The Mowgli's

The Mowgli's (10:15 PM)

WATERS (9:10 PM)

Max and The Moon (8:15 PM)

The Lucky Lonely (7:30 PM)

Wed, July 9, 2014

7:00 pm

$15.00

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This event is all ages

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The Mowgli's - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
The Mowgli's
Frequently called "the quintessential California band," the seven members of The Mowgli's are known for their uplifting, positive indie-rock. Philosophically inspired by '60s Laurel Canyon folk and '70s Venice Beach rock combined with '00s indie-pop, their message of positivity and love resonates with audiences everywhere.

The group's 2013 major label debut, 'Waiting for the Dawn' [Photo Finish], debuted at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and yielded the hit "San Francisco." Following its release, the group -- Colin Dieden [vocals, guitar], Katie Jayne Earl [vocals, percussion], Dave Appelbaum [keyboards], Josh Hogan [guitar, vocals], Matthew Di Panni [bass], Spencer Trent [guitar, vocals], and Andy Warren [drums] -- performed on "Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "CONAN," "Watch What Happens Live," and more.

Along the way, their interpretation of love became even clearer, and it defined their sophomore outing, 'Kids In Love.'

"Our first album essentially said, 'What's up everyone? We're The Mowgli's, and we believe love can change the world," explains Katie. "Over the past couple of years, we really came to terms with who we are as a band. With 'Kids In Love' we explored the intricacies of intimate love and personal love, as well as universal love. We've found art is the best vehicle to ponder what this really means."

"['Waiting for the Dawn'] painted in very broad strokes," Colin goes on. "Our intention was to start a movement and a culture around what we do. We put all of that under a microscope on 'Kids In Love' and talked about personal experiences and stories, the lack of love, and finding it again."

"We've learned so much about the business, ourselves, and this message," adds Josh. "We've become more direct, a little wiser."

For 'Kids In Love,' the group teamed up with producer Tony Hoffer [The Kooks, Silversun Pickups, Fitz & The Tantrums] in his Los Angeles studio during the summer of 2014. Additionally, they recorded with prior collaborators Captain Cuts [Smallpools, Tove Lo] and Matt Radosevich [Walk The Moon, One Direction] on two additional tracks.

Post-'Kids In Love,' the band has released 2 singles: the evocative "Summertime" which has become one of their highest playing songs on Spotify, and most recently "Room For All Of Us," a track released in support of the refugee-relief organization, International Rescue Committee.

They are currently at work on a new record, set for release spring 2016.
WATERS - (Set time: 9:10 PM)
WATERS
After finishing school and coming off of years on the road supporting his former band (Port O’Brien) Van Pierszalowski, the creative force behind WATERS, decided to live and work in San Francisco spending some time standing still for the first time in ages. The calm gave way to creative restlessness and the result was a new band and a new sound in the form of WATERS. WATERS’ “Got To My Head” is informed by an era of Alternative music where frenetic energy, pop hooks and a focused lyrical narrative could drive any young kid to start playing guitar. While currently working on a full album of songs with the same immediacy as “Got To My Head”, WATERS has announced a handful of West Coast shows and more dates to come.
Max and The Moon - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
Max and The Moon
Emerging out of the combustive indie music scene of southern California in 2012, Max and the Moon and their relentless gig playing have created a buzz that rides on its own frequency. The four piece band display a talent for intricate songwriting and sounds that resemble the classic harmonies of the Beach Boys and early Coldplay to the catchy dance beats of Passion Pit. Substance magazine writes, "their music has a way of pulling you in with their starry guitar echoing in combination with John’s soothing vocals and superb upper register."

Laden with strong guitar licks, steady piano and punctuated vocal harmonies—the band makes full use of two primary vocalists. Max and the Moon's "The Way I See," showcases the band’s songwriting and experimentation with new sounds, expanding their scope and offering a significant contribution to the ever-changing music scene in Los Angeles. “Out of My Head” opens with cleverly conjured sampling of Matt’s unique voice to make us feel the irony of having someone stuck in your head.

Guitarist John Velasquez earned a degree in music at Cal State University, Fullerton, and began collaborating with longtime friends Matt and Dillon Couchois in the two brothers' small garage studio. Joined by Zachariah Weaver on bass, the band has come a long way in the few short years since their formation, challenging themselves everyday with booking shows or heading back to the drawing board on a new song that doesn't quite capture the right vision. In the present age of endless hype around new music, Max and the Moon stay true to passionately personal songwriting. That isn't to say these guys are low-key, though; the band revels in putting on energetic rock shows.
The Lucky Lonely - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
The Lucky Lonely
Southern California’s The Lucky Lonely was started in Costa Mesa by songwriting partners David Bennett and Michael Bedard. From the inception, they wanted the Lucky Lonely to be a place for them to sing and showcase their love for simple but great songs with a unique style of blending harmonies that leaves you wondering who’s singing which part; a trait more common with sibling groups like the Everly Brothers, but the Lucky Lonely likes to crank it up to “10”.

After writing together in a handful of bands and going off on their own for a bit, Dave went to school in his native LA and performed solo around Hollywood while Mike went on to tour with Hip Hop legends The Pharcyde and eventually became Musical Director, Drummer, and Background Vocalist for Miss Jordin Sparks. During this time, Dave auditioned for P Diddy’s MTV show “Star Marker” and lived in a mansion in LA, writing songs for and performing on the reality show. The two stayed in contact and would perform together around Southern California while Mike was home from tour, and they never stopped writing together to form what would become the foundation of the Lucky Lonely. The two have an exact vision of what they want to achieve and are having fun cracking the code of “success.”

The Lucky Lonely has recruited Fender Guitar’s funky rising start, Jinjoo Lee, on guitar. Lee, shortly after moving to LA on her own from Korea, was playing guitar for Jordin Sparks, Cee Lo, Jojo, and Keyshia Cole, and has become a first call touring guitarist for her amazing guitar playing, gorgeous looks, and on stage presence. Bob Matthews has joined the band playing bass after he and Michael met on the road while Bob was Musical Director for Kate Voegele. With Bob and Jinjoo being the perfect fit, nothing seems to stop this band.

They’ve since recorded two EP’s, and a maxi-single, “The Chair,” and were part of the first wave of bands to successfully fund a project using Kickstarter in 2010. Their song “Notice Me” was featured in GAP’s holiday campaign, Joy it Up, and they’ve been buzzing in Orange County publications Locale and OC Weekly. The Mowgli’s have chosen the Lucky Lonely to open their Southern California shows on the Random Acts of Kindness Tour in December 2013, and have been a strong proponent of the Lucky Lonely.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change