Bootleg Theater Presents
Nicky Sparkles, Tolliver, DJ Kintaro
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
This event is 21 and over
Kona, an Atlanta raised, singer songwriter now living in Los Angeles California is a culmination and rebirth of her musical influences. With a musical knack she developed at an early age as the daughter of both a jazz singer & soul DJ. Kona, who as at the start of her music career delivers a refreshing take on soul that has already resulted in an impressive online following and creative collaborations. Some names include Father, Matt martians and Steve Lacy of the The Internet and more. As a singer songwriter of only two years, Kona has garnered much local success, playing venues around Los Angeles and the attention of blogs like, Noisey/Vice, Saint Heron, Hypetrak and Nylon Mag. Her highly anticipated project Uncanny, scheduled to release in April will serve as her debut LP. All in all Kona is a talented musician with a live show as authentic, true, and heartfelt as the music she makes.
Tolliver is a soul singer born and raised in the Midwest, cornfed and churchified. He’s spent years playing in Stax-inspired boozy bar bands, including Black Diet, an act that won best new bands honors from a slew of Minneapolis publications and filmed a nationally syndicated PBS special at the end of 2014.
His first solo EP, Quartertone, was written and recorded with Chilean producer Lister Rossell, an acclaimed beatsmith and sound designer who’s worked with singers from London to South Africa. The EP was a blistering indictment of American greed, Tolliver’s attempt at a modern What’s Going On?
Tolliver packed up for Los Angeles just after that release in hopes of escaping the crippling cold and making his best record yet. He got his wish in the form of Rave Deep, an EP about years spent depressed and high, self-exiled from family and desperate for love.
Elephant and Castle, who produced and co-wrote the EP, is signed to Plug Research, and has worked with Tune-Yards, dd_elle, Naytronix, and a host of other genre-bending, pocket-stretching r&b influenced acts.