pou Piam who fit this odd criteria, and the crew joined together in an unholy union of musical rioting. With Ru’s muscle in the back, Matt’s funked-up basslines in the front, Mia’s hot belts (and bod) and Pou’s shreds, together they are Mad Moon Riot.



"Mad Moon Riot – it immediately draws to mind images of something a little crazy, a little wild. And that’s a name well-suited for the riff based, bluesy feeling rock and lead singer Mia Von Glitz’s Steven Tyler meets Shirley Manson feel. With songs like “Running on Empty” and “Knock At The Door” the vibe is a little mad – and a whole lot of fun."
-Valerie parker @ withanaccent.com



“LA-based rock n’ roll band Mad Moon Riot are the latest thing when it comes to snappy and infectious choruses and plenty of free downloads. Embracing the digital age, Mad Moon Riot offered their tremendous *5 track EP, “*Make Me” over Bandcamp for a free download. Vocalist Mia Von Glitz, previously of Shoot the Freak, has a passionate voice that drives the band forward in a mesmerizing amalgamation of anthemic vocals, catchy rock guitar riffs, a bass to blow the ears, and true rock n’ roll drums.”
-Undertone ‘zine
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change