Monday, 04/08/2019

Set Times

Doors at 8
KROQ Locals Only Presents
Forever X2 Residency - Night 2
8:30 - THRILL YOU KILL YOU
9:30 - Mermaed
10:30 - Forever X2
11:30 - Gentry
DJ Sets by Breakfast Drugs
(Jesse from Wild Cat Wild Cat)
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KROQ Locals Only Presents

Forever X2 Residency


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L.A. songwriter Peter Verdell wants to play power chords. And sing with some fuzz on his vocals. And make music that both his modern brain and his teenage brain would be fucking psyched to hear on the radio. That’s the inspiration behind his new band Forever X2, who’s debut 6-song EP is what you might get if you crossed Blur with Beck and added a dose of millennialism. Verdell wrote all the songs in his apartment in downtown Los Angeles and recorded them in a hot, non-ac’d garage in Silverlake with producers Ari Berl and Yianni AP. Verdell played all the drums, guitars, keys, and vocals, and says about the process, “I wanted the songs to capture how I felt when I first started playing music. Informal and fresh, sweaty and loud.” Buzz Bands LA premiered the first single “Keep the Devil Waiting,” calling the song “crunch-tastic.” The 2nd single “Walk the Ocean” has received airplay from tastemaker Kat Corbett on KROQ Locals Only, with the full EP to be released in May 2019. Verdell’s previous band, Act As If, established themselves as indie standouts in the LA scene from regular bookings at venues like the Satellite, The Bootleg, Hotel Cafe, The Roxy, The Glasshouse, Troubadour, et al, as well as receiving steady airplay on KROQ FM’s Locals Only and Kat’s Box. Their music landed syncs on TV shows spanning ABC, CBS, Hulu, MTV, E!, NickTV, VH1, and IFC, as well as promo spots for Apple.com and Lifetime TV. The band was featured as “New and Noteworthy” on iTunes, labeled a “Fuse Favorite” and “Fuseworthy” by Fuse, and received numerous accolades from editors at MTV.com, Buzz Bands LA, All Music, Pop Matters, Buzznet, and others.

Mermaed


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Mermaed is a Los Angeles-based alt-rock band formed in 2017, championed by long time collaborators Arielle (vox) and Jacob (guitar). Drawing from the hard rock and pop-punk influences they had growing up, their partnership has resulted in a collection of high-energy rock songs with undeniable chorus hooks, massive guitar sounds, and explosive live performances. Critics have described Mermaed as “the musical love child of Paramore and the Foo Fighters”. Their debut single, "IDIOT", was the #1 most-requested song on the KROQ Los Angeles "Locals Only" new music show for 3 weeks in a row (they recently played the inaugural KROQ Locals Only Fest) and the track was added to Apple Music's "Breaking Rock" playlist (one of the only unsigned acts featured on that playlist). Mermaed is currently finishing up their debut EP with producer Jon Joseph (BORNS, Jason Mraz) and mixer Carlos de la Garza (Bad Religion, Teenage Wrist, Wolf Alice).

THRILL YOU KILL YOU


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THRILL YOU KILL YOU is a testament to the strength of one woman, defiant. The entire project is written, produced, and engineered by Fei-Fei. NYLON Magazine praised TYKY saying: “Born from the ashes of her club days, TYKY is a liberation from the feeling that Fei-Fei had to be "a version of me that I thought the world wanted to see." Formerly a DJ/producer, she’s traded in her turntables to become the frontwoman for LA-based indie/post-punk/electronica band TYKY. This evolution of her sound reveals a more vulnerable and rebellious side — “This is the first time I’ve been brave enough to just be me. I’m proud that I recorded vocals in my bathroom on a cheap mic. It’s weird, it’s raw and a little twisted, but it’s all me.” That character is what led Fei-Fei to find a new outlet for creation and discover her own power. “I truly hope one day I will inspire other female and non-binary artists, producers and engineers to fucking go for it. I want more visibility, more recognition and more DIY role models for the next generation.”