The Satellite presents
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
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
"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.
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.
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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