CalArts Soundstream 2017

CalArts Soundstream 2017

The Arielle Deem Band

Bird Concerns

DeLACA

Fell Runner

Gloria & Walker

Hooded Eyes

Kite

Still Growth

Winston

Mon, May 5, 2014

8:00 pm

Free

This event is all ages

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CalArts Soundstream 2017
CalArts Soundstream 2017
CalArts Soundstream 2017 is a one-night showcase of forward-thinking, genre-defying music—all original work by artists graduating from The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts. From CalArts’ graduating class of 2017 comes an eclectic selection of bands; delving into the diverse worlds of jazz, folk, rock, R&B, soul, and pop. This lineup represents what’s next for LA’s music scene, as these creative performers blend detailed composition with improvisation and modern electronics with acoustic instruments. Featuring (not in performance order):
Ackland, Battery, Grace Fellows, Newman, Primero Sueno, Shirasawa-22 and Cilience.

LA Weekly on Soundstream 2015: One of the most anticipated events of the year for current students at talent-factory CalArts, the annual Soundstream showcase gives the college’s musicians a chance to play on one of the most famous stages in music at the Troubadour. Taking things outside the metaphorical music box, performers bring the kind of outlandish originality that's synonymous with “art school,” introducing the audience to “future R&B” and other equally innovative genres. Whether you’re looking for some new fresh faces in the live music scene, or you just want to know what the heck “psychedelic children's rock” sounds like, Soundstream is the place to be.
For more information about The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, please visit: http://music.calarts.edu/
The Arielle Deem Band
The Arielle Deem Band
The Arielle Deem Band is a vocally fronted, six-piece ensemble that progressively fuses styles of improvised jazz and alternative popular song forms while collaboratively expanding and performing the original music of Arielle Deem.
Bird Concerns
Bird Concerns
The Bird Concerns quintet takes influence from American folk music, rock, and jazz styles to create honest, original pop songs, sung by all five members through rich and intricate vocal arrangements.
DeLACA
DeLACA
DeLACA is influenced by D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote and The Roots, striving to challenge and progress the current movements of neo-soul, R&B, and hip-hop.
Fell Runner
Fell Runner
"Their music is unique. Jagged, but also soulful and melodic. A noted West African influence surfaces in many of the guitar constructions, but I also hear fragments of sound reminiscent of Ian Williams and co. via Pittsburgh through Don Caballero, Chicago thru Storm and Stress and finally Brooklyn thru Battles. There are moments of abstract harmonic complexity (Cobwebs) and beauty (Fall Back) that are unmatched, to my ears, by any bands around today." — Jeff Parker (Tortoise, AACM, Brian Blade Fellowship, etc.)


When timber falls it makes a sound. Or, some sounds. It cracks then slams. It likely reverberates, echoes too. Stiff matter resolves. There is a sense of danger, of tension and resolution, of impact. But the experience of logging is quite inwardly directed. One faller recounts one such moment in a 1943 letter: "I feel the wood give and break. It usually tilts in and sounds like nothing else as it does. When it lands it makes a sound like nothing else I've ever heard. You wouldn't believe it." The sounds of timber are distinct, beautiful, and powerful.


At once understated and astonishing, Fell Runner's blend of a garage-cool attitude and complex virtuosity is declarative of a unique voice on the L.A. rock scene. The four-piece take guitar rock and infuse it with literary sensibility, vibrant vocal harmonies, and expressive polyrhythms borrowed from West African studies. Fell Runner executes these embelishments without ever breaking the uninhibited drive that serves as the band's foundation, keeping their sound edged and urgent.


Centered around the collaborative relationship between singer-guitarists Steven van Betten and Gregory Uhlmann as well as close friendships to bassist Marcus Hogsta and drummer Tim Carr (The Americans, HAIM), Fell Runner formed in 2012. The band was conceived to satisfy a need to vent using the most primary and instantaneous effects of music. In it, its members found a space for visceral musical connection and honest lyrical exploration.


The band's self-titled debut was released on Orenda Records in August 2015 and it showed them crafting an exciting meeting point between bands like Dirty Projectors and TuneYards, tinged however with the dark moodiness of Deerhunter or Xiu Xiu. Of it, Record Rewind Play states, "what they've produced comes across as spontaneous and living, growing and evolving as the songs progress, with melodies and the rhythms that underpin them criss-crossing in a constant search for a stable center.” Lyrically, the album delivers cautionary musings and vivid Southern Californian landscapes which are bound up into introspective experiential snapshots. Fell Runner presents a picture of Los Angeles that minds the smog and clutter, maintaining an affinity for the organic.


Fell Runner has frequented Los Angeles clubs including appearances at The Troubadour, The Echo, The New Parrish and a month long residency at The Bootleg Theater. They have opened for artists Julia Holter and Tortoise. Their debut album is out now on Orenda Records (https://orendarecords.bandcamp.com/album/fell-runner).
Gloria & Walker
Gloria & Walker
Gloria & Walker is an intensely co-collaborative operatic art-rock duo that blends art song, musical theater, and prog rock.
Hooded Eyes
Hooded Eyes
Hooded Eyes is a Los-Angeles based group that blends textured instrumentals with haunting vocal melodies. The inspiration for Hooded Eyes is a combination of genres and styles, creating the elusive sound of the in-between.
Kite
Kite combines electronic music, ephemeral soundscapes, and live voice and violin in solo performance.
Still Growth
The Still Growth duo uses pop/rock structures with story-based lyrics, adding density through subtleties such as polyrhythmic parts, unrestricted melodies, and experimental chord progressions.
Winston
Winston is a quintet which explores the boundaries between composed and improvised music and stretches the limits of multiple genres.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change