Mosco Rosco, Clockwise

Mosco Rosco (9:30 PM)

Clockwise (10:30 PM)

FOLK RIOT (8:30 PM)

Tue, July 15, 2014

8:00 pm

Adv Tix $12.00 / Day of Show Tix $15.00

This event is all ages

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Mosco Rosco - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Mosco Rosco
Formerly known as Harper Blynn and having had a damn good 2013 on the road and co-writing a single with Sara Bareilles, this is a band you'll hear more about this year. Here's how Mosco Rosco's Pete Harper describes the band, their sound, and how they came to collaborate with Reggie Watts:


"Mosco Rosco is inspired by an Alan Moore comic from the late-'70s. The detective gets a call from the coroner telling him they've discovered the corpse of rock 'n' roll. In this allegory he puts together a team composed of characters resembling Iggy Pop, David Bowie, and Brian Eno to find the culprit. His first suspect is Kraftwerk.

"At this point in 1979, Kraftwerk and dance music were continuing their ascent, and it was important that someone represent this art they feared was being lost. Soul music and rock music, imperfect and human, contain the elements of struggle and emotion that lead people into relationships with themselves and others. Technology and its ability to create 'perfect' sound became the enemy. Punk music was doing its piece, but was reactionary, and as a result was an extreme response that disposed of many useful and timeless elements of the craft.

"We realized in making this first Mosco Rosco record that bands like the Talking Heads and The Cars and records like Michael Jackson's Off the Wall were our biggest inspiration — people who knew how to play their instruments, singing well-crafted songs. For us, music exists as something we engage with as individuals, from a vulnerable and individual space. We think it's only fair that as those making the music we do the same.

"Reggie fell into our lives when he came over to our band house with friends. Then we ended up stumbling into a Lionel Richie concert with him at SXSW. A few months later he came to a show, helped us load out, and brought us some carrot cake. Having his freedom and personality on this song just fit right in."

Catch Mosco Rosco in their new residency at The Satellite in LA, with special guests. - ESQUIRE MAGAZINE
Clockwise - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Clockwise
Australian import Andy Clockwise is one of the brightest talents in music today. With a sound that might be described as “LCD Soundsystem meets Nick Cave” (a sound he coined as “Schizo Pop”), Clockwise has already established himself as the must‐see live act in Los Angeles. He maintains a reputation as an artistic wunderkind of a new generation of independent musicians. Within two years of moving to LA, he sold out his Spaceland residency in its entirety, as well as the Troubadour, the Echoplex, and Hotel Café. His legendary stage shows and the critically acclaimed albums Classic FM, War Stories and The Socialite have fostered a nearly fanatical fan base. He is currently gearing up for the release of his latest EP Dancing World in the late spring of 2014.

Clockwise’s first taste of success came in Australia with his debut double‐album Classic FM, released through Universal in 2006. Critics called the album “thrilling”, “ambitious,” and “unpredictable.” Its success eventually landed him sold out headlining tours across Australia, as well as support slots with INXS, The Black Keys, Wolfmother, The Wailers, and Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers.

After relocating to Los Angeles, Clockwise quickly became immersed in the eclectic music scene. His success Down Under translated in the United States almost immediately. In 2011 his Are You Well? EP and The Socialite peaked at number 6 on the FMQB specialty charts and was a favorite among college and AAA radio stations across the country. All of this exposure led to an opening slot for The Strokes’ front man Julian Casablancas on his first solo tour.

In support of The Socialite, Clockwise embarked on his first US tour, hitting both coasts and several festivals including his third stint at SXSW. The critical acclaim continued with the release of War Stories. In November of 2012, legendary Los Angeles radio station KROQ teamed up with Andy for an exclusive premiere of his new music video for “Steam Dream”, which was directed by the acclaimed Ben Fee

(The Lumineers, “Ho Hey”).

Since then, he has embarked on numerous projects as a performer, musician, and producer. In 2013 the single “Murphy’s Law” leaked, leading to tour dates with Warpaint and The Addicts, and syncs with Fox for the Super Bowl Pre‐Show and NASCAR, and various independent films. In 2014, Clockwise traveled to Mexico to perform at Hotel Ganzo in Los Cabos.

This month, Clockwise is holding down a highly buzzed about residency at The Sayers Club in Hollywood to support the upcoming EP Dancing World. This, like all of his records, was performed, recorded, produced, and mixed by Clockwise himself. The record is his the first of a two‐part “ode to conflict, both internal and external. But it also sounds pretty good.” The first single, along with a video directed by Myles Lumb, will be released in late spring.
FOLK RIOT - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
FOLK RIOT
Independent southern-gothic rock act Folk Riot has a new member. This week, Fonda Theatre general manager and Goldenvoice impresario James Daly signed on to represent the Hollywood-based band as their manager, marking a major milestone for the group.
With more than 20 years as a music industry professional managing venues as well as artists, Mr. Daly's passion for the band compelled him to take an active role in their development. "I met Brandon socially, and he entertained the hell out of me in just a one-on-one setting. I went to their show one Saturday night at Piano Bar, and they knocked me out. They were so engaged with each other and the crowd. So fun to watch. I had no choice but to be involved."
Already known throughout Hollywood for their residencies at hot spots like Piano Bar and Sassafras Saloon, Folk Riot is setting their sights higher as they begin this new stage in the life of the band.
In true LA-rock fashion, Folk Riot formed in 2010 in a speakeasy underneath a Silverlake party house. Folk Riot founders Brandon McCulloch (lead vocalist, guitar, songwriter), Mike Yarbrough (lead guitar), and Tyler Johnson (vocals, tambourine) began playing parties as a trio at the hillside home on Earl Street, where the popular Cha Cha Lounge and Red Lion Tavern were just a stone's roll down the hill.
McCulloch, a career musician with multiple song appearances on network and cable television, as well as regular gigs at The Largo Theatre with the Paul F. Tompkins Show (now Varietopia), was looking for an outlet for his new work. Classically trained in guitar and steeped in the rock scene of both coasts, he found a complimentary match to his vision in Johnson and Yarbrough, both from Texas. Yarbrough's guitar, influenced by a variety of sounds from alt-country to Brit-pop, and Johnson's erstwhile choir-boy harmonies gave the group the open, alt-country, man-on-the-run sound McCulloch was after.
"I like to think of it as 'Southern gothic'," says McCulloch of the band's sound. "It's that feeling of walking into an abandoned church. Something sacred turned dark and a little dangerous."
When the group was eventually joined by drummer Nathan Seyler, a seasoned Nashville pro looking for a Hollywood break, and bassist Nicholas Morford, an Iowan who grew up surrounded by the great folk-rock tradition of the Mid-west, everything gelled.
With a LP record mixed by Grammy winner Ari Levine already under their belts, Folk Riot is back in the studio working on their latest song, "Bow and Arrow", a prequel of sorts to the group's raucous, crowd pleasing number, "Wanted Man". A video for "Bow and Arrow" is in the works as well, "inspired by and hopefully kin to the style of True Detective and Breaking Bad," says McCulloch.
Entering their fourth year as a group, and now with Daly's guiding hand, Folk Riot stands ready to make big moves in the coming year. They couldn't be more ready.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change