Francisco The Man, Chasing Kings, The Wind, Monte Mar, $2 Well Drinks / Newcastles from 8-9pm

Francisco The Man

Chasing Kings

The Wind

Monte Mar

$2 Well Drinks / Newcastles from 8-9pm

Mon, August 6, 2012

Doors: 8:00 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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Francisco The Man
Francisco The Man
Born amidst the 7-Elevens and white trash comradery of Southern California's suburban desert, Los Angelenos Francisco the Man grew up the way bands used to grow up. Huddled in the corners of their parents' garages. In church halls. In basements. Passing cheap beer, pissing each other off, and dreaming of the day they might continue to do the same without a dead end day job.

Francisco the Man is indeed a real band from the days of yore, yet their sound is anything but dated: locomotive Crazy Horse jams with squalling feedback, the punky spirit of 1977 New York, sunburnt shoegaze hymnals, and chunky Motown grooves, all saturated in rose-hued California power pop.

The guys latest release is just as sweet. Right when the band's euphoric crests have you shaking off goosebumps, Francisco the Man pulls the plug at the most dramatic moment to send you floating dreamily down a river of ambience reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine's Loveless. It's perfect, really. The only thing left is to drift off and tune in to the earnest, idiosyncratic vocals of singer Scotty Cantino, who stands out from his peers as one of the few true innovators of modern guitar pop. Evocative of a young Doug Martsch, Cantino's sanguine and nostalgic lyricism hearkens back to those early memories of suburban paradise, with all the heart and pluck of a wisened street child who never forgot where he came from.

Their new 7" drops August 7th via Small Plates Records.

"psychedelic guitars, fuzzed out melodies and a deep love for the wall of sound" - YVYNYL

'music transcribing heavy influences of psychedelic rock alongside hints of post-punk, manifesting a gauntlet of wavering sing-alongs and power chords.' - Indie Ball

"Francisco The Man play a type of sunny, post-punk guitar rock that’s all been all but absent from the indie rock scene since the early/mid-2000′s... Broken Arrows” won me over immediately with it’s hook-filled, shoegaze-y guitar riffs and exuberant melody. The last half of the song is absolute bliss, indulging in nearly four minutes of some seriously enthusiastic guitar jamming" - Music For Kids Who Can't Read Good

"Broken Arrows is pure energy" - I Guess I'm Floating

"L.A.-based Francisco The Man makes reverb-drenched, ebullient indie rock." - Gold Soundz

"[Francisco the Man's came] just in time for the warming temperatures as it would make a great passenger for a destination-less cruise along the PCH" - Good For Your Ears
"Surfer aesthetic paired with sixties AM makes it something of a perfect jam..." - Friends With Both Arms
Chasing Kings
Chasing Kings
Chasing Kings is an indie-pop four-piece hailing from Los Angeles. The band's self-released debut EP "The Current State Of Our Future" was produced by Tony Berg (Pete Yorn, Aimee Mann, Phantom Planet, Simon Dawes) and its infectious melodies, danceable vintage grooves and unique quirkiness have caught the attention of fans and critics alike. Deli Magazine has named the group one of LA's top 20 indie bands. Chasing Kings has toured throughout the US in support of the EP including several high-profile shows at SXSW in Austin and is currently continuing to tour as they work on writing and recording new material.
The Wind
The Wind
It's telling of a band's ambition when their first full-length is a double-album. The Wind's Harum Scarum is just that. Except unlike the plethora of double-album misfires – a trend prevalent even among music veterans – Harum Scarum is an exceptionally crafted and well-paced epic that is bound to do more than generate buzz for the Long Beach-based quartet. This is the sort of album that launches an artist into cult status. Such massive followings are rarely possible after one album, but The Wind touch on forms of throwback pop and rock that very few artists the past decade have successfully conquered. Perhaps Dr. Dog at their brightest (We All Belong) came closest among the surveyors of '00s indie-rock, and even certain releases like David Vandervelde's The Moonstation House Band and several from The Walkmen approached the realm of late '60s/early '70s songwriters in the idiosyncratic vein of Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson, and Roger McGuinn. But as far as authentic re-interpretations of vintage sounds go, few releases the past few years come close to Harum Scarum.

--Obscure Sound
Monte Mar
Monte Mar
Montë Mar is a modern alternative/pop band based in Los Angeles, California that formed in early 2011. The group came together out of a collective desire to play original music after frontman, Brian Green, gave up touring as a sideman with numerous artists including Michael Buble to pursue a more creative path. Montë Mar's music tends to be colorful, with thoughtfully layered melodies over a bed of explosive drums, making live shows a mandatory workout for all who attend. They were chosen as one of Myspace Music's featured artists in the summer of 2011 and recently returned from a Summer West Coast tour. Their debut EP, Different Place, was released on October 15th. Montë Mar is Brian Green(vocals, guitar), Bill Zimmerman(vocals, keyboards), Kyle Crane(drums), Capital(guitar, vocals) and Dylan Durboraw(bass).
$2 Well Drinks / Newcastles from 8-9pm
$2 Well Drinks / Newcastles from 8-9pm
$2 well drinks and $2 Newcastles from 8pm-9pm!

Doors at 8!
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/