NIGHT RIOTS at Visulite Theatre on 06/09/2018

NIGHT RIOTS

  
NIGHT RIOTS
  

06/09/2018

Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)

Doors Open: 7:00 - Show Starts: 8:00

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When we last saw NIGHT RIOTS, the Los Angeles-based quintet was touring in support of Howl, their critically acclaimed EP featuring the hit single “Contagious,” which shot to No. 1 on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation while amassing over 4.5 million streams.

The EP drew comparisons to The Cure (MTV) and The Killers (Earmilk), was described as “new wavey bliss” (Billboard) and saw the band praised for their “anthemic, synth-laden rock” (Spin).

The band (vocalist Travis Hawley, bassist Mikel Van Kranenburg, guitarists Nick Fotinakes and Matt DePauw and drummer Rico Rodriguez) played hundreds of shows in support, sharing stages with the likes of Lana Del Rey, Morrissey, Cage The Elephant, Walk The Moon, OK Go, The Mowgli's, Angels & Airwaves and many more, while also garnering praise from the likes of KCRW, Huffington Post, KROQ, All Things Go, Nylon and AV Club, among others.

A year later they’ve returned with the much-anticipated LOVE GLOOM, produced by Joe Chiccarelli (Morrissey, Spoon, The Strokes) and recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles.

“We were in the same room where Zeppelin recorded ‘Whole Lotta Love,’ says vocalist Travis Hawley. “It was pretty amazing to come in each day and walk through a hall filled with gold records and see pictures of Jim Morrison sitting at the console where we mixed. We even had the occasional celebrity sighting, like the time Mikel bumped into Lenny Kravitz and his procession of supermodels.  He flashed a peace sign, said “what’s up” and sauntered off, his scarf dancing on the ground behind him as he walked. It was inspiring,” he muses.

As for the album’s production, Hawley says, “Love Gloom was a first for us in a lot of ways. In the past we had always taken a more paced stance on recording, tracking a few songs, taking a break and then writing more.  This time we wrote and wrote and wrote until we had a huge collection of songs.  We then refined and rehearsed them at our home studio until we felt like an album was speaking to us.

We live in a time where through the aid of computers, music and art can be digitally squeezed, quantized, pitch-shifted, wrapped in cool packaging and shoved out into the market.  But Joe Chiccarelli urged us to leave the nuances, take risks and let the music be real. When we discussed records that inspired us we realized that they were vulnerable, with flaws and eccentricities that made us able to connect not only to the music as a whole but to the players performing as individuals. And we wanted that. It was important to us that our music be as real as possible and to allow our individual personalities to combine to create the whole.”

The result is LOVE GLOOM, an album Buzzbands described as “the sound of urban desperados wandering rain-slickened streets, hearts playing tug-of-war with hope and despair.”

Among the album’s many highlights is “Nothing Personal,” “Fangs,” “Breaking Free,” and “Don’t Kill The Messenger,” all part of a collection of songs filled with moody-but-danceable melodies and atmospheric  arrangements.

“The music and the title LOVE GLOOM is about a collision of emotions,” says Hawley. “It’s when you need love and can’t find it.  It’s the sickness of wanting someone and not knowing if they feel the same way.  It’s the tearing of a breakup and the coldness of a partner during a fight.  We wanted to create an album that’ll make you feel ecstasy and despair,” he smiles, “like you’re climaxing and suffocating at the same time.”

www.nightriots.com



COURTSHIP

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SILENT RIVAL

Start Time: 8:00

Los Angeles based Silent Rival—Sara Coda [vocals], Joz Ramirez [guitar], Yutaka Sao [bass]—claim three different countries and exponentially more musical sensibilities. 

Born and raised in Orange County, Coda channels the soul of Gladys Knight through Steven Tyler- style swagger and bravado. Hailing from Mexico, Joz draws heavily on nineties British garage-rock punctuated by just the right amount of glam, while Yutaka crossed the Pacific from Japan in order to chase his musical dream. Each one brings something distinct, dynamic, and definitive to the fold.

The singular magic these musicians conjured on their independent debut "The Kindness of Strangers" [Listen Loud Records] reached far beyond LA. Their introductory single “Die A Little,” peaked at #42 on the Alternative Radio charts, while Alternative Press touted it among the “29 Songs You Need To Hear...”, and introduced them to fans internationally while they played over 125 shows in 2017. Further acclaim has come from New Noise Magazine, Tattoo.com, and many more.

A shared infinite sense of drive rallies them. “There’s a really great chemistry,” agrees Joz. “I write the music, Sara writes the melodies and lyrics and Yutaka adds his elements and sonics. As a leader, Sara has a lot of energy and this mystical side to her that you don’t see in other people. It’s very new school.”

Currently in the middle of recording their follow-up to "The Kindness of Strangers" with Alain Johanes (Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Jimmy Eat World) producing, the first single, "Just One Voice", mixed by Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Kiss), is a searing and modern tale of revolution through strength in numbers.

www.silentrival.com