Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
$13.00 - $15.00
21 & over
Capital Cities: In 2008, Ryan Merchant found Sebu Simonian on craigslist in his search for a collaborator. The two formed a composing team, and in 2010, they began producing material for Capital Cities. The band released their debut EP in June 2011 independently and soon after, lead single ‘Safe and Sound’ shot to #2 on Hype Machine and charted #1 on CMJ’s A&R unsigned spin chart. Capital Cities have played numerous sold-out shows in their hometowns of Los Angeles and San Francisco and embarked on a successful mini tour of the East Coast and Canada last October. In November, after reaching #1 on a rock station in Peru, the band flew to Lima to play in front of 1000 fans. After headlining the W Hotel New Year’s Eve party in San Francisco, Capital Cities returns to L.A. as 987FM’s January ‘Artist in Residence’.
DJ Ancona: Ancona aka Romy is a self taught musician making his way through the Hollywood and South Bay club circuit as an electronic music producer and performer. Having only been DJing for one year, Romy has quickly gained recognition amongst club owners and party goers as a reliable source of entertainment. While Romy Ancona does not have a specific genre, he most enjoys mixing various styles of house music but has adapted to put his own spin on the most popular music of today. Having shared Hollywood stages with legendary house names such as DJ Reza of Go Ventures and Mark Lewis of Mixology, Romy has earned credibility amongst Hollywood's top performers. His event resume also includes a sold out MAXIM Magazine New Year's Eve party at the newly renovated Chinese Theatre. For handling his own bookings and promotion, Romy Ancona successfully enhances business by bringing loyal fans as well as gaining new enthusiasts at every show he plays.
Fartbarf : Fartbarf is a musical group that consists of 66.6% analogue synthesizers and 33.3% live drums. This leaves 0.1% mystery, and a multitude of genres which are tangled together to create the sonic resolutions put forth by Fartbarf. They are utilitarian by nature, and post-neanderthal by choice. Conceptual development began in Los Angeles, CA, in 2008, and was completed in the form of a tidy 3 piece p…ackage less than 8 months later. Key ingredients include a surplus of post-war German caveman masks, Jet Propulsion Laboratory cosmonaut jumpsuits, a strange obsession with pre 1980’s analogue synthesizers, all accompanied by infectious melodic hooks and robotic rhythms that have proven to gain notable popularity, even amongst the most pessimistic of individuals that span across the globe. For those of you who might be wondering still, what sets Fartbarf apart from all other electronic music… Do not be fooled. 99% of electronic musicians today should be considered computer musicians (which are almost as much fun to watch perform live as a rock sitting in the sun). Yawnnnn… Fartbarf’s music is not computer music at all. Nothing is generated from computers. All sounds heard are created from electrical voltages being controlled by keyboards which in turn are being controlled by the members of Fartbarf. Musically speaking, try to imagine yourself as James Brown running through a Nintendo game with a Herbie Hancock cover of Slayer’s South of Heaven as your theme song, all played in slow motion with the technicalities and rawness of the Meter’s meets Stewart Copeland. It’s primitive and futuristic. Mechanical and organic. It’s the perfect equation and the worst of all paradoxes. And it’s social commentary fits like a glove coming from Los Angeles in 2010. Guitars? How cliché. Vocals with lyrics you can understand and comprehend? How predictable. Instruments that don’t require massive amounts of electricity to function? Pfft… Living in the past. As subversive as it all may be, there might just be something in it for everyone. As of now, Fartbarf’s social experiment (the Throng), has been growing at a rate more steadily than not. Even more curious is Fartbarf’s refusal to change their name for the sake of conforming to gain mass appeal, or their lack of interest to speak to record labels to and fro. Further solidifying that not even El Duce and GG Allin’s love child could display a more misanthropic attitude toward the music industry as clearly defined as this. For more clarification, and sometimes even more confusion, connect to Fartbarf via their twitter or facebook account. For those interested in applying for a Throng membership, email firstname.lastname@example.org