The Matches

The Matches (10:10 PM)

Billy Brown (9:00 PM)

Sat, November 22, 2014

8:00 pm

Adv Tix $18.00 / Day of Show Tix $20.00

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This event is all ages

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The Matches - (Set time: 10:10 PM)
The Matches
After two successful reunion tours in 2014 and 2016, The Matches are reuniting for perhaps the last time to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their third album, A Band In Hope. Hailing from Oakland, CA the original line-up of the band - Justin San Souci, Jon Devoto, Matt Whalen and Shawn Harris - will be playing A Band In Hope in its entirety, along with songs from throughout its catalog. Originally released in 2008 on Epitaph Records, A Band In Hope draws upon the band’s diverse musical influences and highlights the the band’s genre-bending songwriting, effortlessly moving between art-rock, alternative rock and punk influences. Drawing upon the skills of an illustrious roster of producers, from Goldfinger’s John Feldmann to Rancid’s Tim Armstrong to 311’s Nick Hexum to Matt Radosevich and Mike Green, the album has remained a fan-favorite since its release. In addition, the album spawned the acclaimed music video for “Yankee In A Chip Shop”, shot on location in London. England and co-directed by The Matches’ singer and guitarist, Shawn Harris. Opportunities for The Matches to perform together are few and far between, so do not miss this chance to see the band on stage again. You belong.
Billy Brown - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Billy Brown
Billy Brown started playing in punk rock bands in the late 80's. These bands were pretty terrible. Eventually he played in bands that were less terrible, some might even say good. These bands include SHOOT THE HOSTAGES, CRASH AND BURN, DEADLY SINS and ASHERS. Over the years he has toured extensively in North America and Europe with a lot of well known bands that are probably in your record collection, providing that you have good records. He also filled in on guitar for THE UNSEEN on occasion as well as THE PINKERTON THUGS.

His first solo record "BEST OF TRAGEDIES" was co-produced by Shawn Harris (THE MATCHES, MANIAC) and features lots of people in more successful bands playing various instruments. This is not a punk record, but more of a melancholy acoustically-driven record. The songs cover such lighthearted topics as death, addiction, self destruction, and self loathing. It's great music to wallow in self pity with, in the dark by yourself

Billy Brown enjoys the following things - labels that don't sign a ton of bands and try to promote the ones they do. Clubs that have a nice green room with a locking bathroom. Free drinks and food. You get the idea. One thing Billy Brown is not fond of is writing in the 3rd person. Actually I'm not fond of bios in general. Thank you for your time.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change