Monday Night Residency with Torches

T O R C H E S are a rock outfit that have been hypnotizing and swooning the Los Angeles scene. Singer/guitarist Azad Cheikosman and bassist, Bridgette Moody formed this band with during what was a relationship. Azad and drummer, Eric Fabbro had been bashing away at their instruments in a hot and sweaty garage for about 4-5 years before she came in to lay down the root. The band previously consisted of five members, but went down to a more cohesive number of three. Bridgette learned how to play bass the same week that the band was set to play a show in Los Angeles back in 2010. Although she has left the band, Azad and Eric continue their journey, new bass player and all.

Their music has been aired on KROQ, KCRW, KPFK, KXLU and many stations all across the U.S. They have also been featured in BBC, LA Times, Filter Magazine, RCRD LBL, Buzz Bands LA etc. The band has played mostly every nook and cranny in packed L.A. venues and have shared the stage with bands such as Sea Wolf, Andrew W.K., and other great acts. They've toured throughout the US and played at SXSW and CMJ 2012. Torches have been fortunate enough to work with Local Natives' producer, Raymond Richards, David Newton (The Soft Pack, The Henry Clay People, Happy Hollows) and Mark Chalecki who has mastered records for some of today's most intriguing artists (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bright Eyes, Silversun Pickups, Liars, Sunn O))), Brian Jonestown Massacre). This trio is excited to put out records, pet as many animals as humanly possible, see the world, meet weird looking people, share experiences and much more.

Nightmare Air

"Nightmare Air's freakout-meets-space rock sounds like a Silversun Pickups vs. No Age street fight with Crystal Antlers refereeing."
- Kevin Bronson, Buzz Bands LA

"This lot conjure up the grungier side of Smashing Pumpkins but with a better record collection and taste... awesomely epic layered sounds... screaming vocals and catchy melodies."
- Artrocker Magazine, UK

"Bassist/vocalist Swaan Miller really brings out a fragile and approachable quality to these guitar-fueled, glam-coated anthems. If you're a fan of bands like 18th Dye and Serena Maneesh then Nightmare Air are all yours."
- Surfing on Steam

" Highland Park's Seasons really pile on the shimmering keyboards, fuzz-heavy guitars, saturated synths, loads of effects pedals and an occasional beating laptop, accordion or harmonica riffing in the background. Their sound is full and showy, building up to great heights then lilting low into soft, cuddly breakdowns."- Wendy Gilmartin (LA WEEKLY)

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Monday Night Residency with Torches with Nightmare Air, Seasons

Monday, May 20 · 8:30 PM at The Echo