Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012
Start Time: 7:30 PM
Event Type: Special Events, Concerts
Last Updated: June 24, 2012
Red Circle UndergroundThe Sugar, Wooden Robot, Cry Wolf, Truth and The Lies, & D-RailedBrothers Jonah & Dylan Grey (hailing from New England) and Britton Sparkman (hailing from Birmingham, AL) began creating music out of their apartment in North Hollywood, CA in 2006. Over the years, these bare-bones, closet recordings attracted other musicians including Ali Mills from Malibu, CA (sister of accomplished Singer/Songwriter Blake Mills), Jonathan Stipp (an Ohio native) and a talented keyboardist/vocalist, Nikki Kilker (Valencia, CA). Together, this seven piece rock group have created a unique sound incorporating powerful vocal performances, rockin guitar riffs, twangy harmonica and perfectly placed key licks, as well as a Bass/Drum section that packs a punch. From Sparkmans Birmingham, Alabama roots, to the Los Angeles urban jungle they now call home, Red Circle Underground has created an explosive contemporary sound. The music offers the comfort and familiarity of southern 70s rock jams, but entangles you in the raw emotion that is reminiscent of early 90s alternative rock. Their energetic live performances have captivated larger audiences at both the Sunset Strip Music Festival and SXSW, to smaller Los Angeles music venues such as The Viper Room& The Bootleg Theater. You can also find RCU playing smaller regional tours a few times a year. For up to date news and information.The SugarThe Sugar got sauce.. Rock Soul Blues Dance! Takin you higher as you get low! Get On The SugarWooden RobotWooden Robot is a premiere Los Angeles Alternative-Rock band that has been playing shows in the LA/OC area and gaining momentum. Their freshman album Unless Theyre Weird, Your Kids Will Eat It has been climbing the rankings at IndieCharts.com and tracks from the album have started gaining online radio airplay and have also landed spots on the sound track for the upcoming Steelyard Pictures film The Power of Few!Cry WolfAn alternative hard rock band originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, with history. In 1986, the band moved to Los Angeles and started working the Hollywood club circuit along with many other melodic rock hair bands. To generate a mailing list and search for a name at the same time the band ran a contest in the local BAM magazine. The person(s) who came up with the winning name would win Mtley Cre tickets. The name Cry Wolf was chosen out of hundreds of entries. At about the same time, a demo of the band was out on the streets and was starting a buzz on the strip. Kerrang gave a raving review and word got out in Europe and Japan and Cry Wolf was convinced to release it as a limited red vinyl in Japan and do a handful of live shows, all of which sold out. The band was promptly offered a recording contract and released their critically acclaimed self-titled debut on Epic/Sony which featured the Beatles song I Am The Walrus. The Japanese success led to an American recording contract and the re-release of the debut album on Grand Slamm/IRS, titled Crunch. This album, along with the debut in Japan were produced and engineered by David DeVore (REO Speedwagon, Foreigner), and mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, The Melvins). Along with an immensely popular MTV Japan video of West Wind Blows, the band also released a video for Pretender on MTVs Headbangers Ball.Truth & The LiesIn the end, the music that we create will be how we define ourselves, says J.T. Reyes (lead vocals / lead guitar) as he describes how he feels about his art. With his Jeff Buckley-type vocals over hard guitar riffs, its impossible not to wonder what will come next from Truth and the Lies.When Chris Gates (backup vocals / rhythm guitar / keyboard) came on board in early 2011, he added another dimension to the band, which then consisted of J.T. and drummer Brett Keith who boldly came to California with nothing but a set of drums and a dream. Chris ability to take risks with his sound on the keyboards, or when performing Helter Skelter by his idols, The Beatles, gives fans variety.
Location: Viper Room
Address: 8852 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
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