SATELLITE NIGHTS with Yellow Alex, Nightmare and the Cat, Mirror Talk, $2 PBR/Well Drinks + $5 specialty cocktails from 6-9pm

Buzzbands.LA, Moheak Radio and The Satellite present

SATELLITE NIGHTS with Yellow Alex, Nightmare and the Cat, Mirror Talk, $2 PBR/Well Drinks + $5 specialty cocktails from 6-9pm

Mon, January 7, 2013

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

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA


This event is 21 and over

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Yellow Alex
Yellow Alex
Yellow Alex & The Feelings fuse Motown bass lines, psychedelic guitars, and ambient texture to create strange new flavors of classic soul and new age pop. Choreographed live performances take cues from 60's R&B, while yellow spins and coos a pop falsetto. Emotionally charged. Visually arresting. Short enough to fit on a 45.

The son of a Jamaican father and Polish mother, Yellow Alex's influences ar...e eclectic and disparate: the Jimi Hendrix experience, John Frusciante, Brian Eno, Curtis Mayfield, Prince, Gyorgy Ligeti, Nile Rodgers, Madonna, and et cetera.

A native Angelino, Yellow Alex returned to LA in 2007 after leaving Trick & the Heartstrings, a NY punk-funk trio. He developed a new style, which led to the formation of a septet, The Feelings. Longtime friend Daniel Brummel (formerly of Ozma) joined first on bass, and within a few months, included Sergio Flores (Symphonic Circles), Kim Haden (Light FM), Leonard Nimms (Ballerina Black), Brandon Scott (you may recognize him from "Grey's Anatomy" and Toyota commercials) and BRIT (aka "B/HIVE", event promoter for LA art events). Yellow Alex also spends time working as a producer and co-writer for several acts based in LA.
Nightmare and the Cat
Nightmare and the Cat
Nightmare & The Cat are a Los Angeles based five piece and the brainchild of ex-pat British brothers Django and Samuel Stewart. Along with Californian natives Claire Acey (LA), Spike Phillips and Scott Henson (SF) the group have made a name for themselves as a breath of fresh air in the Los Angeles music scene since they formed in 2010.

After a succession of explosive live shows including a unique collaboration with a local circus troupe (Troupe Vertigo) at the Ford Amphitheater, the band put out their first release, 'Nightmare & The Cat EP' in 2011.
The artwork for the EP was designed by LA - bred artist Gary Baseman with whom the band frequently collaborate and have often performed side by side fusing live music and live painting.

Django, the younger of the brothers, is a frontman to be reckoned with. He has natural charisma, he is a captivating performer and on top of it all he has a truly exceptional voice which bursts with character.
Samuel, three years his brother's senior, is a talented and wonderfully inventive guitar player who has a flavor all of his own and gives the band a distinct and instantly recognizable sound.
The music created by Nightmare & The Cat is a remarkable combination of soulful, at times folk - tinted rock and dreamy, ethereal pop which features lush three part vocal harmonies floating atop rapturous guitars and heavy grooves.

Whilst touring to promote their EP the brothers and co. caught the ears of many music lovers and the attention of Capitol Records with whom they signed a deal in the summer of 2012.
Since then, Nightmare and The Cat have been recording their debut album which is to be released later this year on Capitol.
Mirror Talk
Mirror Talk
You're young and you embark routinely on these labored, epic train rides across boroughs, testing the seams of your Jansport with blank cassettes, bound for uncle's. You tape LPs from New Order, Prince, and Bowie. At home, Mom & Dad alternate musical selections, Al Green, then Zeppelin. Sam Cooke, then The Beatles. Deposit your newly copied tapes into shoeboxes. Blink and you're a high school senior. New York in the early oughts reclaims disco, house and electro, imbuing these modes with a distinctly punk rock hue. Young wallflowers and budding music nerds are coaxed to cease habitual nose-thumbing and general wet-blanket behavior. They begin to dance.

Inspired, you borrow two synthesizers from parents' Christian-rock band. Start a band of your own. Attract the interest of a producer with a name and manager who manages several of your heroes. Leave college and set up shop in Los Angeles. Indulge endlessly, perform ferociously and frequently. Get offered a modest deal with an immodestly large record company. Discover that well-intentioned handshakes and agreements that had taken place early in the life of the group had become shackles. The resultant music grows bloodless and the band withers.

You move back in with your parents. Join a panel of indie-ish wirehangers who bartered Polo gooses for old leather and acid washed denim, dragging drunken, romantic bones about places you know, holding court with skinny, spectacled, smart-haircut pixies over Jameson and bathroom-coke. Weekend warrior Don Quixote-ing to a soundtrack of Animal Collective, Hot Chip, The-Dream and Diplo.

While at your parents house, by chance of luck, you rediscover the old shoe box containing the decaying magnetic ephemera of your earliest musical loves. The low-bias tapes of Movement, Sign 'O The Times, and Heroes that you'd copied so long ago, all faded and gently distorted. This collection of sounds becomes your conceptual skeleton. You reunite with old friends. Unite with producer Tony Hoffer, (M83, Beck, Depeche Mode) and together, endeavor to imagine what music might bridge your past and your future.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027