Viva Brother (formerly Brother)

Viva Brother (formerly Brother) (10:00 PM)

Family of the Year (9:15 PM)

Post War Quartet (8:30 PM)

Wed, September 7, 2011

8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

adv tix $12.00/dos tix $15.00

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Viva Brother (formerly Brother) - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Viva Brother (formerly Brother)
Brother announced the news in an e-mail from Lee (Leonard Newell) to fans signed up to the band's "mailing list conga."

"We’ve re-recorded this with our favorite producer Stephen Street," Newell explained. "We’re just looking at designs for a limited edition vinyl. Keep your eyes peeled for that. You can pre-order it at Rough Trade now." Stephen Street is best known for his work with The Smiths and Blur.

Newell also wrote about the band's eagerly anticipated debut album. "We've just finished pre-production for our album with our good friend Cam Blackwood which has been nothing short of licious," Newell revealed. "We're recording the real thing in January with Stephen and you will hear it shortly after. It's going to be an outrage."

A new video has been posted on the band's website, featuring a live performance at the Met Bar in London. The video can be viewed here . "Check us out at the Met Bar in London in November. It was £10 a pint. Horren," Newell commented.

Newell also included a link to another video, which he titled "Band on the Run." The video can be viewed here .

"Have a look at this video NSFW [not suitable for work]," Newell cautioned.

"We did this gig a while ago where the promoter said we had to bring a certain number of people or pay-to-play," Newell disclosed. "We didn’t bring enough people or pay-to-play. The promoter wasn’t best pleased. He chased me down the road by the Fighting Cocks in Kingston."

Brother's first official tour starts tomorrow. "Our first tour starts tomorrow in Brighton," Newell confirmed. "There are still a few tickets left for the shows. See you there for a beverage."

The Rough Trade website describes Brother as "hailing from slough, the arsehole of england." Rough Trade also writes that the band is "probably the best thing to come out of slough since ricky gervais' ridiculous red-nose day dance," which is hard to argue against.
Family of the Year - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Family of the Year
Channeling Fleetwood Mac's musical stylings with a hint of late-era Beatles, Family of the Year braid catchy melodies, stellar male/female vocals and personal folk tales to create some of the happiest and saddest music you've ever heard. The band's classic musical style has been integrated with a modern fanbase that the band continues to create and release new music for.
Family of the Year self-released their debut EP Where's the Sun on their Washashore imprint in September 2009. The EP showcases a variety of Family's music, and includes "Let's Go Down," "Castoff," "Summer Girl," "What a Surprise," and "Psyche or Like Scope." Where's the Sun is available for digital download at FamilyoftheYear.net for an optional donation. Contributions went directly toward the release of the band's debut full-length album and continue to fund their collective life on the road.
In October, Family was handpicked out of 700 artists by Ben Folds and Keith Lockhart to open for Ben and The Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. Shortly after, the band flew west for California shows with Bell X1 before returning east for the CMJ Music Marathon, marking Family Of The Year's New York debut. SPIN.com selected the band as one 25 Must-Hear Artists from the 2009 CMJ Festival.
In November, Family hit the road with Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros in support of Family's debut album, Songbook, also available for optional donation.
In January the band announced the release of an exclusive song every month through their e-mail list in 2010 and followed that with the digital release of their sophomore EP Through the Trees on March 9 under their own imprint, Washashore Records. The band retains their signature folk-inspired style while pushing the musical genre exploration for which they're known on the new EP, which also features friend and fan Willy Mason.
Singers Joe Keefe and Meredith Sheldon blend seamless harmonies in the Beach Boys-esque ballad, "Summer Girl," while "Stupidland" and "Let's Go Down" are upbeat, catchy folk tunes. Crossing boundries, Through the Trees features the traditional Family sound, but will also include "The Barn," a synth-heavy rock song, as well as "The Princess and the Pea," which embodies a laid-back yet catchy reggae sound.
Like most American families, FOTY come from all over. Brothers Joe and Sebastian Keefe grew up in Wales before staking their claim as locals on the rustic country island Martha's Vineyard, where they grew up with Meredith Sheldon and Farley Glavin. Christina Schroeter is a misfit of Orange County, CA while across the country southern gentleman James Buckey grew up in Jacksonville, FL.
Musical veterans Joe, Seb, James, and Farley enjoyed local Boston success in their raw rock ensemble Unbusted. Farley and the Keefe brothers switched gears when they created the up-tempo indie-pop band The Billionaires, while James pursued a career in sound engineering. Christina, who spent five years of her childhood trying to weasel out of piano lessons, recently resigned from an entertainment PR firm, where she often rushed clients down red carpets before heading to band practice. Meredith is an accomplished singer and guitarist, and has toured with Ben Taylor as a backup vocalist.
Joe, Seb, and Jamesy met Christina in LA, and Meredith and Farley moved from Martha's Vineyard to complete the ensemble. Even when they're not practicing, you can bet that this tight-knit group are hanging out. Whether it's playing board games at the practice space or mellow nights sitting by the backyard fire pit over a jug of wine, FOTY truly consider each other family.

"I'd never heard anything like them before. They were so eclectic in the music choices, something like a combination of folk indie rock and the Beach Boys. I was fascinated. They were [Ben Folds'] favorite, too."
-Keith Lockhart, Conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra
"A collective that's equally comfortable harmonizing on '70s-style Hollywood Hills piano rock as it is churning out urgent, high-tech indie pop." --SPIN.com
"They're like the Mamas and the Papas on acid." --Steven Tyler
Post War Quartet - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Post War Quartet
Post War Quartet are way beyond their years and way above their peers. Made up of 4 Wesiside LA youths (none older than 17) PWQ influences from Pink Floyd, Radiohead to the White Stripes and The Black Keys. Some have already dubbed them "the west coast Strokes". Their single "Contemporary Nightmare" has current airplay on XMU and KROQ "Locals Only
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change