King Washington, Faulkner, Davis

The Satellite Presents

King Washington

Faulkner

Davis

Wed, August 10, 2016

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

FREE

This event is 21 and over

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King Washington
King Washington
Born and bred in sunny Southern California, Los Angeles-based rock group, King Washington delivers an easy, new California sound. The strong Southern California heritage of the band members is made manifest in their songwriting. King Washington fuses elements of their California roots in the folk rock music of the 60s and 70s and builds upon them with a blues tinted indie-rock flavor of tightly tuned and beautifully blended vocal harmonies, winding, lyrical melodies, subtly surprising progressions, and a dose of pushing the limits. They have taken what we love about the classics and added a new rock edge, crafting a flavor all their own.

Founding member Tyson Kelly, of the San Fernando Valley, brings the heat to vocals, guitar, and keys. SoCal native and lead guitarist George Krikes brings jazz guitar prowess and vocals to the group. Billy Lee, also a Valley native, holds down the fort on bass and tight tenor vocal harmonies. Beneath it all, David Contreras, the only non-native member hailing from Hamburg, Germany, completes the rhythm section with a spicy, steady beat on the drums.
Faulkner
Faulkner
"Since Faulkner’s emergence in 2013, the bi-coastal rockers who formed in Venice, CA. have hit the ground running on their journey to success. Landing an unfinished demo of their song “NY Anthem” in the hands of RZA, the Wu-Tang Clan mastermind, Faulkner captured the hip hop God’s interest, leading to their first major collaboration. As a result, the track can be heard at the New York Yankees home games.

But New York isn’t the only place giving them love. Emphasizing the term “bi-coastal,” the rockers have also been featured on iconic L.A. radio station KROQ for their single “I’m Stoned.”

Recording their yet-to-be-released debut album, Street Axioms, at Rick Rubin’s Shangri La studio & East West, RZA and co-producers Mark Needham (The Killers) and JP Bowersock (The Strokes) perfected the distinctive irreverence of Faulkner’s first record.

The LP offers an unapologetic subversive sound, as it tastefully blends lyrical rawness with powerful rhythm, polished percussion and technical precision. The musical chemistry between Lucas Asher, Eric Scullin, Dimitri Farougias and Christian Hogan is undeniable, and Street Axioms is an irrefutable demonstration of such.

“This record is a soundtrack from the times I lived on the streets in Brooklyn and all the harsh realities of a dislocated childhood and isolation of youth,” says Asher.

With surprise collaborations and a slew of up coming performances following the mid-summer release of their debut record Street Axioms, Faulkner is set to issue their anticipated EP titled Revolutionary, giving us a glimpse of the music that’s to come. "
Davis
Davis
After Davis heard Chuck Berry at the age of 12, he was compelled to pick up his first guitar – a Gibson 335. From California’s Inland Empire, music shaped his childhood. Davis immersed himself in the iconic songwriting of such artists as Nirvana, Bob Dylan, and John Lennon, as well as the euphoric melodies of The Strokes and The Libertines. This fusion of musical interests gives Davis a unique sound all his own. His guitar tones are both unique and technical, while his vocal range gives him the freedom to hit Little Richard notes in an effortlessly cool manner. His sound has been compared to everything from Bob Dylan to Arcade Fire; Kings of Leon to Beastie Boys; John Lennon to James Brown.
Davis performs with a full backing band. He delivers Rock & Roll in a way that is both fresh and nostalgic. Currently working on his debut album, Davis hopes to push the Rock & Roll genre forward into new territories, writing honest and modern songs about timeless emotions. Davis has been recording all throughout the U.S., everywhere from an RV trailer park in Utah to the legendary Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville. Davis' writing taps into the history of American youth culture, just as his influences did with their songs. With a nod to the past, Davis looks forward.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/