448 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
The Trashcan Sinatras were formed in 1987 in the coastal town
of Irvine, Scotland, by John Douglas, Paul Livingston, David
Hughes, Stephen Douglas and Francis Reader. Quickly signed to
esteemed British indie label Go!Discs, the group used its label
advance to set up their own recording studio, Shabby Road, in
nearby Kilmarnock, where they settled in to create three criticallyacclaimed
The first of these, Cake, was released in the summer of 1990.
Produced by John Leckie, it featured debut single "Obscurity
Knocks" and its follow-up “Only Tongue Can Tell”, both of
which became alternative radio hits in the USA, and introduced
the group to what has become a loving and loyal fan base around
the world. Their beloved second album, I've Seen Everything,
produced by Gentle Giant’s Ray Shulman, came along in 1993,
preceded by the lauded single “Hayfever.” The group’s next
album, 1996’s self-produced A Happy Pocket, featured four
singles, including the band’s much-loved cover of "To Sir, With
After leaving Go! Discs in 1998, the group kept a low profile for a
few years, playing sporadic shows and releasing the odd single,
until the release of their fourth album, Weightlifting, in the
autumn of 2004. Extensive touring in support of that album
followed, with shows in the UK, Europe, USA, Japan and
Australia. In winter 2007/2008, they teamed up with producer
Andy Chase to record a fifth studio album, In the Music, at
Stratosphere Sound in Manhattan and on Martha's Vineyard. The
group celebrated the album’s release in 2009 with concerts and
promotional appearances over the next two years in the United
States, Japan and the United Kingdom. It was during the In the
Music tours that the band began playing “house parties” for fans,
which have since become a staple of their touring schedule.
In early 2015, funded via a pre-order campaign with
PledgeMusic , the group set up camp with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Justin Townes Earle, First Aid Kit, Rilo Kiley) at his
ARC Studios in Omaha, Nebraska to record their sixth LP.
Released in April 2016, the album, Wild Pendulum, received a
warm welcome from music critics and fans. The A.V. Club said
“Wild Pendulum is lovingly crafted, with layers in all the right
places,” while Allmusic exclaimed the album is “quite likely the
best sophisticated guitar pop album anyone is likely to hear in
2016.” The band returned to the road for the first time in five
years, supporting the release with concerts in the United States,
Scotland, England, Ireland and Japan.
Paul, John and Francis hit the road as a three-piece unit in
September 2017 to play a 6-week acoustic tour of North America,
playing nearly all the 100+ songs they’ve written together over
the last 30 years. The tour included sold-out shows in New York
City and Los Angeles, amongst others, and was capped off with a
second sell-out in Los Angeles, where the group once again
teamed up with PledgeMusic, filming the show for an upcoming
live CD/DVD, All Night In America (expected in spring 2018).
The Trashcan Sinatras will be touring again in 2018, in both their
acoustic and full-band configurations. The band recently
announced a late spring/early summer acoustic “One Night, Two
Albums” tour in North America, where they will play Cake and
I’ve Seen Everything in their entirety. This will be followed by a
full-band supporting slot with Del Amitri on their July UK tour, as
well as their own headline shows in the UK and elsewhere.
$27.50 Advance / $35.00 Day of Show
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