Bad Suns, Cities, Dreamers Dose, Maudlin Strangers, Davis Fetter
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
This event is all ages
NIGHT RIOTS is setting the alternative underworld ablaze as swift and smartly as their brooding, melody rich and timeless songs have already endeared them to critics. The Southern California based band has a unique melodic sensibility -- delivering transcendent pop music that is both modern and timeless; as well as both sinister and romantic, with the downbeat flare of new wave, '80s movie soundtracks.
Frontman Travis Hawley spent five years in England before moving to a small coastal town with only one traffic light, where he met guitarists Nick Fotinakes and Matt DePauw, bassist Mikel Van Kranenburg and drummer Rico Rodriguez. Now heralded by Rolling Stone as one of the "Top 16 Unsigned Bands in North America," Night Riots are currently on tour with Young Rising Sons and have shared the stage with a diverse group of bands including Cage The Elephant, Walk The Moon, Meg Myers, OK Go, The Mowgli's, Wild Cub, Driver Friendly, Youngblood Hawke, The Front Bottoms, Angels & Airwaves and many more.
After the tremendous success of their debut EP, 'Young Lore,' and praise from the likes of Billboard, Earmilk, KCRW, MTV, FUSE, Huffington Post, KROQ, All Things Go, NYLON, AV Club and Filter, Night Riots show no signs of slowing down. Signed to Sumerian Records, Night Riots recently released 'Howl,' produced by Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Trash Talk, Waaves, Mars Volta). "Contagious," the EP's lead single, climbed the radio charts -- skyrocketing to #1 on SiriusXM's Alt Nation Alt 18 Countdown, and breaking into the Top 50 at Alt Radio.
Southern California rock band Bad Suns formed in 2012 and in the short time since inception, have managed to be musically beyond their years. Made up of Christo Bowman (vocals), Gavin Bennett (bass), Miles Morris (drums) and Ray Libby (guitar) the four piece ranges from ages 19-22 yet has a sound reminiscent of rock stalwarts from generations past. “I grew up with a lot of world music playing in the house. When I was 10, I started getting heavily interested in the guitar, and my dad began introducing me to his records from the 70’s and the 80’s. Initially Elvis Costello, then to The Clash, The Cure, and so on,” notes Chris. “All of these artists and bands had a big impact on me, at a young age, as far as song composition goes. “ Influences are apparent on the band’s upcoming EP Transpose, where angst-ridden riffs and ethereal yet charismatic vocals pay tribute to post-punk legends of the early 80’s. “ I started writing my first songs at that time,” Chris continues, “Though we can now reflect on that era of music, those artists were ahead of their time in a lot of ways. That’s what’s most inspiring.”
Transpose was recorded in the studio with producer Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk) and serves as a prelude to the band’s debut full-length slated for 2014. “The writing and recording process is always exciting, because it’s constantly changing and unique to each song. Inspiration comes and goes as it pleases, so a night when a song gets written is a very good night,” says Chris. Comprised of four tracks, Transpose flows effortlessly from start to finish showcasing the band’s stadium ready anthems and undeniably catchy hooks. “Music has the ability to evoke certain feelings in people, a way that not much else can. The pairing of words and sounds can be an extremely powerful tool, when done right. I think the ultimate goal for this band is to make music that causes people to really feel something.”
Aside from writing a record, Bad Suns’ 2013 was a busy one, complete with multiple CMJ showcases as well as sharing the stage with the likes of The 1975 and Vaccines with no signs of slowing down any time soon. Transpose will be released everywhere in the early months of 2014.
“One day I just decided to be a musician, and I never strayed away from that goal. Being in a band is the only thing I can do.”- Chris Bowman
Dreamers Dose are a young band from Los Angeles, California. They have been garnering attention with their neo-psychedelic rock sound. Their reputation is owed much to their energetic live shows. They are currently in the studio with acclaimed producer Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys) recording their full length debut. Their self-titled E. P. was released in July 2010.
Dreamers Dose are Andrew Stogel on lead vocals/rhythm guitar, Jesse Perlman on lead guitar, Levi Dylan on bass and Josh Conway on drums.
maud·lin/ˈmôdlin/ Adjective: foolishly tearful or sentimental, often through drunkenness.
LA-based alternative rock band
Formerly under the pseudonym of "Venus Infers", Davis wrote and released over 35 original songs. He has performed throughout America, touring with artists like Peter Murphy, Blondie, The B-52s, The Airborne Toxic Event, Local Natives, Chris Cornell, and at the SXSW Festival in 2010.
His original music has been featured on MTV, FX, Sky Network, and in various independent films. Four of his songs have had consistent airplay on LA's KROQ FM. Many other tracks have been featured on college radio stations across the U.S. and overseas. Davis starred in an episode of MTV's The Buried Life, where he performed live on television. Independently, Davis has sold over 12,000 downloads and over 5,000 records. Davis has been additionally featured in many notable publications including Spin Magazine and The Los Angeles Times, as well as popular music blogs.
Davis performs acoustically, or with his full backing band. Each of his songs comes to life in a unique way through his live shows.