the sunset drifters, Patrolled By Radar, The Evangenitals, Son Ark, The Electrosound Revu

the sunset drifters

Patrolled By Radar

The Evangenitals

Son Ark

The Electrosound Revu

Mon, December 29, 2014

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

Silverlake Lounge

Los Angeles, CA

FREE

This event is 21 and over

the sunset drifters - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
the sunset drifters
Brothers Wes (singer/songwriter) and Kelly (drums) had found themselves looking to jam together again. Wes' former Indie Pop band 'The Monthlies' had slowed and Kelly had recently left the 60's Psych rock band 'Spirit Vine'. They wanted to make music more reminiscent of their Indiana roots. They decided the band must have a pedal steel player and after nearly a year of searching he appeared in the form of Abe Levy of 'Somerset'. The 3 gelled instantly and the songs flowed with earnest and vigor. Wes' former band mate, Chris Hall, was added a few weeks later on bass duty and the quartet was off and running.
Patrolled By Radar - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Patrolled By Radar
You can trace an almost linear route from the unfiltered moments of Dylan and The Hawks through Gram Parsons, to Tom Petty (with a slight detour along the way for chunks of the Rolling Stones circa 1969-72 and a speedbump called 'Tom Waits in the '90s'). The latest extension of this musical highway is paved by Patrolled By Radar.

On their new album, Cool Your Jets, the Los Angeles based band fuses the finer elements of the past four decades to craft rock songs whose appeal defies genre or classification.

Once again the band tapped Grammy nominated producer Peter Curry (Los Straitjackets) to record, mix & produce the album, as he's done with their first two releases, and the strength of that relationship translates to the confidence PBR displays in their songwriting and performance. Curry, who also plays bass (and sometimes drums) on the new release refers to Souza's songwriting as "flash fiction with music." Adding further praise, he says "Jay has more in common with The Kinks than any of the current crop of 'Americana.' His songs tell stories that are simultaneously funny, sad and ironic, and the music rocks. He's one of those rare songwriters who crafts melodies as strong as his lyrics."

Self-described as a "consummate bar band in the '70s Pub Rock tradition," Aside from multiple rounds of touring on their own across the entire country throughout 2013 and 2014, Patrolled By Radar has shared the stage with an eclectic array of artists such as Los Lonely Boys, Taj Mahal, The Jayhawks, Tim Finn w/Richard Thompson, Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, the Gourds, and a recently completed run of shows opening for the legendary Dave & Phil Alvin.
The Evangenitals - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The Evangenitals
The Evangenitals, founded by playwright/director Juli Crockett and opera/jazz singer Lisa Dee, are an alt-country hillbilly love punk rock revolution of the freak folk/Americana variety made flesh for your listening pleasure. On a quixotic crusade in the key of life hell-bent on breaking all the world's hearts open, they are coming soon to a sound wave near you.

Born in Enterprise, Alabama, Crockett's roots are in the soulful country music of the South. After receiving a BFA in theater from NYU's Tisch School and an MFA in Directing from CalArts (and currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy from the European Graduate School) Crockett has drawn the eclectic blueprints for entirely new genres. In an age of hybrid technology the Evangenitals follow suit with songs ranging from Klezmer-punk-jazz to cow-town truck-stop lullabies, citing influences from the new-wave intelligentsia of the Talking Heads to the archetypal fire of Johnny Cash welded together with the mutant masterminds of Ween. The jukebox at the Mad Hatter's tea party is the Evangenitals.

Vegan warrior Crockett combines her pioneer lineage with her love of performing arts, to push not only the frontiers of art, but to foster a renaissance of compassion, love, and gratitude as the platform to engage in global collaboration, activism, and community building. By her side from the genesis of the Evangenitals is vocalist Lisa Dee, formally trained in the art of glass shattering, gospel singing, and spiritual counseling. Her harmonies and operatic solos are devastating and wonderful in the context of art school country punk… and she plays a ferocious tambourine.

The squadron also includes guitarist Henry Bermudez (a combination of Prince and Genghis Kahn with a streak of Stevie Ray Vaughn and the heart of Hendrix), drummer David Hurlin (bald minimalist, devotee of Lord Shiva, funky as a spoon in a garbage disposal), bassist Matt Ticciati (warrior monk), fiddler Andrea Baker (gypsy pirate bellydancer of soaring strings), and accordionist Ari DeSano (Saint Squeeze Box the Merciful). Filled with an insatiable desire to explore new forms of musical instrumentation and arrangements, the Evangenitals take listeners on a journey of passion and creative freedom, embracing all of life as source material, from the mundane to the sublime.

The Evangenitals were midwifed in a defunct bowling alley in the gritty Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, where they gave their first performance for a small mixed group of rehab refugees and listless drunks from an adjoining bar. Since then, the band has recorded three albums, toured the U.S. in a bus of dubious reliability with The 1 Second Film, appearing at scores of clubs from Los Angeles to Georgia, New Orleans to New York. Wherever the band has appeared, a cult following has sprouted like mushrooms after a soft but persistent rain.

Despite a dynamic range of material that veers from quirky anthems to gently persuasive melody, The Evangenitals shows tend oddly toward the rowdy, inspiring boisterous reactions and a physical response that isn't quite dancing, certainly not pogo, but a vigorous bobbing response that is currently being researched by a team of neuro-behaviourists from UCLA.
Son Ark - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Son Ark
SON ARK
has been filling establishments across LA with their unmistakable brand of folk rock
and lyrics reminiscent of bygone eras since 2007. The band’s “unvarnished, heart-on-itssleeve
roots rock sneaks up on you like a speed trap on a two-lane highway”
(BuzzbandsLA), reminding eager audiences of days gone by while conjuring the
likeness of artists such as Andrew Bird, Avett Brothers, the Pixies, and Led Zeppelin.
It all began in summer 2007, when singer Robin Harris, guitarist Sherman Pascoe,
and bassist Chris Sousa met by luck or by fate and began playing speakeasies, cafes,
and street corners alike. Banjo player Matt Sousa, drummer Pat Butterworth, and
mandolin player Adrian Prohaska soon followed rank. Since then, Son Ark has made
stages such as The Echo, The Satellite, and The Bootleg Theater their stomping grounds,
while also taking time to tour the West Coast from San Diego, CA, to Portland, OR.
In November of 2011, Son Ark released their first EP, Much Obliged, which is full of
“layered harmonies that effortlessly float above bright Americana arrangements”
(BuzzbandsLA). 2012 saw the release of their debut music video, Going to the Woods.
Their first full-length record, The Land of Smoke, was recorded at historic EastWest
Studios in late 2012. The first single off the album, Clementine, “showcases Son Ark’s
crisp harmonies” (BuzzbandsLA) and was released in March 2013. The full album is
expected to release in June 2013.
The Electrosound Revu - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
Venue Information:
Silverlake Lounge
2906 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026
http://thesilverlakelounge.com/