Jonny Polonsky, Joe Cassidy, Cassandra (featuring Luke Paquin of Hot Hot Heat), John Carpenter, The Family Bones

Jonny Polonsky

Joe Cassidy

Cassandra (featuring Luke Paquin of Hot Hot Heat)

John Carpenter

The Family Bones

Sun, June 17, 2012

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

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

Free

Free

This event is 21 and over

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Jonny Polonsky
Jonny Polonsky
Signed to American Recordings in 1996 by Rick Rubin off of a demo produced by the Pixies' Frank Black, Jonny Polonsky emerged on the international music scene with his 24 minute power pop masterpiece, Hi My Name is Jonny. After several more releases and label switches, Polonsky has returned with his first full length in eight years, Intergalactic Messenger of Divine Light and Love. In the interim he has worked as a side musician with everyone from Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond to Pete Yorn and Maynard James Keenan's Puscifer.


"He does it with soul."

-Jeff Buckley


"This guy was born to be a rock star and he makes the music to back it up."

Frank Black/Black Francis of the Pixies
Joe Cassidy
Joe Cassidy
Butterfly Child created some of the most luxuriant, romantic and intoxicating music to be released in the 90s. Based around tumbling jazz rhythms, glacial guitars and the bewildered voice of Joe Cassidy (Belfast, Northern Ireland), the project began in 1991, releasing two EPs on AR Kane's h.Ark! label. Onomatopoeia, Butterfly Child's debut collection of precarious pop collages was a revelation, a ...masterpiece: Melody Maker's Taylor Parkes judged the album's seductive, celebratory pop to be "Astral Weeks at five years old . . . like trampolining in a conservatory flooded with sunlight." The follow-up, The Honeymoon Suite, sounded utterly inebriated on love with lines like "Bang goes your head, the light bulbs flash/You know what it's like on one of those days/You're so inspired, it's like the rockets are tied to you" ("Ghost On Your Shoulder") arousing the unmatched joy of a newly-formed relationship. The lyrics to the album's final song "I Shall Hear In Heaven" were even arranged in acronymic fashion so that the first letters of each line spelled out the name of Cassidy's lover, to whom the album was dedicated. Aborting recording sessions in the UK, Cassidy relocated to Chicago, USA to record his third album. Curiously, Soft Explosives drew occasional comparison to Oasis, a band previously perceived as Butterfly Child's emotional and aesthetic antithesis. The touching, elegant result of recordings sessions with a quartet of drummers and a 12-piece orchestra, the album seemed to provide a counterpoint to The Honeymoon Suite's love-struck deliriousness. Yet while the album may have ended with the poignant "The Sound Of Love Breaking Apart", on tracks like "Big Soft Mouth" and "Drunk On Beauty", Butterfly Child still sounded smitten: "If you've ever been drunk in a pub, staring at someone beautiful, just watching them move, in a blur, this was probably the music in your head," judged US magazine Pitchfork of the release.
Butterfly Child release new single No Longer Living In Your Shadow in the summer of 2012 via Dell'Orso.
Cassandra (featuring Luke Paquin of Hot Hot Heat)
Cassandra (featuring Luke Paquin of Hot Hot Heat)
CASSANDRA is the brainchild of one Mr. Roderick Billingsley. The group was formed one night in early 2012 during an amphetamine-fueled romp through the seedy backstreets of Miami, Florida.
"With CASSANDRA, Billingsley manages to encapsulate the true spirit of classic rock 'n' roll while aesthetically embracing the synthetic world in which we all now live." -Ft. Lauderdale Gazzete
John Carpenter
John Carpenter
This NJ native "has plenty more than a famous name....a baby-faced assassin with a Gibson SG as his weapon of choice, fronting a trio with a madman drummer that goes by J.Explosive, making music that sounds like trouble - vintage, psych-blues, ragged riffs, dire vocals".
*Kevin Bronson/LA Buzz Bands

"The thing that makes John Carpenter’s music so easy to absorb is its ability to tap into more genres than you could ever imagine while still sounding like he’s a complete stranger to modern rock, pop and psych from the past five decades. I’m not sure how this happens, but the artist has an impressive aural resume that offers several releases in demo, single and EP format. And while those are brilliant in their respective evolutionary line, the complete study that captures Carpenter’s craftsmanship is revealed as Fairy Tales Forgotten, his full-length album."
*Scott McDonald/Aquarium Drunkard
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/