Hunnypot Live w. STEPHAN PINE (DISNEY/ABC MUSIC, GUEST INTERVIEW/DJ SET) + THE TREMOLO BEER GUT + RILAN + MIRANDA GLORY + MIKE MARTINEZ
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
STEPHAN PINE (DISNEY/ABC TELEVISION GROUP MUSIC, GUEST INTERVIEW/DJ SET)
Guest DJ Stephan Pine moved out from Ohio a decade ago and is living the LA dream. Working within the ABC Music Dept under the mentor-ship of the great Dawn Solar, Stephan has learned the ins and outs of music supervision, clearance and licensing. And being a guitar player he loves ROCK!
Stephan is supervising several popular Netflix originals from the Marvel universe, Jessica Jones and The Punisher. BIG SHOWS! Come on out for the hang and congratulate Stephan on being an official newlywed!
The Tremolo Beer Gut
They are here to put the URF! back in surf! They love tremolo, they love beer and they've got guts! The Tremolo Beer Gut is the premier retro-surf-rock band on the planet. Their records explodes with original yet classic compositions, recorded boldly in mono, dual stereo and whichever way the band damn well pleases. Live the band kicks some serious butt. Always a dangerous, sexy encounter with tons of smoke from their industrial strength smoke machine. The TBG are cool, sexy, evil (good evil, not bad evil) and drunk! Old school style!
On the surf and garage rock scene TBG has made a quite name for themselves after 3 amazing album releases and tons of shows all over the world – from USA to Russia and back. They opened the 60.000 capacity main stage of the Roskilde Festival in 2000 with added male choir, mandolinplayers, thermins and organ, but for maximum enjoyment catch the band at a sweaty, packed club. Grab a tall drink and your main squeeze and that's the most fun you can have outside of a double bed. Yessiree – The Tremolo Beer Gut is IT.
The Tremolo Beer Gut plays old school surf & western, a genre they've thought up themselves, which draws inspirations from the ultracool rough twangy guitar sound of 50s’ and 60s’ surf as well as the great film music of Mancini, Barry and Moricone. The songs are short and instrumental (apart from occasional shouting and carrying on). Almost all the material is original but the Beer Guts also play surf versions of songs from Kraftwerk, Sonic Youth, Beta Satan and more.
Old school is the key words for The TBG. They were the first band to release a MONO album in the new millenium when they released their second album in 2000. The band loves the old exotic ground breaking productions of Phil Spector, Brian Wilson, Joe Meek (and many others) much more than the clean, dry hi-fi stereo of today. And deep in our hearts: Don't we all?
As the intelligent music fan will notice the artwork for all the TBG releases are more or less the same. Under the motto: ”don’t fix it if it ain’t broke” they decided that their first 7-inch was so beautiful that they only changed the colours for their subsequent releases.
After The Raveonettes took off in 2003, Sune had less time to play with TBG and therefore their producer and sound-engineer gradually took over the lead guitar as they have toured Scandinavia and Germany in recent years. Today The Great Nalna is a full-time member of the band and Sune concentrates on The Raveonettes. With this improved line-up The Tremolo Beer Gut are in excellent combat condition. They will release their 4th full length album "Under the Covers With The Tremolo Beer Gut" in October 2011. An all covers album with TBG instant classic versions of among others Tom Waits, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Sonic Youth, Duane Eddy, Portishead (actually Lalo Schifrin) etc. Going on the road this fall and winter the band will play sets lined with these ”new” songs and all that good old Tremolo material. Not to be missed!
Twenty one-year-old singer, songwriter, and dancer Rilan is a study in contradiction. The independent artist, who first appeared on the scene with his 2015 EP Chemical, is a charismatic looker who describes himself as a “freak” and a “weirdo.” Because he dressed like an emo kid and wore makeup to his preppy high school in New Orleans, his classmates assumed he was a troublemaker, when he was actually a straight-A student who never disobeyed his parents. He’s a former musical theater kid who loves ’70s glam rock and ’80s synth-pop. He’s chatty and warm in person but insists he has no social life and few friends. “I don't connect with people easily,” he says. “I like to sit back and observe, and report on how I’m feeling through my music.”
Rilan’s songs are an object lesson in not judging someone or something by its appearance. “It drives me crazy,” he says. “It’s probably why I got bullied in high school. I would get in fights with people who made fun of kids for wearing what they wanted. I don't want to be normal. Normal is boring and pointless. I find beauty in mystery and obscurity.”
In Rilan’s music, dark, sad emotions are dressed up in glossy dance-pop packages, like the house-influenced single “Blindfolds,” featuring Naz Tokio, which is about being rejected by someone you love and not being able to let go. On the surface, bouncy electro-pop tune “Not Sorry” appears to be about a one-night stand. “But if you dig deeper the song is really about me and how I deal with the world,” Rilan says. “That I’ve got nothing left to lose by pursuing music and I need to be unapologetic in how I present myself to people. It’s kind of my own personal anthem: I’m not sorry about doing this because I believe in myself. So it’s about not being afraid to be yourself.”
Rilan’s music — which he describes as “a gothic dance party, because it’s fun on the surface, but its heart is black as coal” — is indeed unapologetic. “It comes from this angry, guttural place,” he says, “I'm terrible talking about how I feel, but if you just listen to the lyrics, they’re kind of this empowering vessel that lets me show the world who I am.”
The New Orleans native has been expressing himself through performance since he was a child. Rilan got his start at age five doing theater, then took his first dance class at age 11, going on to study ballet, jazz, tap, and modern dance. “I had all this anxiety built up inside of me and I could channel it into moving my body,” he says. At 14, tired of being told he was “singing it wrong” by musical theater directors, Rilan began writing songs. “They were about running away and breaking social norms,” he says of his earliest compositions. “I wrote about a guy wearing makeup. It was me. I was like, ‘This is my commentary on your society.’ I was thinking about how these preppy kids from my school were getting drunk on the weekends but would come to school looking all country club. I looked like I was going to kill the neighbor's cat and sacrifice him to Satan, when in reality, I came home, did my homework, then went upstairs and played piano for hours. That’s how I escaped from human interaction.”
Growing up in what he describes as a “big, traditional, Italian, Catholic family,” Rilan was the black sheep. “All my older cousins played sports,” he says. “Even the girls in my family were athletic.” His parents were very protective of him, as well as indulgent. “I think because my parents were so happy they finally had a child that they just said, ‘Do whatever you want.’” Rilan says. When Rilan was 10, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and his family was displaced to Houston for six months. “You could go back to the city, but there was no infrastructure,” he says. “The power was out and it was kind of a ghost town. I had never lived anywhere else, so it was very hard. Houston felt sterile, there wasn’t enough weird, creepy stuff everywhere. New Orleans is the most haunted city in the continental U.S., which probably explains why I’m dark as fuck,” he says with a laugh.
With Rilan disconnected from his hometown, music became his closest friend. He gravitated toward gender-bending artists like Prince, Adam Ant, Boy George, Freddie Mercury, and David Bowie. “Bowie’s whole career was like an allegory for how you can see your potential if you are limitless and don’t confine yourself to a box,” Rilan says. He also fell in love with powerful, rule-breaking female artists like Lady Gaga and Madonna, whose songs he would sing while dancing on the coffee table as a kid.
At 14, Rilan began to look for producers in New Orleans to work with, to no avail, so he pursued his dance career, going to conventions and traveling to L.A. to audition. Then two years ago, he hooked up with Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Damien Lewis (Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyoncé) and the two began writing songs together. One of their first efforts, the twisted love song “Chemical” became Rilan’s debut single. The visually sumptuous video for the title track, directed by Ethan Lader, has racked up more than 2.2 million views on YouTube. “That song set the tone for everything we did after that point,” Rilan says. Rilan moved to Los Angeles in early 2014 and has since worked with such top producers as Dallas Austin (Michael Jackson, Madonna, Lady Gaga) and Justin Warfield (She Wants Revenge, Depeche Mode). He’s also performed multiple shows around the city, and last year, was cast as a Warbler in the final season of Glee.
Despite his many talents, it’s music that remains Rilan’s focus and his vision is crystal clear. “There isn’t this kind of androgynous male artist who's doing something weird and strange but still making tangible pop music,” he says. “I want to do that. And I want it to be very visual. I’m not just going to sit on a stool and strum a guitar. I want to make pop music that is freakshow-esque but done in a tasteful way.” And how does he hope people will feel when they hear his music? “Understood,” he says. “I want to be a voice for people who feel like there’s no one to talk to. I want them to feel lifted up by my music. I want them to know that it’s okay to be weird. I'm gonna wear crazy things and I want everyone to feel comfortable wearing crazy things and expressing themselves in any way that they can.”
Miranda Glory is an LA based singer/songwriter. A graduate of the Professional Performing Arts School in NYC, whose halls have been graced by the likes Alicia Keys and Britney Spears, Miranda Glory headed to Boston after high school to the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where she earned her degree in early 2016. She scored her first major solo success when she was selected to record a vinyl LP in Valencia, Spain, under Berklee’s label. Miranda continued to write and record, and began to release her music independently online. In late 2016, she was discovered and selected to the exclusive Neverland Songwriting Retreat in Costa Rica, which heralded her arrival as a songwriter. After that, she went bicoastal, ferrying back and forth from New York to Los Angeles to write with established songwriters and producers, including Autumn Rowe (Fifth Harmony, Cher Lloyd), Sheppard Solomon (Enrique Iglesias, Britney Spears), Zac Poor (Tori Kelly, MNEK), David Brook (Eminem, Charlie Puth), The Fliptones (Jason Derulo, Flo Rida), and others.
Last year, Miranda released her debut singles “Blue Eyes feat. Matty Owens” & “Take” on iconic NYC-based label Tommy Boy Entertainment, gaining attention from prominent streaming playlists and blogs. Of the vibey Alt Pop/R&B “Take,” the music blog Gems and Secrets wrote that its “a slow jam that’s perfect for getting yourself in the mood.”
In late 2017, Miranda signed a worldwide deal with Selected/Sony Music Germany & Ultra Music US for her single “Instant Gratification” released on December 15th, while simultaneously co-writing and featuring on RYNX’s single “Want You”, which has amassed over 10 million streams across platforms.
2018 was off to a great start, as Miranda collaborated with established European Artist & DJ Tujamo on the single “Body Language (feat. Miranda Glory & Haris)” released on Spinnin’ Records in March, which can be heard all over clubs worldwide. Next came a collaboration with one of the world’s top DJ’s, R3HAB, & Noah Neiman for the single “We Do (feat. Miranda Glory)” which debuted on 25 of Spotify’s New Music Fridays worldwide, released in April. Most recently, Miranda released her single "Stain" with Colin Chase & Gill Chang on KnightVision Records.
Miranda continues to write & record in the studio and is currently gearing up to release her next single “Hypochondriac” this Summer, as well as an EP set to release later this year.
Mike Martinez is a pop Singer/Songwriter originally from St. Louis, Missouri. Now currently living in Los Angeles, CA. He has toured all over the country performing his original music and continues to amaze any crowd with his upbeat mainstream sound as well as his stripped-down, solo acoustic sets.
Mike recently released his latest single called "On My Own" featuring platinum recording artist The Ready Set.
DJ Hot Tub Johnnie
HOT TUB JOHNNIE aka John Anderson, Hunnypot Unlimited/Hunnypot Radio, Music Publisher, Film/TV/Ad Placement, Supervisor Consultant, Hunnypot Live Events Host, DJ HOT TUB. HOTTUB JOHNNIE plays Party Music for Party People, all genres!
Hunnypot Dance Party
7:00PM - HOT TUB JOHNNIE (DJ SET)
7:30PM - STEPHAN PINE (DISNEY/ABC TELEVISION GROUP MUSIC, GUEST INTERVIEW/DJ SET)
8:45PM - THE TREMOLO BEER GUT
9:30PM - RILAN
10:15PM - MIRANDA GLORY
11:00PM - MIKE MARTINEZ
11:45PM - HUNNYPOT DANCE PARTY