LDYKLR, Holy Water Buffalo, Smolsky, Jeffsetter

Ladykiller is an alt-rock band based in Los Angeles, CA.  With influences like Paramore and Royal Blood to Lady Gaga, they really bring a unique sound to the table.  They’ve been rocking around southern California for a year, and are now in the studio preparing to release their first EP later this year.  Ladykiller is so excited for what’s in store for their future and are always growing and writing new music.  Their main focus is to create music that all walks of life can love, and of course to put on a show people won’t forget.  “We want to make music our fans can always turn to no matter the circumstances.  We want them to know and feel like they are so important to our process and what we do.

Holy Water Buffalo

2007. On the edge between late adolescence and early adulthood, HWB sprouted in the farming town of Heber, Utah. For the next ten years, the band played umpteen shows, taking their original rock’n’roll songs about love, loss and hope all over. Somehow exhausted by the intense snowy winters, they eventually decided to move to sunny SoCal, building a studio in their backyard, and making Hollywood their new home. At the moment, HWB is extremely busy working on new songs and playing around.

Matthew Smolsky, known professionally as “Smolsky” is a singer/songwriter, actor, model, and musician from Los Angeles, CA. Now living in New York, Smolsky has been on the rise in the music and theatre industry since the age of 15. During his time in The Big Apple, the multi-faceted performer has worked with artists and directors such as Ryan Scott Oliver (Lucile Lortel Award Nomination), Jeanine Tesori (Tony Award Winner), Lonny Price (Emmy Award, Tony Nomination), among others.

After seeing Ed Sheeran in concert (October 2012), Matthew fell head first into the art of songwriting. Being the son of two theatre majors, Smolsky has "performance in his blood" (The Magazine of Santa Clarita) and "is able to captivate an audience intensely" (KHTS Radio). With his innate performance ability and his ever-evolving mastership of songwriting, Smolsky’s music will make you want to sing your heart out with his rock anthems, dancing until your feet bleed with his uptempo sounds, and cry into an ice-cream pint with his beautifully heartbreaking ballads.

As a songwriter and musician, he has consulted and ghostwritten for bands and solo artist in both Los Angeles and New York City. One of his clients, Tehya Frank, a songwriter and journalist wrote on her blog The Ya Sister that “many people use music as their place to escape... and let go of the outside world, but Smolsky’s interpretation of music is different. His music enlightens the world on issues going on right now...as well as showing how he's a total romantic in his beautiful lyrics. He is the best songwriter I know." According to his peers and colleagues, Smolsky is one of the hardest working artists in the business. His latest record Sea Salt and Strawberries was self-written, self-orchestrated, and self-released on his personal label Crazy Bitch Records.

Today, Smolsky is studying at Pace University on his way to earning a BFA in Musical Theatre where he is working on a musical adaptation and touring his new record across the country.

$8.00 - $13.00

Tickets

  • 7:45 - Jeffsetter
  • 8:30 - Smolsky
  • 9:15 - Ladykiller
  • 10:20 - Holy Water Buffalo

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