Half Moon Run
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
This event is all ages
Half Moon Run
Half Moon Run is vocalist/guitarist/drummer Devon Portielje, vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Conner Molander and keyboardist/vocalist/drummer Dylan Phillips. Together, the trio writes unique songs with complex arrangements -- fusing together restless elements of indie, rock and folk and combining rhythmic harmonies with delicate guitar lines and a hint of warm electronica. After seeing Half Moon Run’s incendiary live show in Montreal, Brooklyn Vegan described: “the Montreal trio match songwriting (and harmonies) of ‘60’s folk rock with the atmospherics of Radiohead… instantly impressed.” Half Moon Run has spent the past six months touring the world with the likes of Metric in North America, Patrick Watson in the UK and Europe, as well as playing festivals such as Iceland Airways and Inrocks Festival in Paris. Half Moon Run is currently preparing to release their album DARK EYES in the United States on Glassnote Records. Half Moon Run will make their return to US soil for the 2013 SXSW Music Festival in March. Full details on confirmed shows will be announced shortly.
MisterWives -- Mandy Lee (Vocals), Etienne Bowler (Drums), Will Hehir (Bass) -- began making music together in late 2012. Lee, the powerhouse vocalist, was born and raised in Queens and acts as the band's principal songwriter. She studied songwriting and opera at NYC's only specialized public high school for music and performing arts, laying a foundation for her incredible range and giving her the ability to explore a wide variety of vocal styles. Lee met Hehir through a mutual friend and shortly thereafter was introduced to Bowler, a Bronx native, while the two were working at restaurants a block away from one another in Manhattan. The three shared a mutual love for music and similar aesthetic sensibilities and banded together to form the core of MisterWives. When it came to time to round out the live band, Bowler brought old friends Jesse Blum (Keys/Trumpet/Accordion) and Marc Campbell (Guitar) on board.
They played their first show together in February of 2013 and signed to Photo Finish/Republic shortly after. Although a new band, their sound was focused and self-assured, quickly earning them a slew of blog love, including early nods from Pigeons and Planes, Earmilk, Neon Gold and more. In October, the band hit the road with Half Moon Run on their first national tour. The tour ended with a two triumphant sets at last year's CMJ before heading out for a six-week stint with American Authors & The Royal Concept. They released their debut EP "Reflections" this January and were featured as the first iTunes "Single of the Week" of 2014. The lead single "Reflections" now boasts over 2 million plays on Spotify as the band continue to tour in between writing and recording their much anticipated debut full length album.