Siren's Eye, The Young Rapscallions

Siren's Eye (10:40 PM)

The Young Rapscallions (9:50 PM)

Kaleigh Ilia (9:00 PM)

Letters Burning (8:10 PM)

Annekei (7:20 PM)

Sunset Strip Rockerz (11:30 PM)

Sun, December 11, 2011

7:00 pm

12.00

This event is all ages

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Siren's Eye - (Set time: 10:40 PM)
Siren's Eye
Californian alternative/indie/rock band featuring Greek’s Scott Michael Foster on guitar and lead vocals, Tony Love on bass, Emvy on keyboard, Diego on guitar and Donny Love drums!
The Young Rapscallions - (Set time: 9:50 PM)
The Young Rapscallions
Raw, energetic and full of an unbridled passion for classic rock n' roll, The Young
Rapscallions are a musical force to be reckoned with. Made up of four longtime best
friends (vocalist Jon Sanders, guitarist Nick Chamian, bassist Taylor Messersmith
and drummer Chris Mintz-Plasse) this San Fernando Valley-based rock quartet is the
definition of a "garage band", practicing multiple times a week in drummer Chris Mintz
Plasse's cluttered carport. With influences like Rage against the Machine, Pearl Jam and
The Dead Weather, it's apparent The Young Rapscallions are out to do one thing and one
thing only – ROCK.
Kaleigh Ilia - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Kaleigh Ilia
On her sophomore release, Hilarity And Hijinx Ensue, alternative rocker Kaleigh Ilia comes on like a turbocharged ‘72 Nova. Loud guitars and slamming drums aside, her powerful voice is our tour guide through 14 songs that groove with minimal fuss.


This album’s maturity amounts to the emotion being turned up, and effectively so, as Hilarity And Hijinx Ensue tells the tales of suburban despair, desperate escape, and desert salvation. The high octane rocker ‘The Trouble With Hello’ draws the listener in and by the time she sings the opening line “I know, you know, I know we got a problem” it’s clear Kaleigh’s keen on casting a spell. Inspired by the simplicity of nursery rhymes and playground lore this seventeen year-old from Los Angeles has mastered the art of writing a pop hook. ‘Hey, Hey Whatcha Say’ begins with a punchy kick drum groove and sing along chorus, so intense, it reaches out and grabs the listener by the throat.


Hilarity And Hijinx Ensue has a haunting, captivating sound at times and ‘Take A Long Look’ is downright hypnotic. Primal screams, vicious grooves, and snake charmer guitar lines provide the perfect canvas for her intoxicating melodies and lyrics such as “between the cracks in the floor, you’ll find the note you’ve been looking for.” And these are not the lyrics of an acoustic princess or pop diva. Kaleigh is a force of nature armed with a poison pen and with her words she paints us a vivid landscape. On the pyschobilly sounding “Tangled In Your Hair” we can imagine ourselves sitting right next to her in the Nova, as she drives through the desert for a secret rendezvous; “… and when we’re feeling boldly wicked, you’re tangled in my hair.”


She cranks up the angst with a healthy dose of punk on ‘Age of Discontent, Summer of Total Regret’ as she yells, “welcome to my age of discontent.” But don’t be fooled; anger gives way to despair. ‘What Am I Gonna Tell Violet’ is brilliant. As an opening wall of distorted organ leads us to an eerie vocal, she sings “Whiskey, bullets, and gasoline. Baby that’s all we need. To run from this suburban glee, football stars and chemistry…” and the scene is set for a tale of suburban frustration and hopelessness. We are reminded time and again that this seventeen year-old is well beyond her years, as words like “a candy apple kind of gray, an upper class massacred. Not a nickel to my name, my insecure DNA” exemplify her sophistication.


Fuzz box guitars and a cheap drum machine launch The Kills inspired ‘You’re Even On A Good Day.’ But once again, Kaleigh’s pop sensibilities surge forth in the Motown inspired chorus. Consider for a moment that she’s managed to merge Allison Mosshart with The Supremes and you begin to understand the depth of her creativity. She returns to the desert with ‘Las Cruces,’ the surf inspired rocker set to a Latin beat, and just in case you’re not convinced her demons are real, consider “…oh god, I wish I could, cut you, I wish could, crucify you.” Kaleigh makes good use of dynamics on the building and driving tune ‘Desert Medicine Man’, even if the PJ Harvey influence is apparent.


‘Candy Aisle Options’ is a slamming surf rocker, with a Pretenders twist, and Kaleigh’s vocal versatility is demonstrated throughout, from genteel and soft to screaming punk. This lady covers a lot of ground from the trance inducing ‘I Got A Thing For You’ to the Beatles inspired ‘Gretchen’, yet the blending of different styles and influences is effortless and seamless. Hilarity And Hijinx Ensue ends with a cascade of guitar echoes on ‘Agave Tequilana’, which manages to combine a Stone Temple Pilots type riff with an infectious R&B chorus; “You got nothin’ on me child, so you can’t touch me for awhile” sounds like it could have been sung by Aretha Franklin, but it’s distinctively Kaleigh. It’s difficult to believe that this tour de force was written and recorded by a seventeen year-old “mostly” in her bedroom, but then again, Kaleigh Ilia is a wunderkind. Get this album now, so when she conquers the world you can say you knew her when.
Letters Burning - (Set time: 8:10 PM)
Letters Burning
The band name “Letters Burning” was inspired by front man Tal Mir's memorable incident of an ex-girlfriend lighting his apology letter on fire. The Los Angeles-based aggressive pop-rock quartet has won the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands twice earning them a spot on the Vans Warped Tour both times. They have played their very own 40 date in-store Hot Topic tour and have even found their music reaching local airplay on legendary southern California radio stations KROQ and 98.7 FM. The band will hit the road this spring for their 60-day Rock Your School Tour performing material off their recent EP Attracted To Disaster as well as new material. Equally adept are barn-burning rockers ("Strip Me Down") and heartfelt acoustic ballads ("Deadboy"), Letters Burning is definitely a band to keep an eye on in 2011.
Annekei - (Set time: 7:20 PM)
Annekei
Annekei grew up in a family of music. Her parents were both jazz musicians and her 4 brothers - just like herself - mastered their instruments at a very young age. She sings, plays the piano and guitar in addition to writing and arranging her own material.



At 19-years-old, Annekei moved from her home country, Denmark, to pursue her musical ambitions in New York City. Since her arrival in 2002, the young singer has been performing venues as varied as Joe's Pub, Pianos, The Metropolitan Cafe, Rockwood Music Hall, The Living Room, Bowery Poetry Club, Suite 16, The Cutting Room, Blue Note, The Bitter End and Fez under Time Cafe. In 2003 she made it to the finals of the amateur night competition on the TV show, "Showtime at The Apollo", performing her original song "Close Your Eyes". 2 years later, her single "More Of Your Love" broke on the club scene in the UK. In 2006 she signed with a Japanese label and released her self-titled debut album in September the same year. The single "Brother" made it to #4 on the Japanese charts within 2 weeks of release, rose to #1 vocal album on Japanese iTunes and landed her the title: "Best New Foreign Artist" at the AD LIB AWARDS 2006. Her second solo album "Tsuki" dropped only 9 months after the debut, followed up by the collaboration project "Letter" with Korean guitarist Jack Lee. In June this year Annekei released her 3rd solo album "Touch" produced by legendary guitarist Lee Ritenour and featuring a prolific group of musicians from Los Angeles. She is currently touring Asia in support of the record, as well as bi-coastal'y writing and recording for her 4th album.
Sunset Strip Rockerz - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Sunset Strip Rockerz
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change