Near Mess Records & The Satellite present
The Dead Ships and Wake Up Lucid record release party, Tapioca and The Flea, Tulips, DJ Val Fleury of Immigre
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 Dead Ships
First as a duo and now as a three-piece, the Dead Ships have been busting eardrums and busting up the blues for more than two years now. Their debut album of garage-rock, “Electric Ahab,” sounded like a mission statement — press the accelerator all the way to the floor and don’t let up — and since then singer-guitarist Devlin McCluskey, drummer Christopher Spindelilus and bassist Alex Moore have covered Levon Helm and played so many live gigs they’re almost part of Eastside clubs’ furniture. Their new single “Golden Room” is a faint nod to the Echo Park saloon the Gold Room. “I wish I could write a song about the issues facing a gentrifying neighborhood,” McCluskey tells PureVolume, where the song premiered, “but they just provide window dressing for our faux-bohemian debauchery and that’s essentially what ‘Golden Room’ is trying to evoke.” The song will appear on a split 7-inch (with Wake Up Lucid’s “Let It Roll”) as part of the series Near Mess Records is doing. - Kevin Bronson, Buzzbands.LA
Wake Up Lucid
Wake Up Lucid doesn't make nice. Not musically, anyway. The band of cousins — Ryan, Ian and Jamie Baca — mete out scuzzy blues you imagine sprung from gear that barely works, seething with emotion and crackling with defiance toward those who would water down rock 'n' roll for the digital age. After thundering onto the scene with the EPs "Look Alive People" and "Sugar," the Bacas found an ally in producer Joe Cardamone (the Icarus Line), who worked with them on their debut full-length (due in August). The album is titled, fittingly, "Feel It," and the title track implores you to do just that: Feel it, 'cause it's going to hurt a little. – Kevin Bronson (Buzzbands.la)
Tapioca and The Flea
Los Angeles band, Tapioca and the Flea bring a refreshing combination of video game synths, psychedelic guitars, pulsating bass lines, and heavy rhythms that'll make you want to dance until your legs fall off. Currently finishing up their EP with producer Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, Mars Volta, Surfer Blood), expect to hear their first single early 2013.
Three-piece female fronted DIY post-pünk riotgaze from Los Angeles
Angie & Taleen’s friendship blossomed as they sent each other mixtapes between L.A. and Chicago. When Taleen moved home the two started jamming as TÜLIPS, blending her love of goth/shoegaze and Angie’s pop-riot sensibilities to create their own genre: RIOTGAZE. In 2012 the two front-women found Travis, and the 3-piece was born.
TÜLIPS have gained a loyal following in their L.A. hometown playingvenues such as the Bootleg Theater, Lot 1, The Satellite, Los Globos, Bar Lubitsch, Silverlake Lounge, Five Star Bar, The L.A. Fort, The Airliner, Echo Country Outpost, The Mezz and more. They’re the resident band of DUM DUM Zine and enjoyed their radio debut on L.A.’s KXLU Feb. 4th, 2013. TÜLIPS have played several festivals including SXSW and cARTel’s BROKECHELLA, opening for Manhattan Murder Mystery. Look out for TÜLIPS debut LP, "Doom & Bloom" in 2014.
"The pair trade off on vocals, each bringing their own fury to the proceedings. Nothing flowery about this." - Kevin Bronson, BUZZBANDS.LA
"A Californian’s take on 90s Brit garage punk" - Daniel Warren, INDIE ROCK REVIEWS
"TÜLIPS are fucking awesome. Part bedroom pop, part riot grrrl act a la Pussy Riot. All killer no filler." - Zane Roessell, INDIE ROCK REVIEWS
"The two ladies traded off singing lead literally every other song, like they were co-consuls, each one becoming a three-minute president when she took the mike." - D.M. Collins, L.A. RECORD
DJ Val Fleury
Val Fleury is half of Immigré DJs - A dynamic duo known for their innate love for music, style, and international culture, as well was finding cutting-edge and exciting ways to openly mix music: indie rock, nu-disco, trap, electro pop, house & more. MiniMix debuted summer 2013 and is available on Soundcloud.
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