Bootleg Theater Presents
Emerson Star, Green Gerry
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
This event is 21 and over
Superet is a band.
Sometimes all you need is a simple guitar line and a moody melody. Other times you need dissonant three part harmonies over tantric rhythms and heavy lead guitar fuzz. And once in a while you just need a shot of whiskey and some pickle juice.
Well these happen to be a few of Emerson Star's favorite things.
Based in Los Angeles, Emerson Star began as a three piece acoustic group consisting of two brothers (Shannon and Taylor Inouye) and one childhood friend (Sean Thomas). Having grown up singing together in various school choirs, it was only natural for the trio to start writing together, with a focus on harmony heavy indie tunes with a pop sensibility.
Craving more of a rhythm element, Emerson Star added childhood friend Garret Lang into the mix. A staple bassist in the Los Angeles and New York jazz scene, Garret agreed to participate in the lowly form of art known as Rock N Roll.
It was during a magically intuitive late night jam with Garret’s friend from Oakland that Emerson Star found their drummer. If you were on a soul searching peyote quest in the Sierra Nevada, you would want Colin Fahrner as your spirit animal. Firshir.
The band's selftitled 7" was released through Bellwether Record Company. Their debut full length album "Let It Burn", received praise from the likes of Indie Shuffle, Alternative Nation, and Hiibye. The band's upcoming release, the Great Escaper EP, will be available for streaming and purchase in September 2016 (we're stoked).
The boys are playing shows all over Los Angeles. You might catch them at the Bootleg Theater, The Satellite, El Cid, or Los Globos, just to name a few.
And for those of you outside of Los Angeles, hang tight, Emerson Star will be there soon.
Green Gerry is an endearingly weird pop band based in Los Angeles. Birthed in Athens, Georgia and spearheaded by a one Gerry Green, who started out recording everything by himself, often on a laptop, in the closets of the various people he happened to be staying with at the time. The young singer-songwriter has been turning the conventions of the folk-world upside down with a staggeringly impressive collection of psychedelic, lo-fi, and even pop-laden songs. Green Gerry put together a band after the release of his second album, King Baby. At the same time, one of the pop friendly cuts on the record, "La La Lonely Maria #1," caught the attention of record label Mom+Pop, home to indie stalwarts Cloud Nothings, Andrew Bird, Flume, and Sleigh Bells among others. They approached Gerry to re-record the song in a studio and that's just what he did. Two singles, La LA Lonely Maria #1 and Mumbo Jumbo, are out now on Mermaid Ave, M+P's singles label. At the moment, Green Gerry is figuring out his life and finishing up his 3rd album, Electric Iron.