The Echo & Children of the Night Present
Holy Wars, The Tracks, Rosegarden Funeral Party
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
This event is all ages
Hailing from the ATL, Starbenders are the half way home for misunderstood misfits, fringers and glam punks. Front-woman, Kimi Shelter and her gang have concocted a perfect alchemic blend of androgynous rock and roll power with "stuck in your brain" pop melodies. Imagine David Bowie playing 7 minutes in heaven with Debbie Harry.
Children of the Night
CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT is a privately funded non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing children and young people from prostitution worldwide.
Holy Wars was founded in early 2017 by front woman Kat Leon (Sad Robot) and co creator Nicolas Perez (The Beta Machine, Kitten, Sad Robot). The feel and sound of Holy Wars is intense, dark and romantically honest. This nature was spawned by Leon whose thoughts and work had always been informed by the spectre of death, but mainly inspired by her personal loss of both parents in short order in 2015. It was after that, in 2017, Holy Wars would erupt with 6 songs described as a letter of grief.
Holy Wars’ debut was in front of a packed audience at the Echoplex in Feb 2017. The response from that live show would be the catalyst to the band’s immediate future with multiple shows booked from that one night and various music blog features and reviews stating Holy Wars was the band to watch (LA Times, Grimy Goods, Alternative Press, Huffington Post and more).
Just as much of Leon’s writing comes from a place of conflict, Holy Wars’ music is rife with contrasts in texture and timbre. Tumult tumbles into triumph as a verse becomes a chorus. The twisting chord progressions Holy Wars employs might at times call to mind Radiohead circa OK Computer; the band’s canon fire riffs and soaring melodies could be likened to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It is as punk in attitude as it is as melodic and precise in musicality.
Named for the forgotten trolley tracks that run like veins throughout Los Angeles, the young rock band the Tracks boldly play furious, fast music that flies in the face of a genre seems to have lost its way.
Frontman Venancio Bermudez, bassist Felipe Contreras, drummer Jimmy Conde, and guitarist Johnny Santana united over their shared love of rock & roll and
are the latest act to contribute to the rich history of Chicano bands, playing music that is directly influenced by their background growing up as the children of
undocumented immigrants in East LA.
Their music recalls the defiant optimism of working class bands that came before them and their sound reminds us to find the joy in dancing to loud music
as the ultimate form of rebellion. The group’s ferocious live set has seen them playing everywhere from backyard parties in Boyle Heights to opening for Hinds, and they performed two songs live on camera in the TV show I
Love Dick from Transparent creator Jill Soloway, which premiered in Spring of 2017. Most recently, the Tracks were featured alongside SZA in MasterCard’s
2018 Start Something Priceless campaign.
Caitlin White compared the band’s sonic pop punch to the Strokes in her piece for Uproxx, and Maria Sherman opened her Remezcla feature on the group with “Very rarely does a band resonate so much that it feels like a shift is
happening.” The group received a lengthy profile in LA Weekly from Jonny Coleman, and LA Times music critic Randall Roberts wrote
"the Tracks connect the black-and-white past with a full-color, and furious,
The Tracks’ most recent single “Hanging On“ was premiered on NPR station KCRW and was featured on lifestyle & culture sites Uproxx and
Remezcla. The band’s debut album is set to come out in 2018 and was produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, FIDLAR, Guards).
Rosegarden Funeral Party
Armed with just a guitar and a switchblade, Leah Lane and her misfits, Rosegarden Funeral Party have cut a swath from the royal cloth of post-punk that is distinctly their own. What would happen if Peter Murphy and Siouxise Sioux birthed an Indigo Child later to be baptized in Alan Watts’ philosophy? RFG!! Swipe right and get involved.
$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show
This event is organized to raise awareness and funding for Children Of The Night. Children of the Night is a privately funded non-profit organization established in 1979 with the specific purpose to provide intervention in the lives of children who are sexually exploited and vulnerable to or involved in prostitution and pornography. Due to the unappealing nature of the subject this cause does not get nearly enough support. We are here to do our part and help these kids.