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8:45 - Crimson Apple
9:30 - Jane N' The Jungle
10:30 - VATTICA
11:30 - Ricky Rebel
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VATTICA is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in early 2014, the band quickly built an impressive local following in Southern California, including on the infamous Sunset Strip, performing at legendary venues such as The Viper Room, The Roxy Theatre, The Echo and The Troubadour. VATTICA’s bombastic and energetic live show caught the attention of Another Century/Century Media Records, who promptly offered the band a recording contract. VATTICA then set about refining their sound, which quickly coalesced into an arena-ready style reminiscent of alternative chart-toppers such as Muse, OneRepublic, PVRIS, Our Lady Peace and Imagine Dragons. Next, VATTICA entered the studio to begin recording their debut album at The Mix Room in Burbank, CA with veteran producer Ben Grosse (Breaking Benjamin, Daughtry, Filter, Red, Starset, Vertical Horizon, Third Eye Blind, Thirty Seconds To Mars). In 2017 VATTICA finished their debut album, entitled “WE SURVIVE”. At the same time, Another Century was absorbed by RED Music which ultimately resulted in VATTICA deciding to part ways with the label. VATTICA then joined forces with new management and released their first single, “REMEMBER TO BREATHE”, on their own label (Villis) in May 2018. REMEMBER TO BREATHE premiered on ALT105.3 (KITS) (and has been added to rotation on the station’s local music show SOUNDCHECK), as well as the iTunes “Alternative Music” page. It has also made it into Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” algorithm, amassing over 60k+ plays to date. The lyric video for REMEMBER TO BREATHE received over 10k+ views on its first day. VATTICA is currently working on a music video for their next single, CRIMINAL, to be released Summer 2018, with distribution through The Orchard.
Formed in 2013, JANE N' THE JUNGLE is an alternative rock band from Phoenix, Arizona growing in the indie music scene with their festival performances, radio play, music video promotions, Honda commercial and an upcoming record sponsored by Ford. Influenced by the raw power and authority of musicians like Rush, Pearl Jam, and Alanis Morissette, creating a unique sound mixing between 90's and modern rock music. The band is best known by the profundity of their electric live performances, peeling guitar riffs, and raw emotive sound that shatters like hellfire from the throat of their female-fronted vocalist, Jordan White. Their music can be heard on Spotify, iTunes, Youtube and other streaming services.
Ricky Rebel is a Billboard Top 40 recording artist who has been signed with Michael Jackson’s MJJ custom-label at Sony and Madonna’s Maverick label. He has toured with Britney Spears, shared stages with GRAMMY-winning and GRAMMY-nominated artists including Kesha, Mya, Patti Labelle and Colbie Caillat as well as performed at SXSW and The Cannes Film Festival. His “Boys & Sometimes Girls” track from his 2014 “The Blue Album” reached #28 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart and his “If You Were My Baby” single from the follow-up 2017 album “The New Alpha” became a Billboard Top 40 hit. In addition, he is a fashion contributor to Us Weekly, supported by MAC cosmetics and signed to Revry TV the world’s first LGBTQ streaming platform.
It’s always been a paradox: Los Angeles is called the City of Angels, but it’s ripe with temptation that can steal your soul. From afar, though, its promising allure always beckons to innocent dreamers, artists, and musicians unaware of its sinister vibrations. The Benson sisters grew up in a paradise in Hawaii surrounded by a loving family and community who nurtured their talents. Their hometown was a Garden of Eden, but just over yonder big-town success gleamed; the shiny juicy apple of LA called out to them. The Benson sisters write from their experiences and emotions as they pursue their dreams and ambitions. The band’s aesthetic is a vibrant mosaic of the sisters’ influences, including pop, electronic, alternative, K-pop, J-pop, and indie-pop. Crimson Apple counts as inspirations a refreshingly diverse mix of artists such as Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots and etc. Crimson Apple is Colby Benson, lead vocals; Shelby Benson, guitar; Carthi Benson, bass; and Faith Benson, drums. Since the band’s inception in 2012, Crimson Apple has shared the stage with such venerated artists and the group’s 2015 debut album, Hello, garnered commercial airing in Hawaii, across the internet, and won them numerous awards. In 2015, Crimson Apple relocated to California to further pursue music. Since the move, the band has performed in numerous venues in numerous states. The band is working on their next release and will be touring regionally and nationally.