Ken Stringfellow (Posies/Big Star/REM), The Maldives, The Nervous Wreckords

The Satellite presents

Ken Stringfellow (Posies/Big Star/REM)

The Maldives

The Nervous Wreckords

Sat, January 26, 2013

Doors: 8:30 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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Ken Stringfellow (Posies/Big Star/REM)
Ken Stringfellow (Posies/Big Star/REM)
"An artist worthy of respect and a listen from any true fan of classic pop....uniformly flawless" - PITCHFORK

"Stringfellow is one of the most underrated songwriters of our generation" - BILLBOARD

"Stringfellow's clear, composed croon forgives all sins" - ROLLING STONE

"Lush pop perfection" - MOJO

Ken Stringfellow is most widely known as a founding member of The Posies, as well as for his long-standing work in studio and onstage with REM, Big Star, and much more. Producer of acclaimed albums by Damien Jurado, the Long Winters, etc, Ken has also released four solo albums, all of which received high marks from Pitchfork, Mojo, and other indie gold standard media. He will be performing the songs from his latest solo release "Danzig in the Moonlight".
The Maldives
The Maldives
In the great Northwest, The Maldives are more than a band, they are an institution. With a history that goes back more than half a decade (their friendships considerably longer), they’ve played every kind of gig imaginable- from backwoods festivals on the back of a flatbed truck to the inauguration of Seattle’s musically minded mayor.

They have overflowed the stages at SXSW, CMJ, Capitol Hill Block Party, Sasquatch, and Bumbershoot. In 2010, they were featured on MTV’s $5 Cover series which spotlighted the best of Seattle’s music scene.

What started as the personal project for lead singer and songwriter Jason Dodson has at times swollen to a small army of twelve before settling on seven full-time members. At some point, The Maldives became bigger than any one man.

Their debut full-length, 2009’s Listen to the Thunder (Mt. Fuji, produced by Grammy Award-winner Kory Kruckenberg), was the culmination of years of live playing, not a studio piece, but a faithful document of who the Maldives had become as a live band. Their latest release Muscle for the Wing (Spark & Shine) is the opportunity to bring the band’s assembled creativity together in a different way and explore their combined vision. And this time they brought in producer Shawn Simmons (The Head and the Heart, Grand Hallway) to capture it all. It builds on a heritage of cinematic American rock & roll that’s at turns chivalrous and fist-pumping, steeped in tradition but unbound by expectations. Dodson’s words reveal characters set in a widescreen frame, scenes from real life that often portray victims of the heart and casualties to the beast that is circumstance.
The Nervous Wreckords
The Nervous Wreckords
Los Angeles, CA: Let Them All Talk is the forthcoming and first national release from California’s The Nervous Wreckords (features Brian Karscig of LOUIS XIV).

The album, their second full-length, is set to drop on September 25th and marks the band’s first release under the Knitting Factory Management umbrella.

Breakups, jealousy, beauty, swagger, sexual tension- all rolled into a record that sounds like a party you shouldn’t have missed.

While they may like being called “indie pop” it’s a shallow label that’s still hard to deny given the catchy guitar riffs, sassy lyrics, melodic choruses and mobilizing beats, but it doesn’t end there. Having recorded the whole record in Karscig’s home studio on a vintage Neve board with 60s and 70s gear, the band have a firm grip on their inspirational pieces invoking everything from T-Rex to the Stooges to Prince and AC/DC.

In the 2 years since their formation, the band has shared stages with a diverse array of notable artists, The Killers, Cee-Lo Green, Brandon Flowers, Florence and the Machine, Death Cab for Cutie, the Naked and Famous, just to name a few.

2012 was a good year for the Nervous Wreckords, as the band wrapped recording on Let Them All Talk, then toured the Caribbean with Weezer, Yuck, Antlers and Wavves and hit a late Spring tour of the US and Canada.

The Nervous Wreckords released their first full-length album, VALUMINIUM at the end of 2010. The album was more of a collection of home demos Karscig wanted to release before the band became the force that it has become as a live band, but still gave them a platform to open shows with such acts as Brandon Flowers and CEE LO Green in 2011, and landed songs from the record in commercials for Charlotte Russe and Victoria Secret, Music station placement on Virgin America and Delta Airlines, television show "The Buried Life" on MTV and the movie trailer for "Little Blue Pill".
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027