The Roxy Theatre presents
The Dangerous Summer
Tommy & The High Pilots, Rare Monk, Barely Blind, The Goodnight
9009 West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA, 90069
Watch & Listen
The Dangerous Summer
Straightforward, earnest rock music seems to be a contradiction from the path popular music has strayed as of late. The need for genuine lyrics, purposeful direction and accessible melodies has been long overdue. The Dangerous Summer have crafted a throwback to the days when music was charged with hope and contained a much-needed brand of sincerity.
Tommy & The High Pilots
"There's no denying the palatability of Santa Barbara's Tommy & the High Pilots. Since forming in 2008, lead singer Tommy Cantillon and his 'mates have carried their pop flag loudly and proudly, drawing comparisons to everyone from Paul Simon to Lifehouse. On their latest EP, American Riviera, the foursome seems dead set on pushing the limits of fans' expectations and comes away with six tracks' worth of spirited and anthemic forays into new territory. The title track harkens back to past, guitar-driven Pilots ventures, but gets colored by a bombastic mix of horns and drums; 'The Limit' takes subtle cues from early Kings of Leon, aided by Cantillon's affecting and powerful yelps." --Santa Barbara Independent
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the young turks of Rare Monk sound simultaneously like everything and nothing you've ever heard. While the obvious signposts are there to guide you (Modest Mouse, Phoenix), Rare Monk combine their love of late 90s alternative with a fevered pop intensity, before shooting the whole thing into outer space to see what comes back.
That psychedelic insanity can be traced back to their college roots, when the guys were the go-to band for drunken debauchery and sonic exploration. Having grown exponentially as a band since those early house party days, Rare Monk have teamed up with noted producer Skyler Norwood (Blind Pilot, Horsefeathers) for their first full-length Death By Proxy.
By turns their most ambitious and deceptively simple release to date, Death By Proxy is immediately accessible, while continually surprising upon each spin.
"Although we draw upon many genres for inspiration, we've been creating our own based on nothing other than "these are the songs we wrote cause they sound cool."
The giddy pop thrill of the title track and the funky, slow burn of "Underground" acts as the band's mission statements, and according to Dorian, summarizes what the band has been building towards since forming in 2009.
"Regardless of where our music falls on the spectrum, I think it's pretty genuine. I think the important thing here is not to try and fit a compartmentalized soundscape, or be different from everyone else; the importance lies in doing what you are passionate about. Passion is genuine."
For fans of: Modest Mouse, Phoenix, Helio Sequence
From Beaumont, Texas to the world, four-piece rock outfit BARELY BLIND has forged their own path through the ever-changing music industry landscape. With their brand new album Wilder Child of a Thousand Suns, the band continues their relentless charge while staking their claim in the Los Angeles music scene.
Following two critically praised EPs – 2007's The Way We Operate and 2009's My Life With A Giant – along with a non-stop DIY touring schedule, the boys of Barely Blind have amassed a dedicated fan following while leaving their mark on cities nationwide.
Throughout this journey, Barely Blind's progression has spawned their unique essence that is captured on Wilder Child of a Thousand Suns. Pure honesty, raw emotion, and their personal narratives weave through the album's sonic meld of fuzzy rock'n'roll.
$10.00 - $12.00