CANCELLED---Knoup & Redacted Collective Present:

CANCELLED---Knoup & Redacted Collective Present:

Valora (10:15 PM)

The Raven Black Project (11:00 PM)

Copper The Bet (9:30 PM)

MILCK (8:45 PM)

Johanna Chase (8:00 PM)

Sat, September 5, 2015

7:30 pm

Adv Tix $10.00 / Day of Show Tix $15.00

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Valora - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Valora is a rock band from Los Angeles, CA. featuring electrifying frontwoman Syd Duran. Syd's powerful vocals and stage presence have catapulted the band from obscurity to national attention.

Syd Duran is the featured vocalist on David Garrett's remix of "Bring Me To Life", produced by grammy-winning DJ and producer, Stonebridge.

Syd's vocals are also featured on Breaking Benjamin's leading single off their greatest hits album, "Blow Me Away", which landed at #5 on active rock chart.
The Raven Black Project - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
The Raven Black Project
The band formed in October 2012, when Raven and Muppet both left their previous bands to create their own new unique vision of a female fronted Heavy Rock/Metal band. Muppet and Raven, who are married, have a vision of combining Heavy Music, Theatre and Art.

Since the start, they have been playing countless shows and competiitons all over Southern California, including Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood. The Sunset Strip Venues (The Roxy, Viper Room, Whiskey) are no stranger to the band, but they have been working hard in the studio to release their Full Album and Music Video.

They completed their Single, "Died Inside", which was released on September 7, 2013 at the Roxy, selling out the venue that night. They continued to work in the studio and released their first EP, "Midnight Dreary" in June 2014, successfully packed the house at the famous Viper Room.

Their first Full Album and music video will be released in early 2015, working with Grammy Nominated Producer Ulrich Wild (Rob Zombie, White Zombie, Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Pantera, Seether,Dethklok, Otep, etc.)

The band was previously managed by Aaron Rossi (Grammy Nominated Drummer of Ministry/Prong), AJR Enterprises and worked with Grammy-Winning Producer Logan Mader (SoulFly/Machinehead/Five Finger Death Punch).


“The Black Raven Project, a rock band with a sexy edge, opened the night. The band members include: Raven Black (Lead Vocals), Ryan "Muppet" Cox (Drums), JD (Guitar), and the bassist for the night was a fill in while the band looks for a permanent player. Lead vocalist Raven Black has a Janice Joplin meets Hard Rock/Metal voice. This 5 foot'ish gothic barbie explodes on stage and performs much larger than her physical stature. This was the second time I have seen this band (but the first time with great lighting and sound that The Whisky provides) and I confess I am a fan and recommend them to everyone.”
Copper The Bet - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Copper The Bet
Copper The Bet is a 5 piece indie pop band hailing from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 2013 and inspired by the burgeoning global electropop music scene, CTB blends meaningful lyrics with driving beats and 80’s synths to create a sound that is sure to appeal to fans of Duran Duran, Fitz And The Tantrums, Passion Pit, and Foster The People.

CTB will release their debut EP Champagne in early 2015, following the release of their first single of the same name in December 2014. Band members Brian Summers, Scott Price, Steve Irribarra, and Daniel Montenegro each bring their own unique musicality to the project, resulting in an infectious collection of songs that will surely be heard on radio waves around the world soon.

Listen. Dance. Repeat.
MILCK - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
There’s a lot of fight inside MILCK.

After a decade of quiet independent releases and tireless gigs around her native Los Angeles, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and poet MILCK confidently carried a generational anthem in the form of “Quiet.” Originally penned in 2015 with frequent collaborator Adrianne Gonzalez, the song provided a clarion call for people of all races, creeds, and colors who have suffered and survived gallantly in the face of trauma, trials, and tribulations with resounding piano chords and shuddering, soulful delivery.

“It’s unbelievable to think now, but I was initially told to hold the song,” she recalls. “I couldn’t keep compromising anymore though. It’s my story as a survivor of abuse. I was finally letting myself out of the chains. Recording ‘Quiet’ was a very genuine moment of therapy for me. It’s very real. I thought if the honesty healed me, maybe it can heal someone else? After the election, I said, ‘Fuck you’ and shared it.”

She shared it in the most beautiful way possible. Traveling to the historic January 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., MILCK teamed up with 25 female singers—whom she had never met before—and delivered seven acapella flashmob performances of “Quiet” on the streets. A fan video went viral, racking up over 15 million plays in two days. By the end of the week, she took the stage on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee for another riveting rendition as VICE, NPR, Refinery29, BuzzFeed, Associated Press, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and more extolled her. It ignited the #ICantKeepQuiet social media project as everyone from Emma Watson, Debra Messing, and Tegan & Sara to Tom Morello and Denis Leary shared the video. The initiative’s merchandise benefits the Step Up chapter in L.A., which provides after school and mentorship programs for underprivileged girls 13-18.

Crafting “cathartic pop” rooted in classical training and inspired by a pastiche of artistic muses ranging from Hemingway and Maya Angelou to modern art, this style defines her debut EP for Atlantic Records.

“Throughout all of those years struggling, a major label never felt like it could be a reality,” she admits. “I’m just being myself, and I don’t want to assume that I can sing for everyone. I want to sing what I feel. If people connect, that’s awesome.”

MILCK has been singing for as long as she can remember. Born to Chinese immigrants in the Los Angeles suburb of Palos Verdes, she enrolled in classical piano at six-years-old and opera classes at the age of eight. Honing her talents during high school, the budding artist headed to Berkeley for college, promising she “would try pre-med” and allaying some of her doctor father’s worries about a potential career in music. Inspired by everything from Frédéric Chopin, Tori Amos, and Elton John to Imogen Heap, Portishead, Radiohead, and Massive Attack, she experienced something of an awakening in the college’s underground piano rooms.

“I realized I could sing and play piano at the same time,” she goes on. “That opened the door to writing pop songs. I felt like I could finally express myself. I’m grateful for my classical foundation. The amazing thing about opera is I learned how to use my vocal cords to sing for hours without getting tired, but rather, becoming stronger. I had all of these tools and decided I would graduate, move to L.A., and get my ass kicked by the music industry.”

Performing under her given name, Connie Lim, she paid her dues tenfold. Throughout the next 8 years, she successfully financed an indie release via Kickstarter and built a sturdy foundation all the while weathering crumbling business partnerships and a series of obstacles. In 2016, she re-emerged under the name MILCK—her last name Lim spelled backwards and first two initials.

“I wanted to establish myself, so I did MILCK,” she explains. “It uses the name I received from my ancestors, but I’m changing it and making it my own, so I can actually be who I am. It’s taking accountability.”

She made waves with “Devil Devil,” which went on to receive high-profile syncs in Lucifer and The Royals as it racked up nearly a million Spotify streams and over 1 million YouTube views. However, the stark and shuddering, yet disarmingly catchy “Quiet” finally needed to be heard.

“I was pretty sad,” she remembers. “My management disappeared, and I felt like I hit rock bottom. I said to my boyfriend, ‘I lost my team.’ He looked at me and went, ‘But honey, you are the team.’ That really shifted my perspective. Shortly after that, I released ‘Quiet.’

Hemingway wrote, “You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.” MILCK is quiet no more, and her honesty possesses the power to heal.

“I’d rather express than impress,” she leaves off. “When people listen to me, I want them to feel empowered. I want a catharsis. My ideal situation as an artist is to harness my voice so it becomes like the purest form of water. When I sing in a room, I want to wash people and the walls of all the pain and shit they deal with. I come from a family of doctors. Doctors are healers. I want to be a sonic healer.”
Johanna Chase - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Johanna Chase
Seattle born, Johanna Chase, is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Having toured several times nationally and regionally (Pretty Kind of Off White Tour 2006, TMJ Tour 2008, I Heart People Tour 2011) and releasing and producing five full length albums on her own since 2002, Johanna Chase is a seasoned veteran to the indie and grass roots music scene on the West Coast. Opening for Noah Gundersen, Aaron Sprinkle, Barcelona and David Bazan to name a few, Johanna's earlier folk/rock song writing come from her Northwest roots. Her career beginnings have led her to play in notable venues across the country such as Eddie's Attic (Decatur), The Triple Door (Seattle), Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles), Webster Hall (NYC), MoMo's (Austin), SXSW 2012 and recording her latest studio record "Mr. Jones" with producer Roger Greenawalt (Ben Kweller, Rhett Miller, Nelly McKay, Rufus Wainwright, Afro-Jersey). Johanna Chase is a genre-defying artist, one who can fuse many sounds and adapts her voice and musicianship in the moment to multiple projects. She has collaborated with great artists such as Huit Kilos (Ricardo Lemvo), Joey Ryan (Milk Carton Kids), Robert DeLong (Glassnote Records), and Z the Band (Nas). After turning down help from Madonna in 2003, in an effort to maintain artist control, Johanna has allowed her music to evolve along with her understanding of the music business over time. She has independently funded her 5th studio record "Translator" (2010), The I Heart People Tour (2011), her travels to SXSW (2012) and her 6th studio record "Mr. Jones" (2013) through support of her fans and collaborators through online outlets, such as and as an active member of a Los Angeles based artists community known as the BLVD.

Now living in Los Angeles, California, Johanna will be releasing her new record this spring (2013) and taking it on the road to SXSW and beyond. Sign up for Johanna's mailing list for free downloads and insights on the future of music and collaboration.
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

All lineups and times subject to change