387 Music Entertainment Presents
Lumaria, Higher Flux, Inverta
6510 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA, 90038
This event is 21 and over
Lumaria was born on the mountains of Mount Shasta, California. See, a dream came to Sam Mujica one night that told him to gather three specific people and head to the mountain. Not being one to question these types of things,he gathered Kevin Coyle, Jeff Gorski, and himself in the car and headed north of Los Angeles. After driving through the night, they arrived with no plan and no final destination other than the town itself.
Waking the following morning, the trio ended up in a little place called the Black Bear Diner. As they waited for their breakfast, a local boy walks up to the table and asks them a question "What size snare drum should I get for my kit?". Kevin & Sam look at each other confused, because even though they had spoken of using this trip to create a band name they had yet to speak about music at all that entire morning. They answer the boy’s question and then he asks "Well, you guys do music right.....What's the name of your band?". Again confused, they say there is no name yet for the project. The boy advises that they go look at the gift shop. They head over to the shop and see that it is filled with the mythology of the Lemarian people. Seeing this as a sign and a good starting point Sam begins to create variations of the name. Being fascinated with the idea of light, "lume" feels right to him and thus Lumaria was born.
This name is the very soul and ideal behind the music. It is the very essence and representation of the band. Jeff Gorski started managing the band as Sam and Kevin set out to build the remainder of the roster. First they happen upon the kind hearted guitarist Aaron Cruz. Aaron quickly demonstrated his talents with a trained ear and mastery of his instrument. With Kevin on bass, Aaron on Guitar and Sam on vocals the three began to work on the music that would soon after draw the other two members in. They meticulously held auditions for a drummer and when the band felt like they had made it's choice, the last option comes in, Anthony Sonetti. He was perfect for what the music needed, a brilliant drummer and was even better at making the band laugh.
The band felt complete, but Sam had been long toying with the idea of adding some kind of feminine energy to the music by way of a female vocalist. Luckily for the band Jenna Glanville had seen a video of the band rehearsing a song and asked if she could take part. It was incredible timing. Not only was she a classically trained vocalist, but also skilled on the piano and violin as well. They could not have wished for a better addition to the project.
Now with the players and sound they wanted they began heading forward at a sprinting pace. Lumaria is a young band, but a force to be reckoned with already. Brimming with talent and uplifting compositions the band is on its way to touching peoples souls with the light they intended. Welcome to Lumaria...welcome to the country of light.
HIGHER FLUX is comprised of four like-minded young guys who mix cutting-edge, alternative rock with metal and reggae. Crunchy and melodic guitar riffs backed by sound bass lines, and air tight drum beats; all garnished with soulful lyrics. Providing the listener with something new and fresh, Higher Flux creates music on a familiar level with their catchy and playful style. You need to see them live to capture their permeating energy.
"INVERTA clearly knows how to make good music that has the loud, “face-melting” instruments all other hard rock bands wish they could capture."
- Samantha Jacobi, Bryan Farrish Radio
"The first thing you notice about Inverta is that they sound very, very good. Great production and some talented composing means you immediately take this band seriously."
- Caroline Beavon, GotSeen.com
"INVERTA's music has an epic, stadium quality that will carry them over. The sound is big, complex and intricate."
- Alexis Paige, For The Sound
"INVERTA has created a hard rock album that delivers everything a rock-enthusiast could ever dream of."
- Samantha Jacobi, Bryan Farrish Radio
"INVERTA is by far, one of the best new pieces of instrumental hard rock and metal music put together."
- Sylvie Lesas, Evigshed Magazine
"INVERTA, Unraveling the fabric of a band. A new group of musicians is going viral in search of members. Leading the trend, Los Angeles-based INVERTA is seeking a lead singer, and they are using all means possible to get one."
- Performer Magazine
The web of sound that is created when a group of musicians come together, is an ecological connection between each member, overlapping and warping in on itself to create something larger than the sum of its parts. There's a thread weaving itself through the music, connecting from one end to the other, across the silent gaps that separate.
Los Angeles band INVERTA is striving to understand and foster the growth of this thread. Their sound can be described as semi-noir, melodically-charged, and multi-layered; a fusion of hard rock and progressive/alternative metal. The band puts emphasis on their attempt to write conceptual songs by arranging subtly-deep melodic overtones placed within polyrhythmic odd time signatures. These songs create a cinematic scope easily grasped by any listener, also appealing to listeners that strive to be challenged by music. Parts of songs sit comfortably in the pocket, while others build tension, exploding into anthemic choruses. Dynamic verses harness any aggression that was created previously and descend into spatial grooves and textural drones. The band's goal is to produce album-oriented songs that take their audience on a thematic journey to places in and out of harm's way.
Many of the world's technically proficient bands place an indelible mark on the members of INVERTA. Each band member explores within their musical range and influences, engaging the notion that form emerges between struggle and resistance. Their work is a satisfaction for the appetites of hard or progressive rock fans that appreciate musicality and musicianship, but the band also prides itself on its ability to write a strong chorus that fuses the audience and the band into one cohesive unit. Their devotion is strengthened by a driving force, striving for progression and accomplishment.
INVERTA is transendence returning to music. A complexion of Tool, Deftones, and Karnivool. A fusion of hard rock and progressive metal.
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