Secret Chief Presents
Lowly Spects, Parlours, Kings, Chris Molitor
843 W. 19th St.
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
This event is 21 and over
Lowly Spects is an indie folk/alternative band based out of Orange County. The group started with Ethan Hulse's music and is a continuation of his project and EP "I Don't Feel Simple", released in summer 2011. The band's presence has been well received in Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles. They have quickly become known for great and memorable shows at popular venues such as The House of Blues, Detroit Bar, and The Observatory. The band has received several great write ups in KROQ and OC Weekly for shows and interviews as well as Hulse being named best singer/songwriter for 2011 by OC Weekly. They were nominated for Orange County Music Awards best live band as well as other nominations including: best new artist and best folk. Lowly Spects draws from influences like Wilco, Arcade Fire, and Elbow in creativity and writing. At it's core, their music consists of honest lyrics and music that involuntarily catches your ear, compels, and ultimately gets underneath the surface of things.
Since the release of their first EP in January 2011, Des Moines Parlours have been crafting their sound and exploring the corners of both dreampop and indie folk music. The band has been heardParlours will be touring supporting their newest album All Is Here, which takes a turn from their former indie folk sound into a more lush, dream pop approach.
"The band has an infectious, charming and uber melodic indie-pop sound with jangly guitars and a driving rhythm section reminiscent of The Cranberries." - Bruce Warren, Exec Producer of World Cafe of NPR
"In a loud, gaudy music world ruled by Lady Gaga, Parlours is different. Understated, smart, fun, pointedly Midwestern." --The Chicago Tribune
"What makes their impressive full-length debut All Is Here, out digitally today, truly rise above the crowded and competitive fray is the quality of Halferty's melody-driven songcraft and her gentle, light-as-air vocals. One of the nicest surprises of the year." - Dave Curtis, Direct Current Music / Sony BMG
Chris Molitor has had his share of adventure. With his passion for people, he has traveled the world listening to other’s stories. Now he has a few of his own he’d like to share.
A dynamic performer in his own right, Molitor’s highly anticipated debut EP, Danger, was expected to turn heads with his indie acoustic style and memorable lyrics, and that is exactly what it has done. He has had his hands in many pots over the years- from champion college athlete, to T.V. host, but perhaps none have thrilled him so much as having an opportunity for his music to be heard. “My greatest hope is that people are able to connect with this”, says Molitor. “It captures moments in life that everyone can relate to, whether saying goodbye to friends, love, or knowing that when everything is falling, tomorrow will be better”.
With his explosive passion for music, and a humble maturity that surpasses his years, everything about Molitor is distinct. He is a compelling and evocative artist that is sure to engage audiences. Produced under the helm of Jeff Alford, Danger offers relevant lyrics and a sound that is a nostalgic blend of John Mayer, Matt Wertz, and Matt Costa. Molitor provides audiences with an experience that resonates long after the music stops.
Molitor's music has taken a huge leap in momentum since his move to California in the spring of 2011. His music has captured the attention of many and his fan base continues to grow rapidly. The anticipation for Molitors second EP is contagious, and people are eager to hear his new sound.