Reggie Watts & Karen, Gothic Tropic

The Satellite Presents

Reggie Watts & Karen

Gothic Tropic

Tue, January 17, 2017

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

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

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Reggie Watts & Karen
Reggie Watts & Karen
Reggie Watts is an internationally renowned vocal artist/ beatboxer/ musician/ comedian who wows audiences with his live performances which are 100% improvised. Using his formidable voice, looping pedals, and his vast imagination, Reggie blends and blurs the lines between music and comedy. No two performances are the same and to that end, “genius” is the word most often used to describe Reggie Watts. LA Weekly crowned him “the most wildly inventive new talent of the past five years” while New York Magazine hailed Reggie as “Spectacularly original,” Rolling Stone featured him as “Hot Comedian,” SPIN named him as “Best New Comedian” and the LA Times praised Reggie is “a superstar.”

As a solo performer, Reggie was handpicked by Conan O’Brien to open nightly on Conan’s sold out North American Prohibited From Being Funny on Television tour. Reggie released his debut comedy cd/dvd Why $#!+ So Crazy? on Comedy Central Records in May 2010 and it was made available on Netflix June 2013. At the invitation of Jack White, Reggie recorded Reggie Watts Live at Third Man Records, now available in limited edition vinyl. Reggie has performed sold out headlining tours in the US and Europe, performed sets at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Bumbershoot and more. At the prestigious TED Conference he received a standing ovation. He recorded his facinatingly sublime original score to the Ridley Scott film Legend to a sold out house at SF Sketchfest and made the soundtrack available for free download online. Reggie Watts: A Live At Central Park is out on cd/dvd via Comedy Central Records. He is a founding member of JASH.com which launched Spring 2013 with fellow founders Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman and Tim and Eric. Many of his original videos have gone viral.

As a musician, Reggie can be seen as musical co-hort in the IFC series Comedy Bang! Bang! and in his many Reggie Makes Music videos. He joined LCD Soundsystem as guest onstage at the final NY shows and he appears in the documentary Shut Up And Play The Hits. Reggie also sang on Regina Spektor’s Dance Anthem of the 80s and toured Europe with her, toured the US with DEVO, was featured in Hot Chip’s Night and Day video and recorded an original session for the Daytrotter series. As the frontman for Seattle rock outfit Maktub, Reggie and his band released five albums. Reggie composed original music for Louie on FX and performed the theme song for Comedy Bang! Bang!

On screen, Reggie can currently been seen on The Late Late Show with James Corden as well as in the IFC series Comedy Bang! Bang! His special Reggie Watts: A Live At Central Park aired on Comedy Central in May 2012. He also has appeared multiple times on Conan, and on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s Stand-Up New York, HBO’s The Yes Men Save The World, IFC, Comedy Central’s Michael and Michael Have Issues, UK’s Funny Or Die, and PBS’ Electric Company.
Gothic Tropic
Gothic Tropic
Los Angeles' Gothic Tropic introduces some hard edges to the playful world of psych-pop. The brainchild of Cecilia Della Peruti, Gothic Tropic keeps the vibe playful, but measured and dark with a unique lead guitar and vocal style that recalls catchy elements of pre-punk 70s acts such as Television, and Can. The type of music Gothic Tropic plays is comparable to jazz in the way its creation is approached: its success is based upon each member's ability to collaborate but also individually flourish.

Cecilia Della Peruti was born in New Jersey and lived with her father, composer and jazz player Carl Della Peruti. She moved to LA at age 11 to live with mother Juliana Gondek, internationally acclaimed vocalist and pedagogue. Cecilia works professionally as a touring auxiliary and TV performer, and has appeared with Joseph Gordon-Levitt on HitRecordTV, Late Night with Seth Myers, and more. She collaborates with Blake Sennett of Rilo Kiley, Ryan Adams, Jon Sortland of Broken Bells, and received interest from Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O as a session player and developing artist. Della Peruti is an exhibiting artist at NAMM, and holds sponsorships with leading guitar pedal manufacturers.

LA native and bassist Daniel Denton has a signature style that greatly contributed to Gothic Tropic's experimental sound. Having played in early Metric, Denton's bass writing is dynamic and vigorous. He also collaborates with Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, and others. Born and raised in Ohio, drummer Rhys Hastings studied jazz performance and drum set at NYU, and moved to LA in 2010. Hastings has been gigging with different projects such as Stones Throw artist Mild High Club, and more. He joined Gothic Tropic in January 2014.

Gothic Tropic has recently had full spread press support from Impose, LA Weekly, Ladygunn, and has supported Mike Watt, Foxygen, Allah-Las, and is anticipating the release of their debut LP, "Fast or Feast" of Old Flame Records.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/