ARLINGTON, Arms Akimbo, Johnny Rich

surge event presents..................

ARLINGTON, Arms Akimbo, Johnny Rich

Fri, June 23, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

Silverlake Lounge

Los Angeles, CA


This event is 21 and over

DAVID YORR - (Set time: 7:15 PM)
SET MOSIS - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The Shape Shifters - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
The Shape Shifters
In the ever-fluctuating, mercurial culture of hip-hop, very few groups, let alone solo rap artists, have sustained longevity. Enter the Shape Shifters, the storied Los Angeles underground collective that’s been making their own eclectic, brand of hip-hop for virtually a decade.

Indeed, ever since the group emerged out of the legendary mid-city, Los Angeles graffiti scene in the early nineties, the Shape Shifters, by virtue of their original, genre-bending and most importantly, uniquely creative musical sensibilities, have established themselves as one of the most reliable and downright interesting subterranean rap acts in recent memory, creating a virtual cult following in the process.

Originally based around LA graf writers Perk, Meck, Realm Ser and Rob 1 (all of the CBS crew), the Shape Shifters began to emerge as noteworthy rhyme crew in the early nineties.

Impressed by what their peers were doing, graf writers from other Los Angeles crews and also other hip-hop collectives like Live Wires and The Chain Smokers, clicked up with the Shape Shifters, What resulted was a somewhat nebulous, ever-changing but always on-point crew who quickly developed a following of fans through creative and abstract sound, reminiscent of Project Blowed and The Good Life era of LA underground hip-hop.
ARLINGTON - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
JOE DONDO - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Arms Akimbo - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Arms Akimbo
Arms Akimbo is an emerging indie rock band from Los Angeles, California. Band members Peter Schrupp, Christopher Kalil, Colin Boppell, and Matt Sutton met while studying studio recording at Loyola Marymount University. Each having an eclectic musical background, they came together in 2015 to form Arms Akimbo. Within months, the band wrote, produced, and released their debut E.P., ‘Vignettes’. Their unique, raw, harmony-packed, percussion-driven sound has captured a wide audience online and is given a new life on stage. During live performances, you can see them bouncing from instrument to instrument, belting four-part harmonies, and rocking out with their fans, and this energy has drawn huge crowds and filled venues for their shows all across Los Angeles.
Johnny Rich - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
Johnny Rich
Raised by wolves in the frigid Siberian forests where I started out playing drums in the local marching band. Picked up the guitar a few months before Woodstock - there must have been something in the air! Studied at the Sorbonne with Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Mark Knopfler, Bix Beiderbecke, Jimi Hendrix, Bela Bartok. Charlie Christian, Mezz Mezzrow, T-Bone Walker, Louis Armstrong.

Extensive travels brought me and music to Plainfield, Vermont; Boston; Manhattan; Brooklyn; London; Milan; San Francisco; and now, Los Angeles. Side trips along the way include Kathmandu, Hanoi, Rome, Florence, Prague, Mala Mala, Botswana, and more.
Venue Information:
Silverlake Lounge
2906 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026