The Hi Hat & iDobi Radio Present
GROVES Year Ender
tiLLie, Main Man, Undercover
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042
This event is all ages
Born in Eagle Rock, a neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles, the trio GROVES rented a house and began creating a dynamic sound that’s experimental, unafraid, and limitless. The native Texans Stephen Salisbury (vocals/guitar), Reid Guidry (bass) and Will Smith (drums) met in high school and after years of sharing the same passion for music, left their hometown of Groves, TX for LA, in pursuit of starting a band.
Highlighted by tight grooves and melodically rich guitar interplay, the trio balance their approach with dark synth underpinnings and vocals that are at once urgent and cinematic. These are big alt-rock tunes with an intuition for structure and a taste of history. Picture an American version of The Police meets Phoenix or Tame Impala, with small town charm. ‘Ender’, their debut single, released in January 2016, embodies Stephen Salisbury’s infatuation with Space, sci-fi, and infinite beings over an addictive and hypnotizing chorus progression and the lyrics, “Hear Me All Ender, Can you help me see the light?”.
The second single ‘Swim’, is more upbeat and takes a dreamy direction, it's the soundtrack for a perfect California day. After releasing only two songs, GROVES found themselves embarking across the US on their first tour, supporting the legendary 80's sensation, Culture Club. “Touring with Culture Club was a truly inspiring experience.
Seeing a band that's grown over 30 years, and still maintains such a love and passion for the art of playing, it’s really the ultimate accomplishment. It brought back that feeling of us being kids and playing our first shows, and just dreaming of doing it forever. It was a constant reminder of everything we hope to achieve in our career”, says Salisbury.
The momentum carried onto the radio, garnering attention from Alt 98.7fm LA's New Alternative, as well as The World Famous KROQ.
In February, 2017 GROVES will release their first body of work, the debut EP ‘Not For Nothing’ featuring the new single ‘Urges’. The EP will release in collaboration with MDDN Records, a management company and studio lead by Benji and Joel Madden.
“We put our blood, sweat, and tears into crafting these songs. Every track on the EP had to pass through all three of our checklists and we honestly feel this is the truest representation of the GROVES sound. We're very excited to see where it takes us",says Guidry.
Welcome to the glitter-doused, girl power world of edgy guitars + ear-worm melodies that is tiLLie.
After catching the ear of Machine Gun Kelly + Kevin Lyman (creator of the Vans Warped Tour) during a sold out acoustic performance in Los Angeles in December of 2016, the upward spiral of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter tiLLie cannot be stopped. Her infectious songs might seep into your head but this self-proclaimed ‘anti-pop star’ transcends the predisposed boundaries + limits of the genre with her diy + hands-all-over approach. Her collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly has amassed over 250k plays, and with a run on this summer’s VANS WARPED TOUR + a song on KUNGS’ (UMG) debut record, tiLLie’s takeover is only just beginning.The second single of a three part series, ‘Save Yourself’, is out now.
Dwelling somewhere between the grandiose rock of Pink Floyd, the experimental staccato of Built To Spill and the shuffling disco of Earth, Wind & Fire lies MainMan, a Southern California quartet of artists born from frustrated prior incarnations and longtime friendship. Their debut EP “Mistaker” featuring the first single “WWH” (What Will Happen) is a true departure from the ordinary. Singer Morgan Demeter’s plaintiff and urgent vocals alternately sooth and jar as he wrestles with themes ranging from the understanding the human experience to examining our relationships between one another. Backed by former Bear On Fire members Chris Mintz-Plasse and Nick Chamian, and Fig's Vision's Mike Musselman, Demeter’s melodies float among ethereal yet strangely familiar tones. Indeed what truly draws you into MainMan’s songs is their musicality, originality and knack for making the unpredictable seem effortless.