Jeremy Enigk

Jeremy Enigk (9:30 PM)

Jen Wood (8:45 PM)

Mark Nichols And The Everexpanding Machine (8:00 PM)

Sun, March 29, 2015

7:00 pm

$0.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

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Jeremy Enigk - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Jeremy Enigk
Jen Wood - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Jen Wood
Wilderness, the new album from indie songstress Jen Wood, is a powerful collection of ten piano-based pop songs that showcase a refreshingly more bold and vibrant voice in Wood's singing style; one that hasn't been heard on her previous albums. Wilderness is rich in swells of beautiful soundscapes, gritty electronic melodies and a haunting timbre that slowly moves throughout. It is her first release since 2010's Finds You In Love, and marks a sharp departure for the Seattle-based musician.

In a career spanning more than two decades, beginning with the Riot Grrrl duo Tattle Tale and her 1997 debut album No More Wading, Wood has collaborated with many high-profile artists, lending her vocals to artists such as Jeremy Enigk (Sunny Day Real Estate) and the Postal Service, where she sang her famous duet "Nothing Better" with Ben Gibbard live during the band's 10 year anniversary reunion tour.
Mark Nichols And The Everexpanding Machine - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Mark Nichols And The Everexpanding Machine
Mark Nichols & THE EVEREXPANDING MIND MACHINE (robotic band and stage.)

This battery operated concept powers the robotic solenoid-driven drums and a bass come through an old fashioned amp via a real track, the same with an electric guitar. Piano and organ go through a homemade spinning speaker. Sometimes the vocals magically appear through an authentic old-fashioned gramophone speaker straight out of the 20's. Automated LEDs revolve light around the stage and all of this is interfaced with a rear-projected movie sequence. It's a spectacle.

Mark Nichols is a composer who also does animation. He's combined these two elements into a sort of metaphorical arc, stuffed with songs from every show he's ever written. His presentation varies from straight ahead rock to more theatrical storylines about losing your memory or how songs are as real and as solid as the Pyramids. His set is acoustic, electric, robotic and just plain fun on an artistic level. There's a ton of great songs here in one place with a good amount of dynamic storytelling. The audience is encouraged to participate and some stories come from the audience as well. However this is not just a spectator sport, Mr Nichols voice can be both compelling and poyniant and his entire show will transfix even the most stoic of hearts.
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

All lineups and times subject to change