The Goodnight Darlings, The Whims, Kai Elle, The Active Set

The Goodnight Darlings

The Whims

Kai Elle

The Active Set

DJ Andy Durutti

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Free

The Goodnight Darlings - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
The Goodnight Darlings
The Goodnight Darlings fuse Kat Auster's pop-rock vocals (think Madonna, Blondie, Chrissie Hynde) with Wilson Jaramillo's world-music, hip-hop flavored beats (think Jay-Z meets The Clash), and Wilson's lush New Wave guitars (think The Cure). Kat Auster is also a Juilliard Theater grad which reflects in her provocative visceral live shows, and in her poetic storytelling style lyrics. Wilson has extensive touring experience with The Fugees and Wyclef Jean in arenas around the world. He uses 11 different effect pedals and is nicknamed "The Scientist" because of his experimentation with soundscapes. Together they create "dance-punk electricity". The songs are sultry sexy and melancholy--hauntingly danceable. Genre is Indie Pop, Rock, Post-Punk.
The Whims - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Whims
Formed in 2008, Brooklyn NYC's The Whims create catchy, lush indie rock. 60s hooks meets 70s guitars -- all filtered through a 90s slacker aesthetic.
Kai Elle - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Kai Elle
Kai Elle is an L.A based musician... but if you ask her where she's really from, she'll cheekily reply "Kai Land", hence the title of her sophomore album "Welcome To...Kai Land." Comprised of music she wrote and produced herself along with the single "Carry On" featuring Robbie Williams. Her sound is often described as "An atomic bomb of ethereal lightness."

"I don't want my songs to take you away, I want them to invite you inside"
The Active Set - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The Active Set
With a healthy nod to '80s post-punk and new wave, the Active Set offer a high-energy dose of indie, intelligent and upbeat. They love quirky, driven melodies with smart hooks. Then they like to change their minds, and change it up. Welcome to Los Angeles, a place for movers and shakers. It's a place to really get things started. If you don't live here yet, you will.