MisterWives

MisterWives (9:15 PM)

Børns (8:25 PM)

Handsome Ghost (7:45 PM)

Fri, March 13, 2015

7:00 pm

$15.00

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This event is all ages

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MisterWives - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
MisterWives
MisterWives -- Mandy Lee (Vocals), Etienne Bowler (Drums), Will Hehir (Bass) -- began making music together in late 2012. Lee, the powerhouse vocalist, was born and raised in Queens and acts as the band's principal songwriter. She studied songwriting and opera at NYC's only specialized public high school for music and performing arts, laying a foundation for her incredible range and giving her the ability to explore a wide variety of vocal styles. Lee met Hehir through a mutual friend and shortly thereafter was introduced to Bowler, a Bronx native, while the two were working at restaurants a block away from one another in Manhattan. The three shared a mutual love for music and similar aesthetic sensibilities and banded together to form the core of MisterWives. When it came to time to round out the live band, Bowler brought old friends Jesse Blum (Keys/Trumpet/Accordion) and Marc Campbell (Guitar) on board.

They played their first show together in February of 2013 and signed to Photo Finish/Republic shortly after. Although a new band, their sound was focused and self-assured, quickly earning them a slew of blog love, including early nods from Pigeons and Planes, Earmilk, Neon Gold and more. In October, the band hit the road with Half Moon Run on their first national tour. The tour ended with a two triumphant sets at last year's CMJ before heading out for a six-week stint with American Authors & The Royal Concept. They released their debut EP "Reflections" this January and were featured as the first iTunes "Single of the Week" of 2014. The lead single "Reflections" now boasts over 2 million plays on Spotify as the band continue to tour in between writing and recording their much anticipated debut full length album.
Børns - (Set time: 8:25 PM)
Børns
BØRNS may hail originally from the lower peninsula of Michigan but his dreamy blend of folk, glam and electro rock sounds like it comes straight from the cosmos. This tree-house dwelling LA transplant will be bringing his angelic voice and dynamic live show across the U.S. this fall. Do not miss a chance to catch this unique, otherworldly talent.
Handsome Ghost - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
Handsome Ghost
You might say Handsome Ghost's spirit arose from a personal and creative deconstruction—a classic scenario of life after death with a modern spin.
Tim Noyes began writing folk songs as a fresh-faced philosophy major at a small college, five hours west of his native Boston. After graduation, he taught high school
English in New York City and played open mics in the evenings. The contrast of clubs and classrooms couldn’t last, and a publishing deal encouraged him to make the leap
to full-time musician. Eventually, Noyes grew disenchanted by the limitations of folk music. As his tastes
became more eclectic, “One month I love R&B and then it’s today’s pop or 90’s hits,”
the acoustic world seemed smaller and smaller until it held little inte
rest. With a return
to academia feeling more and more imminent, the singer and specter trekked to a snowbound Vermont studio for one last shot, this time with a different approach.
Though he’d still sketch each song with vocals and guitar, next he’d adorn them with synths, soundscapes and various sonic accoutrements, enriching the compositions and
heightening the emotion in the process.
"The electronic elements were so intriguing to me," Noyes explains. "Certain things are off limits in other genres. I love Handsome Ghost because we’ll try anything.” The
one rule he followed—a nod to his folk background—was absolutely no electric guitar. "Blood Stutter," a demo from those sessions went viral on Spotify with 7 million
plays and counting and drew acclaim from the likes of USA Today. Photo Finish
Records inked a deal with Handsome Ghost in 2014, and Noyes headed to Los Angeles to cut his debut EP,
Steps, with producer extraordinaire Matt Squire (Ariana
Grande, Youngblood Hawke). Far away from New England, Noyes grew to embrace his beginnings, and hisnaturally defenseless vocals emerged front and center. “Handsome Ghost isn’t folk music—we have big drums and production, synths etc. But I like to think that above all that stuff is the song itself, and I hope that listeners can connect with my words and melodies more than anything else.”
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change