Monday Night Residency with Cotillon

Cotillon

" this is really power-pop like it's supposed to be — hooky, raw and cheerfully bitter beneath the cuteness, just like Alex Chilton used to make. A Corso lyric such as "I don't have much, but I have a true heart" may sound like something Jonathan Richman would sing very sincerely, but Cotillon's recent Votive Flower EP is soaked in plenty of sarcasm, too. Corso's got a voice somewhere between Daniel Johnston and The Only Ones' super-sneerer Peter Perrett. In songs like "I Wanna Move to Paris" or "Dream Girl/Infection Suite," he pours a bottle of drain cleaner into the human heart: "You gave me an infection, just like you meant to," goes one opening line. That's not love, but it sounds true nonetheless. Chris Ziegler (LA Weekly) "

The Dead Ships

The Dead Ships | Electric Ahab
Electric Ahab is the first full-length record by Los Angeles garage rock band The Dead Ships — the duo the LA Times calls “a bluesy wrecking ball.” In this album the two men’s powerful, stripped down chords and catchy, pop-inflected hooks feel like a more mature iteration of what has drawn the ears of critics across the country: the melodic reconnection of garage roc
k with its soulful R&B roots. And true to the garage rock ethos, the band used vintage analog gear to record the tracks over one weekend, in two takes to 2”-tape. Electric Ahab is available now on Bandcamp.com and iTunes.

It was during graveyard shift smoke breaks at a t.v. post-production house in LA where guitarist/vocalist Devlin McCluskey and drummer Christopher Spindelilus discovered their shared musical interests and decided to play together. They transformed Devlin’s singer/songwriter style into a sound uniquely their own—developing the crisp, pop and blues inflected garage rock songs found on their eponymous demo EP (2011.)

The blitz of packed shows and media attention following their demo EP release came swiftly: the duo went on to play sold-out events at legendary LA venues The Echo, The Troubadour and The Echoplex with King Khan, Anthony Greene, Kevin Devine, Girl in a Coma — all while garnering blown-away reviews from the LA Times, Buzzbands.LA and OC Weekly, with the latter calling their live shows “visceral and primal”.
The Dead Ships ended their first year with a month’s residency at Central in Santa Monica, CA followed by their first US Tour in support of their 7” vinyl release, where they were officially selected for 2011’s CMJ Music Marathon. In addition to having released their new record, 2012 found the duo nominated as "Best New Emerging Artist, LA" by Deli Magazine and heading to Austin, TX for their first SXSW.

Brown and Blue

Brown and Blue has existed in many forms over many years. It began in 2006 as the solo project of singer/songwriter Danny Nogueiras. Over the years it has taken shape in many different ways with many different friends before finding just the right mix of people to create something truly special. The band (now consisting of Danny Nogueiras, Ricky and Ray Cruces, Bert White, and Anthony Pausic) draws from classic Americana sounds and composition, fusing it with a more modern sometimes even emo sentiment to create something just as akin to Big Star or The Band as it is to Bright Eyes or Wilco. Their latest EP 'A Warmer Climate' was released in the summer of 2012 and received a solid critical and fan response. Brown and Blue are currently in the studio recording a new single to be out this summer and a new record they hope to have out later this year.

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Monday Night Residency with Cotillon with The Dead Ships, Brown and Blue, Knesset

Monday, August 26 · 8:30 PM at Echoplex