FREE SHOW! The Janks, King Washington, The Herbert Bail Orchestra, The Lucky Lonely, $2 Well Drinks/PBR + $5 speciality cocktails 6-9pm

The Janks

In the upcoming EP, Meet The Janks, Los Angeles based rock group THE JANKS made it their mission to produce music in the same way they live their lives, with both sincerity and irreverence, strength and vulnerability, with control and chaos. Their sound is deeply rooted in the brotherly two part harmony tradition of the Kinks and the Everly Brothers while invoking the musical stylings reminiscent of bands like the Raconteurs and Jeff Buckley. The way KROQ describes it, “Imagine Jack White had a baby withJimmy Page. And that baby had a brother. And those brothers were adopted and raised by a commune of KROQ Local’s Only favorites like Father John Misty and Family of the Year. That’s a smattering of the sensibilities and stylings you get in The Janks.”
Though the group has gone through various incarnations, Zachary Zmed (Vocals, Guitar) has remained the one constant. In 2010, he was joined by his brother Dylan Zmed (Vocals, Mandolin) releasing their second record Hands of Time. Along with touring both coasts, songs 'Demon Dance' and 'Rat Racers' have been featured on MTV's Real World Portland. In early 2012, the 'Brothers Zmed' were joined by Paul Kilmister (Bass, Production) and Leon LeDoux (Drums) affirming the bands mission. Since then, THE JANKS have played more than 250 shows including a West Coast tour, performing at the Troubadour, a residency at the Bootleg Theater and an upcoming residency at the Satellite. LA Music Blog notes, “Their charisma and unapologetic joy for playing music comes through in full force during their shows.” THE JANKS were also honored to be the backing band at LACMA for Billy Steinberg (Like a Virgin, True Colors), Rick Knowles (White Flag, Heaven is a Place On Earth) and JoJo (Too Little, Too Late).
Meet The Janks will be released in August at their Satellite residency. Recorded in the same room at the same time, the EP captures the same atmosphere developed over their time together playing live shows. Following the release of Meet The Janks, the JANKS will continue to write and record new music with plans to find management and to pursue touring opportunities at the conclusion of the August Residency at the Satellite.

King Washington

Born and bred in sunny Southern California, Los Angeles-based rock group, King Washington delivers an easy, new California sound. The strong Southern California heritage of the band members is made manifest in their songwriting. King Washington fuses elements of their California roots in the folk rock music of the 60s and 70s and builds upon them with a blues tinted indie-rock flavor of tightly tuned and beautifully blended vocal harmonies, winding, lyrical melodies, subtly surprising progressions, and a dose of pushing the limits. They have taken what we love about the classics and added a new rock edge, crafting a flavor all their own.

Founding member Tyson Kelly, of the San Fernando Valley, brings the heat to vocals, guitar, and keys. SoCal native and lead guitarist George Krikes brings jazz guitar prowess and vocals to the group. Billy Lee, also a Valley native, holds down the fort on bass and tight tenor vocal harmonies. Beneath it all, David Contreras, the only non-native member hailing from Hamburg, Germany, completes the rhythm section with a spicy, steady beat on the drums.

The Herbert Bail Orchestra

From the depths of the modern American folk movement hails the vast musical journey known as the Herbert Bail Orchestra. LA Weekly declares Herbert Bail one of the Best Shows to See in LA. "A fusion of past and present, frontier and adventure, psyche and soul. Full sounds and powerful live performances pull listeners into their timeless dimension." says M. Duwe of The Huffington Post.

Herbert Bail's first album was released in early 2013,The Future's in the Past "a collection of gypsy folk that carves out myths of its own," says Kevin Bronson of BuzzbandsLA. The album traverses from the cryptic shadows of Holy Smokes to the Western infused ballads portrayed in songs like The Nature of Things .

Last year the band collaborated with award winning director Björn Rühmann to create a music video trilogy inspired by three songs from their last album. Part I: The Nature of Things,explores the story of a man, his dog and their last road. Exclusive Release on Nowness, Vimeo Staff Pick, ‘Six of the Best Creative Music Videos' says 1.4

Recently Herbert Bail released a new single You Are Beautiful which received mention in the HUFF POST, OC Weekly, Buzzbands and more. Herbert Bail is currently performing locally in and around Los Angeles and working on a collection of new songs for release sometime next year.

The Lucky Lonely

Southern California's The Lucky Lonely is a new band, born out of a deep friendship between Warren Ellison, David Bennett and Michael Bedard. Formed in the summer of 2010, the band has been hard at work writing & performing, and with every step they take it seems the planets continue to align for these guys.

Since their inception, they've launched and ran a successful funding campaign using Kickstarter, which allowed them to complete their self-titled EP. Their first club gig in LA garnered so much attention that before they awoke the next morning, there were emails waiting in their inbox from the heads of A&R at Atlantic and Capitol/Virgin Records.

The different influences and experiences that have shaped this trio are all felt in their music. It's that same feeling that makes a kid want to pick up an instrument and rock. As fresh as they are familiar, The Lucky Lonely are irresistible.


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