The Happy Hollows Release Show for "Amethyst," Nightmare Air, George Glass, Son of Stan, DJ Michael Feerick (Amusement Parks on Fire)

The Happy Hollows

In the past year, Sarah Negahdari, the singer, guitarist, and chief songwriter of Los Angeles art-rock trio The Happy Hollows, has caused quite a commotion in the music world. Wired Magazine called her "one of the coolest women in rock," Pitchfork wrote that her voice "commands attention on both the stompers and serenades," and The Huffington Post branded her a "rock goddess." Sarah lived in NYC from 2003-2006 after which she moved to Los Angeles - needless to say we're looking forward to her homecoming! The Happy Hollows' debut album, Spells, is out now and the energetic trio is currently on tour with the almighty Besnard Lakes.

Nightmare Air

Huge and relentlessly propulsive rock from start to finish." —Ben Raynor, Toronto Star

NIGHTMARE AIR is a rock band from Los Angeles, California, fronted by the dynastic duo of Dave Dupuis (guitar, vocals) and Swaan Miller (bass, vocals).

As Nightmare Air, Dupuis, a veteran of L.A. shoegazers Film School (Beggars Banquet) and Miller, whose stark early-2000s acoustic album on Important Records melted hearts and faces everywhere, meticulously layer boy-girl harmonies, psych noise loops, fuzz-ripped bass and howling rock power into a fresh, upbeat sound all their own. With Detroit-raised heavy hitter Jimmy Lucido on drums, Nightmare Air put on a live show that's earned them heaps of praise at home — "possibly L.A.'s loudest band" (Scott McDonald, Surfing on Steam) — and across the pond — "awesomely epic layered sounds" (ArtRocker magazine, U.K.).

In their many combined years of touring, these road veterans have supported heavyweights from Smashing Pumpkins to The Jesus and Mary Chain, Swervedriver to TV on the Radio. In 2010, Nightmare Air toured North America on the heels of their debut EP — headlining four nights of Toronto’s Canadian Music Week, earning spins on the BBC and holding Top 10 status on college and indie radio. Recently, Nightmare Air opened for Sonic Youth legend Lee Ranaldo, and The Cult at their SXSW 2012 showcase.

Nightmare Air have just completed their debut studio full-length due out March 2013 on Saint Marie Records. The record was mixed by Dave Schiffman (Nine Inch Nails, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Mars Volta) with mastering by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Sonic Youth, The White Stripes, Metalica). The album, still untitled and as-yet-unreleased, has already gotten its first kick of momentum — landing the track "Escape" on Under the Radar's spring sampler and Filter magazine's "Discovering the Undiscovered"

The band is now gaining great momentum after just finishing their first major world tour.

George Glass

Son of Stan

Son of Stan is the solo project and band of songwriter Jordan Richardson (Drummer for Ben Harper, Ringo Starr). The creative debut album is set for release in 2013 and was produced by Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) and shocases a unique, psychedelic style that Richardson calls "Divorce Pop".

The sound of his forthcoming album, due for release in 2013, though hard to pinpoint, range in influence from the darker side of 80's pop such as Joe Jackson, Phil Collins, R. Stevie Moore, (and even Hall and Oates) to more, even heavier, stonier psychedelic nods.

Richardson told Dallas based blog Central Track: "It's a little difficult to describe the sound of it, but there is a definite aesthetic goal in mind with the record. There are a lot of songs from my childhood in the mid 80's that when I hear now they give me a totally unsettling feeling (songs I refer to as "divorce pop", though my parents remain happily married) and remind me of the pains of being dragged around by my mom on hot Saturday afternoons in 1989, to a weird strip mall women's clothing store called 'Show Off Fashion'. I want to make songs that convey that feeling and mood. "North Texas Unsettling Childhood Memory Pop". or maybe "Divorce Pop". The song "Corsica" is definitely about that, I think. Both sonically and in subject matter... I dunno. Its weird and you can dance to it, but I hope it makes you feel a little funny.

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The Happy Hollows Release Show for "Amethyst," Nightmare Air, George Glass, Son of Stan, DJ Michael Feerick (Amusement Parks on Fire)

Wednesday, July 24 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Satellite