thatwasthen, Kid is Qual

thatwasthen (10:00 PM)

Kid is Qual (11:00 PM)

Bikelock (9:15 PM)

ACIDIC (8:30 PM)

Thu, January 12, 2012

8:00 pm

$0.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

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thatwasthen - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
One word. Lower case. thatwasthen. A band born and bred on the Southern California music scene, TWT has held residencies and rocked famous clubs of LA’s Sunset Strip including the House of Blues, the Key Club, the Whisky-a-go-go and the The Viper Room. They’ve gigged and toured with artists like as Marcy Playground, Fountains of Wayne, and even Shwayze.

With influences from the 50's to the 90's, thatwasthen combines a love for soul-shaking rock and blues with a masterfully modern sensibility. Their lyrics move seamlessly from literary reference to the unpretentious rock vernacular, but always with cleverly crafted imagery or a strategic tug. The overall effect is lightning in a can– a thousand kilowatts of raw energy packaged into a palpably energetic live show.

thatwasthen is "for those rockers nostalgic of the past, and yet, compliant to the musical condition of the present. Inspired by Led Zeppelin, the Doors, and Jimi Hendrix, this fivesome is bringing back the vintage vibes of notorious guitar heroes who set the standards of genuine rock n’ roll. This melodic, up-and-coming band is showing that they’re not playing music for the fame or the fortune, but rather, exploring the subtleties of human consciousness, poetic introspection, and the meaning of life." ~ Meets Obsession Magazine
Kid is Qual - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Kid is Qual
Two bass players and a drummer, son. This is how Kid is Qual rolls. And in their sonic quest to create and perform a new bass driven sound, Jonathan Sullivan (lead bass), Mike Bryant (rhythm bass) and Chris McClish (drums) have been writing, recording, and grinding out jams, sharing the stage with the likes of Devo, Crystal Castles, Electric Six, Jack's Mannequin, the Audition, Valencia, the Gay Blades, Every Avenue, and Schoolly D, among others. Throw in a talkbox, a pile of analog effects pedals, percussions, and some Jager, and you have all the tools of KIQ's fuzzy/gritty/slutty brand of dance rock.

Kid is Qual was born in the summer of 2007 , as Sullivan was hard at work on his (then) band, Jack's Mannequin's second record, "The Glass Passenger". Soaking up the energy and swagger of sunny Los Angeles, Sullivan began to demo out the first KIQ song, "Motel, no tell". He drew upon his love of 1980's rock influenced R&B (the Gap Band), bass driven dance rock (Death From Above 1979, Trans Am), and "talkbox king" Roger Troutman (Zapp). Inspiring his "lead bass" style and tones were legendary guitarists Ernie Isley and Vernon Reid.

Over the next 3 years, Sullivan balanced his hectic touring schedule with JM (one that took him around the world and afforded him TV apperances on Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Carson Daly, and Craig Kilborn), and snuck KIQ onto as many shows as humanly possible. The band also took to tracking drums at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA and began overdubbing with producer Jason Finkel in Brooklyn, NY. While putting the finishing touches on their debut EP "Damn Son", KIQ also filmed their first video for "Knights of Ole" (directed by Denzel Whitaker and Ryan Perez) in late March 2011. "Damn Son" will be digitally released on iTunes on December 6th, 2011.
Bikelock - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
“To describe bikelock’s music you’re almost better off discusing the pedigree of its creators. With firm roots in the truest forms of rock n roll as well as extensive classical backgrounds the band manages to make music that ebs stylistically, creating a breadth of material that is rare over a career let alone a single album. Where much of modern rock music has dropped the ball, bikelock has stayed true to the idea of reinvention within the genre, creating barn-burning tracks that never forsake artistry….“

–Andrew McMahon (of Something Corporate/Jack's Mannequin)
ACIDIC - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
The hardest-working, hottest young rock band in Southern California - ACIDIC - is at it again! They’re capping off a triumphant Vans Warped Tour ’14 run with a long-awaited mid-summer homecoming at their L.A. favorite: the legendary Doug Weston’s Troubadour! Their set on the Hard Rock Kevin Says Stage of the 20th Anniversary Warped Tour won both raves and enthusiastic crowds, and confirms 2014 as ACIDIC’s biggest year yet!! Plus, this is ACIDIC’s first year touring nationally as headliners, earning such superlatives as “BEST Wednesday night in a year” (Herman’s Hideaway, Denver) and “BEST Monday night EVER” (Machinery Row, Great Falls MT).
ACIDIC will soon go back into the studio to record their next album featuring new songs that have wow’ed ‘em on the road since they were first performed at WJJO-FM’s Acoustic New Year's Eve in 2013. The new album will be produced by multi-platinum award-winner John Ryan of Chicago Kid Productions (Styx, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers), who helmed their most recent CD “Copper Man.” That album earned ACIDIC a distribution deal with SONY/RED via MegaForce Records, and top-100 rankings on the Mediabase Active Rock charts for months. Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx named both the title track and "Drive Thru" “Sixx Picks of the Week” on his syndicated radio "Side Show." The hilarious, jawdroppingly-insane “Copper Man” video blew past 1,000,000 views on Youtube! ( Critical raves continue to pour in for ACIDIC on CD and onstage! “Frontman Michael Gossard is a force of nature, connecting to his audience and his band mates in ways that make an ACIDIC show highly electrifying.” even hailed Gossard as “gleefully demented”! RUKUS magazine: “These guys aren’t afraid to rock out. Gossard can really wail with his vocal at times and the band is full of energy.” PERFORMER magazine: “Straight from the get go, ACIDIC brings forth its frenetic energy and passionate sound in waves of indie alternative delight. This band brings the goods, with personality and flair unmatched in many West Coast bands.“ ACIDIC's tour history includes routings with Hinder, Trapt, Candlebox, Fuel, Alien Ant Farm, Hawthorne Heights, Filter, Marcy Playground, Smile Empty Soul, and Armed Forces Entertainment for US troops in Kosovo and Germany; Sunset Sessions Rock 2013!, multiple 2Broke 2Rock KHTQ-sponsored festivals in Spokane WA, 2012 Winter NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, SXSW, Florida Music Festival, Rockin’ Roots Festival, Sunset Strip Music Festival, and Bamboozle Left. ACIDIC's power rocker "Strata Red" won the Alternative category in the 18th Billboard WorldWide Song Contest. ACIDIC consists of lead singer/guitarist Michael Gossard, drummer Matt Whitaker, guitarist Josh Bennett, and bassist Max Myrick.

ACIDIC, which Alternative Press said “Rocks like Funeral Party, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant,” consists of lead singer/guitarist Michael Gossard, bassist Ted Dubrawski, guitarist/backup vocalist Michael Thompson, and drummer Matt Whitaker.

Last fall, ACIDIC unleashed their latest album, the highly-anticipated “Chronic Satisfaction,” to wild and enthusiastic response! The CD, produced by multi-platinum award-winning producer John Ryan (Styx, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, etc) of Chicago Kid Productions. The strength of “Chronic Satisfaction” inspired Music Reviews to name ACIDIC one of its “12 Bands To Watch in 2012,” and the steamy video of the single "Uninspired" has become a Youtube sensation. They've also toured with Alien Ant Farm, Hawthorne Heights, Filter, Marcy Playground, and The Higher. They’ve also toured Kosovo and Germany, rocking US troops with Armed Forces Entertainment.

In addition to their smash tours, ACIDIC has also played such prestigious gigs as the 2012 Winter NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, SXSW ’10 and ‘11, two Sunset Strip Music Festivals, and Bamboozle Left. ACIDIC won the Alternative category in the 18th Billboard WorldWide Song Contest in 2011 for their power rocker “Strata Red,” off their 2010 CD “Getting Lucky.”
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

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