Bad Weather California (Late Show), Red Pony Clock, The Blank Tapes

The Satellite presents - Late Show

Bad Weather California (Late Show)

Red Pony Clock

The Blank Tapes

Thu, December 6, 2012

Doors: 9:45 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

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Bad Weather California (Late Show)
Bad Weather California (Late Show)
"Adolf crafts songs that you'll still be singing as your crawl to your grave…" THRASHER MAGAZINE (feature)

"(Bad Weather California) channels their American angst into clouds of rollicking electric licks and rousing Rhodes, then churns out cheeky optimism for a better world." PORTLAND MERCURY (feature)

"Bar none, the best acoustic act of the festival. Chris Adolf's songs range from fun to downright haunting, but no matter what, you'll be watching in rapt attention… Why isn't this guy more famous?!" RETRO LOFI (live review – pop festival played with The Mountain Goats)

"…Trying not to go overboard about Bad Weather California is going to be tough, but Jesus, way to steal the show as it's just beginning… At this moment Bad Weather California are probably one of the best bands playing in Denver, and worth seeing any chance you get." WESTWORD (live review – show played with Papercuts and Beach House)

"…Bad Weather California always creates an intense connection with their audience." DENVER POST (feature)
Red Pony Clock
Red Pony Clock
From the sun-kissed shores of San Diego, CA comes Red Pony Clock, an ever-shifting musical collective with a penchant for jubilant horn arrangements, effervescent vocal harmonies, and confessional song-writing. Primarily a recording project based on the songs of Gabe Saucedo; the live Red Pony Clock lineup can oftentimes swell into the the double digits, with members switching back and forth between a wide variety of non-traditional instruments, such as trombone, banjo, accordion, & vibraphone. RPC will pretty much try to work with whatever they can get their hands on. The same goes for their song-writing, which has been known to take from such diverse influences as mariachi, disco, country, jazz, & R&B.
At first listen, the density of Red Pony Clock's music can be overwhelming, even confounding. But take heart!! While most twelve-headed monsters are intent on luring you under your bed only to inflict unspeakable acts of torture, Red Pony Clock would rather help you build a pillow fort in which to chill out and have a sing-along. Or better yet, a jamboree!!!

Over the course of 6 years, Red Pony Clock has gone from being a one-man lo-fi recording project to the incalculable, cult-like assemblage of today, sporadically releasing their music on 7" records, cassettes, and hand-decorated CDRs. Their latest release, God Made Dirt (HHBTM records), marks RPC's first foray into professional studio recording. With the help of their old friend, Roy Silverstein at Habitat Studios, Red Pony Clock has finally made the record they've been trying to make since they started. It's a boundlessly sprawling work, made to be absorbed as a whole, and brimming with the spirit of a band who makes music only because they love it more than anything else in the world.

Booker dudes: here's a list of bands we've played with: Architecture in Helsinki, Of Montreal, Apples in Stereo, Jens Lekman, The Wedding Present, Elf Power, Mt Erie, Daniel Johnston, Ruby Suns, Black Kids, Persephones Bees, The Brunettes, Dr Dog, Dirty Projectors, Half-Handed Cloud, Essex Green, Castanets, Irving, Yacht, His Name is Alive, Deerhoof, The Blow, Scout Niblett, Herman Dune, The Instruments, Thanksgiving, Octopus Project, Ladybug Transistor, blah blah blah ... etc etc etc ... you get it. We're awesome!!!
The Blank Tapes
The Blank Tapes
The Blank Tapes are lead by one Matt Adams, and backed by a rotating cast of amazing local players that bring his songs new life both on on and off the stage. The sound is marked by groovy, syncopated rhythms that range from a modern take on the sixties San Francisco sound to solid rock and roll pop with memorable hooks, riffs, and danceable beats. The band's energy onstage is both uplifting and hypnotic as their sound is at once both their own and utterly familiar, providing a nostalgia for original songs you have just been introduced to.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/