Violet, Forty Feet Tall

Violet (10:40 PM)

Forty Feet Tall (9:50 PM)

Betty Moon (9:00 PM)

Once A Wolf (11:30 PM)

Against The Ordinary (8:10 PM)

Galvanized Souls (7:20 PM)

Sat, July 5, 2014

7:00 pm

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Violet - (Set time: 10:40 PM)
Violet
Violet is an all girl American alternative pop band founded in Los Angeles, California by sisters Alayna & Kayla Miller and Jessie Covets (Jsizzle). With Kayla on drums, Alayna on bass, Jessie on Vocals and Devo Fresh on Guitar, these girls have created an undeniable four piece. Keep your eyes and ears alert for their new full length album, coming soon.
Forty Feet Tall - (Set time: 9:50 PM)
Forty Feet Tall
Though they’ve only been playing together a little over two years, Forty Feet Tall has made appearances at the Whisky A Go-Go, The Grammy Museum, The Roxy, and Topanga Days main stage, to name a few. Formerly known as Ote For President, they’ve also won runner-up in Club Nokia’s inaugural Battle of the Bands and first place in the prelims of Warped Tour Battle of the Bands. They’ve also just signed a licensing deal with DL Music and are really starting to make some ripples in the area.
They currently have a six song EP out, but are going back into the studio to lay down six more to complete the album with producer Chris Garcia which will be released on iTunes and other online platforms. “If we can make a living, one day, doing what we love, well that would just be pretty damn great,” says lead singer, Cole Gann.
All of them, listed with just their main weapon of choice--Cole Gann (vocals, lead guitar,) brothers Jack (guitar) & Charlie Sehres (keyboard), Guy Moore (bass), and Steven Driscoll (drums)--play multiple instruments, an aspect that live audiences seem to appreciate.
All the band members have been friends since birth. While the brothers Sehres hail from Van Nuys, the rest of the band resides in Topanga Canyon, a pocket of Los Angeles known for its rich musical heritage. The area also has long had a reputation for being unconventional. In that vein the boys also follow suit. All have been homeschooled into and through high school.
Their influences range from Jack White to Sublime, Pearl Jam to The White Rabbits and their sound has been compared to The Black Keys and Led Zeppelin. Though their music is still evolving, the band has brought forth a gritty, bluesy style, exemplified in cuts off their EP such as “Not So Nice” and “I Won’t Run.” Forty Feet Tall hones in on a unique sound, much more mature than their years. While still holding onto their wide-ranging influences and tastes, they have begun to sound like, well, Forty Feet Tall.
The band’s songs won’t leave your head for weeks, their choruses and riffs never letting go, but they go deeper than that. While they rock out at live shows, a more careful listening of Forty Feet’s original lyrics and riffs reveals another level. Whether you listen to them with your head or your heart, they throw a deep, sincere, rolling sound at you and it sticks
Betty Moon - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Betty Moon
Toronto-born songstress Betty Moon began her career as an artist signed to A&M Records in 1990 and released her first LP just a year later. Moon followed up her debut with 5 critically lauded records that have led to 4 CASBY Award nominations including Best Album of the Year, Best Single of the Year, Best Video of the Year, and Best Artist of the Year. Moon has amassed legions of devoted fans by crafting edgy modern rock music in the vein of Portishead, Massive Attack, and Garbage. She captivates listeners with a powerful, sultry vocal that evokes female legends such as rockers Chrissie Hynde and Grace Slick, and iconic soulstress Sade. Moon released three records after her self-titled debut, including Doll Machine on EMI Music, STIR, and Demon Flowers.

After relocating to Tinseltown in 2010, Betty Moon released her fifth album, “Rollin’ Revolution,”and became a local favorite on L.A.’s famed radio powerhouse KROQ. Moon’s command of the stage has made her a staple of The Sunset Strip, where she regularly performs at iconic venues such as The Roxy, Whisky a Go Go, and The Viper Room.

In 2013, she was a featured performer at the world famous Sunset Strip Music Festival alongside Marilyn Manson, Quiet Riot, Black Label Society, and The Offspring. Moon’s newest album, “AMOURPHOUS,” was released in 2014 and features the first single, “Valentine,” mixed by Grammy Award-winner Chris Lord-Alge. Other notable tracks include
“Ladder,” title track “Amourphous," “Universe," "Time to Move On,” and “Honeytrap," which Moon was inspired to write for the next James Bond film.

Moon’s music has been featured in a variety of film and television spots including Californication, Dexter, Bounty Hunters, Walking the Dead, and Last Gasp. With a catalog of music now available on iTunes and Pandora Radio, Betty Moon is currently booking tour dates for late Spring and Summer 2014.
Once A Wolf - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Once A Wolf
Once A Wolf is comprised of five friends who have a passion for music. With over 50 years of musical experience collectively, we aim to make a name for ourselves. Hard work and strenuous conditions are no stranger to us and we are willing to do what it takes. Our sound is vaguely reminiscent of classic rock, blues and early metal with modern twists and adages. Although we have a great foundation we are still pushing to find a sound that is uniquely us. Inspired by the music we have grown up with, we are eager to make a mark on the music industry and hopefully inspire a few listeners of our own on the way.
Against The Ordinary - (Set time: 8:10 PM)
Against The Ordinary
Having grown tired of today's seemingly mundane music scene and the plethora of similar sounding tunes, Southern California rock band Against The Ordinary is JUST that. With influences spanning 45 years of Rock N Roll, their brand of music is definitely guaranteed to bring back the powerful, unapologetic, attitude filled, adrenaline inducing, devil-may-care sound this generation is missing.

Audiences will also be treated to a show that will no doubt send them home talking and wanting to see more. This band isn't just another rock band. This band is simply Against The Ordinary.
Galvanized Souls - (Set time: 7:20 PM)
Galvanized Souls
Galvanized Souls is an award winning Southern California alternative rock band known for their melodic harmonizing. Galvanized_Souls_White_BG_PromoA band that takes a stand, Galvanized Souls engage in many fundraising, anti-bullying, and awareness efforts to shed light on teen issues and struggles. The band recently filmed a music video for their latest original song, “Carry On” which is an anthem for their fans to be strong and CARRY ON!

GS is featured in the June 2014 issue of Guitar World Magazine, and on Modern Drummer’s blog. Currently impacting Top 40 and Hot AC FM radio across the US with their high energy rock single “Behind Green Eyes”. Named Beat 100 Ultimate Musician. Their music video for their rocking single “Shut You Down” is being featured worldwide on TV, Cable, NME, and Mobile Apps. GS brings it live with force and power – a truly jaw dropping live stage performance that is not to be missed. They perform live, regularly, at well known venues across the southwestern United States, and are looking forward to touring the US and worldwide.

GS_Guitar_World_MagazineGalvanized Souls is a rock band whose core members are comprised of four young Southern California musicians, whose enthusiasm and dedication to music pushes their abilities well beyond their years. Galvanized Souls music is influenced by decades of rock music. While a relatively new band, they have played plenty of shows at high profile venues, fairs, fundraisers and music festivals all of Southern California. Galvanized Souls mainly performs original music, but has also has applied their own sound and style to a few select cover songs.

In addition to the band’s signature heavy riffs and sound, one of the most captivating aspects of Galvanized Souls’ performance is their harmonizing arrangements. Since every member is an avid student of music, they excel in their ability to create the complex, rich melodies ever present in their original songs. Galvanized Souls strives to put on a live show that will be an memorable and moving experience for the audience.

Galvanized Souls is truly a “Do It Yourself” band from the start. The band modifies and builds their own instruments, records their own demos, and writes their own music. They actively make several content rich music, lyric, and live show videos and post a lot of webisodes on their YouTube channel.

GS_All $ WorkshopBand members are Matt DeMartini (bass/vocals), Zakk Silveira (guitar/lead vocals), Chris Traylor (guitar/vocals), and Kevin Cogen (drums/vocals). The band’s first self titled EP was released and a cover of Cher’s hit song “Believe” in 2013, “Carry On” and a remix of their single “Shut You Down” completed in 2014 are available for sale on all digital outlets. They are participating in several charity concerts and are currently writing and recording new original songs.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change