Only Son, People Flavor, No Small Children
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Only Son is the music of NYC-based songwriter Jack Dishel.
His third LP as Only Son (self-titled) was co-produced by Jonathan Bates of Big Black Delta and released in October 2017. Many of the songs from the album are featured in episodes of :DRYVRS, a comedy web-series that Jack wrote, directed and stars in.
His previous album, "Searchlight", features a duet written and sung with Regina Spektor and guest appearances by Kishi Bashi, members of The Strokes and Little Joy.
In the years following the 2006 release of his debut album, "The Drop To The Top", Dishel toured the world opening for fellow NYC songwriters Regina Spektor and Adam Green, sang on their albums and also lent his voice to records by Kimya Dawson and Nickel Eye. In addition, he sang and played guitar as a touring member of Little Joy.
Before creating Only Son, Dishel released two albums under the name Stipplicon and was lead guitarist for The Moldy Peaches.
"Only Son reminds me of an amazing place I've never been to." - Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes
“The young American is a future headliner without a doubt.” –BBC Birmingham
“Features spare poetry that would have made a late 1960s John Lennon proud.” – Hybrid Magazine
“Funny and charming and talented enough to win us over.” –The Seattlest
“He possesses a turn of phrase that is quite extraordinary.” –Spitz (London, UK)
"Only Son has been praised far and wide for his dazzling lyrics and stage presence." -Austinist
People Flavor is a four-piece rock band from Montebello, California. While new on the scene, the band can trace its genesis back to a teenaged solo project dreamt up by frontman Fernando Andrade, along with best bro Byron Turner joining the process soon after. The pair then recruited high school cronies Giovanni Padilla and Andrew Valdez, to become the collaborative effort they are today. Since rounding out the lineup in 2015, People Flavor have been busy playing shows at house parties, DIY venues and some of Los Angeles’ most notable musical mainstays such as The Bootleg Theater, CIA, and Los Globos.
Continually crafted through the writing and recording process, their distinct sound incorporates jazz chords with post and dance-punk elements, delivering it all with 80’s new wave sensibility. The boys are heavily influenced by slinky Spanish rock and the refined cool of British tunes, evoking a likeness to both an Hispanic Duran Duran and early Radiohead. Contrasting with their dance-inducing grooves, the lyrics tend to focus on the more melancholic aspects of life and love, magically manipulating you into feeling good about being sad. Ultimately, People Flavor is a sonic experiment in self-expression geared towards finding yourself in others and finding the others in yourself.
No Small Children
Three school teachers walk into a bar, onto the stage, plug in instruments and then melt your face.
No Small Children is an all-girl band, or as they call themselves, a band. They were born on the playground in the spring of 2012. Elementary school-teachers by day, guitarist and singer Lisa Pimentel and drummer Nicola Berlinsky decided to start the band while covering recess duty. Three months later they had an EP, countless shows behind them and an east coast tour booked. By October 2013, bass player and singer Joanie Pimentel had moved to Los Angeles to join the group. With all three teaching at the same school, lunch breaks became band meetings, after-school times became rehearsals and holidays were reserved for touring.
NSC’s animated, edgy and break-neck live show both invites you in and calls you out all while you sing along to the fresh, yet familiar, refrains of their carefully constructed songs. Their glamorous matching dresses and bona fide command of the stage will have you leaving at the end of the night a little hoarse, with a smile, and a warm fuzzy feeling.
In 2017, No Small Children released a new single - “Radio” produced by the legendary, Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath, Filter, and more). “Radio” has recently been featured on The World Famous KROQ, Los Angeles, Rock Band Rivals video game and in the 2018 season of the Drew Barrymore Netflix show, Santa Clarita Diet. A previously released song, “Big Steps” was also featured in the 2017 season of Santa Clarita Diet as well. No Small Children’s remake of the classic Ghostbusters theme song can be heard in the new 2016 Ghostbusters movie. Additionally, RCA Records officially released the song as a single.
No Small Children was honored to have performed at the Unity Ball in Washington DC immediately following the Women’s March on Washington, January 21st, 2017. The band spoke about this and other topics during their interview on NPR’s Weekend Edition that aired January 1st, 2017.
These ladies eat, live and breathe music and you can feel it in their songs. They create it, perform it, and then pass their love of it onto the next generation of music lovers. Soon to be playing at a big theatre near you…