Mystic Braves

Mystic Braves (11:15 PM)

Tomorrow's Tulips (10:15 PM)

Mr Elevator & Brain Hotel (9:30 PM)

So Many Wizards (8:45 PM)

Sat, June 13, 2015

8:00 pm

$0.00 - $15.00

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Mystic Braves - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Mystic Braves
Mystic Braves sold out their first time show at the Troubadour, West Hollywood, June 13, 2015
“Bust out the wavy gravy and let the psychedelia flow. The sold out crowd, unplugged and tuned into the Mystic Braves who are the grooviest boys you can imagine, came back to LA to close out their tour. Sporting the authentic style of the 60s and perfectly matching hair, the band infused a new edge to their style of retro music and the fans caught every chance to ride a wave. The flower power on their album Desert Island kept the kids up well past midnight and inspired moshing on every jam.”

“The scene at the Troubadour was indeed a dream-like, mind-bending, mind-altering, mind-expanding, mind-blowing musical trip.”

LA Record
June 16, 2015

It’s no wonder why The Zombies asked Mystic Braves to open their L.A. show last year. While the hometown favorites were barely even a blip on their respective parents’ radars when Odessey and Oracle was released, the psych-steeped five-piece sounds like they stepped straight out of the ’60s. And not in an obvious, someone’s-been-studying-their Nuggets-comps-until-the-grooves-give-out sort of way, either. We’re talking a richer, fuller plot of references (garage-borne greats like The Electric Prunes, The Chocolate Watchband and The Music Machine) that filter the band’s hook-centric purple haze through robust organ rolls, runaway guitar riffs, heat-stroked horns and a rhythm section that can only be described as “restless”.

Especially on Desert Island, a scrappy extension of the self-titled debut Mystic Braves dropped in 2013. From the ravenous opening remarks of “Bright Blue Day Haze”—the first song frontman Julian Ducatenzeiler wrote for the outfit, making it their mission statement in more ways than one—right on through the wild-eyed melodies of “Earthshake,” the filler-free effort is more aggressive than their last album yet about as immediately accessible as vapor-trailed rock music gets these days. It’s sunshine in a bottle, really, which can only be expected from a group with such deep California roots.

“The west coast has it all really—beaches, mountains, deserts, cities, suburbs,” explains Ducatenzeiler, who’s rounded out by drummer Cameron Gartung, guitarist Shane Stotsenberg, bassist Tony Malacara and organist/tambourinist Ignacio Gonzalez. “Our sound is merely a byproduct of the environments we grew up in and the experiences we had. We’re not trying to deliberately channel ’60s music, either; we simply write sensible pop songs from the heart with psychedelic textures and tones. It just comes natural to us.”

– Filter Magazine
Tomorrow's Tulips - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Tomorrow's Tulips
Squished between Los Angeles and San Diego, Tomorrows Tulips give birth to a sound that is culled from equal parts pop experience and esoteric interests. A comfortable wave from a van window, paying homage to the DIY aesthetics of undergrounds past. Internet whispers mumble "Pavement at the beach," "lackadaisical affair," loser rock and bummer pop. Whether it's worshipping alien lanes or getting called Kurt Cobabies, Brent from Further said "Alex and Ford are keeping your underground slightly outta tune rock safe." Tomorrows Tulips initially formed as a refuge from Alex Knost's then band Japanese Motors (Vice Records) in 2010. Soon after bedroom recordings blossomed, visual artist Thomas Campbell released Tomorrows Tulips' debut album "Eternally Teenage" on his then label Galaxia Records. The sophomore album "Experimental Jelly" was released in 2013 on Burger Records, and exhibited a "more diverse" sound than its predecessor due largely to the addition of Ford Archbold on bass guitar and accompanying vocals. "Experimental Jelly" was recorded by Jamie Dutcher (HOLY SHIT, Sam Flax) whom the group met through mutual shows and tours. Soon after the album's release Jamie joined the group as the drummer. Tomorrows Tulips' 3rd LP "WHEN" showcases the group's evolution through a blend of pop sensibilities with post punk, noise rock and DIY recording techniques—endeavors that demonstrate the band's interest in experimentation and impromptu deconstruction. "WHEN" also features current PIXIES bass player Paz Lenchantin on distorted violin and feedback on several tracks.
What is Tomorrows Tulips?

What happened to your big brothers indie rock?

Don't worry Alex and Ford are keeping it safe for you...

Born and bred off the southern California coast both these two dudes are keeping the fine tradition of slightly bummed, slightly happy, slightly outta tune and slightly crafty underground rock music alive. They aren't really 90's revivalists, they are happening now!

They know there was a Velvet Underground before there was a Beat Happening and they know it well.

They know there was a Pavement before there was a Weezer and they know it well.

They know bands recorded on 4 tracks before there was garage band and they know it well.

They know the kids from Burger Records and they know them well.

They have a new LP out called "Experimental Jelly" maybe you should get to know it well.

-Brent Rademaker (Beachwood Sparks, Further)

Beautifully Bummer Pop Jams From Right Near The Beach!!! Dig This!!! Tomorrows Tulips' new album Experimental Jelly starts out like any psychedelic California beach-pop album, with the song "Flowers on the Wall". It is the very definition of the form, from the Zombies-esque texture to the guitar solo that sounds like Brian Eno after getting high. But, through listening to the rest of the album, a concept becomes clear. The first side is all a dream. It begins with the trippy surrealism that all dreams contain to an extent, but very sharply takes a turn into nightmare with track two, "He Quits". This song sounds as though it was written by a post-Beatles, pre-Double Fantasy John Lennon, and preformed by the Undertakers, only with the voice of Matt Berninger. It goes on to track three "Introduction to a Pile of Confetti and Glue". This song is far less lucid than the ones before it, more evocative of the unnamable fear of a night terror. It sounds like a Dead Man's Bones song performed by Neutral Milk Hotel circa 1998. These feelings continue though "Dream Thru" and "Misses Hash", but are then interrupted by a striking instrumental piece that brings the listener back to reality in "Wake Up". Side Two, unfortunately, obviously can not continue this concept, but instead seems to follow this same person in their attempt to escape from their working class prison, with songs like "Vacation" "Free" and "Mr. Sun". All in all, Experimental Jelly is a triumphant sophomore album from Tomorrows Tulips
Mr Elevator & Brain Hotel - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Mr Elevator & Brain Hotel
So Many Wizards - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
So Many Wizards
What makes So Many Wizards a band to watch is its off-kilter sense of melody and song structure. Lead single "Inner City" has a caffeinated, pogo-stick verse melody catchier than most bands' sharpest choruses; the trippy, inward gem "Best Friends" unwinds deceptively sophisticated chord changes while Kazerouni demonstrates his sweetest falsetto—it's a heartfelt plea for an idyllic romance, as innocently sweet as a second grader's Crayola-penned birthday card ("I don't care what we do / Don't care, as long as there's a park and then a bench for two / I don't care what we do / And as long as we can sit").
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

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