6010 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
7pm - John Anderson (Hot Tub Johnnie DJ-Set)
8:00pm – Mansions On The Moon (interview, listening session)
8:45pm – Boom Shack (DJ Set)
9:00pm – Jon Collins Band (Performing Live)
9:40pm – Heroine December (Performing Live)
10:20pm – Polaris Rose (Performing Live)
11:10pm – Adam Bones (Performing Live)
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Mansions On The Moon
Mansions on the Moon is a band from Los Angeles, CA with roots in Virginia Beach, VA whose music fuses diverse styles, sounds and influences from electronic music, hip-hop, indie rock, and pop. Their sound incorporates “vocal harmonies”, “midi-based production” and “live acoustic instrumentation.” Shay Haley and Chad Hugo have called the band, “the future of music” The group was formed in 2011 by Ted Wendler on guitar and vocals, Ben Hazlegrove on keyboards, and Lane Shaw on drums. Both Shaw and Hazlegrove were also members of Pnuma Trio. Jeff Maccora later joined on bass.
Their first release, Paradise Falls (Presented by Diplo & DJ Benzi), garnered the attention of many prominent blogs and in 2011 hypetrak called them one of the “most interesting recording artists to have emerged this year.” Paradise Falls includes collaborations with Xaphoon Jones (of Chiddy Bang) and Big Gigantic, among others. The trio has worked closely with members of N*E*R*D, and Pharrell Williams served as executive producer on their 2012 EP Lightyears. The group has produced official remixes for Foster the People and Zee Avis, and produced the Mac Miller track “PA Nights” on the album Blue Slide Park. In 2011 the group joined Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller on the Green Carpet Tour, and also performed at the SnowBall Music Festival. In 2012 they played SXSW and the Lightyears Tour.
Named and inspired by none other than the artist Prince himself, Heroine December is an LA based Pop/Rock band consisting of lead singers and twin sisters Maya and Nandy McClean, guitar player, Brad Lindsay, bass player, Matthew Denis and drummer, Mike Robins.
You may recognize lead singers Maya & Nandy from the Sidney Disney production of the Lion King, the movie Moulin Rouge or touring the world with Prince for the last 7 years as part of the NPG singing back-up and dancing at shows such as the Superbowl Half time show, 6 months 3121 run in Las Vegas, Planet Earth tour, Welcome 2 America and Welcome 2 Australia tours and also being featured in his music videos, on his planet earth record, 21 nights coffee table book and executive producing his latest music video “Breakfast Can Wait”.
While working with and being mentored by him, the two Australian twin sister also worked with other artists like Rihanna, Chris Brown and Letoya Luckett, left their marks in movies and fashion campaigns but no matter what, they’ve always kept on writing and creating until they found the perfect mix of their multi-cultural heritage in music. Heroine December is just that, a unique blend of pop elements combined with true musicianship merging No Doubt with Rihanna and Pink giving you a high energy show that will sweep you off of your feet.
In 2014, with the release of their first EP ‘Target Practice” and a movement of paying it forward, we welcome you to the world of Heroine December, where music is a universal language to connect with and empower each and every one of us. Where one song can change the way you feel, think and act. Where one random act of kindness can change a person’s life and where the one person to cause this change is you! Heroine December is not just a band, it’s a movement, a way of Life…come join us.
Jon Collins Band
The Jon Collins Band was formed in Hollywood 2009. The band’s namesake was born in rural North Carolina, where he grew up surrounded by heartfelt blues melodies and true lyric country influences. Being an innovator by nature, Jon’s first instrument was the harmonica, which he proceeded to play with classical music and hip hop.
A songwriter and vocalist for the group Still Life in Chapel Hill, NC, Collins became a local favorite. From there Jon Collins played in Virginia, Maryland, Texas, the midwest before settling in Los Angeles a few years ago.
Jon Collins’ songwriting and vocal style evolved into something very contemporary, strikingly powerful in lyric and with acutely attractive melodies. A stunning and fresh blend of rock and pop.
It was in LA that Jon Collins was introduced to George Daly, acclaimed hit songwriter and music executive for over 25 years with Elektra, Atlantic and Columbia Records. The two began songwriting together almost immediately.
Recently, Lu Ye, acclaimed for her performances both in Asia and in the US was brought on board as buzz and interest in this debut album has grown.
Things are currently happening at a lightening pace so please stay tuned for upcoming shows and promotions leading up to the release of their debut album this summer.
“A duo comprised of Peter Anthony and Madelynn Elyse, their ever-growing popularity is spurred by their catchy alt rock music and lyrical stories. Their precise harmony, hard-hitting mainstream beats, and sing-a-long choruses make for unforgettable music that has quickly launched their career” – PureGrainAudio.com
Adventurous and free-spirited, the musical duo Polaris Rose is an emerging band in the Los Angeles music scene. Tight duet harmonies, atmospheric soundscapes, and soaring melodies give Polaris Rose their signature sound: a blend of indie avant garde and musical simplicity.
Polaris Rose’s sophomore EP (“The Moon & its Secrets”) is now available oniTunes, Spotify, and elsewhere online.
This band has no past. Literally. We can tell you some things—a little of this and a bit of that—but Adam Bones is an artist–and a band–without a history. The man behind the EP Rock it Up is man with a story, to be sure, but who knows how much of it is true to begin with? Those of you Beneath the Underground may have by happenstance slipped into a musty catacomb or back alley speakeasy-style rocker club and witnessed an early version of the Adam Bones vision. You might have been in London, or Chicago, Los Angeles, or someplace more rustic, but that was the past. Mr. Bones is arising from the shadows to stake a claim and make sure that everyone Knows His Name. Be sure you do; he will ask. This is not a test.
Likewise, his band, an All-Girl-Kung Fu-Army of riffs and beats to be dealt with, came from over the waters but emerged here (in your face, essentially), fully formed and ready for service. Unknown to each other, Adam Bones on his own and the future women of his band—Rikki Styxx, Tracy Lambertucci, and Breanna Fields—were both on a quest to find the missing components to their music machines. They crossed paths either in the Spanish Basque Country (where true-blue power pop is revered with Second Coming-like reverence) or in Brazil, depending on who is telling the story. Whatever the locale, the story that gets hinted at is that Bones was mounting a one-man intercontinental odyssey in search of lost chords and modes when he crossed paths with the trio of women, working at the time as the entertainment/R&R arm of an advance, off-the-radar unit under State Dept. jurisdiction. Indeed, capable of wielding their respective axes with assassin stealth, they were just the crew the seeker was looking for.
Rejoining to the South of France, for no particular reason other than it was not on either’s future itineraries, the quartet began to make music in earnest, Bones crafting the songs and stories, Rikki, Tracy and Breanna adding their touch to intensify the material. The band eschewed almost everything that was filtering through their laptops, radios, the air itself. This is a group that generates material from their heads, filters it through their souls, and activates it with hearts and hands (and in Ms. Styxx case, feet as well). You could call it rock ‘n’ roll, hard rock, power pop, punkified this or that, or electric music for the mind and body, the imposed genre doesn’t matter all that much. The music is made by a four-piece guitar group. There are no DJs, triggers, pre-recorded tracks, banjos, dubstep drops, or glee club vocals. Who’s got time?
While in the South of France, Adam Bones (the band) came together, but that is not all. Adam ran into Morgan Margolis in a dusty café one day. They had known each other in America and when Adam told Morgan about the group, Margolis, being a manager and concert promoter based on the West Coast, invited the band to the States. To Adam, it seemed like the least likely thing to do. So he did it.
“We came back,” says Adam, ‘because we like the musical climate.” With them they have brought a melting pot of ideas and experiences from throughout the world. “The European and South American thing, and being from America,” continues Rikki, “brought us together, and because of our travels we were opened up to an enormous plethora of musical styles.”
Despite the fact that Adam and the band are highly unconventional, and despite the fact that they have been described by some who are most certainly knowledgeable as “a high risk in the business,” Adam Bones’ wealth is his music.
Songs, songs, songs. The band has so many top-notch songs that they used to do three separate sets a night of completely different songs. Now, with the rigors of extensive touring, they know better. They’ve obviously had to cut it down; the fact is they have twenty-one tunes written for their debut long-player and they could have gone on forever. The band just doesn’t have any “B’ material. Bones songs such as “I Had You,” “Kill Ya, Baby,” “Highlights of the Lowlife” and “How Hard I Needed You” put pure musicality—richly varied melodies, lyrics of both thought and heart—back into rock ‘n’ roll.
Adam is aware that what you hear is only half the story and the other half of the Adam Bones experience is the live show .
Because Adam Bones is that rarest of entities: A classic rock ‘n’ roll band, aware that the disc and the concert are two separate theatres. On stage, their spectacular showmanship combines magically with their musicianship to create a total event. You’ll be able to see them soon because the band plays 200 dates a year, taking their music to the streets. And, after all, that’s what rock ‘n’ roll is all about.