ChameleonsVox

ChameleonsVox (10:00 PM)

Black Swan Lane (9:15 PM)

Sleepmask (8:30 PM)

Tue, November 15, 2011

8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is all ages

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ChameleonsVox - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
ChameleonsVox
ChameleonsVox is Mark Burgess, bassist, lead vocalist and principle songwriter with 80’s Manchester band ‘The Chameleons’ (UK), backed by a loose collection of musicians currently spanning two continents. ChameleonsVox is a vehicle for the perpetual performance of ‘Chameleons’ material by people who have a deep passion for the music and a desire to keep the music alive in the wake of the original band’s demise in 2003. ChameleonsVox continues to tour in Europe and the United States and plan to take the show even further afield in 2011 and 2012.
Black Swan Lane - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Black Swan Lane
Black Swan Lane was founded in 2007 by Jack Sobel & John Kolbeck, formerly of The Messengers and the great Mark Burgess, formerly of The Chameleon UK and the Sun and the Moon. From the beginning, other wonderful musicians have lent a hand including Andy Clegg, Andy Whitaker, Kwasi Asante, Yves Altana & Achim Faerber.
Full Length Album Releases include:
A Long Way From Home / 2007
The Sun and The M...oon Sessions / 2009
Things You Know and Love / 2010
The fourth BSL album is due for release August 2011

All works can be purchased on iTunes / CD baby / or directly from the band at www.blackswanlane.com or www.wanderlandmusic.com
Sleepmask - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Sleepmask
The idea for Sleepmask was conceived in 2005 by songwriter, guitarist & frontman Ming Vauze after leaving his former band Faculty X whose eponymous EP had been produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Gang Of Four, Killing Joke, Lou Reed, Arcade Fire, etc.). Aside from working with Launay in Faculty X, Ming's list of musical work includes Mount Sims, So Does The Fire, Les Enfants Terribles and he also shared a writing credit on Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's single "Need Some Air" off their Baby '81 album. With over a handful of demos already written, Ming formed Sleepmask as a band in 2007, steadily gigging over three years at such venues as The House of Blues, Cinespace & Cafe Du Nord building a strong local following while along the way releasing an EP in 2008 and opening for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in Las Vegas. After a year off, Ming rejoined with original guitarist Andru Aesthetik who had played in Sleepmask's first incarnation. Having left to work on his own project The AETHER, Andru subsequently went on to play guitar for Mark Burgess of the legendary Manchester band The Chameleons UK touring with The Chameleons headlining such venues as The Bell House in Brooklyn NYC for legendary indie rock magazine The Big Takeover's 30th anniversary, Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco and The Troubadour in Los Angeles. During that time, Ming had also enticed the drumming talents of Garey Snider, the original drummer/writer for The Art of Safecracking as well as L.A. alt/shoegaze faves Scarling who opened for The Cure during the Curiousa tour in 2004 alongside acts such as Interpol, Muse & The Rapture. Following his departure from Scarling, Garey went on to compose material for Blackrainbow (w/ Maya Ford of The Donnas), GSpider & Farah (Italians Do It Better) and also currently performs live with The Present Moment (DISARO). When the trio of Ming Vauze, Andru Aesthetik and Garey Snider completed the new lineup with talented bassist James Hendrix (Crush Violets, Childhood Dilemma) at the end of 2010, Sleepmask was ready to move forward into the new decade with a passion and fire to bring their ambitiously atmospheric and introspective melodicsm to the world once again.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change