Sleep

Sleep (10:00 PM)

Last Days Of Ancient Sunlight (9:00 PM)

Sun, August 31, 2014

8:00 pm

$25.00

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This event is all ages

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Sleep - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Sleep
The words have failed them all. Since by the time you've read this far you've already read words that are intended to be touchstones but which do nothing but make it easier to not hear what should be all about hearing: their music.

So let's dispense with "stoner" and "doom" and while "metal" is a good catch-all even that does what SLEEP does an injustice. What SLEEP does and has been doing since 1990. Since San Jose. Since vocalist and bassist Al Cisneros hinted darkly at his next act after Asbestosdeath. Make something that was like something you had never heard/felt before even if you had heard/felt it before. Like wind or the yawning subsonic expanse of an earthquake: something undeniably large.

And like ragas, the songs were not just songs but movements and the movements trended toward the eternal. Almost time-wise too with songs that lasted as long as some entire records, which is as long as it needs to be to get short-sighted labels to drop you. And beyond time, the weight was equally significant. Heavy, sublime and not even a little bit ridiculous and whether or not these were influenced by the sacramental consumption of weed really misses the point.

While there may have been a few like them before them, there were none like them really and certainly none of after them. And so in 2009 when they were reborn with Cisneros who'd been reframing the world with the band OM, Matt Pike doing double duty with this and his HIGH ON FIRE, and the estimable Jason Roeder doing the same with NEUROSIS, SLEEP did what it had done and what it had left to do. Largely and without pause, make music in tune with The Ages.

Best to be enjoyed? Live and living. See, hear, feel, do it. Well, beyond just music and well into the experiential joy of pure being. SLEEP. Undoubtedly.
Last Days Of Ancient Sunlight - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Last Days Of Ancient Sunlight
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA rock band 'Last Days of Ancient Sunlight' are a conglomerate of three
rock brains grown into one. A three headed monster coming at you like a rabid chainsaw that grew a
brain and feet and has you in mind as its lone target. The band consists of Ferdinand Cudia formerly
of 400 Blows (Drums), Antonio Aguilar guitarist and singer for Totimoshi (Guitar, Vocals) and Chris
Burnett formerly of Sabertooth Tiger (Bass, Vocals). Formed in 2013, Aguilar approached Ferdinand
Cudia to start a band. The two started as a 2 piece before adding Chris Burnette to play bass and
add additional vocals. Of Cudia, Aguilar states "Totimoshi and 400 Blows used to play shows
together all the way back to the late 90's. I always loved Ferdie's drumming and have always
wondered what it would be like to make music with him. The dude is a unique drummer. He's an
animal!"
History
In 1997 Drummer Ferdinand (Ferdie) Cudia got his start with the stellar LA band 400 Blows. WIth
400 Blows Ferdie toured or opened for such bands as Mars Volta, At the Drive In, The Locust, The
Bronxe, and Heroine Sheiks to name a few. They were one of the featured artists at 2005's All
Tomorrows Party Fest. Ferdie's bash your brain drumming was the back bone of the band which at
the time was considered one of the best bands in LA. They still would be if they were around today.
No one plays quite like this guy. 400 Blows released 5 albums. 2 on Gold Standard Laboratories
one on Buddyhead records and one on Rehash records.
Meanwhile, In Oakland and also in 1997 Guitarist Antonio Aguilar formed rock band Totimoshi. Of
Totimoshi Pitchfork magazine once said "It reaches the luminous place that Charlie Sexton's under
the wishing tree occupied, the union of roots and rock." Decibel magazine gave Totimoshi's Ladron
a 9/10. Thru the years Totimoshi toured with such bands as Mastodon, Helmet, Melvins, High On
Fire, Eye Hate God and Nebula. Page Hamilton of Helmet produced 3 of their last 4 records and In
2011 Totimoshi were one of the featured artist at Roadburn Fest in the Netherlands. The band has
released 6 albums of which 3 were on Volcom Entertainment, one was on Devil Doll Records, and
two on Crucial Blast Records.
Chris Burnett, got his start with Golden Standard Laboratories recording artist Sabertooth Tiger.
Though short lived Sabertooth Tiger featured John Theodore (Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone Age)
on drums for a few of their recordings.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change