Mating Ritual, Glass Pools
124 South 11th Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89101
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is 21 and over
Los Angeles based indie alternative group, ROONEY, have been playing together since 1999 and led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Robert Schwartzman. Rooney was initially signed to Geffen/Interscope by record producer and label icon Jimmy Iovine. They released multiple albums and singles that reached platinum sales. After returning from a hiatus in 2016, the band made the decision to go fully independent, releasing new music under Schwartzman’s label, Beachwood Park Music. Rooney continues to stay true to their sound and musical roots. 2019 will not only see the release of more new music, but the group is now celebratating their 20th Anniversary. Schwartzman will be taking Rooney on the road this summer for a special and intimate nationwide “Break The Wall Tour” where he will be playing live and unplugged sets across 26 US cities in May and June. Full dates and more info can be found on www.rooneymusic.com
Mating Ritual is an independent pop duo based in Los Angeles, California. Previously known as Pacific Air, Ryan Marshall Lawhon founded Mating Ritual in 2014 when his brother Taylor decided to go back to school. Though initially a solo project, Mating Ritual became increasingly more collaborative leading up to his debut album, 2017’s How You Gonna Stop It?, released on Ryan’s own label, Smooth Jaws. Working heavily with other LA songwriters and artists, including ascending pop singer Lizzy Land, the brothers realized they missed creating music as a duo and immediately began work on Mating Ritual’s forthcoming sophomore album, Light Myself On Fire.
Blending Taylor’s love of 80’s synth pop with Ryan’s post punk infatuation, Light Myself On Fire is a darker, grittier record that shows the brothers refining their individual talents to form a much grander and more unified statement. Written entirely after midnight (with the exception of one noticeably sunny tune), these 9 songs talk about maturation and commitment. “Committing to anything long term can be difficult,” says Ryan “Boredom and complacency set in, and while change can be a good thing, using it as a crutch will just bring you back to the same place, feeling emptier than before. This album is about learning that the grass is not always greener, that the next fleeting dopamine rush won’t solve everything. In a weird way, I think this my better-late-than-never coming of age record.”
Electric plus electronic dance rock performed by your friends Bryan Todd, Ro Romero, Emily Sully and Mike McDonald.
From a glittering glass desert to a brilliant neon oasis.