Fool's Gold

Fool's Gold (10:15 PM)

Tijuana Panthers (9:15 PM)

Allah Las (8:30 PM)

Thu, September 29, 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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Fool's Gold - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Fool's Gold
The well-traveled LA based five piece band FOOL’S GOLD have released the official music video for their new single “I’m in Love,” along with announcing their new album Flying Lessons, out on April 18th (Record Store Day) via ORG Music. Flying Lessons is the follow-up album to 2011’s Leave No Trace, which saw a multitude of positive reviews from sources such as Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, SPIN, and NPR. Fool’s Gold has spent much of the past few years on the road, including appearances at Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, and ACL Fest, and highlighted by a 2012 supporting stint with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in arenas across the UK as well as in Tel Aviv for one of the largest concerts in Israel’s history. In 2013, the band eased out of a long, demanding tour schedule to focus on writing new material. With five years of experience behind them, this was the perfect opportunity to further refine the band’s identity and songwriting.

“The album’s debut single, ‘I’m in Love,’ features many of the elements that made us fall for them in the first place,” claims Interview Magazine. Lead singer and co-founder Luke Top says, "The release of Flying Lessons is a huge deal for us. It encompasses everything we've been about for the last 7+ years, both musically and emotionally. It is the culmination of countless hours of travel, gigs, success, failure, darkness, joy, and the stubborn insistence to move forward and create our best work to date."

Flying Lessons will first be available on Record Store Day with an exclusive orange vinyl pressing, limited to 1,000 copies worldwide, and includes a digital album download with two bonus tracks. The album will see its wide release for digital and CD formats on May 19th. Album pre-orders are available now at the band’s webstore, and include instant downloads of “I’m in Love.” Following a European tour in late April, Fool’s Gold will celebrate the release of their new album with shows at The Troubadour in Los Angeles on May 14th and the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco on May 27th.
Tijuana Panthers - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Tijuana Panthers
"The Tijuana Panthers got their name from the little black ceramic panther that was a present from their neighbor Max Baker—yes, the Max Baker who they named their first album after, and who deserves a bio all his own—and they got their sound from that strange place where punk bands crash into pop music and come out the other side, bristling with hooks and hitting three-part harmonies almost by happy accident.

Even the Beach Boys were once a garage band, and after them came the waves of kids playing rock ‘n’ roll somewhere between the surf and the surface streets. Then when punk showed up in the ‘70s, it was just an adjustment in hairstyle and speed. The Buzzcocks did this a whole hemisphere away, the Real Kids and the Modern Lovers did it on the other side of the country, and the Crowd and the Simpletones did it just a few towns over. And now Tijuana Panthers come striding proudly out of their hometown of Long Beach, California.
Allah Las - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Allah Las
Allah-Las met while working at Amoeba Music, a key destination for music lovers in Los Angeles. While this experience helped shape their sensibility, their sound was forged in an underground basement where they came together as a band. They began gigging in Los Angeles in 2008, refining their live performance, and finally released their first 7” single Catamaran / Long Journey in 2011. In 2012, they began their relationship with Innovative Leisure, releasing their first self-titled album, Allah-Las, anchored by their second single Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind) / Sacred Sands. The release was met with critical acclaim and the band toured extensively in the States and abroad before going back into the studio to record their follow-up.

Allah-Las' second album, Worship The Sun, expands on the sound established by their maiden effort, honing their fusion of West Coast garage rock and roll, Latin percussion and electric folk. As richly textured and timeless as a Southern California beach break, the songs are evocative of Los Angeles’ storied past. Beatniks, artists, surfers, nomads. Remnants of a bygone Sunset Strip. Golden tans and cosmic sunsets. One can feel the warmth of the sun, but the band deftly avoids the kitsch so often indulged by lovers of these things. Hints of Byrds, Love, Felt, and those who follow are threaded into the tapestry.

LA’s seminal Ferus Gallery – the home of Wallace Berman, Ed Kienholz, Ed Ruscha, Billy Al Bengston – is paid homage in an eponymous instrumental, broadening the scope beyond mere sea, surf, and sand. The lyrics reveal a new maturity; reflections of a band that has grown together through experiences on the road and in the studio. Worship The Sun is at once the perfect soundtrack for the greatest surf film never made and for a golden hour drive through Topanga Canyon. Yet, while grounded in the Southern California experience, the appeal of the album is not limited by locale. It is a teenage symphony to the sun, for all those who know its grace.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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