Francisco The Man, LA Font, Spaceships, Yellow Red Sparks, $2 Well Drinks / Newcastles from 8-9pm

Francisco The Man

LA Font

Spaceships

Yellow Red Sparks

$2 Well Drinks / Newcastles from 8-9pm

Mon, August 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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Francisco The Man
Francisco The Man
Born amidst the 7-Elevens and white trash comradery of Southern California's suburban desert, Los Angelenos Francisco the Man grew up the way bands used to grow up. Huddled in the corners of their parents' garages. In church halls. In basements. Passing cheap beer, pissing each other off, and dreaming of the day they might continue to do the same without a dead end day job.

Francisco the Man is indeed a real band from the days of yore, yet their sound is anything but dated: locomotive Crazy Horse jams with squalling feedback, the punky spirit of 1977 New York, sunburnt shoegaze hymnals, and chunky Motown grooves, all saturated in rose-hued California power pop.

The guys latest release is just as sweet. Right when the band's euphoric crests have you shaking off goosebumps, Francisco the Man pulls the plug at the most dramatic moment to send you floating dreamily down a river of ambience reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine's Loveless. It's perfect, really. The only thing left is to drift off and tune in to the earnest, idiosyncratic vocals of singer Scotty Cantino, who stands out from his peers as one of the few true innovators of modern guitar pop. Evocative of a young Doug Martsch, Cantino's sanguine and nostalgic lyricism hearkens back to those early memories of suburban paradise, with all the heart and pluck of a wisened street child who never forgot where he came from.

Their new 7" drops August 7th via Small Plates Records.

"psychedelic guitars, fuzzed out melodies and a deep love for the wall of sound" - YVYNYL

'music transcribing heavy influences of psychedelic rock alongside hints of post-punk, manifesting a gauntlet of wavering sing-alongs and power chords.' - Indie Ball

"Francisco The Man play a type of sunny, post-punk guitar rock that’s all been all but absent from the indie rock scene since the early/mid-2000′s... Broken Arrows” won me over immediately with it’s hook-filled, shoegaze-y guitar riffs and exuberant melody. The last half of the song is absolute bliss, indulging in nearly four minutes of some seriously enthusiastic guitar jamming" - Music For Kids Who Can't Read Good

"Broken Arrows is pure energy" - I Guess I'm Floating

"L.A.-based Francisco The Man makes reverb-drenched, ebullient indie rock." - Gold Soundz

"[Francisco the Man's came] just in time for the warming temperatures as it would make a great passenger for a destination-less cruise along the PCH" - Good For Your Ears
"Surfer aesthetic paired with sixties AM makes it something of a perfect jam..." - Friends With Both Arms
LA Font
LA Font
"Hovering just under LA’s radar, but quickly coming into view, is the City of Angels' LA Font. ... Already comparisons are being drawn between modern peers like Speedy Ortiz and ’90s influences like Built to Spill and Pavement. It’s a compliment to the band’s tight drum-bass combo and witty lyrics, yet a disservice to a group that’s clearly growing into its own sound, with thick guitar hooks and orchestral flourishes, who are ready to forge their own path." – Filter

"We love LA Font. If you don't know them, you should reconsider a few things about your life, like whether or not you're cool." - Vice
Spaceships
Spaceships
Bedroom-garage style band from Los Angeles, Spaceships, write songs about life, mountains, and also other things like death and working. Spaceships is formed by Jessie Waite and Kevin LaRose. They released their first EP in January 2012, and in August 2012 played at Origami Vinyl for the celebration of their 7” release. ­

What others say about Spaceships:

"Exceedingly lo-fi L.A. garage-punk waifishness with frontwoman Jessie Waite’s vocals achieving a perfect combo of nasally disaffection and defiance."  – Spin
"In the six songs on their extensively replayable self-titled EP, Waite and co-conspirator Kevin LaRose go a long way to capture the greatness of 90’s lo-fi without brazenly imitating the decade’s marquee indie acts. They play with Clinton-era indie, garage, and even grunge with a true punk’s sense of irreverence, exceedingly competent at getting the sound and feeling right, but also defiantly infusing their own personality." - Douglas Martin's Dirty Shoes on Passion of the Weiss

"Their reverb-drenched vocals, chugging electric guitar and solid percussion do the job if you ever need help reverting to a young punk again." -Buzzbands LA
Yellow Red Sparks
Yellow Red Sparks
A tortured soul, particularly that of a closet poet - or in the case of our protagonist, a songbird in a dark cage - can only find solace when pen meets paper or the cover to the cage is lifted and the door left open. Without these outlets, a daily breakfast of prescriptive meds is oftentimes the only means of survival for such an individual, as it quiets the mind from its former state of discontent. Such is the story of a young man from Irvine, California, Joshua Hanson, the son of a lounge singing mother who passed on the genetic predisposition of melancholia to her son.

From the age of fourteen Joshua spent the next ten years living 'comfortably numb', until finally at the age of twenty four he literally flushed the chemicals from his home and decided it was time to 'feel' life, not simply get by. Josh picked up a guitar and one note at a time plucked out a song, convinced that he must release the poetry locked in his head by way of melodies that, until that point, were only songs of the heart. The words and music flowed like water, and Yellow Red Sparks was born.

Enlisting the talents of upright bassist PJ Wyderka and drummer Darren Goldstein, two talented local musicians that needed a muse, the trio began working in earnest on crafting Joshua's songs and preparing to record an album. The songs of Yellow Red Sparks quickly found local ears, and when Thrice's lead singer Dustin Kensrue stumbled across the music he sought out Joshua and immediately took him out on tour. Los Angeles based producer Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Lucero, Flogging Molly, Bouncing Souls) discovered Joshua and his music as well and asked if he could record the band's debut cd 'with or without a label behind the band'. Grammy award winning mixer Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Avett Brothers, We Are Scientists) caught wind of the project and came on board for the final mixing, and thus the commercial story of Yellow Red Sparks begins. The lyrics of Joshua's songs are personal and at times clearly autobiographical, which is ironic for a man committed to keeping his private life private but now telling his stories on stage in front of an audience. After a recent Yellow Red Sparks show, writers described the band�s music as "filled with beautiful acoustic melodies and gentle vocals" (Untitled Records) and a sound that is simple but never simplistic" (OC Weekly), and of the message behind the music, one writer noted that "Joshua has the lyrical mind of a playwright" (groupee.com).

The Yellow Red Sparks story is just beginning to unfold, yet Joshua and his band mates, though excited about all of the interest in their project, are clearly patient knowing that they have a long career ahead of them. To quote the lyrics from one of Joshua's songs, "this life's a circle with 10,000 hurdles; don't jump them all just yet".
$2 Well Drinks / Newcastles from 8-9pm
$2 Well Drinks / Newcastles from 8-9pm
$2 well drinks and $2 Newcastles from 8pm-9pm!

Doors at 8!
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/