Mike Marlin & The Melomaniacs, Hello Stranger

Mike Marlin & The Melomaniacs

Hello Stranger

Thu, June 15, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

Silverlake Lounge

Los Angeles, CA


This event is 21 and over

Mike Marlin & The Melomaniacs - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Mike Marlin & The Melomaniacs
Former child prodigy defeats mid-life crisis to make brilliant, brooding rock record. 
Here’s a great, growling new rock voice, full of the perviness of Leonard Cohen, the bite of Luke Haines, and the chops of The Psychedelic Furs’ Richard Butler. Mike Marlin also has a biography to startle the horses. Blinded in one eye at 4, he was a teenage prodigy at Oxford before dropping out; he later invented stock market computer technology. On paper, this 51-year-old’s new career suggest mid-life crisis in excelsis, but on record, he’s deliciously persuasive. Songs about serial killers, sex and death feel like lost late ‘70s classics, the guitars either sharpened up post-punkishly (War To Begin) or given room to brood in dimly-lit bars (Amazing). Romantic lyrics about blue eyes and a girl in “that dress” somehow sidestep cliché too, because the voice behind them yanks you in. Innocence be damned – it’s time to enjoy experience
Hello Stranger - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Hello Stranger
The seeds of Hello Stranger began (as all good things do) on Craigslist. After moving to LA to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter, Sam Deffenbaugh was looking for a band and met Daniel Rodriguez online.

Like an awkward Tinder date, Sam and Daniel met, jammed, and were inspired to "do this again sometime". Soon they had a handful of tunes and were eager to begin performing as a full group. Undeterred by the possibility of having too many "Sam's" in the band, the duo was joined by the indomitable Sam Plotkin on Bass.

Together they are Hello Stranger.
Venue Information:
Silverlake Lounge
2906 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026