Milo + L.O.U.
Sunday, Nov 23 | 8pm
Busdriver is fixed as one of LA music’s most dynamic indie artists. From his years as a cypher phenom at Project Blowed to his years as a recording artist on Epitaph to his current role as co-head of Hellfyre Club, Busdriver has always challenged rap in the most particular and thoughtful of ways.
BD’s first record, ‘Memoirs of the Elephantman’, was self released thru Afterlife records (a Project Blowed subcrew at the time) in 1999. Not until his second self-released record, ‘Temporary Forever’, came out in 2002 did Busdriver step on the world stage….MORE INFO
New Year’s Eve with Lavoy + Normal Babies + Pine League
Wednesday, Dec 31 | 9pm
As an indie rock band from the remote outpost of Wasilla, Alaska, Lavoy had to contend with quite a few distinct challenges. Touring meant driving a minimum of eight hours to the next city. Wintertime meant round the clock darkness and below freezing temperatures – less than ideal conditions for dragging musicians out to nightly six-hour rehearsals. It was also very likely that no matter how many bars it played on Saturday nights the group’s celebrity status would never surpass that of the local dog mushers.
Singer-songwriter Tyrell L. Tompkins reckons…MORE INFO
W. Kamau Bell Oh, Everything! Tour
Friday, Jan 23 | 8pm
Socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell has emerged as the post-modern voice of comedy. Kamau was recently named an Ambassador of Racial Justice by the ACLU. And he sits on the advisory board of Race Forward, a racial justice think tank and home for media and activism, and Hollaback, a non-profit and movement to end street harassment. Kamau is best known for his critically acclaimed, but criminally short-lived FX comedy series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. The New York Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” And Salon.com listed Kamau on their…MORE INFO
Tuesday, Feb 10 | 8pm
Fiercely independent road warriors Wild Child, an “indie powerhouse,” has spent the past year stepping into that spotlight, playing stages as major as Austin City Limits Music Festival, Wakarusa, Firefly Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Osheaga, and Savannah Stopover.
Behind their second album, The Runaround, the premiere release on Ben Kweller’s Noise Company label, the Austin six piece earned NPR’s Top Ten Songs of 2013 honors for the song “Living Tree,” and saw five additional songs hit number 1 on Hype Machine’s Popular chart. Their Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube streams have eclipsed…MORE INFO
An Evening with The Portland Cello Project
Saturday, Feb 14 | 8pm
Since the group’s inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project (or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them), has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances, everywhere from Prairie Home Companion, to that punk rock club in the part of town your grandma warns you not to go to after dark. The group has built a reputation mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go.
No two shows are alike, with a repertoire now numbering over 800 pieces of music you wouldn’t normally hear…MORE INFO
Tuesday, Mar 10 | 8pm
For the Dodos “the best time to make a record is right after you’ve finished one” says vocalist and guitarist Meric Long.
Having just wrapped up the sessions for their previous record Carrier, and fired up on the level of comfort achieved with brothers Jay and Ian Pellicci at Tiny Telephone studio, the duo immediately began laying to tape the batch of songs that would result in their latest and sixth record, entitled Individ.
“There were things I didn’t want to forget, sounds that we had just scratched the surface of…MORE INFO
Thursday, Mar 26 | 8pm
Turquoise Jeep Records is an independent record label founded by Flynt Flossy and Whatchyamcallit. It is best known for its YouTube videos including “Lemme Smang It” (by Yung Humma featuring Flynt Flossy) and “Did I Mention I Like to Dance.” Currently, the label has one album titled, “Keep the Jeep Riding” and four singles and is working on a clothing line and instructional dance DVD called “Flow with the Floss.”
Flynt Flossy and Whatchyamacallit founded Turquoise Jeep Records and released the label’s first song “Stretchy Pants” as a YouTube video…MORE INFO
- Upcoming Shows