BIG SIR feat. Lisa Papineau and Juan Alderete (Mars Volta)

BIG SIR feat. Lisa Papineau and Juan Alderete (Mars Volta)

Big Sir is Lisa Papineau and Juan Alderete. After a five year wait Big Sir have just finished their 3rd album and it will be coming out on RLP / SH in January 2012 with a lot of great special guest players including Cedric Bixler Xavala on drums. We have already been talking a lot about Lisa and Juan’s other projects; Sargent House put outLisa Papineau’s solo album Red Trees in 2010 and is releasing the new EP she just did with our own Matthew Embree under the moniker ME&LP entitled Chez Raymond on August 9, 2011. Juan plays bass in The Mars Volta, as well as in the Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group and Vato Negro.

Alpine Decline

Visiting Los Angeles for the first time since spiriting away to China, Alpine Decline are a rock band buried under a 1,000 feet of snow. Washed in flickering 8mm film light, Alpine Decline appeared in 2010 in East LA spinning up their machines and spinning out a web made of quarter inch tape. In less than a year they recorded three full length albums and then promptly vanished.

Their new album "Night of the Long Knives" is a thick dose of the dystopian chaos they found on the outskirts of Beijing - ghosts of ghosts, guitars photocopied and torn up in the thin air, drums pulsing in deep ocean currents and voices rippled by the waves of a leaking gas valve. Through layers of haunted noise and the fading shadows of beautiful melodies, the songs pull you in like short stories, fictions, myths from some lost nowhere time.

In The Valley Below

In The Valley Below is a new musical pairing delivering hushed swirls of male and female vocals forged with dark stories of brooding riddles and romance. Currently based in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles, Angela Gail and Jeffrey Jacob have crafted a sultry collection of melodic duets in a bed of rumbling drums, synth machines, gritty guitars, and layers of strange and dreamy keyboards.



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BIG SIR feat. Lisa Papineau and Juan Alderete (Mars Volta) with Alpine Decline, In The Valley Below

Thursday, August 16 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Bootleg Bar