The Dirty Diamond

The Dirty Diamond (11:00 PM)

Help the Doctor (10:15 PM)


State To State (8:45 PM)

inthebackround (8:00 PM)

Fri, November 28, 2014

7:30 pm

Adv Tix $10.00 / Day of Show Tix $15.00

This event is all ages

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The Dirty Diamond - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
The Dirty Diamond
Blending a sweet mix of classic American and British infused rock, folk, and Eastern/Armenian tinges, The Dirty Diamond takes listeners on a colorful musical journey. Their soulful and melodic writing creates a vast space in the theater of the mind and heart.

Since the band’s inception, The Dirty Diamond has released 2 albums: "The Dirty Diamond" (produced by Sebu Simonian of the band Capital Cities) and "Our Divine and Sovereign Mother". A fixture on the Los Angeles rock scene, The Dirty Diamond has headlined at iconic venues such as The Troubadour, House of Blues, The Hotel Cafe, and The Viper Room. As an opening act, The Dirty Diamond recently performed at LA’s Greek Theatre.

Some of the band’s collaborations include recordings with pianist Tigran Hamasyan, vocalist Durga McBroom of Pink Floyd, and World Musician Arto Tucboycian.

DD band members, accomplished professionals in their own right, have toured and/or recorded with artists such as Shania Twain, Todd Rundgren, Macy Gray, Serj Tankian, Linda Perhacs, Mika, Keb' Mo, Mindi Abair, Florence + The Machine, James Blunt, Juanes, Andra Day, and more.

The Dirty Diamond are currently hard at work on a new album, set to be titled "Brand New Vintage".
Help the Doctor - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Help the Doctor
“Help The Doctor” is not your typical Los Angeles based band. These
four surgeons create innately catchy melodies backed by the crunch of
twin guitar attacks and a versatile rhythm section. From the ashes of
“Killing Phantoms,” P. Danger's resplendent former New York City band,
comes a shiny new outlook filtered through the California sunshine and
topography. Coming together in full force in January 2012, Danger
(lead vocals, guitar) found fellow revelers in hooks and love of indie
rock and roll on the hallowed grounds of the UCLA medical campus. Each member brings their own unique journeys into the fray: Rip Towns
(guitar, keys, vocals), a classically trained pianist and guitarist
virtuoso from Baltimore, Jay Roost (bass, vocals), a home-grown LA
bastion whose fluid proficiency combines a wealth of styles, and Sol
Power, the unerringly solid and even keeled drummer from Santa
Barbara. With both a sold-out debut and headlining show at the
legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, these docs are ones to watch.
Look for their debut EP this fall recorded with Grammy award winning
producer Chris Testa (Jimmy Eat World, Dixie Chicks). Fans of catchy
rock and roll in the independent vein (Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie)
will have much to love here.
State To State - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
State To State
Hailed as the Los Angeles flag bearers of atmospheric alternative rock, a landscape forged by such bands as Radiohead and Interpol, State To State knows no bounds when it comes to pushing themselves musically. Their innovative approach to songwriting and their live performances have led to sold out shows at the Troubadour and The Roxy; landed them residencies at The Hotel Café and The Viper Room, multi-festivals and tours spanning the West Coast and most recently, they caught the attention of Candlebox Lead Singer Kevin Martin, who personally invited State To State to join his multi-platinum selling band on the Florida run of their much publicized 25th anniversary tour "25 Years Of Rock & Still Rolling Tour". "Playing with Candlebox is exciting because it gives us an opportunity to play to larger audiences and hopefully make some new fans", said Patrick Morgan, bass player for State To State. "It's really great that we have such solid people helping us and believing in us". The quartet will hit the road with the iconic '90s rockers starting February 28 in Ponte Vedra Beach and perform in St. Petersburg, Orlando, and Ft. Lauderdale supporting the forthcoming release of their latest single "Get Away". This is State To State's second single to be released off the band's collection of songs Clearlake Sessions, which they recorded with Grammy-nominated producer of the year Johnny K (Disturbed, Plain White T's). Their debut track, "The Shifter", was internationally released and has been receiving global airplay including Lima, Peru where it has been in rotation at 99.1 FM for four weeks and has beat out such bands as U2. "The Shifter" has also been shown major hometown support where it has

been voted #1 for five consecutive weeks by listeners on L.A.'s KROQ "Locals Only Countdown" and has been in the top five for 14 weeks. In addition to its radio appeal, the song has also attracted the attention of the Portland Trailblazers, who play it during their games, and the band currently has two sync licensing deals in place for both film and television. According to Lead Singer and Guitarist Shea Stratton, he believes that the reason "The Shifter" is resonating so well with fans is because Clearlake Sessions was recorded very different than most releases as all of the songs were recorded live. He explains, "When working with Johnny K. he made the observation that our strength as a band, in addition to the writing, was the live playing of our songs. Our recordings, up to that point, were good, but not really serving the band or the songs." "Get Away" will be released March 1 and will be available on the band's web site at and on Spotify. Unlike traditional EPs, State To State will be unveiling singles from Clearlake Sessions over the course of the next year rather than releasing the album in its entirety. Prior to Clearlake Sessions, State To State has released an LP No Bounds and an EP Motives. Motives was produced by Grammy-Nominated Producer Ian McGregor (twenty one pilots, Katy Perry) and featured Steve Perry of Journey fame on the track "Arms" from that album. The dates for the Candlebox "25 Years Of Rock & Still Rolling Tour" are: Feb 28 - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL March 1 - Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL March 2 - The Plaza Live - Orlando, FL March 3 - Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL Read more at:
inthebackround - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
We are a trio trying to entertain an audience by writing our personalities and daily lives into our material. Hope you like the stories we have to tell.
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

All lineups and times subject to change