Melanie Martinez

Melanie Martinez (9:10 PM)

Handsome Ghost (8:00 PM)

Mon, September 28, 2015

7:00 pm

Adv Tix $15.00 / Day of Show Tix $17.00

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Melanie Martinez - (Set time: 9:10 PM)
Melanie Martinez
Melanie Martinez is an unforgettable 20-year-old artist from Long Island, New York – a stunning and provocative singer, songwriter and visual presence. On May 20, 2014, she released her debut EP Dollhouse, largely collaborating with Kinetics & One Love (B.o.B). The EP reached Top Five on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Her videos for “Dollhouse" and “ Carousel" have reached 19 million and 8 million views on YouTube respectively; “Carousel” debuted Top Ten on the iTunes Alternative Chart, and “Dollhouse” has remained on that Chart since its release in February of 2014. Her debut Atlantic album, Cry Baby, will be released on August 14, 2015. The albums’s first single, "Pity Party," premiered with a self-directed video on June 1st and is already approaching 2 million YouTube views.
Handsome Ghost - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Handsome Ghost
You might say Handsome Ghost's spirit arose from a personal and creative deconstruction—a classic scenario of life after death with a modern spin.
Tim Noyes began writing folk songs as a fresh-faced philosophy major at a small college, five hours west of his native Boston. After graduation, he taught high school
English in New York City and played open mics in the evenings. The contrast of clubs and classrooms couldn’t last, and a publishing deal encouraged him to make the leap
to full-time musician. Eventually, Noyes grew disenchanted by the limitations of folk music. As his tastes
became more eclectic, “One month I love R&B and then it’s today’s pop or 90’s hits,”
the acoustic world seemed smaller and smaller until it held little inte
rest. With a return
to academia feeling more and more imminent, the singer and specter trekked to a snowbound Vermont studio for one last shot, this time with a different approach.
Though he’d still sketch each song with vocals and guitar, next he’d adorn them with synths, soundscapes and various sonic accoutrements, enriching the compositions and
heightening the emotion in the process.
"The electronic elements were so intriguing to me," Noyes explains. "Certain things are off limits in other genres. I love Handsome Ghost because we’ll try anything.” The
one rule he followed—a nod to his folk background—was absolutely no electric guitar. "Blood Stutter," a demo from those sessions went viral on Spotify with 7 million
plays and counting and drew acclaim from the likes of USA Today. Photo Finish
Records inked a deal with Handsome Ghost in 2014, and Noyes headed to Los Angeles to cut his debut EP,
Steps, with producer extraordinaire Matt Squire (Ariana
Grande, Youngblood Hawke). Far away from New England, Noyes grew to embrace his beginnings, and hisnaturally defenseless vocals emerged front and center. “Handsome Ghost isn’t folk music—we have big drums and production, synths etc. But I like to think that above all that stuff is the song itself, and I hope that listeners can connect with my words and melodies more than anything else.”
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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