Robert Raimon Roy
Jack Davey, Jonwayne
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Robert Raimon Roy
Robert Raimon Roy, is a rapper, singer, writer, producer, painter, illustrator, and conceptual artist from Jacksonville, Florida.
His newest work, le tigre blanc, is an adventurous pop album that deforms and combines several epochs of American music, from funk's grunts and screams to new jack throw-backs to future trap and even gospel hymns; it is a meta-work of the Internet era, or as its creator poeticizes "a coming-of-age tale for the posthuman."
Roy developed his talents in the Florida hip-hop circuit where his first record Dollar Out Of 15 Cents and his kinetic performances earned him a local cult following. In 2009 his visionary video for "Fur In My Cap" became a web phenomenon, with hip-hop's illuminati unanimously endorsing it.
Enticing offers from multiple labels arrived, but none would grant complete creative control until a devoted supporter, Steve Aoki, offered him carte blanche for the next two albums at Dim Mak Records. There he evolved from MC Rob Roy on King Magician Warrior Lover into the genre-subverting artist of his full birth name, Robert Raimon Roy, for his third album le tigre blanc.
Jack Davey is at the forefront of a reaction against the over-produced pop artists of today, hearkening back to the raw, spirited rock n' roll of the Stooges, Lou Reed, and Led Zepplin. Her rise into the role of solo artist grew out of a period of artistic stagnation, coupled with the birth of her first child and the imperative to bring to light the new, raw sound playing in her head. The constantly evolving Davey, one half of hybrid hip hop duo J*DaVeY, recorded most of the tracks on her double-sided, digital EP L0-F! in odd moments in the makeshift studio her walk-in closet in Koreatown on a beaten up Apple laptop. Following the same artistic imperative, she picked up the skills necessary to express her dynamic vision, learning to play guitar so she could convey her intentions in a solo format, and going so far as to produce Side A of her EP. On Side A, what Jack describes as "shitty" electric guitar summons up kindred spirit Iggy Pop, and intertwined with it, her bluesy, confident voice declaring a new, stripped down incarnation of the artist herself and an era of straightforward rock.
The EP, which draws from such influences as Bessie Smith (a distant relative), Muddy Waters, and Howlin' Wolf showcases Jack's made-for-rock voice and songwriting. While Side A features Jack and her guitar, Side B includes further instrumentation and is produced by her boyfriend, Joey Strat of the Knux. The album is also a next logical step sonically for Jack, emerging from the fruitful, multi-genre collaboration with Brook D'Leau J*DaVeY. Whereas the duo had a sound laced with electronica, hip hop, and soul, their spiritual connection to such bands as Nirvana and David Bowie serves as a touchstone for loyal fans.
J*DaVeY's professional milestones most notably include opening for Prince, the Roots, Erykah Badu and Janelle Monet, as well as licensing music to CSI: NY and Nike Latin America. They were also featured as LA Weekly's Beautiful People cover story in 2011, celebrating their visual aesthetic. After the three-year J*DaVeY project which became New Designer Drug, an album originally to be released by Warner Bros. and ultimately distributed in the duo's typical DIY style, Jack's life changed rapidly from the frenetic recording and touring schedule to the new pace of motherhood. Spending her time listening to old records in the company of son Keane Tripper, Jack began to hear a sound previously unexplored by J*DaVeY, which she knew she would have to create herself in order to convey. She taught herself to play a Fender Strat and set about recording the tracks which would become the double EP L0-F!, abiding to the philosophy that "less is definitely more. In this day and age where everyone is so over the top to disguise the fact that they aren't really that interesting." Side A will be released October 2nd, with Side B following on November 6th, and a deluxe edition including both on December 18th.
With L0-F!, Jack Davey deftly metamorphoses into a female rock singer of no small consequence in a landscape devoid of significant peers. As Jack herself says: "There's no cap on who I am as an artist; I can only follow my inspiration."
So Cal native Jonwayne is an integral member of the LA beat scene's second generation whose music has been bouncing between the walls of Low End Theory for months.
Originally involved in the local underground music community as a spoken word artist and rapper, Jonwayne soon found himself at the Airliner on Wednesday evening for Low End Theory. After experiencing a mind-blowing night at the club, the young artist discovered new creative inspiration and started making music. A tape of his raw, sticky and blunted beats made their way into the hands of Daddy Kev, and soon Jonwayne's debut full-length album Bowser was born.
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