9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
This event is all ages
As one grows into adulthood, remaining steadfastly single-minded about one's pursuits gets increasingly difficult. The musician becomes a band mate navigating the creative energies of those around them. He becomes a boyfriend, a husband, a businessman. She becomes a lover, a mother, a practitioner of her art. Life becomes multifarious, and the pressure to not let the disparate threads of a chaotic life unravel can cause strain on any relationship. With his new album Minnesota, Mason Jennings crafts a collage of love trying to survive the transition into being a grown-up in a complex world.
Minnesota finds Mason Jennings more at home than ever: More at home in his adopted state and more at home with the integration of the self that is required to live an artistic life while enjoying the community of his friends and loved ones.
Hailing from Chicago but now settled in the Los Angeles landscape, Haroula Rose's newly released debut album "These Open Roads" has garnered well-deserved acclaim in her adopted city. She has spent much of her recent life on the move, including a stint abroad on a Fulbright grant that took her to Spain and beyond for nearly two years, and resulted in a lot of writing. Her EP from 2009 had the title track "Someday" featured in an episode of "How I Met Your Mother" and led to making a full album. The LP, recorded in Athens, Georgia with Andy Lemaster (REM, Bright Eyes, Azure Ray) producing is described as "music that's strongly written, with solid song structure amidst the elements of folk and at times, bluegrass" (LA Record). It was described by the LA Times as having a dreamy quality with a track that's "kissed with atmospherics that would give Tom Waits the shivers," and is altogether "highly textured, melodic, lovely, graceful. Rose picked the right company to realize this highly textured collection that explores a few different moods, though always at a tender remove."
Adv tix $20.00 / Day of Show $22.00