Ruby Haunt - Monday Night Residency
Water Slice, runnner
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Childhood friends, Ruby Haunt (fka Haunt) is an american musical project conceived by Wyatt Ininns and Victor Pakpour sometime in 2015. The duo wrote their first three EPs while in school via opposite ends of the west coast (Los Angeles and Portland), exchanging musical ideas over email. In this time they received support from Nowness, Track + Field Records, C-Heads Magazine, and various tastemaking YouTube channels for their unique songwriting and self-produced music videos.
In 2016 the boys saw a move to L.A. where they wrote their debut LP ‘Sugar’, their first written together in a small ocean front house in Laguna Beach, California. ‘Sugar’ was self-released in October 2016, featuring collaborations with the renowned photographer Henrik Purienne, and film duo Wissa for their Roberto Cavali campaign in Vogue Italia.
2018 sees the duo busy at work on their next album and a live show that will tour towards the end of the year.
RUNNNER, the Los Angeles-based band, has quickly become of the best kept secrets in their music scene today. Helmed by Noah Weinman and Nate Lichtenberger, the band fuses electronic and experimental elements into their ragged, heart-on-your-sleeve folk-rock. A sound they somewhat facetiously refer to as “Bandcamp songs for Soundcloud kids.”
“We start with these honest, bedroom-folksy songs,” Weinman said. “Then we just start adding like 808’s and weird found-sounds and pretty soon it’s something totally new and exciting.”
Their debut album, Awash, has crept its way through the city’s DIY-scene. Tracks like “Monochrome” and “Urgent Care” have won over fans for their wry and sometimes devastating takes on break-ups, loneliness, grilled chicken, and minor medical procedures. The album’s title track, “Awash,” exemplifies the way the band blends ambient textures into their emotional folk songs. Starting with a sampled trumpet and layered harmonies before launching into a soaring guitar solo and crushed electronic drums.
Filling out the rest of the band with Rosie Tucker on bass, Evan Rasch on guitar, Dan Rasch on keys, and a rotating cast of horn players, their expressive live shows have garnered a passionate fan base. Playing at some of LA’s hottest venues and supporting indie stars such as Half Waif, Girl Pool, Yoke Lore, Arms Akimbo, and Field Medic - the band is quickly staking their turf on the LA scene with sights set nationally.
$5 (Proceeds to benefit Inner-City Arts)
Proceeds to benefit Inner-City Arts
Providing access to the arts and the endless possibilities they offer, Inner-City Arts is an investment in the youth of Los Angeles. Creating a bridge between the studio and the classroom, Inner-City Arts' unique approach to arts education measurably improves academic and personal outcomes for children and youth, including those students with Limited English Proficiency who are at risk of academic failure.