Neon Trees' Official After-Party
Neon Trees (DJ Set)
DJ BL3ND, White Arrows, Terraplane Sun, Special Guests
5750 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA, 90028
9:00PM (event ends at 3:00 am)
This event is 21 and over
Neon Trees (DJ Set)
Like their name, Neon Trees are a combination of slick pop hooks and sturdy organic rock, both melodic and hard-hitting, their anthems of adolescent angst, longing, love lost and found, delivered with the kind of heart-on-the-sleeve passion that only comes from hard work and commitment.
Their Mercury/Island Def Jam debut, Habits, is a refreshing blast of timeless rock energy and spirit that wouldn’t sound out of place at any point from ‘60s garage-rock to 2010 dance rock, with the first single, “Animal,” taking off from a round of weaving, angular guitars into a song equally at home in the arena as on the dance floor, a paean to sexual longing in which singer/front man Tyler Glenn wails, “Take a bite out of my heart tonight.,” and you have no reason to doubt his sincerity.
Take hook-happy new wave, add to it the classic-rock story-telling humanity and leaven with other-worldly charisma, and you begin to understand the palette Neon Trees are working from. Along with Glenn, Chris Allen has a quirky, edgy Johnny Marrr-meets-The Edge guitar playing while drummer Elaine Bradley drums with the intensity of John Bonham adding a heartbeat to the sensuality of the songs.
“We’re all about songs which relate the human experience,” says Las Vegas native, bassist Branden Campbell. “The emotion is very important to us. Our logo is a human heart with wings. We try to keep it real, but we’re not afraid to dream, either, work hard and admit we want success.”
In the summer of 2008, fresh out of NYU with a degree in Ritualistic Shamanism, Los Angeles native Mickey Schiff began White Arrows. Fusing his studies with a drum machine and the looming, immediate presence of a booming NYC club scene, White Arrows was intended less as a group than as a social document, detailing the experiences of Schiff's age cohort - the young, ambitious, fucked up, beautiful children of a new cosmopolitan America - all coastal culture and no middle. Schiff moved back to Los Angeles by the end of the year, where White Arrows began its life as a performing unit. Despite the relatively recent introduction of the band to the east side club scene, the group has developed a solid following among the audiences and promoters of clubs such as the Echo and Spaceland, holding the distinctive honor of being awarded a Spaceland residency in August of 2010 despite having played out for less than a year. Containing original material as well as remixes by the likes of RAC (Remix Artist Collective), and Kevin Seaton (Mad Decent), White Arrows' debut EP has already seen its tracks used in videos by tastemakers such as VBS, Nylon, and Dazed and Confused Magazine, and channels such as HBO (Entourage, How to Make it in America) and MTV (Jersey Shore, The City).
Terraplane Sun is something of a secret gem. They have the unique ability to magically touch those who are fortunate enough to see them live or come across their recordings. The T.S. project has started to create a buzz primarily based on word of mouth. However, they have recently attained national exposure with the use of their songs "Is There A Way" on the Showtime series "Nurse Jackie" and "Your Selfish Ways" on FX's "Damages." In addition, they have honed their stagecraft into something of a well oiled machine and garnered quite a following around the Los Angels basin. Based out of Venice, CA, their sound encompasses exactly that, when the city meets the sea. It is truly a unique blend of balls and beauty. If you like raw folk/blues, you will love their unique sound." This band is on a bullet train to success and it won't be long before the world knows the name "Terraplane Sun," we guarantee it.