Bootleg Theater Presents
Kauf, Paper Pilots, Rainstorm Brother
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
This event is 21 and over
CLARA-NOVA is a project(ion) of Sydney Wayser. It is a way to be hopeful about the future while still remaining in contact with our original wildness. It is a lot about love. The sound is of California: youthful, utopian, extraordinarily charming. A voice like a glass house in a new country. Too new for a name: Pop+. She is a sign for the mesmerized that says WELCOME. Neon but real. An EP is forthcoming in the Summer.
Kauf self-released 2 songs, Relocate and When You're Out, in 2011, with heavy drum production, dense, cinematic synth buildups and his own high-pitched, echo-laden vocals. They found their way to Dan Whitford of Cut Copy, who soon after signed Kauf to Cutters Records for a 4 song EP. This led to DJ sets around his home base, Los Angeles, premiering his live show at Mexico City's M.N. Roy, followed by shows at LA venues like El Rey Theatre and The Roxy, a remix of Tony Castles for Lost in Records, feature film sync licensing, and scoring music for a video on Nowness.com. His first EP, As Much Again, was released on Cutters records in July 2013, and his full length debut is nearing completion . His first single, Relocate, has been remixed by Moons , Psychemagik (Psychemagik), Nile Delta, and Mind Enterprises.
"[Relocate] is dreamy, dirty and synthy in all the right ways, touting slightly yearning vocals and a neon-fused melody. " - Indie Shuffle
"[Relocate is] the best parts of SMD's "I Believe," Caribou's last album and The Presets "Girl and the Sea" with a whopping dose of Italo Disco via Tangerine Dream." - Virgin Mobile Live
Whether you describe them as Britpop or power-pop, there's no denying that the hooks in [their] singles make them sound like hits” -World Cafe
Los Angeles-based Paper Pilots new “Automatic” EP expands upon the band’s signature "California Britpop" sound. Lead by Ohio-born Justin Bocchieri, they’ve racked up features including World Cafe: Next Artist, ALT987 Artist in Residence, KROQ Locals Only, WXPN: Gotta Hear Song of the Week, and many more. Since radio has been so supportive to the band, they decided to uniquely premiere their new EP by debuting it in one night via broadcast on LA stations ALT987, KCRW, and KCSN. New single “Automatic” made best of 2016 lists including #15 on Buzzband.LA’s 101-song Countdown and WeFoundNewMusic’s Best Singles as well as playlists such as Spotify: Fresh Finds and BMI: Music Monday. They’ve had music licensed by shows such as HBO’s True Blood and ABC’s The Middle and among their notable performances are Echo Park Rising, Eagle Rock Music Festival, and Chinatown Summer Nights. The Huffington Post say “...the band will soon experience a meteoric rise in the music world.
Rainstorm Brother is a new collaboration between John Isaac Watters & Tyler Chester
Originally from Hanford, California, Tyler Chester is An LA based producer and multi-instrumentalist who has worked with Jackson Browne, Nikka Costa, Blake Mills, Sara Watkins, Hayes Carll, Gungor, and George Ezra among many others. When he is not touring, Chester works out of his recording studio in Glassell Park.
From Mexico City and Tucson, AZ, John Isaac Watters has independently released 3 albums over the last few years: Parachute Tramps, CASAS, and Campanas.
"John Isaac Watters is an understated, determined and diverse songwriter who touches on country, folk and even a little gospel to make carefully crafted songs that drift to land somewhere between Townes Van Zandt and Leonard Cohen." - LA WEEKLY
"John Isaac Watters sings as if he's just completed a marathon. One can practically hear the sweat dripping from his brow as his voice shakes, quivers and cracks as if these Southwestern ramblers are the most important thing in the world." -L.A. TIMES