FREE SHOW! A Tribute to Johnny Cash feat. Rocco DeLuca, Sierra Swan, Jordie Lane, Roecker's Melody, Geronimo Getty, Sunken Ships, Fairbanks, Prison Buddies & more TBA

Rocco DeLuca

"The echoes of Neil Young, Robert Plant, Jeff Buckley and Pearl Jam blend into something unique, especially when performed live." - Rolling Stone

"A passionate, muscular mix of swampy blues and stomping rock ..." - The LA Times

"... compelling, untamed vocal stylings, lyrical vulnerability and innate skill with melody." - Billboard

"... a soulfully intense talent who fuses jazz, rock, blues and folk elements to potent impact." - Variety

"DeLuca's use of the Dobro steel guitar gives his songs a distinctive and rich foundation." - Smother

"... packs the heat and rocks agression to work your way into your head and stay there." - Rolling Stone

"... intensely cathartic, emotionally charged ..." - NPR

Sierra Swan (10:30pm set time)

Singer/songwriter Sierra Swan forces you to listen. Dave Stewart, Ringo Starr, Frank Black and Chad Hugo all have sought her knockout vocals.

Sierra Marie Swan was born in the San Fernando Valley with music in her blood. Marlu Been Swan, Sierra's mother, was a dancer at the Copacabana and Planet Swan, her sister, is a singer/songwriter. Her father Billy Swan had his first hit when he was sixteen with Lover Please. During Sierra's many nights backstage when Billy played rhythm guitar for Kris Kristofferson, she conjured up her own dreams of becoming a professional musician.

As a teenager, Sierra listened to Prince, Queen, Oingo Boingo, The Beatles, Grant Lee Buffalo, Mozart and Patsy Cline. It was Patsy Cline who inspired her singing career. When she was 16 she began playing at L.A. coffeehouses and at age 18 landed a residency at Goldfinger's in Hollywood.

In 1997 Sierra joined the alternative rock band Dollshead. Two years later Sierra signed with Atlantic Records as a solo artist. She went on to work with Chad Hugo from The Neptunes with whom she co-wrote Sex is Keeping us Together and Nuclear Letdown along with Anne Preven from the band EdnaSwap.

Ladyland, Sierra's first solo album, a deeply personal record, has smooth glam rock swagger. It features guest vocals by Aimee Mann and additional production work by Bill Bottrell. The album was produced on Interscope by Grammy Awards nominee Linda Perry. Sierra sights Linda as being the most intuitive producer she has worked with and the most supportive person in her musical life.

After Ladyland, Sierra produced a beautiful, haunting EP entitled Coward. Queen of the Valley, Sierra's 80's pop homage to her Valley Girl roots, was released in 2008. Sierra produced 'Girl Who Cried Wolf', her third album, which is now available.

Sierra Swan embodies the true spirit of a musical artist. She's had major label deals and major label drops. Through it all Sierra doesn't miss a beat. Sierra's next project is a cover EP that she recorded with her father at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis.

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Geronimo Getty

The southern-stained Americana project from journeyman Aaron Kyle, Geronimo Getty is a starkly honest and personal voyage inward for the former Le Switch frontman, as well as a vessel for exploring the autumnal twirl and guitar-twanged magic of what Greil Marcus labeled “the Old, Weird America.”

Sounding like a slice of wax sharing space in a milkcrate with such LPs as Dylan’s New Morning, Waylon Jennings’ Ladies Love Outlaws, and the country-driven chicken shack records of early ‘70s Link Wray, GG’s debut disc is Darkness Hides, an insular collection of simmering barstool blues and rowdy folk ‘n country that’s as easy on the ears as it is gritty and confidential. Darkness Hides is all those things and more, a love letter sent directly to Buck Owens’ Bakersfield sound, unsure of what the response will be, and maybe not caring all that much, either.

Though it may be his most assured work, it’s certainly not Kyle’s first rodeo—as the vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Le Switch, Kyle and Co. quickly rose to prominence over the past several years within the L.A. ranks as one of the town’s finest indie bands. A barroom brawl of nicotine’d vocals and boozy county-rock guided by moody popcraft by turns smirking and smoldering. And when Le Switch danced its last waltz in 2011, Kyle quickly set his sights on something a bit more quietly intense and personal: Geronimo Getty. A means by which to the explore the Venn Diagram of roots genres—country, Americana, and folk—that have always spun in the periphery of his music, GG finds Kyle’s musical background and history coming into full bloom over a warm and whiskey-soaked loam of distinctly American music.

Darkness Hides is the first salvo of this new project. Mostly recorded within the confines of Kyle’s basement with Le Switch bandmate and guitarist Chris Harrison (with a few touches from the home studios of Radar Bros.’ Jim Putnam and Le Switch’s Joe Napolitano), along with Seb Baily (Division Day; Imaad Wasif) on bass and Brian Soika (Les Blanks) on drums, the disc was mixed by Jeff Halbert (Nick Cave, St. Vincent, The Californian) and produced by Kyle and Harrison.

Set to hit the world, and your ears, on May 8th, Darkness Hides will be supported by a west coast tour throughout May, followed by a national tour through the states in July and August.

Darkness may be hiding, but Geronimo Getty isn’t. And come this summer, you’ll hear why.

Jordie Lane (from Australia)

Jordie Lane is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter who is widely regarded as a leading light of the Australia’s folk and alt-country music scenes.

Blending the dark romanticism of Bruce Springsteen, the country swagger of Gram Parsons and the versatility of Ryan Adams, Jordie creates music that pushes boundaries while remaining universally accessible.

Sunken Ships

From 
the
 unholy
 union 
between
 Morrissey,
 Johnny
 Cash, 
and
Jeff
 Buckley,
 and 
gestated 
in 
the
 womb 
of
 eastside
L.A.,
a
 band
 was 
born. 

Sprung 
from
 the
 mind 
of 
singer‐songwriter
Ray
 Argyle, 
and
 made 
flesh
 with
 a
 motley 
crew
 of 
thieves,
 ruffians,
 and 
beggars,
Sunken
Ships
plays
a
darker
shade
of
folk,
a 
wistful
 indie 
rock 
with
 relatable 
hints 
of
 bitterness
 and
 hope.




The
 nucleus 
is
 Ray,
 with
 acoustic
 guitar
 or
 piano,
 singing
with
 beautiful
 sadness, 
but 
there’s 
something
 entirely 
more
raucous
 and
 rebellious
 simmering 
below
 the 
surface,
 which
 finds
its
voice
in
their 
live
 shows.

Ray’s 
croon
 can
 rasp 
into 
a 
shout 
without
warning.

Joe’s
 ethereal
 guitar 
tones
 morph 
into
 a 
wall
 of 
sound, 
and
 Pablo’s
poignant
 violin
 swoops
 and
 swells 
above 
the
 fray.
 
 This 
troupe 
of
 charmingly
 disheveled
 misfits 
have 
been
 making
 their
 rounds,
 performing
 in
 the
saloons,
 roadhouses, 
cafes,
 and
 vintage 
stores
 of
 Southern
California.
Sunken
Ships 
are 
currently 
recording
 their
 debut
full‐length
 album,
 which
 will 
be 
released 
December 
2011.
 


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FREE SHOW! A Tribute to Johnny Cash feat. Rocco DeLuca, Sierra Swan, Jordie Lane, Roecker's Melody, Geronimo Getty, Sunken Ships, Fairbanks, Prison Buddies & more TBA

Tuesday, October 15 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Satellite

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