Troubadour & K'Noup Presents:
Yard Of Blondes, Cab Ellis, Chasing Desolation, The Astronots
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
David Ayscue is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter and recent graduate of the University of Southern California. His songs describe the loves, characters, anxieties and adventures that have colored his journey thus far with a poetic vividness that takes much inspiration from the early works of Bruce Springsteen. Other musical influences include artists like The Avett Brothers, and the Dave Matthews Band.
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, he was exposed to a multitude of cross-genre music by surfing through the local radio stations on long drives to and from school--everything from classic rock to folk to local Bay Area rap. His musical career developed in high school, where he began playing in open mic nights and student concerts, and in 11th grade he put pen to paper and discovered his newfound love for songwriting.
Ayscue’s debut album Southwood Waltz features eight songs that detail a man at the crossroads of youth and adulthood. ‘New York’ features soothing vocals that sweep across gentle acoustic guitar melodies. Its minimalistic arrangement allows the sincerity of the song to shine through, while his lyrics spruce up the sometimes gritty reality of the city with a dreamlike charm. ‘Back In My Day’ narrates Ayscue’s childhood in Marin County, CA. "It's about feeling stuck as an adult… looking for something to grasp onto, and thinking back to a time when everything was so vivid and in-the-moment.” The hauntingly beautiful ‘Where We Land’ begins as a stripped down, guitar/vocal pairing, then develops into a Mumford-and-Sons style, 4-on-the-floor anthem with a horn section to boot.
Having garnered both critical acclaim from such publications as Earmilk, David Ayscue is fast becoming a buzzing artist in the Los Angeles music scene. His debut album Southwood Waltz is currently available worldwide.
Yard Of Blondes
Yard Of Blondes started as a French duet who relocated to the US in 2010.
Vincent & Fanny got lost in the California desert to start a new life.
There they were first highlighted by the Hi-Desert local scene and appeared as guests on the compilation "Highway 62 Love Songs" featuring internationally renowned artists Eric Burdon (The Animals) and Victoria Williams.
After a long series of concerts at some of the greatest venues in Los Angeles (Whisky A GoGo, The Viper Room, The Bootleg, The Montalban Theatre, The Crest,...), Rodney Bingenheimer, the legendary KROQ DJ began playing their title track Murderology in 2013. He was subsequently imitated by more than 100 international radio station.
On December 1 of 2014, Yard Of Blondes started to get more and more famous in France. This was due to the national broadcast of the one-hour documentary, “Joshua Trip”. The film is a road trip with Vincent & Fanny as hosts, a journey where they perform and write a song (Born Again) during some desert sessions.
In 2016, Yard Of Blondes was featured on the compilation « I love you all the time » along with Eagles Of Death Metal, Florence & The Machine, Kings Of Leon, Jimmy Eat World and many more. All the proceeds were given to the victims of the Paris attacks.
Yard of Blondes just recorded their first full-length album « Feed the Moon ». The record was produced by Billy Graziadei (founder member of Biohazard) in Los Angeles at Firewater Studios, mixed by Michael Patterson (Nine Inch Nails, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Beck) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More).
Cab Ellis reminds you why your favorite music was made by bands, combining the power and spirit of rock & roll with the lyricism of hip-hop. Since their inception last summer, they've performed as part of NPR's Tiny Desk Contest On The Road and opened for fellow hip-hop artist, Watsky, as well as headlining shows around Los Angeles. Having honed their sound in live settings, they've entered the studio to begin recording their debut album "Nighttime OCD", due out in December.
In an age where rock music is no longer the top genre and attention spans are shorter than ever, a band must go above and beyond to ensure they stand out from the rest of the noise. That is precisely what Chasing Desolation has been striving for since day one.
The group was formed in 2005 by guitarist Jimmy Strimpel before he even reached high school. Seth Perez joined as the drummer, and eventually transitioned to the role of lead vocalist. The band then took a hiatus to pursue other projects and their education. After reuniting in 2016, they added bassist Austin Dunn and the band relocated to Los Angeles. It was there that they found the final addition to the roster: drummer Mike Mayhem.
Chasing Desolation delivers a powerful mix of heavy rock blended with the band's eclectic mix of influences. They seamlessly transition from in-your-face double-kick laden metal riffs to nuanced, harmony-rich melodic sections that are both catchy and intoxicating. The band delivers a high-energy live set that is sure to win over anyone in the crowd from the moment they step on the stage.
The band has recently been gaining serious momentum. The band's track "The Human Disease" was featured on 95.5 KLOS, one of Los Angeles' premier rock radio stations. In September, the band released a new track and music video, entitled "Night Things".
Stay tuned for many more exciting updates!
The Astronots are an American rock’n’roll outfit, spearheaded by its founding members, Niko Giaimo (Vocals/Guitar) and Allee Futterer (Vocals/Bass). The two are established musicians in their own right. Futterer has had years of cutting her musical teeth, backing some of the biggest names in the Los Angeles music scene, while Giaimo was an integral member of the scoring team behind productions such as Dexter and Dishonored II. The two come together on The Astronots, combining elements of their quintessential Los Angeles upbringing, classic rock, and west-coast cool. Now completed by guitarist Eddie Campbell, the group continues to wow audiences across the nation.
Inspired by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Alabama Shakes and Kings of Leon, the trio have crafted an EP oozing with gritty guitars, explosive percussion and raw energy. The highly anticipated Cotati is brought to life through its organic instrumentation and authentic lyricism. “We really wanted to capture something honest. The songs cover a variety of issues.. school/public mass shootings, anxiety, drinking, love, pain, passion, cheating.. I think we managed to create individual genuine stories in each song. I think the theme would be honest perspective on many of life’s challenges”, they reveal.
Leading single ‘Settle Down’ narrates the feeling of anxiety and being trapped inside yourself. Featuring resonating guitars, throbbing basslines and eerie layered vocals the track truly packs a punch. ‘El Dorado’ further showcases the band’s signature sound of rawkus rock’n’roll with vibrating soundscapes and raspy vocals.
The Astronots palpable garage sound has lent itself to placements on film and TV, as well as curated playlists and blogs. The Astronots song, ‘Black Milk’ from their 2017 E.P Strange Terrain was featured on the CBS hit television show Life in Pieces. While their song ‘Begging for More’ was placed in Andrew Garfield’s 2018 feature film, Under The Silver Lake. The Astronots propel into 2019 with the highly anticipated release of Cotati.
adv tix $12.00 / day of show tix $18.00