Faulkner

Faulkner (8:30 PM)

Intergalactix (9:15 PM)

Badflower (10:00 PM)

Tue, August 26, 2014

8:00 pm

$13.00

This event is all ages

Faulkner is a bi-coastal alternative band living in Venice and NYC. They are currently working on their debut record with RZA from the Wu Tang Clan at Rick Rubin's Shangri-La studio.

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Faulkner - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Faulkner
“Someone’s naked, no one is listening, everything is smoke and haze,” sings Lucas Asher on the title track “These Kids Nowadays” for the debut Faulkner Ep “REVANCHIST.”“The starting point for this album was listening to Wu Tang Clan’s 36 Chambers on repeat in Brooklyn,” says Asher “Also, I’ve slept with the ’48 laws of power’ under my pillow for the last three years.”The result is six hypnotically subversive songs, with contributions from producers RZA, JP Bowersock (The Strokes) and Mark Needham (The Killers) recorded at Rick Rubin’s house. Since Faulkner emerged, the bi-coastal rockers landed an unfinished demo of their song “NY Anthem” in the hands of RZA, the Wu-Tang Clan mastermind. Faulkner captured the hip hop God’s interest, leading to their first major collaboration, which can be heard at the New York Yankees home games. . But New York isn’t the only place giving them love. Emphasizing the term “bi-coastal,” the rockers have also been featured on iconic L.A. radio station KROQ with their single “Revolutionary” at well over two million plays on YouTube...

“This record is a soundtrack from the times I lived on the streets in New York after running away as an orphan in my teens and experiencing the harsh realities of a dislocated childhood,” says Asher. Lyrically, the Ep balances revenge themes and overtones with soaring anthems (the defiantly charged “All I Wear Is Black,” and the Machiavellian “Keep Your Enemies Closer”, is a prime example). “We have a clear vision and consistent theme,” bassist Dimitri Farougias explains.“Perhaps this vision developed because the band “organically came together as friends,” says drummer Christian Hogan. “the musical chemistry between co-producer and member Eric Scullin establishes an undeniable chemistry. All Faulkner members are hands on with all sides of the creative presentation, they direct their own music videos (In monochrome) and have a vision for the images and theme as an extension of the music storyline. “Ideas are all we care about. Good ones and bad ones,” Says Asher, “One of my biggest influences is Lou Reed and he said “you may be drawing a circle for the thousandth time, but maybe it’s a slightly better circle.” All Faulkner is trying to do is draw a slightly better circle."
Intergalactix - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Intergalactix
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, longtime friends & collaborators Kristian Attard and Serg Dimitrijevic collided at the beginning of 2013 in Los Angeles, forming what would soon become known as Intergalactix -- an interstellar combustion of music, space travel and vintage devices.

Intergalactix have been working behind the scenes for more than a decade on projects with the likes of Cool & Dre, Good Charlotte, Jason Mraz, Heart, Earth Wind & Fire, Kelis, Allen Stone, Ariana Grande, Pras Michel (the Fugees) to Australian heavyweights Jimmy Barnes and PNAU, as well as recording in Miami with Cash Money Records for their previous project. In February 2014, they also supported Zedd on his Jimmy Kimmel Live set.

Intergalactix were destined to be anything but understated; their sound an amalgam of distinctly radiant vocals smeared over driving electronic beats and entangled in a chorus of twisted synths.

This multi-instrumentalist production duo is currently in the studio crafting their debut album; a rich and melodic electro- indie record that propels the listener deep into otherworldly dimensions where futuristic-synth-visions reign supreme.

Fix your eyes on the sky for the much- anticipated landing of Intergalactix.
Badflower - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Badflower
A predatory catcaller. A tortured, addicted lover. A jaded, blue-collar bar band singer. A cold-blooded killer. With characters like these, you may feel as though you’re watching a film, not listening to a rock ‘n’ roll record. These are just some of the compelling characters from the debut EP from L.A.’s Badflower, a fledgling rock band of cinematic proportions. The EP’s songs showcase an exciting young group of musicians and a star talent in frontman Josh Katz. Long fascinated with movie music, his dark lyrics reveal a storyteller sophisticated beyond his 24 years. “I enjoy putting myself in other people’s shoes, and imagining their thoughts, expressing those hidden terrors and fears,” explains Katz about the roleplaying nature of his lyric-writing. “By acting them out, I try to stress how wrong these attitudes can be, but still show how easy they are to adopt.” Badflower’s songs play like short-films, with Katz portraying the various characters. Some are sympathetic, and some are monsters. These moral contradictions create a tension supported and reinforced by the music beneath. As his chief collaborator, lead guitarist Joey Morrow is responsible for much of Badflower’s signature sound: snaky, psychedelic guitar riffs, often building to powerful rock rhythms over the course of a song. Bassist Alex Espirtu and drummer Anthony Sonetti provide a strong backbone, and Katz’s tenor regularly turns on a dime from world-weary clarity to a violent snarl. Despite the intricacies, this is music for large rooms and big crowds – a throwback to the days when rock music could reach the wide masses, shake up the status quo, even save souls. “I’d like to change the world,” says Katz. “I still believe rock ‘n’ roll has the potential to do that. We are committed to building this into a mountain, a skyscraper. We’ve all pushed each other to get better.” With their debut EP, Badflower seems up to the challenge.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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