Wed, June 10, 2015

8:00 pm

Adv Tix $12.00 / Day of Show Tix $14.00

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HOLYCHILD - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
HOLYCHILD formed in college, found their artistic inclinations were in sync, and began making music together. Sure, there’s more to that story—a long trail of events that stretches from New York art galleries to the sun-baked streets of Los Angeles, where the duo now lives. But both members, Liz Nistico and Louie Diller, are far more concerned with the “why” behind their twisted electro pop creations than the “how” of where they are today.

Although in the past they have described their music as the halfway point between Katy Perry and Björk, the pair is more likely to name-check F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Bukowski when describing their glittery dance tunes. The classic authors subverted the written form in order to make readers question their assumptions—why can’t they do the same thing with music? HOLYCHILD call their genre of music, brat pop. Their manifesto is simple but intense.

“It’s experimental pop, it’s often sarcastic, and it’s pretty thick with social commentary,” says Nistico. “If you make music within pop form, and just having poppy melodies, people are used to consuming that. People will consume that easily with no difficulty. If you are saying something beyond that, that’s when you can make people think. We definitely want to reach a very large audience and make them think differently, whether it be about gender roles, or the social economic status of the U.S. right now.”

But don’t expect HOLYCHILD to waste too much time preaching. From touring alongside the likes of Passion Pit and MØ, to turning NYC's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) into an electro pop rave, they’re out to make the kind of music that’s aimed in equal parts at the intellect and lust.

“I feel like it’s safe to say, brat pop is one-half rebellion and one-half entertainment,” adds Diller. “We’re not in it to spoon-feed people, but we are in it to entertain, put on a show, make people happy and make people move.”

On their debut album The Shape Of Brat Pop to Come, the pair takes on nothing less than the ideas of power dynamics and inequality—be it racial, social status, or gender-motivated. The beats are wild (thanks in no small part to Diller’s stint in Cuba studying Afro-Cuban drumming), and the tongues are placed firmly in cheek. The cover features a naked shot of Nistico, with hundred dollar bills covering her vagina. Meanwhile the censored version is a close up of Nistico's lips as she eats a dollar bill. She confirms that, while provocative, like everything else the band does, these images serve a purpose.

“On one hand we use sex to sell things,” she muses. “We’re drawing people in by being like, “Look! Sex sex sex!’ And then raising the thought of, ‘Sex sells! Why do you buy into that?’ That concept is really fascinating to me. It’s definitely hypocritical, but at the same time I feel like we’re all hypocrites.”

Nistico assures that while their message is clear, it’s not definitive. After all, we’re all humans, right? At the end of the day HOLYCHILD is about posing questions—not providing answers.
DECORATOR - (Set time: 8:25 PM)
Los Angeles spawned, Decorator, is a four piece soul & alternative band made up of three literal and figurative brotha's (Alix, Miles, and Reece), and one Matt.

Born out of nights rummaging through their parents CD collection, Alix, Miles, Reece & Matt picked up instruments and started learning how to play covers of the Isley Brothers, The Doors, Hendrix, Toots & the Maytals--whatever they could get their hands on as young teens.

In high school they started writing their own music. Mom and pops would drive them to gigs on school nights playing in bars they weren't even allowed to be in without guitars and mics plugged in.

Now, influenced by music spanning from 1960 to present day, Decorator has created their own blend of high octane alternative rock and neo r&b. Decorator can give it to you however you want. Sweet and soft, or hard and heavy. Though young, they've crafted their live set and songwriting for quite some years and are truly a music lover's band.
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

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