A Tribute to ABBA featuring performances by:, Psychic Friend, Thorcraft Cobra, Boys School, Sue Scrofa, Young Empress, I am Eve, Salt Petal, $2 Well Drinks & PBR from 8-9pm

The Satellite presents

A Tribute to ABBA featuring performances by:

Psychic Friend

Thorcraft Cobra

Boys School

Sue Scrofa

Young Empress

I am Eve

Salt Petal

$2 Well Drinks & PBR from 8-9pm

Tue, November 20, 2012

Doors: 8:30 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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A Tribute to ABBA featuring performances by:
A Tribute to ABBA featuring performances by:
Celebrating 40 years of the magic of ABBA
Psychic Friend
Psychic Friend
Indie-pop group Psychic Friend, with Will Schwartz on keys and vocals and Tripp Beam on drums, will perform at The Satellite in Los Angeles with The Ettes on July 28th.

Schwartz, who is best known for his work with Imperial Teen and indie dance pop combo Hey Willpower unveiled Psychic Friend at San Francisco’s Noisepop Fest in San Francisco. He’s been winning fans over ever since with his winsome brand of “new California pop” (SF Weekly), and charming audiences at venues like the Silverlake Lounge, Three Clubs and Largo, where he’s shared a few bills with Sarah Silverman.

When pressed to describe Psychic Friend’s sound, Schwartz offers the following: “big, orchestrated pop songs about [my] transitory life, depression, love, food service and trying to function without a Twitter account. Kind of like the Brill Building re-imagined, or Carole King via Serge Gainsbourg.”

In its coverage of Noisepop, the SF Bay Guardian noted Psychic Friend’s musical “kinship to Carole King’s solo work, or Burt Bacharach and some of his hits for psychic and other friends,” but observed that “both the sound and the lyrical content is very contemporary, not retro.”

The group’s first single “Once a Servant” inspired raves from the likes of Fluxblog, who called it “angelic and lovely,” and Indies and the Underground, who proclaimed it “catchy as the common cold.”
Thorcraft Cobra
Thorcraft Cobra
With Thorcraft Cobra, Canadian cold meets California cool. Billy and Tammy first met in previous projects while they were on the same label–the now defunct, but influential, Permanent Press Recordings. The two musicians always hatched plans to record together and, after a prolonged gestation (while Tammy toured the world and recorded with brothers Ron and Russell Mael, aka Sparks), Thorcraft Cobra finally came into being.

The debut Thorcraft Cobra full-length, COUNT IT IN is slated for release on January 8, 2013. The release will be on the Plaza Bowl Records & Tapes imprint, with distribution thru RedEye in the US and Outside in Canada!

The lead single from the record, COUNT ME OUT, hit iTunes, Amazon and eMusic on Oct 30. The song has had tremendous success at specialty radio, getting spins all over America and charting at #9 on the Alternative Specialty charts (KKBB) and #41 on the FMQB top 200 Submodern chart.

The COUNT ME OUT video was also released on Oct 30, and can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgR1qubMiVY&feature=plcp

The COUNT IT IN album features guest performances from some of the band's friends including Russell Mael (Sparks), Steve McDonald (Redd Kross), Mahsa Zargaran (Big Black Delta, Omniflux, Sabrosa Purr) and Will Love (Sabrosa Purr)
Boys School
Boys School
Recognized as one of the most skilled and stylistically original guitar players amongst the Los Angeles music scene, Detroit native Brett Farkas has been a major contributing force, playing for such influential artists/groups as Aaron Embry's psychedelic indie outfit, Amnion, legendary soul music icon, Solomon Burke (of whom he was nicknamed, "Cookieman") and most recently, acclaimed folk rockers, Lord Huron. After two years of heavy touring with Huron and masterminding the guitars on their breakthrough album, Farkas steps out to front Boys School, and delivers an exuberant, self-titled, debut album of sneering rock n' roll, addictive pop and thoughtful ballads.


With particular nods to early Elvis Costello, the Clash, Spoon and Harry Nilsson, and not to mention a wicked obsession for the savory sounds of the Swedish death pop supergroup, ABBA, the Boys School album clocks in at a brisk 34 minutes, yet it embodies a wide inclusiveness of inspiration - from early rock n roll, 70's glam and punk, to 90's college radio and the traditional song-smithery. Songs alternate between high charged abandon and meditative plateaus, often within the same tune, a testament to Farkas' strong belief in multi-faceted musical exploration. Lyrics navigate the pressure and release of frustration and heartbreak, coupled with wary hope and near manic longing for freedom, all snaking their way through a colorful, sometimes sunny, sometimes snarling, and often humorous landscape.


There is something undeniably, adolescently fun about Boys School, though a fun that's tempered by a very grownup sense of foreboding and a very old school appreciation of spirited musicality, especially felt in their live shows. In a an era of bands attempting to mimic their own recordings in live performance, playing along to pre-recorded tracks, Boys School takes the old road to reach new destinations.


"Musicality is being in the moment, playing the song to the means and capabilities of the group, and taking it to new places every time. And that's all that matters, that there's risk and intention behind it, energy. Nobody's gonna miss a thing if you're playing hard. And I mean "hard" not like loud and heavy, but intensely focused and giving everything that you've got."
Sue Scrofa
Sue Scrofa
Pop quiz: What does Sue Scrofa mean? Give up? I did too when asked this question. Sue Scrofa is the scientific term for our pudgy four-legged friend the pig, which just happens to be Southern songstress Alyssa Crisswell's favorite animal. In 2006, the young musician started writing songs under this moniker, recording in her home state of Alabama while on breaks from college. Two years later, she released her first album, Alabamulance, and since has wrangled up some fellow musicians and relocated to Los Angeles. The band released its second album, White Cat, this past November. The album highlights Crisswell's knack for writing (not to mention her beautiful, folk-goddess voice), as well as her strong Southern roots. - The Deli Magazine LA
Young Empress
Young Empress
I am Eve
I am Eve
IAMEVE spins a seductive web of hypnotic melodies, haunting lyrics and unique instrumentation that immediately captivates listeners. Creator and lead singer Tiff Randol has released a number of albums and performed with many amazing artists including Moby, Fred Armisen, Stefani Germanotti aka Lady Gaga, Semi Precious Weapons, Ween and has been nominated by the Songwriters Hall of Fame as an up and coming songwriter. Her music has been featured on Royal Pains, ABC's The Lying Game, The Hills and a number of other shows.
Salt Petal
Salt Petal
Salt Petal's tropical musings hide turbulent themes full of soaring melodies and pulsating rhythms. In their live shows, fantastic forms and bright visuals combine with 60s rock and Argentine folk in a vivid tapestry of sound. Like a mash of Blondie, Gal Costa, and The Smiths as if played by a traveling folk outfit in South America, this rising California band has played storied Southland venues and has appeared on multiple radio and TV programs.

The band started in late 2008 with a pair of friends who decided to try to create a niche they'd been looking for but couldn't find in the musical scenes around Los Angeles. The sound they were seeking was related to the melodic and danceable traditions of Latin America, but mixed with the sensibilities of a jangly stripped down rock band. The result has been a five to eight-piece band of friends and family with instrumentation ranging between electric guitars, drums, bass, accordion, trumpet, synthesizers, percussions, flute, and cello.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/