Stateside Presents / fauxShow
HEAVENLY BEAT (John Pena of Beach Fossils), JARED ALAN, SEAN WATSON
717 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Formed at the tail-end of 2008 as a bedroom recording project, Small Black first made waves with their eponymous debut EP. Recorded in the attic of singer Josh Kolenik’s uncle’s remote Long Island beach-house/surfboard workshop, it served as an ideal introduction to the group with its pulsing patchwork synths and addictive, stay-gold hooks that seemed to unfurl themselves gradually over repeated listens. Slightly more immediate and polished than its predecessor, Small Black’s new album “New Chain” remains a continuation of this contrasting ethos – a delirious smudging of the lines between melancholy and nostalgia, tension and celebration, unabashed pop music and experimentation.
HEAVENLY BEAT (John Pena of Beach Fossils)
Heavenly Beat is the side project of Beach Fossils bassist John Pena. He began writing and performing under the moniker in late 2009, crafting dreamy electro-pop around his gentle vocals. The first Heavenly Beat release, the "Suday" single for Captured Tracks, arrived in 2011, followed by the "Faithless" single soon after. Pena began work on a Heavenly Beat album in 2012, resulting in "Talent", released that July.
He left Beach Fossils soon after to focus on Heavenly Beat full-time and began work on a second album. After scrapping the results of sessions that took place in a real studio, Pena retreated to his house to record. Prominence, which featured Pena playing all the instruments aside from a few keyboard parts done by Daniel Schlett and Christian Barsi, was released by Captured Tracks in October of 2013.
DJ/Producer/Spelling Bee Champion
“…the Valley's most sought-after DJs.” – AZ Central
DJ Sean Watson is considered to be one of the most high energy live performance DJs in Arizona, by both fans and peers. Fans voted him “Favorite DJ making his mark right now” in 2010, beating out all other DJ’s in; 944’s readers’ picks.
Most Friday & Saturday nights you can find DJ Sean Watson at his new residency at The Vig, in the upscale Arcadia district. Entitled, Mid Week Mix, He has entertained guests there with his up beat performances and surprise guests including Gin Blossoms, What Laura Says, and Courtney Marie Andrews. “They are more than DJs," general manager Pam Vincent said. "They are local personalities. Honestly, they're cool…” – AZ Central
In addition to his residency DJ Sean Watson hosts a couple of the hottest dance parties in the valley of the sun. Entitled, Cheap Thrills and Adult Swim, He has won two “Best of Phoenix” awards by The Phoenix New Times and has had the privilege to perform alongside both great DJ’s and bands alike. Including: Z-Trip, Adam Freeland, Soulwax (OMP), The Juan Maclean, Neon Indian & !!! to name a few.
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