Glow Marrow, Tic Tic Boom!, We Are/She Is

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Glow Marrow, Tic Tic Boom!, We Are/She Is

Tue, May 28, 2013

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

Silverlake Lounge

Los Angeles, CA

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

We Are/She Is - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
We Are/She Is
We Are/She Is is an alternative/dance duo from Orange County, CA. Their spunky tunes speak from optimistic souls as they draw to inspire and touch those who are willing to listen. They recently have had their songs "Barlights" and "Puzzles" featured on Showtime's The Real L Word. Their vibrant energy takes the stage, creating such fun and uplifting environment that everyone comes to be part of.
Tic Tic Boom! - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Tic Tic Boom!
Tic Tic Boom! is all heart and angst wrapped up in synthesized musings and wandering guitar riffs...

"It's a Way of Life." For Mike DeLay and Leilani Francisco, that's exactly what Tic Tic Boom! has been for the last five years. The two founding members live together above their home studio in Los Angeles. They pride themselves in independently handcrafting everything from start to finish—from the home recordings to screen-printed merch and DIY music videos.

DeLay moved to Los Angeles from Seattle in 2001 and befriended Francisco who introduced him to some songs she had written. Their relationship—-musically and romantically—-blossomed from there. They moved into Mike's back-alley rehearsal studio and holed up for a year just writing and practicing. The band released their first punk-influenced EP How to Defuse a Bomb in 2008.

Tired of relying on outside engineers and producers to record their music, in 2010 DeLay decided to attend the audio engineering program at the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA. While Mike was studying the two began writing and recording their second EP, drawing inspiration from new wave, punk, and indie rock. Released in January 2011, Reasons & Rhymes received a wealth of praise and recognition from publications like Sonicbids, Buzzbands LA, and The Owl Mag. CMJ.com described their music as "hook-laced synthpop that casts live drums and guitars as conspicuously as it does sugary vocals and catchy synth loops." It also earned the band the opportunity to do an official remix of one of the most popular songs of 2011, Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks," and an invitation to showcase at CMJ Music Marathon in New York.

In April 2012 Tic Tic Boom! released their third EP, Before the Sun Rises. It was dubbed thus by the two's nearly nocturnal writing and recording schedule and, as with each of their previous releases, the EP showcases a different side of Tic Tic Boom! "[Before the Sun Rises] deals with concepts of life and death," explains Francisco about the inspiration behind the EP. "How all things are cyclical and we're all just a small piece of an enormous never-ending puzzle. It's about struggling to understand your place in all of that."

To support their live performance, DeLay and Francisco are joined by Trevor Hunnicutt on drums and Matt Gurgol on bass. Live, Tic Tic Boom! commands the crowd to dance with floor-shaking bass synths, sweeping and sometimes jittery arpeggios, disco-drum beats, and distorted guitars, all under Francisco's dreamlike vocals. "You can almost smell the perfume and sweat from the dancefloor in the electro-pop of LA quartet Tic Tic Boom," depicts Kevin Bronson of Buzzbands.la.
The band performed an official showcase at SXSW 2012, played the Musician's Institute tent at The Coachella Music Festival in April 2012 and was invited to showcase at CMJ 2011. Tic Tic Boom!'s music has been placed on programming on Showtime, MTV and Bravo and can be heard on over 100 college radio stations across the nation.
Glow Marrow - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Glow Marrow
Hailing from North Hollywood by way of Thousand Oaks, Derek Coburn and Darin Green have been collaborating since their days as high school friends with a mutual affinity for writing songs together. After incorporating live electronics into their previously more bare bones sound, the duo formed Glow Marrow. With a focus on creating new textures over music that ranges from electro pop to stark acoustic guitar led lullabies, Glow Marrow is an expansion on the duo's prior project, The Eye The Ear and The Arm. Glow Marrow have recently completed their debut EP, Broadheart and are currently working on a new release while performing throughout the West Coast.
Maria Sweet - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Maria Sweet
Maria Sweet is a five piece indie rock band hailing from Redlands, California. They began their journey in 2009, forming their sound around such influences as Vampire Weekend, Tegan and Sara, The Strokes, Metric and more. Since forming in 2009, the band has been signed to Our Records, played live with TSAR, which was aired online to some 24,000 viewers, had their music video for ‘Plain Night’ aired on Logo through MTV, and had their music played on several different programs including AfterEllen, Bridgette Mcmanus etc. They are now recording an album with Luke Teirney (Chris Shiflett and The Dead Peasants), and expect the release to be in early 2014! Stay tuned to find out more about where to find Maria Sweet and what they are up to!
Venue Information:
Silverlake Lounge
2906 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026
http://thesilverlakelounge.com/