Night Talks, Jetwolfe, Lia H, Wrenn, Raw Fabrics
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
This event is all ages
maud·lin/ˈmôdlin/ Adjective: foolishly tearful or sentimental, often through drunkenness.
LA-based alternative rock band
Hailing from Los Angeles, Jetwolfe began in 2008 as the late night, dimly lit acoustic jams of two city kids. Inspired by summers of empty pools and skateboards, Jetwolfe began musically progressing and breaking out of the genre the band originally came from. By adding members, the band was able to add layers and more complex harmonies. The music headed more and more into the rock genre with dirty guitars, potent drums, memorable choruses, and edgy bass. Critics have trouble comparing Jetwolfe to similar artists, as the originality of Jetwolfe’s musical layering is complex yet the band’s sound maintains a catchy rock feel.
It’s taken several years for this incarnation of Jetwolfe to form. It started when frontman Trevor Wolfe showed his new tracks to drummer (and brother) Shaun Wolfe in 2009. “I hadn’t heard anything like it, [the music] had progressed so much from the early days, and it was exactly the music I’d been waiting for…I was sold.” After various line-ups, the band met Jacob Butler (Blacktop Saints, Night Talks) in 2012 and invited him to a session. After hearing the tracks, Jacob wanted in and is now on guitar. In 2013, bass player Kelly Kuhn moved to Los Angeles from New York City with an impressive resume. The band reached out to Kelly as soon as he got off the plane. Kelly heard a few roughly recorded songs and all of a sudden the current Jetwolfe line-up was born.
Jetwolfe has been in and out of the studio since the end of 2012 recording their debut EP “The Bowtie Years,” set to release at the end of 2013. With the EP release and multiple shows lined up, Jetwolfe is set to have a massive year in 2013. Watch for Jetwolfe in loval venues as they continue to tear up the gig circuit with their raw and high-powered live sets.
What do you get when you throw three punked-out rockers with an Andy Warhol fixation and a penchant for slithering dancefloor grooves in the same room? Well, the answer is Los Angeles trio Raw Fabrics a.k.a. Jack b. Franco [vocals, guitar], Jon Fredrik [drums], and Justus Dixon [bass, mpc/synth].
Since first forming in 2013, the boys have one critically acclaimed EP to their name, 2014’s Gold Handcuffs, and they’ve shared the stage with the likes of Alt-J and Weezer. However their follow-up EP serves as something of a clarion call for the group, unveiling strains of soul through a siphon of sizzling electronic textures, throbbing distortion, and hypnotic crooning.
“Sonically, we always aim to take raw elements from different genres and combine them,” explains Jack. “That’s our approach, and it’s even the idea behind the name.”
Following a fiery first national headline tour, Raw Fabrics hit the studio with legendary producer and engineer Joe Chiccarelli [Morrissey, U2, The Strokes] in early 2015. They tracked the majority of their upcoming EP in one day with Jack adding flourishes of electronics and finishing up the vocals. The singer’s lyrical intensity bristles throughout these sonic backdrops, emanating palpable emotion. Breaking the mold, his delivery functions as an instrument in and of itself. While recording, words and phrases sporadically came to him, punching in tandem with the tribal-inspired percussion or what the band likes to refer to as “jungle drums.”
'Plastic Joy' out 8/18