The Hi Hat & Beating Lights Presents
WASI EP Release Party
Goon, Blushh, Maddie Ross, Taleen Kali
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042
This event is all ages
WASI blends the likes of Matt and Kim and Tegan and Sara to create a reminiscent soundtrack to those So Cal nights of skinny dipping and angsty-garage punk shows. The riot pop trio hone their fierce do-it-yourself mentality and uplifting beats as they combine their anthemic pop sound with dance-fueled rock.
Goon is the project of LA-based musician and visual artist Kenny Becker. With a medical condition that periodically deadens his sense of smell and hearing, Becker began writing songs as a means of making the most of his life when those symptoms were absent. The results—a murky blend of smoldering guitars, melodic hooks, and batter-ram rhythms—are the musical translations of a mind that’s routinely betrayed by its own body, one that glistens with the oily sheen of suppression.
music by Shab + her friends.
Doing the band thing while trying to blushh™ less.
Maddie Ross moved to Los Angeles at 17 to study "pop music" at USC. This is an absolutely absurd degree, but it did introduce her to some of best musicians and artists in LA, including her producer/co-writer Wolfy. They released Maddie's first EP, Television Is My Friend, in 2014. Two years later they created Making Out Is Easy, a grungy, guitar-driven alt pop EP about growing up female, being comfortable with sex and sexuality, and of course the ups and downs of romantic relationships as a 23-year-old. Upon the release of the first single, Maddie was nominated for LA Deli Magazine’s Artist of the Month. The 405 predicted that the EP “could be one of the year's best under-the-radar releases”.
When not making music, Maddie spends her time raising her blood pressure reading the comments on trending news articles, cooking for friends, teaching SAT courses, and doing consulting work for her parents' Corporate Diversity Consulting Firm. She loves babies, female singers who scream and not having to explain basic truths about gender, race and sexuality to new people.
Taleen Kali plays cosmic femme punk in Los Angeles. Look out for her solo debut “Soul Songs” out now on Lolipop Records, recently featured in Pitchfork’s Guide to Albums Summer 2018. The album is produced by Kristin Kontrol (fka Dum Dum Girls) and recorded at the legendary Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood. Taleen is a writer, musician, and artist native to L.A. After coming up in the DIY scene as frontwoman of riotgaze band TÜLIPS (2011-2016), she debuted her solo act at Echo Park Rising last summer and formed a new live band, expanding her sonic palette with an array of synths, guitar pedals, and sound healing instruments. A multi-hypenate to the core, she is founder of what L.A. Times calls “cult favorite” lit and music-minded DUM DUM Zine and teaches Kali Punk Yoga workshops and sound experiences in venues, galleries, DIY spaces, and private lessons throughout Los Angeles.