The Peach Kings

The Peach Kings consist of Texas-born Paige McClain Wood and Silver Lake, Los Angeles native Steven Trezevant Dies. The band currently resides and works in Los Angeles.

Stripped down, The Peach Kings' sound rests on the dynamic between Paige's classically trained, yet purposefully unorthodox vocals and Steven's tendency toward riff based guitar. What you end up with is a mixture somewhere between Portishead and Led Zeppelin, The Kills and Nancy Sinatra, The Cramps and Roy Orbison. While certain blues and doo-wop influences are obvious and undeniable, The Peach Kings arrive at a sound that is wholly their own; music that is modern, yet timeless.

Blac Jesus & The Experimentalists

Blac Jesus and the experimentalists hail from Pomona, California. The band consists of four members: Bassist, Francisco Morales; Drummer, Daniel Fernandez; Saxophonista, Brian Perske; and Guitar/Vocalist, Runson Willis.
The band formed back in 2010 through the convergence of four individuals on their various walks of life. It was the product of a musical journey that began with the loss of a guitar and a long downfall into depression and guilt. It is more so a story of redemption, as almost 8 months later, Runson would be led to find a guitar stashed at a house for sale. Through which Willis was reborn into the world of music, naming his guitar "Blac Jesus" in honor of the one that had saved him. The experimentalists are those who have answered the call and venture to see this vocation to its end.
Blac Jesus & the Experimentalists, try to connect and inspire through their music, playing with their souls and talking about life and struggle. Their message can be likened to travelers who are on the pilgrimage through the valley of desolation. Stopping to reach out and provide living water to those who have grown weary, lost, and defeated. Attempting to provide springs and bring life to the valley of dust and bone. "Since day one, God has been there to guide us to this point. So I thank him for readying us." says Willis.

Baton Rouge may not be on the map as a place to catch extravagant rock shows, but the city’s female-fronted wild child, Moon Honey, has relentlessly pushed through every barrier in pursuit of their psychedelic dreams. Their ever evolving style, musical vision, and reputation for putting on larger-than-life live performances has caused them to be called “intense, direct, driving; hypnotically focused with excellent execution; extremely skilled at filling up a venue, with both people and sound” (DIG Magazine, 2012). They are well known for providing a rare form of exciting entertainment that often incorporates unique artistic extras such as string quartets, harpists, experimental dancers and choirs, state of the art choreographed dome projections, film reel projections, light shows, and traditional art installments. All of this combined with an open attitude and Jessica’s colorful narrative poetry led to the creation of Moon Honey’s 12-song upcoming album, “Hand-Painted Dream Photographs”. What is the magic ingredient that puts this album over the top? Mixing and mastering by Greg Saunier, the well-respected drummer and musical influence of the epic 90’s band, Deerhoof.

"The lead lady, Jessica Ramsey, is reminiscent of a modest Karen O channeling a freaked out and paranoid Alice in Wonderland.”
—Vinyl District, 2011

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The Peach Kings with Blac Jesus & The Experimentalists, Moon Honey

Sunday, December 1 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Bootleg Bar

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