The Bulls, Nightjacket, NANCY, Ultra Violent Rays

KROQ Locals Only + DoLA Present

The Bulls

Nightjacket

NANCY

Ultra Violent Rays

Mon, August 3, 2015

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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The Bulls
The Bulls
The Bulls came to be when violinist and multi-instrumentalist Anna Bulbrook (The Airborne Toxic Event / Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) and guitarist Marc Sallis (The Duke Spirit) discovered their mutual love for 80's and 90's new wave and shoegaze during a chance meeting in the Mojave Desert. The Bulls premiered their debut single "Come Unwound," featuring Bulbrook’s hazy vocals and soaring strings, on Consequence of Sound and the track received critical acclaim from blogs around the world. The song’s accompanying, Kinbaku-bondage-inspired video was premiered by LA Weekly and received over 5,000 plays in its first week. A remix of the track by Morgan Kibby (M83 / White Sea) features the Grammy-nominated artist contributing her signature vocal harmonies and lush electro-orchestral arranging to create a new, cinematic musical landscape. In March of 2015, the Bulls were Alt 98.7’s featured “Artist in Residence,” which saw the radio debut of “Come Unwound.” During the same month, KROQ started spinning the Bulls’ still-unreleased song, “Small Problems,” which will feature on the band’s upcoming debut EP.

"A beguiling hybrid of dream pop and shoegaze. Warms the heart and shakes the bones" Consequence of Sound

“21st Century shoegaze at its finest” Diffuser.FM

“And we love it! … ethereal, female-fronted alterna-pop” PerezHilton.com

“Teetering between slacker shoegaze and delicate dream pop… They sound like they’re gonna be on the up from here on in” The 405

“The duo have created a unique sound… all soaked in a shiny production with plenty of reverb” The Wild Honey Pie

“A remarkable debut song” ALT 98.7
Nightjacket
Nightjacket
Nightjacket writes songs that evoke imagery of the later hours in the city they live in - Los Angeles. Lead by the dreamy vocals of Holland Belle and the swirling guitars of Jordan Wiggins, the band has just competed their debut EP mixed by Jeff Zeigler (The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, Violens), featuring songs with one foot soaked in reverb and the other firmly planted in pop tradition. Hypnotic verses lead to catchy choruses that encapsulate the listener like their favorite warm jacket.
NANCY
NANCY
NANCY, composed of Leah Korbin (vocals, bass), Joshua Stuebe (baritone guitar), and Jordan Korn (bgvs, guitars), delivers a distinctive blend of folk-influenced art rock that draws comparisons from Joni Mitchell, Guided By Voices, Bjork, and The Monkees. Their first 6-song “starter deck” album, All These People, was co-produced by Korbin and Stuebe at a Los Angeles studio where they both work called Fonogenic Studios and was released independently in late 2014.

All These People is a timeline between 2012-2014 of a few songs carefully selected from those Korbin wrote during her last year of college in Nashville up until moving to Los Angeles with Stuebe two years later. She provides a backdrop of pulsing guitar parts for her dreamy vocals and harmonies. The musicianship is tight and the catchy licks and songcraft is distinct and multifaceted.
Ultra Violent Rays
Ultra Violent Rays
Ultra Violent Rays are an electronic duo from Silver Lake, CA. Their rhythmic sound is a marriage of Greg Gordon's downtempo, hip hop drum beats, his deep ambient synth textures and Cooper Gillespie's hearty bass lines. All the while, Gillespie's ethereal vocals swirl in and out of the sonic landscape. The band is heavily influenced by artists such as Brian Eno and the books of Philip K. Dick. Their music is spaced-out, shimmering, hypnotic. Their live show is a gigantic psychedelic wave of color, light and sound.

"I read that Mayan shamans taught the creation of light through vocal harmonics," explains Gillespie "I began thinking of how violent the act of creation is. That's how we became Ultra Violent Rays...a sound so powerful it could burst into the spectrum of visible light."

Gordon continues, "I like to imagine UVR as a kind of secret police who live in the cosmic dark, invisible to the uninitiated, but always undercover and fighting for good."

Gordon and Gillespie were previously in Mad Planet together. They broke from Mad Planet and formed Ultra Violent Rays in 2013 to explore the challenge of working together as a duo and to more fully embrace their electronic leanings. Prior to that, Greg was a member of the Nervous Return, a Fugazi-inspired punk outfit who were signed to Travis Barker's La Salle Records. Gillespie was in the power punk trio Bang Sugar Bang. She is also an actress who has appeared on Shameless, Still Standing and the web series Maggie among others.

The pair are releasing a song a month for the next six months via their website. The tracks are being produced by Ethan Allen (Gram Rabbit, the 88).

"Most of these songs are a dream, a mood. And though the dream is often lonely, there is beauty too", says Gillespie, "I think about what we're doing on this solitary rock called Earth; we love, we hate, we hope, we suffer, we create, we kill...and yet we're all just floating on a tiny speck of dust in the vastness of Outer Space."
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/