FLYING BURRITO - MUSIC AND FOOD FESTIVAL

ALBERT HAMMOND JR.

Albert Louis Hammond, Jr. (born April 9, 1980) is an American musician and member of the indie rock band The Strokes, in which he primarily plays guitar, but also plays keyboards live. He is also a solo musician. His father, Albert Hammond, whose career was primarily in the 1960s and 1970s, had even greater success on the singles charts as a songwriter and occasional singer. Hammond, Jr. released his debut album Yours To Keep in 2006 and followed up with ¿Cómo Te Llama? in 2008. The Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Frank Black, Guided By Voices, John Lennon, Matthew Sweet and The Velvet Underground are often cited as his major influences.

A couple of months after graduating from high school, Mikey Carnevale (vocals/guitar) and Richard Dotson (bass) got together as The Frights to play a one off 30 minute set as sort of a joke. The feeling they got from the crowd in their hometown of San Diego inspired them to become a "real" band almost in spite of themselves. Along the way, they recruited Marc Finn (drums) and released You Are Going To Hate This (produced by Zac Carper of FIDLAR) in February 2016. Jordan Clark (guitar) added to the band's musical prowess in the ensuing year of touring around North America. The fearsome foursome has now teamed up with Epitaph Records for the August 24th release of their new album, Hypochondriac (with Zac Carper again at the helm). 2018 looks to be a year filled with drinks, laughs, tears, miles in the van and on a plane and plenty of hours on the stage for The Frights.

NO AGE

American experimental punk duo founded in 2005 in Los Angeles.

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS

Courtney Marie Andrews (born November 7, 1990) is a singer-songwriter originally from Phoenix, Arizona. She released her first album, Urban Myths, in 2008, and she has released five albums since.

Last year the Buttertones put out Gravedigging, but on their newest Midnight In A Moonless Dream, they’re digging deeper and discovering something dark. If Gravedigging felt like an oversaturated spaghetti-western desertscape, Midnight is much more biting—music made for the swampland that spit out Australia’s mad Scientists, or for the Mickey Spillane night city where the Cramps met all those garbagemen and werewolves. Or maybe the Buttertones are heading for an even more primal place: “Show more teeth / Bite your way in,” sings guitarist Richard Araiza. “You’re back in the jungle again!”

They’d started in 2011 as a trio of music-school misfits. Araiza, bassist Sean Redman and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Modesto ‘Cobi’ Cobiån all wanted to pursue something more than boring industry adequacy, and soon locked together their current five-piece line-up with sax player London Guzman and guitarist Dakota Boettcher. With Gravedigging, they leapt from backyard parties to back-to-back tours, including their first trip to Europe, and scored a Coachella slot for 2018. It was a year that made them sharper, stronger, even more sophisticated. And when they were ready to record, they were ready to do things differently.

Midnight was made in two flash sessions at Long Beach’s Jazzcats studio with Gravedigging producer Jonny Bell, whose genre-smashing record collection and appetite for experimentation made for a perfect match. (He’s really a guru, they say.) What was supposed to be a six song EP during the summer of 2017 bloomed into a full-length by the end of that December. Midnight was like a trust fall, the band says—leap of faith after leap of faith, cut to tape as it happened by a tight and tour-tested band. On this album, they’d decided, everything would be new—not just new sounds, like their first-ever string section, but new ways of working together and writing together. They worked on trust and instinct, by feeling instead of thinking. If it worked, they’d keep it, and if it didn’t, they’d burn it and move on. Gravedigging played like the soundtrack to a good heist movie, but Midnight was like the true story itself—a perfect and intricate crime, executed by a crew of professionals under cover of night.

On the vicious “Winks and Smiles,” the spirit of sax and violence that powered cult-classic L.A. punkers the Deadbeats suddenly comes to life; on the starked-out “You and Your Knife” and fog-and-smoke follow-up “Brickhead,” you’ll hear the cryptic echoes of Suicide or Bauhaus. It’s music made for dancers but also for doomed romancers, and you’ll hear it best on the pocket symphony “Eros,” which closes the album with Lynch-ian vision and power—here Araiza sings with almost startling passion, and if you don’t linger on the idea of graveyard angels in perpetual embrace, it’s a love song for the ages. This is the strong stuff, the kind that comes in an unmarked bottle and burns when it hits.

“It’s the darkness that brings us together,” laughs Guzman—in person, this is a band who prefer comedy to tragedy, even if they do claim to spend hours listening to Smiths records all day. But there’s still a tension and even a sinister new dimension on Midnight that the Buttertones never quite had before. Like lead single “C4,” which ignites like something from a New York no-wave song, with slashing sax and ferocious drums and a piano riff falling of a cliff before Araiza fights through the noise and gunsmoke, and what’s the very first word on the whole album? “Bang!” he shouts—and that says it all.

La Luz is a band in Seattle, WA, started in the summer of 2012 by Shana Cleveland (guitar), Marian Li Pino (drums), Lena Simon (bass), and Alice Sandahl (keyboard). Everyone sings. Songs by Shana and La Luz.

Sean Guerin and Isaac Franco.

Philadelphia-based alt-rock band.

DRÆMINGS is a dream/doom/wave pop band.
It was started by vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and sometimes-producer Kimi Recor as a solo project respectively her alter ego in 2012, but since then evolved into a tightly knit band of four:
Kimi Recor (vocals/guitar), Thorson (bass/synth), Christopher Vick (guitar), and Nathaniel Meek (drums).

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Join us on Saturday, March 10th for the first ever Flying Burrito Festival!

2nd Avenue and Crescent Ballroom will be transformed into a LIVE MUSIC and BURRITO haven complete with 4 stages housing 25 bands from all over the country, PLUS a ton of local food vendors! Samples and full burritos will be available for tasting from vendors such as ​Ladera Taverna, Axa-Mex, Hummus Express​,​ Elote Man​, Left Coast Burrito​, Different Smoke BBQ​​, Triple Dot, Flying ​Bars and many more. Bars will be serving up beer and cocktails, featuring the Casa Blanco Margarita and the CB Sangria. Lawn games and community tables will bring fellow burrito and music lovers together for even more good times at this downtown Phoenix street festival!

*Wrap it all up with an after party at The Van Buren starring Talib Kweli and more (ages 18+)!

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