Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes

Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes (10:15 PM)

Wild Roses (9:15 PM)

Deluka (8:15 PM)

Wed, October 1, 2014

8:00 pm

Adv Tix $15.00 / Day of Show Tix $18.00

This event is all ages

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Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes
Clairy Browne and her harmonising girl group The Bangin' Rackettes formed in 2009 over a mutual love of nineties dance videos, early soul records and big hair. They teamed up with a group of rogue musicians and started rehearsing and recording in a barely standing ex-coffin factory in the suburbs of Melbourne, which quickly became the musical home to this young band.

Over the last few years, Clairy and co have been bringing their imaginative concotion of soul, surf and rhythm n' blues to fans all over the world, having recently toured to Japan and Europe and played their first U.S. shows to sold-out crowds in Los Angeles and New York City.

Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes debut album, Baby Caught the Bus was in the making for two years and was produced by Steve Schram (Public Enemy, Little Red, The Cat Empire, Eagle and the Worm). Baby Caught the Bus moves effortlessly from tough, hip hop tinged soul single Love Letter to the heart-wrenching doo-wop of Far Too Late, the drunken pianos and party hysteria of Frankie and lynchian moodiness of Yellow Bird. This collection of songs is delivered with lush vocal harmonies and a forceful rhythm section, with Clairy's big soul voice and the horns leading the procession.

"This band has it all: good songs, a powerful frontwoman who takes the music dead-serious but laughs easily at herself (she pondered aloud how much fun it would be to see the audience end every song in the set with a dramatic gesture like she does), not to mention irresistible visuals. There's no reason why they couldn't be as popular over here as, say, Sharon Jones or Bettye LaVette." NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY
Wild Roses - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Wild Roses
Deluka - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
Deluka
Turning Landscapes into Soundscapes - Stranger Than Fiction.

"We kept driving through these amazing, panoramic landscapes that were beyond anything we'd ever seen," says Innocenti, of their first US tour. "That can't help but have an effect on you, especially when you're experiencing it first hand, for the first time."
'Stranger Than Fiction' is Deluka's upcoming release following their agitated electro-rock album 'You Are The Night'. A heaving mass of foreboding beats, brooding basslines and sultry vocals; their latest release sounds as heavy as the skies it was written under.
To bring space and span to the sound they've created, they enlisted the help of noted producer Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Kasabian, Dr. Octagon), and set about refining the songs that will comprise their sonically-addictive second US album. "Dan brings a whole other level to the tracks," says Kovacs of their recent session in San Francisco. "If I listen to the tracks that I've done of ours, then listen to his, I definitely hear a similarity, but just a whole different scope."
In the time the band has spent traversing oceans and continents, simultaneously refining their unique compound of searing guitar lines and expansive beats, nothing had impacted them quite like the American West. Roused by the expanses they encountered, Deluka set about making an album as epic as the rock formations of Utah, and the sky over Colorado. Nowhere is that more evident than on "Stranger Than Fiction." Innocenti's vocals approach like a storm, giving way to jagged, driving guitars, keeping pace as she spins a tale of the space between people. "That was the one song I knew I wanted to make," Kovacs says, "As big as a desert sky, deliberately and unapologetically over-the-top", "like turning landscapes into soundscapes" agreed Innocenti. "Born From a Broken Heart" is as much a mission statement as a song, with Innocenti's vocals at once barbed and vulnerable. With an infectious melody threaded through guitar lines taut as tendons, Innocenti reimagines the notion of a broken heart, seeing it not as terminal, but as regenerative.
But before this latest effort or the many before it, their story reaches years into the past, when a 15-year-old Ellie Innocenti played a show at the Jug of Ale, and Kris Kovacs sought her out after it. "I saw this small girl onstage, and then this huge voice came out of her," Kovacs recalls of his initial impression. Up until that point, Kovacs had immersed himself in the world of bedroom recording, from layering sounds into a boombox that he'd been given at Christmas as a child, to computer-based recording, a harbinger of the massive sonic textures he would weave throughout Deluka's records. It was one of these sound collages that he passed to Innocenti, a ten-minute loop of Kovacs' creation that he asked her to write something to. She came back two days later with the first Deluka song – only neither of them knew it at the time. "We were just kids hanging out," says Innocenti, though she recalls feeling on the edge of something else. "A lot was unsaid," she says of that first interaction. "A look in the eye, and I think we both knew what we wanted to achieve – we were quietly scheming a scheme."
None of the members could predict the role the Jug of Ale would play in the band's origin, as sooner or later, they would all meet there. "That venue got us educated. It was a place to discover, to develop our own sound," says Innocenti. Of the most important discoveries made at the Jug of Ale was: one another – each member has seen the others in various outfits, essentially conducting years-long vetting process to arrive at Deluka's present line-up.
Just as the physical space of the Jug of Ale played a role in the band's formation, a certain placefulness would become central to the creation of Born From a Broken Heart. For a year, the band lived out of their van touring their first album You Are The Night. That album, created after the band relocated to New York on the twin successes of their song "Sleep Is Impossible" being featured in Grand Theft Auto and their subsequent record deal, was mired in electronic compression – the likely effect of attempting to navigate through the concrete canyons of the city.
Listening back, Innocenti and Kovacs can't help but hear a different band. "We hadn't found our sound," says Kovacs of their previous album. "We've learned a lot since then." Their latest album is the sum of hours and miles spent on stages and roads, refined by years of effort and innate talent. Stranger Than Fiction is a sonic almanac, the aural map of a band who went deep into the west and came back themselves.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change