The Absurd, New Evil, Cairo Knife Fight, Westerner

The Absurd is a true power trio, firing thunderous riffs, deep grooves and earworm hooks at audiences with equal capacity. One publication has called them "Queens of the Stone Age meets Jeff Buckley" (throw in some Radiohead, Pearl Jam & Jack White and you're halfway there) while another critic has stated that The Absurd's psychedelic sound "makes me want to drop something heavy".

The Absurd has quickly ascended from nothingness into being, and is now known around Los Angeles for their electrifying live shows, constant songwriting output and relentless gigging. This has garnered them notice from publications like Buzzbands LA, Music Connection Magazine, among others, as well as slots at Echo Park Rising, LA's premier local music festival.

The Absurd is presently in studio working on their latest release, all the while storming the city with their unique and explosive live shows.

Brought together by the graces of Craigslist, NEW EViL began touring local music venues as feverishly as they could with the help of Play Like a Girl, who recognized the band for their high energy live performance, engaging theatrics with the crowd, and genuinely haunting rock songs. After numerous shows in Los Angeles, the audience's general reaction was summed up into one statement: "I've never seen anything like this before". The band has opened for notable female fronted bands such as Le Butcherettes, and Barb Wire Dolls.

In the spring of 2016 they received an official Certificate of Recognition by the city of Los Angeles. Their animated performance inspired Cartoon Network’s Power Puff Girls artist Benjamin P Carow, whose drawing of the band has become a viral success.
The band launched a successful crowdfunding campaign raising thousands of dollars to record their first studio album ‘A Witch Shall be Born’. The album was recorded by John Would (Fiona Apple, HBO’s True Blood) at Stanley Recordings in Echo Park, and is due for release in 2017.

Cairo Knife Fight is Nick Gaffaney, a man who has drummed his way around the place for many of New Zealand’s leading songwriters, and George Pajon Jr., a Grammy award winning songwriter and guitarist who has worked with some of the biggest names in the international music business including Black Eyed Peas, Fergie (2), Carlos Santana, Macy Gray, John Legend, Sting, Nas and Damian Marley. Forming as a duo in 2009 Cairo Knife Fight try to redefine what two musicians can create live with Nick combining the responsibilities of playing drums, keyboard bass, creating live loops and lead vocals with George’s seemingly limitless guitar soundscapes and incendiary riffs. The bands long history of dedication to pushing the boundaries of music video content has also seen them achieve viral status with their 2014 single Rezlord being viewed 11.7 million times as of May 2017.

Westerner is a neo-psychedelic rock band from LA. They're a ballsy, cocktail mix of psychedelic rock, disco, and trip-hop who "seem to have appeared from nowhere to emerge as one of the best bands in Los Angeles" (Music Connection Magazine). Think Pink Floyd meets Massive Attack meets late-'90s electronica. Their songs are at once danceable and mesmerizing. You're bound to get swept up in this most unusual, confident sound.

Westerner has been featured in Music Connection Magazine's annual Hot 100 list for two years in a row, and their music video for Soft Playground was featured at The Other Venice Film Festival. They recently appeared at the Satellite, the Viper Room, and Sayer's Club.


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