Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
$5.00 - $8.00
21 & over
Roulette Dares: After a year long trip traveling the world, Jason Molina returned to Southern California and reconnected with former bandmate Jake Shafer. The goal, to finish what they had begun 7 years earlier while the two were studying at UCSB and playing the music they loved. Upon meeting Andrew Taylor through a mutual friend and enlisting recent LA transplant Nick Arnold to play lead guitar, a four piece had been formed.
So how would one describe Roulette Dares music? In a time where sub genres seem to dominate the indie scene, describing a band as post alternative indie power rock with melodies ranging from catchy to jazzy to eerie, musical elements extending all the way from pop to rhythmic near hardcore, combined with pulsing piano progressions, a modern twist on 80’s synth leads, and dance beats that don’t always stay in 4/4 time would be entirely pretentious. Suffice to say the band uses more than three instruments to make better than average music. And while they do not lack prowess, the music isn’t overly technical or unapproachable. The lyrics are genuine, and song meaning spans the disparate experiences of different band members.
Garrett Lee Robinson:
Driven by the big choruses and raw guitar style sounds of the Indie Rock Movement, Garrett Lee Robinson encapsulates the artistic elements of Indie and smashes it together with the driving beat of good old Rock 'n' Roll. Uniting musical influences of Foo Fighters and King of Leon, Garrett Lee Robinson blends high-energy sing-along melodies with intimately revealing lyrics to emerge as their own distinctive sound. With their newest addition, Shane McHugh, on keys and vocals to complete their sound, band members, Thunderchief (vocals and guitar), along with OPM members, Matt Rowe (bass), and Shane Mayo (drums), are all set to release their first album within the next three months.
Josh Brooks aka PZB born and raised in California has been around the Los Angeles Electronic music scene for over 10 years and has steadily been making a name for himself. He started out at UCLA playing the weekly Brewco Bass nights in Westwood. He then went on to spend a summer in Ibiza learning from some of the top DJs in the world.
In 2011 after an audition in front of a panel of judges he was chosen to play a Friday set at Coachella . The momentum carried him to go on and perform all over Los Angeles. Most recently he has joined forces with PUZL to form the Los Angeles Music Project. LAMP currently runs a monthly at Central SAPC in Santa Monica and boasts a dynamic lineup of DJs and musicians. The project looks to bring together a strong collective of artists and provide them with a platform to express their creativity.