Bootleg Theater Presents
The Killphonic Holiday Party w/ Sam Valdez & Rodes Rollins
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
This event is 21 and over
Sam Valdez is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, whose music is built upon the fusion of shoegaze and vintage Americana indie folk. Embodying the best of both genres, Valdez has created dreamy, yet haunting atmospheric soundscapes that resonate with her listeners.
Valdez grew up at the edge of the Nevada desert, in Las Vegas and credits the desert as a major influence in her writing and composing. The vastness and solitude of desert life is apparent throughout her writing, with cinematic resonance and euphoric arrangements.
After performing in numerous bands, she found the essence of her solo sound and decided to run with it, indulging in her own creative process and ultimately developing a sound that is true to her own. As a classically trained violinist, Valdez has a sense of musical maturity within her songs, adding technicalities that bring her to the forefront of her genre.
Lead single, ‘Its Alright’ oozes beauty and grace through it’s forthright lyrics. Featuring fuzzy 90’s shoegaze melodies, wistfully innocent vocals and driving drum rhythms, it’s a melancholic tale of both love and loss. ‘Its Alright’ thematically focuses on coping with the disillusion that comes with relationships. Valdez reveals, “I wrote this song in a dream-like state of mind”.
Valdez has seen success with her previous release ‘Hours’ receiving acclaim from prestigious media outlets including Black Book. She has also performed at high profile venues throughout Los Angeles.
Inspired by Sufjan Stevens, The War On Drugs and the words of Sylvia Plath, it is no wonder that Valdez creates stunning compositions. More music coming soon.
Rodes Rollins is a psychedelic rock, Americana-inspired singer-songwriter based out of Brooklyn. Hailing from Colorado, Rollins draws much of her storytelling inspiration from western landscapes and sounds, and likes to refer to her music as “cowgirl poetry”. Rollins released her debut EP Young Adult in early 2017, which quickly put her on the map as an artist to watch. Rollins' recordings feature some of the top players in the game including Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, Matthew Compton of Electric Guest, Greg Rogove of Devendra Banhart, and Kane Ritchotte of Portugal, The Man. Rollins’ latest release is an A/B Side entitled Velvet, which was produced by Noah Georgeson (Devendra Banhart, Rodrigo Amarante), and showcases Rollins’ unique sound as a genre bending and poetic songwriter.