Little Hurricane

Little Hurricane (10:00 PM)

Sonny Boy Thorn (9:15 PM)

Hamish Anderson (8:30 PM)

Thu, December 3, 2015

8:00 pm

Adv Tix $13.00 / Day of Show Tix $15.00

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Little Hurricane - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Little Hurricane
For the recording of their sophomore album Gold Fever, San Diego-based dirty-blues twosome Little Hurricane skipped the studio and rented out a 19th-century apple-packing house in an old gold mining town. For two weeks, singer/guitarist Tone Catalano and drummer/vocalist C.C. Spina hunkered down with vintage equipment borrowed from a friend who once recorded with legendary bands like the Grateful Dead and Deep Purple. Sweating through a mid-summer heat wave in their air-conditioner-free surroundings— and often visited by tarantulas, turkeys, deer, and other local creatures—Little Hurricane quickly found their new album taking on a swampy yet ethereal vibe that slyly captures the spirit of the weirder, wilder corners of Southern California.

The follow-up to Homewrecker (the debut album Little Hurricane self-released in 2011), Gold Fever busts open its predecessor’s rootsy blues-rock with an Americana-influenced sense of storytelling, a disarming ease with breezy melody, and a broader sonic palette. At turns stark and lushly textured, the album draws much inspiration from Tone and C.C.’s frequent getaways to the desert and their shared love of Salvation Mountain, the Salton Sea, and “all those places where kooky people go to escape the rest of the world,” according to C.C. Also essential to Gold Fever’s sonics were the acoustics of the recording space itself—located in Julian, California, the house was built from foot-and-a-half-thick stone and crammed with thousands of books left behind by its author-owners—as well as Little Hurricane’s use of analog equipment. “It’s the same equipment that made those bands sound so good back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, and it really helps to balance out the digital edge from the more modern technology we’re sometimes using,” notes Tone, a longtime audiophile who served as producer on Gold Fever. Formed in 2010 and fast recognized as a killer live act, Little Hurricane devoted two years to the creation of Gold Fever. “Homewrecker was recorded literally while touring, in kitchens and living rooms all over the place, so for this one we wanted to take more time and see what happened,” says C.C. While the album has a heart-on-sleeve honesty that’s deeply intimate, Gold Fever also delivers a slew of songs huge in sound and scope. “Playing big festivals over the past couple years and getting on those bigger stages motivated us to write bigger songs,” she points out.

The commitment to organic, unadorned sound is evident in the Little Hurricane’s live experience, which has graced major festivals like Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits in recent years. “Live is what we’re really all about, and we try to put on as big a show we can for everyone,” says C.C. The stripped-down but amped-up two-piece dynamic also goes a long way in maintaining Little Hurricane’s beautifully brutal energy, even on the more intricate and melody-soaked arrangements heard throughout Gold Fever. “One of the most important things for us on this album was making sure we never strayed too far from just good, straight-up rock-and-roll recording,” Tone says. “We try to keep it raw and honest, and with the two of us that’s not so hard.”
Sonny Boy Thorn - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Sonny Boy Thorn
Sonny Boy Thorn is a new project by guitarist-songwriter-producer Christopher Thorn of the multi-platinum Blind Melon (Awolnation/B!tch) and vocalist-songwriter Davie Dennis of the now defunct LA indie-rock band Voxhaul Broadcast. Rounding out the band is Tony Cupito and Daniel Curcio (formally Beware of Darkness). Uniting their talents to form what Kevin Bronson of Buzzbands LA calls "festival-ready classic rock with big grooves and modern influences" Learn more at www.sonnyboythorn.com
Hamish Anderson - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Hamish Anderson
A student of the three Kings (Albert, BB and Freddie) and Keith Richards with touches of Jeff Buckley and Tom Petty.

Australia’s Blues Rock artist, 26 year old Hamish Anderson, was named a Top 10 "Best New Artists in 2016” by Yahoo! Music after releasing his debut album, Trouble, to stellar reviews from Elmore Magazine, Relix Magazine, Rock Cellar Magazine, Premier Guitar and various other music blogs.

The first single “Trouble" released in April 2016, appears on Spotify's Blues & Roots Rock Official playlist and Songpickr, a premiere Spotify playlist curator, included the album Trouble as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2016. "U” was Hamish’s third single release from his debut album and was produced by Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Ryan Adams). It debuted on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic on it's release day, was featured on NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation and Here & There DJ Sessions, as well as appearing on Songpickr's Best of 2017.

In 2017, Hamish performed 11 sets during SXSW and appeared at US festivals such as Firefly, Mountain Jam, High Sierra, Summerfest, Big Blues Bender, Echo Park Rising, Telluride Blues Festival and Canada’s RBC Bluesfest Ottawa. In 2018, Hamish is recording his second album in LA and will be appearing at Moulin Blues in The Netherlands on 5/4 and Bottlerock Napa Valley, CA on 5/26.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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