King Raam

King Raam (9:00 PM)

Smoke Season (8:15 PM)

Oh, Be Clever (7:30 PM)

Sun, August 16, 2015

7:00 pm

$0.00 - $30.00

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King Raam - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
King Raam
Raam is an Iranian musician currently based out of Tehran. He started his musical career as the singer/songwriter/founder of Hypernova, a post-punk band in New York, which was born in the undergrounds of Tehran in the early 2000's. After receiving some success with Hypernova, he decided to pursue a solo career under the name of King Raam. After several years of adventures between New York, London and Los Angeles, Raam has finally returned to his motherland in order to record his new album. The progressive nature of the modern Iranian society, led by the younger generation, has ushered a new era of creativity that has opened the way for its artists to express themselves more freely in a country where only a few years ago such creative outbursts seemed impossible.
Raam was born in the coastal city of Bushehr, Iran, and moved to Eugene on the West Coast of the United States with his family at a young age. Raam would return to Iran in the 90s, where he lived as a teenager in Tehran. He later immigrated to Canada in 1998 to try his luck at college life. His fragile eggshell mind, however, would not settle for the calm of the classroom, so he set out on a journey to find his calling, which was the founding of Hypernova, the first rock band to come from Iran to get signed and tour with big acts around the world. Pioneering the Iranian rock movement and exposing a different side of the axis of evil, with a great deal of international press behind them, Hypernova led a new generation of aspiring underground Iranian artists eager to share their music with the world. In 2007 they embarked on an adventure to the United States that would change their lives forever. In 2008, they toured North America in support of goth legends the Sisters of Mercy, their song Viva La Resistance is featured on the blockbuster video game Rock Band 3, and they performed at the Pangea Day Festival sponsored by TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design).
Raam launched his solo career in 2011 with Songs of the Wolves, a personal and sincere album of love and loss. With the help of Persian poet/author Tara Aghdashloo, who wrote lyrics for the album, Raam expanded his musical horizons singing in his native Persian language for the first time. The success of the album was a pleasant surprise for everyone. It was a reaffirmation that there is a legitimate demand for an alternative sound in the Iranian music scene. He recorded his sophomore follow up TheVulture in Toronto in 2013. He currently is working on his third album back in Tehran with his band. To promote the new record Raam will have a North American and European tour in the summer of 2015.
Smoke Season - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
Smoke Season
Smoke Season was formed in early 2013 by Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen. Combining their musical backgrounds, the duo created their own unique take on Americana, infusing folk with electronic undertones and rich vocal harmonies that has been steadily capturing the attention of fans and press since.

Smoke Season catapulted into must-know status during their impressive August residency at Los Angeles' acclaimed venue, the Echoplex. Their performances were hailed in the press by LA Weekly ("Music Pick of the Week"), Los Angeles Magazine, LA Record, Buzzbands LA, Radio Free Silver Lake, Free Bike Valet, Grimy Goods and more.

Their sophomore EP, Hot Coals Cold Souls, released July 29, 2014, has been gaining impressive traction in the press for its powerful mash-up of styles and refinement of their already unique sonic imprint. Described as "pop, rock, electronic, Americana, and folk elements collide in an inspired way" (The Daily Album), the EP "pulls mood-building tricks from country, R&B, dancy indie, chillwave (the intro to “Opaque”) and more" (Independent Clauses).

Smoke Season began in 2013 with a self-produced their debut EP, Signals, and self-directed music video for their first single, “Soleil." After being released in March 2013, the Signals EP went on to independently sell thousands of copies and garner critical acclaim. Since then, Smoke Season has been steadily touring, showcasing their music around the country and most notably at Sundance Film Festival 2014, Noise Pop 2015, CMJ 2014, on AXS TV, Bite Size TV, Balcony TV, AfterbuzzTV and more.
Oh, Be Clever - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Oh, Be Clever
Indie, electro, soul is a category of sound squarely cornered by Salt Lake City's breakout duo Oh, Be Clever. Vocalist and wordsmith Brittney Shields effortlessly uses Cory Scott Layton's refreshing rush of instrumentals as a conduit for spinning tales of love, loss and living in the 21st century. The pair, however, haven't always enjoyed perfect harmony. Prior to Oh, Be Clever the two were members of separate bands which loathed each other to the point of physical violence. Late one night after a show, in the parking lot, a fight broke out between their two bands. Having always admired each other, Shields and Layton left the scene of the fight to create their own music. Later that very night, after disappearing together, the two alerted their previous bands that they were done. Oh, Be Clever was born. The goal from the beginning was to create a new sound completely different from their previous efforts. Layton knew that Shields' voice could roll and run, drop and drip, cascade and plunge like no other in Salt Lake City. Together these two set out to create the perfect sound to spark Oh, Be Clever to life.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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