Bootleg Theater & KXLU Present
Young Jesus Wednesday Residency
Media Jeweler, Banny Grove
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
This event is 21 and over
Looking to sell the rights to all our songs FOR CHEAP asap. Will sell in exchange for PR (public relations). Young Jesus has played prestigious venue Viper Room and even more prestigious venue Staples Arena for the Los Angeles Lakers and various rock concerts. Come to a Young Jesus show and you will feel like you are on a cruise with a famous rock band playing for you live. Yes, the ocean and various graceful creatures within the ocean at your fingertips, all while seeing rock or jazz, live.
Eric Shevrin- Keys/ vox
John Rossiter -guitar / vox
Kern Haug- Drums
Marcel Borbon- Bass
At about 9:30 PM on the June day we wrapped “1-800-SUCCEED,” we walked over to the local Pawtucket dive to celebrate, just as we did upon completion of album one, with jello shots. Same as it ever was. Despite posted operating hours, we were greeted by a locked door and no explanation in a completely still, silent neighborhood fraught with urban decay.
There’s no cure-all elixir for feeling lost or confused and attempts at suppression may have some side effects. “1-800-SUCCEED” is the unavoidable hangover that follows our first foray into multi-level marketing, “$99 R/T Hawaii” — the promise of a better, or at least other, place within reach.
We bought and sold the dream.
While deep in an unsustainable REM slumber, escapist ambitions took a nosedive out of that budget airliner, artlessly hurtling back to earth with no recourse.
Maybe there was nothing to celebrate. There’s no tube amp warm enough, no microphone sensitive enough, no pickup sweet enough to shake off the debris of this world. You can’t snap your fingers and step out of this claustrophobic plane of existence. “1-800-SUCCEED” is the sound of this realization.
“1-800-SUCCEED” was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Machines With Magnets in Pawtucket, RI by Seth Manchester and Keith Souza (Lightning Bolt, Battles, Load Records).
Sometimes it takes a post-human character to stir the humanity in
a citizen of the 21st century. Sometime there's no better role model
than a woman in a wig, pointing down the path of righteousness with
big, caricature-ized gestures. Louise Chicoine's alter-ego BANNY GROVE
burst onto the scene in 2016, like a toon ripping thru the thin fabric
of Los Angeles reality, and immediately found a devoted following of
fans who uphold the fictional diva as some kind of messiah of loving
neighborliness, or the Mary Poppins of DIY. Her debut full-length Who
Is She? introduced Banny's uniquely candid vocal delivery, that skips
between talky honesty and operatic ebullience, and her palette of
punchy 80's drum machines and glittering, artificial,
Nickelodeon-esque synth patches. Guitarist and synth player Peter
Nichols's arrangements include sections of Prince-ly funkiness and
Elfman-y goofiness, as well as a healthy dose of the odd-metered prog
futurism we came to expect from his prior outfit Grape Room. In her
first year on Earth, Banny has played more than 100 shows in 8
countries. Wherever she goes, she flies through the scene with the
untiring energy of a person who's not the least bit confused about her
purpose as a songwriter, a performer, and (as co-founder of Nicey
Music) a culture-shaper: simply to spread the law of kindness as far
as she can.