The Satellite Presents
The Herbert Bail Orchestra, ZOOLUXX, Professor Colombo, Blackwater Jukebox, & Vinyl Deejay DISCO9000
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Herbert Bail Orchestra
Five years can be an eternity in the music business. Yet for The Herbert Bail Orchestra’s Anthony Frattolillo, whose songs often confront the illusory nature of time, a rushed follow-up to his collective’s acclaimed 2013 debut, The Future’s In The Past, was never in the cards.
2013’s The Future’s In The Past saw the band praised at LA Weekly, Nowness, The Huffington Post and more. But with the new record, Frattolillo was interested in confounding the expectations of anyone who might try to classify his group based on their earlier sound. “Devotchka and Gogol Bordello were really popular at the time, and because we had an accordion and a trumpet, we got swept up in that whole gypsy-folk thing,” he says. “All the cool kids in Echo Park and the venue bookers were like, ‘Oh shit, it’s a gypsy folk band from L.A.—all they need is a bottle of whiskey and a good time will happen!’ and that’s what was written about us. But I always tried to get away from that because it felt limiting. It wasn’t a true reflection of our ethos.”
Like Pink Floyd before them, there is no Herbert Bail in the Herbert Bail Orchestra—the group’s moniker is actually an homage to a whimsical figure in Frattolillo’s life. “Herbert Bail was my grandfather’s real name,” he says, “though I grew up knowing him as Grandpa Jack. At the end of his life, we found out he was born by another name, and had another wife and a whole other family we never knew about. So the name Herbert Bail Orchestra is an homage to this idea that we all lead many lives and there are no single truths.”
Herbert Bail Orchestra’s new set of songs also broadens the collective’s sonic palette, instrumentation-wise, and—as befitting an album inspired in part by Frattolillo’s travels across America—has a distinct heartland sound. “I wanted to make the great American album,” he says. “On the song ‘Chains,’ which is a look at the modern state of America, I was going for something like Springsteen’s ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ And we used a lot classic American folk instruments this time, like singing saw and banjo.”
That’s not to say History’s Made At Night completely eschews the more exotic sounds of the band’s debut—songs like “Gavrilo” and “Radio Tower” instantly recall the Balkan-influenced vibes of The Future’s In The Past. But tracks like “Hometown Honey” and “Hold Your Own” build from quiet, acoustic opens into stirring, Americana anthems. And Frattolillo is charismatic enough as a performer to produce riveting results on “Shine” with only the barest accompaniment.
Released independently in March of 2018, “Professor Colombo II” realizes a vision that incorporates the styles of many classic artists from the 1960s & ‘70s, but also utilizes a fresh & unique artistic perspective. From the head banging hard rock of ‘Can’t Let You Go’ to the funky, grooving country of ‘Do It For The Dog’, the album is a showcase for this quartet’s ability to take on various styles and be equally at home in all of them.
Formed in Huntington Beach, California in the fall of 2015 by singer, songwriter and guitarist Eric Roebuck, the band initially took shape with the core membership of Adam Ditt on bass guitar & Henry James on lead guitar. After the release of a self-titled debut album, the band had a revolving door of other members – including a lineup that had Henry playing drums –but they were able to make quick progress, playing to packed clubs in Orange County, Los Angeles, and opening for Iron Butterfly. In late 2016, drummer Mike Trout returned to California from studies abroad and solidified the line up, injecting a fresh, powerful energy into their live show. Professor Colombo went on the road for a tour of the southwestern United States in the summer of 2017, and a few months later began recording their second album. The band members mutually aspired to have recordings that were up to par with the fiery live performances that they were quickly gaining a reputation for. In March of 2018, a wild spectacle of an album release party was put together at the Wayfarer in Costa Mesa, which wound up being a sold out show. Now Professor Colombo enters the next phase of their career, filled with the ambitious energy of a new album and a virtuosic lineup.
Blackwater Jukebox is a circus of LA musicians who have combined their love of roots music with a modern flair and taste for adventure, transforming traditional music into a savage new beast – darker and more danceable.
Zooluxx music, like its members, is raw, passionate, and timeless. Comprised of three Los Angeles natives and a transplant from El Salvador, the band is a local fixture in the underground music scene performing their signature “hoodoo boogaloo” in tightly packed venues across the city. Notorious for turning any show into a dance party, the band thrives on the musical freedom their heavy funk inspires. Creative, memorable, and unrelenting, their stage presence and original repertoire connects with audiences regardless of age or musical taste. Their debut single “Finally Be”, produced by Karl Denson, is set to release digitally on August 23rd with a limited edition vinyl release to follow... Zooluxx music will ‘finally be’ available worldwide and the band couldn’t be more excited to share their art and soul.
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