Tom Petty Tribute
Brandon of Dream Phases, Emily Gold, Jenn Prince, Wyatt Blair, Ryan Reidy, Vug Arakas, Azalia Snail, Kacey Barnes
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042
This event is 21 and over
27 year old Veronica Bianqui was born in Los Angeles and raised during the rise of all things lo-fi and jangly; but for her own work, she prefers to skirt the edges of LA's garage rock revival, rather than jump through the eye of the storm. With her catchy-as-all-hell songwriting, strong melodies, and effortlessly complex song structures, her music is a playful mix of Classic R&B/Soul, pop and garage rock. It's as personal as any female songsmith of the early seventies, but with serious raw 60s power in every note-like like if Carole King opened her mouth, and out came Tina Turner!
That's not to say Bianqui sounds like Tina Turner, or like anybody else, but there's definitely something of the Ikettes review in her stage presence, and her history. Before breaking out with her solo material, Bianqui performed in local horror-garage band Isaac Rother & The Phantoms as well as in Jail Weddings across the U.S. and Europe. While her own career eventually took precedence over both those projects, she still finds time to play with psychedelic stoner rock band the Blank Tapes.
In a few short months, and only one recently released single (on Lolipop Records) under her belt, she has managed to already get a swarm of press, including an LA Weekly Show Pick of the Week, "Ears Wide Open" feature on Buzzbands.LA as well as "Hot New Artist" on Grimy Goods, and airplay on LA's top tastemaker independent station KCRW.
Last year, she put together a hugely successful residency at Hollywood's trendy venue Harvard & Stone, averaging over 200 attendees each Tuesday. She recently opened for Mikal Cronin in Manchester, UK as well as played a string of additional UK dates in November/December. Upon her return to LA, she had the honor of playing The Echo's annual FOMO Fest featuring handpicked, up-and-coming artists to watch.
With a new single due out in the next month, and an EP later this year, it's safe to say, with only limited material online, and the praise she's gotten for her performances, 2016 and beyond is looking up for the young songstress.
"If she isn't already on your radar she should be now." ~Grimy Goods
"The chorus will lodge itself in your brain, and the verses contain some quirky gems that are worth savoring." ~Buzzbands.LA
"Tuesday night's show attested why people are showing up in droves to see the new L.A. indie rock it-girl." ~Janky Smooth
"Cheeky lyrics like "I like it rough, and you like it round" give Bianqui a level-up from girl next door to girl you want to be seen cruising town with." ~Indie Rock Reviews
"Special praise is saved for the production, pitched perfectly between lo-fi garage and glossed-up bubblegum." ~lo-pie
Listed as one of Top 10 acts to see at Echo Park Rising 2015 by Grimy Goods and Indie Rock Reviews
Gold creates lush, atmospheric soundscapes in the vein of 90's shoegaze and dream pop (My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins) alongside modern indie rock bands (Beach House, School of Seven Bells), in so doing she creates a dynamic stylistic range that is both a nod to her influences and uniquely her own. The fuzz and grit of her guitar-driven music is only overpowered by the beauty of her vocals. Gold released her debut EP, Recluse, in July of this year and has subsequently been picked up by national radio and music blogs with very warm reception. Recluse will also be released on cassette via Wiener Records later this year.
*mr.elevator & the brain hotel*....*peach kelli pop*....*feeding people*....*cosmonauts*....*trmrs*.....*marz & the mess*
the Ryan Reidy band is earbleeding, convulsion inducing, space grime, guitar solo punkery. ex death valley girls, ex tripptides, current member of POW and a dude named Ryan.
Vug Arakas is a resident of Los Angeles; a songwriter who left Columbus, Ohio in 2012 to see what the other side of the country had to offer.
While Los Angeles is full of sunshine and endless "goodtimes", it's also full of broken dreams, harsh realities, psychic vampires, and vapid mysticism. Not to mention those endless "goodtimes" often come with a hell of a price. After settling in to LA Vug quickly experienced all of the above and did what any songwriter worth his salt would do: he wrote about it.
They tend to throw around the term "old fashioned" these days for anybody who "just" plays rock 'n roll and while this band does play rock 'n roll there is nothing "old fashioned" about this. It's absolutely timeless without being regressive or retro or falling into cliché. It's simply good.
A tribute to the late, great Tomy Petty with live song and cover performances and DJs Adam Mayes, Jenn Prince of Honey Power, Ryan Reidy, Azalia SNail of LoveyDove.