The Knitts also just got an endorsement from Schecter Guitars! Check out their announcement HERE.
There are a number of exciting live shows happening in California over the next weeks, including…
Thursday, April 6th
The Knitts - The Berrics - Los Angeles, CA
The Airborne Toxic Event - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Cherry Glazerr - Pappy & Harriet’s - Pioneertown, CA
The Damned - The Belasco Theater - Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 7th
Social Distortion - Fox Theater - Pomona, CA
Classixx & How To Dress Well - Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Sigur Rós - Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA
Joyce Manor - Ventura Theater - Ventura, CA
Sunflower Bean - Natural History Museum of Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Noname - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
Denzel Curry - The Glass House - Pomona, CA
Saturday, April 8th
Regina Spektor - Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Foxygen - Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
The Damned - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
Mickey Avalon - The Canyon - Agoura Hills, CA
Sunday, April 9th
Chairlift & Kristin Kontrol - Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
The Maine & The Mowgli’s - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
Arlo Guthrie - Fred Kavli Theatre - Thousand Oaks, CA
Monday, April 10th
Sigur Rós - Fox Theater - Pomona, CA
Vince Staples - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
Desiigner - Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
21 Savage - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
Tuesday, April 11th
of Montreal - Teragram Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA
Bilal - SOL Venue - Carson, CA
Banks - Fox Theater - Pomona, CA
Slow Hollows & The Paranoyds - Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
Desiigner - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
Wednesday, April 12th
Lupe Fiasco - The Novo by Microsoft - Los Angeles, CA
Vince Staples - Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
The New Pornographers - The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Los Angeles, CA
Crystal Castles - The Glass House - Pomona, CA
Francis and the Lights - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, April 13th
Two Door Cinema Club - Fox Theater - Pomona, CA
Avi Buffalo - The Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
SOHN - Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Metro Boomin - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
Young Turks in Palm Springs - Air Museum - Palm Springs, CA
Friday, April 14th
Two Door Cinema Club & Grouplove - Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA
Hans Zimmer - Microsoft Theater - Los Angeles, CA
Lupe Fiasco - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
Migos - Arlington Theatre - Santa Barbara, CA
Jeff Bridges - The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Saturday, April 15th
The Courtneys - Resident - Los Angeles, CA
Jeff Bridges - The Canyon - Agoura Hills, CA
Sunday, April 16th
Gucci Mane - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
Monday, April 17th
Beastmaker - Fulton 55 - Fresno, CA
Bonobo - The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Los Angeles, CA
Kaytranada - Fox Theater - Pomona, CA
Nicolas Jaar, Floating Points, & Pond - Pappy & Harriet’s - Pioneertown, CA
Banks & Steelz- El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Skepta - Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, April 18th
New Order - Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA
David Crosby - City National Grove of Anaheim - Anaheim, CA
Phantogram - Arlington Theatre - Santa Barbara, CA
Glass Animals & Jagwar Ma - Fox Theater - Pomona, CA
Bonobo - The Glass House - Pomona, CA
DJ Shadow - Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Little Dragon - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
Hinds & Twin Peaks - The Regent Theater - Los Angeles, CA
Lee Fields & The Expressions - The New Parish- Oakland, CA
Wednesday, April 19th
Local Natives - Fox Theater - Pomona, CA
Empire of the Sun & BROODS - Shrine Expo Hall - Los Angeles, CA
Glass Animals & Jagwar Ma - Pappy & Harriet’s - Pioneertown, CA
Hinds & Twin Peaks - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
The Avalanches - Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Tacocat - Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA
Thursday, April 20th
Snoop Dogg - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Thee Commons - Teragram Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA
Lee Fields & The Expressions - Music Box - San Diego, CA
Mitski - The Glass House - Pomona, CA
Whitney - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 21st
Lil Wayne - Hollywood Palladium - Hollywood, CA
Floating Points - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, April 22nd
Glass Animals, Little Dragon, & Jagwar Ma - Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA
Reverend Horton Heat - The Regent Theater - Los Angeles, CA
Guided by Voices - The Roxy Theatre - West Hollywood, CA
Whitney - The Glass House - Pomona, CA
Tribal Seeds - Ventura Theater - Ventura, CA
Sunday, April 23rd
The Knitts - Saint Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA
The Knitting Factory’s two Southern California gastropubs—the Federal Bars in North Hollywood and Long Beach—feature a range of resident and one-off shows.
The Federal Bar in North Hollywood is excited to host another edition of KCRW’s Gary Calamar’s Mimosa Music Series on Sunday, April 30th with the rock band Jeremy & The Harlequins and singer-songwriter Louis Schefano. As always, the show is free and all ages so come on down for a bagel, mimosa and some great music!
Jeremy & The Harlequins’ debut album American Dreamer, released in 2015, sparkles and shimmers with the glamor of rock & roll’s past while simultaneously forging forward into the future with confidence. Out of the intention to produce music that is shockingly different, the five New Yorkers have managed to capture, with a beautiful, timeless zest, the sense and the sound of the city they call home.
After several years as an multi-instrumentalist who performed with a number of bands, Louis Schefano launched his career as a singer-songwriter in 1999. He has since performed under various monikers. His latest album Opposite Side of the World was just released in February and includes the bright single “Come to Think.” Buzzbands describes it as “a rhythmically tricky, ’60s-flavored jingle that adroitly buries its cloudy emotions behind a sunny melody… One thing for sure, it’s an easy song to fall for.”
Down in Long Beach, experience a night of reggae with Ethan Tucker, Animo Cruz, and Janelle Phillips on Wednesday, April 26th. Ethan Tucker’s trademark sound of acoustic roots and layered electric guitars combined with an unmistakable soulful and bluesy vocal, is a recipe which has garnered attention from some of his most popular contemporaries, as well as bonafide legends. Born in Olympia, Washington, Ethan has traveled the country with Jimmy Cliff, Buddy Guy, and The Wailers, as well as national support slots with musical peers Slightly Stoopid, G. Love, and Michael Franti. Ethan released his latest album Misunderstood in 2015.
Amino Cruz started out as a live roots jam band, and has grown to tour California with an energetic sound that captures the edgy surf, yet relaxed beach lifestyle that is Santa Cruz. Janelle Phillips is a rising female reggae artist. She recently worked with E.N Young from the San Diego Music Award winning band for “Best World Music,” Tribal Seeds. E.N is a producer with his own independent label, Roots Musician Records that released her EP, Lioness in 2015.
Get your tickets HERE.
Venice Art Crawl Presents “Music Connects Us: Photography & Art Show”
The Venice Art Crawl (VAC) is pleased to present its 7th annual Anniversary Fundraiser event, Music Connects Us: Photography & Art Show on Thursday April 20th from 6-10PM. The event will take place at the Runway Playa Vista, transforming a 3,800 square foot space into an urban art installation. Over 70 local and international artists will be featured such as Miles Regis, Spaik, Plastic Jesus, Guy Webster, Balloonski, and more!
VIP tickets include a sit down dinner at the new Hal’s Bar & Grill Playa Vista. General admission tickets are also available HERE. Use checkout code VENICEAFTERBURN for a Knitting Factory News discount!
The VAC’s mission is to ensure that this historic artist community retains its iconic role as a driving force in American art and culture. Contributions for this fundraiser will support a high-spirited art event that happens four times a year: March 16th, May 18th, July 20th, and September 22nd/23rd. The VAC’s goal is to share, inspire, and promote collaboration within the Venice community through mixers and art events. The VAC is a volunteer run non-profit organization which is a committee of the Venice Chamber of Commerce.
Enjoy a night at the Runway, come mingle with new and old friends, experience innovative fresh art while supporting the Venice Art Crawl!
For The Record Vinyl Nights at The Lincoln
Every Tuesday, The Lincoln in Venice presents “For the Record,” a weekly series of audience-curated vinyl DJ sets. Guests can bring their own vinyl along and they will be spun by The Lincoln’s resident DJs along with themed DJ sets.
Next Tuesday’s event is Soul & Funk with DJ Jordan Blackmon, the guitarist from Toro y Moi.
The following Tuesday, April 18, Knitting Factory’s own Bruce Duff is bringing his collection of rock ‘n’ roll vinyl to The Lincoln. Joined by his DJ partner Kasey Bomber, his duo Shake Appeal will be spinning their stax o’wax consisting of glam, garage, punk, power pop, new wave, soul, funk, vintage and current records.
We encourage guests to bring their own vinyl to the party as well! Co-presented by DoLA.
Invite: Jesters of Destiny Listening Party
Today, April 6th, Knitting Factory manager Bruce Duff is hosting a listening party for his band Jesters of Destiny‘s third record The Sorrows That Refuse to Drown.
30 years ago, Jesters Of Destiny released their debut album Fun At The Funeral. A year later, they released the all-covers record In A Nostalgic Mood. Then, they quietly disappeared, with all the main participants going on to other pursuits. All these years later, Jesters Of Destiny are back with The Sorrows That Refuse To Drown, an all-new record of the kind of hard rock/metal that only they made. This poses the question: Why? Bruce Duff and Ray Violet, the co-band leaders and production team behind everything the band recorded, are as perplexed as everyone else. Check out the full story, as well as a preview of the album here at Bravewords and a story here at Popmatters.
The release party is the evening before the worldwide release of the record on Ektro Records, in both LP and CD format. It will take place at Kitten Robot Studios, where some of the album was recorded, and refreshments will be available. If you’d like to attend, check out the flyer below and let them know Knitting Factory News sent you!
Giveaway: Comp Drink at Power House Hollywood
The occasional shameless plug here. KFE newsletter editor and writer Henry Eshelman (me) was recruited to be one of the 20 PR experts on an online radio series called “PR Secrets Revealed” hosted by my friend, PR coach Heather Burgett. While many of the OTHER interviews will offer practical advice for people wanting to do their own PR, MY interview is a little…different. Ensuring I don’t talk myself out of a job, my interview is more of a free-form, goofier and (please God) entertaining look at my long years in the business from Studio 54 to Kardashian fragrances. I’ve been lucky enough to have had some remarkable adventures on my journey that I share with listeners; as I so often say, you haven’t lived if you haven’t scooped Liza Minnelli off the floor of a club and poured her into a taxi. Broadcasts start April 17th. Perfect listening between Coachella Weekend One and Mother’s Day.
And in a twist on the “listen to timeshare presentation, get free hotel room,” trope, we offer “listen to internet radio, get free drink!” That’s right, to prove what lengths you might go to to get a free drink, ANYone 21 and over who listens to my segment and sends us an email at email@example.com gets a free well drink at historic Hollywood bar POWER HOUSE, 1714 North Highland Avenue Hollywood. You will get a reply entitling you to one drink (per person), good for three months from April 17. Want to check it out? Sign up link HERE.