The Diamond Light May Residency with Down and Outlaws, Liv Slingerland, EasyFriend

The Satellite Presents

The Diamond Light May Residency with Down and Outlaws, Liv Slingerland, EasyFriend

Mon, May 8, 2017

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 Diamond Light
The Diamond Light
Los Angeles based rock 'n' soul band The Diamond Light formed over long summers and weekly blues jams back in rural New Hampshire. Singer and guitarist Griffin Young began writing songs with drummer Ian Ochs almost ten years ago in Ian's father's band. Playing together in bars with their parents throughout high school, they eventually paired up with guitarist/vocalist Brian Stanley to form the final incarnation of The Diamond Light. In 2007, the band began to make their way West, with all of the members eventually landing in Southern California.

After many great TV placements and a celebrated self-titled full length album in 2013, The Diamond Light sold out their November residency at Los Angeles' storied venue, The Satellite. Riding a wave of recent success in their new home town, their newest EP "Vicious Visions" is due out in March 2015.
Down and Outlaws
Down and Outlaws
To Down and Outlaws, it's obvious and unavoidable. But apparently an all-for-one philosophy of songwriting and identity is an anomaly in the modern era of music.

Recorded in a marathon one-week session at Studio 606, "Above Snakes" finds San Francisco's Down and Outlaws fine-tuning their place musically and striving to channel the restless, pissed off spirits of rock and roll history.

As Above Snakes -- an old west term meaning "still alive" -- suggests, the band believes in music that's fresh, yet pleasantly unpolished; brash, but wary; accessible, but never cheap.

In "I Don't Care," Peter Danzig proclaims: "I'm a sickness/ I'm a cheat/ I don't care if I feel a thing." And the whole band joins in to scream the title line with an urgency that proves just the opposite.

With appearances at Outsidelands, SXSW, Noise Pop, and Echo Park Rising under their belt, the band's show is the source and primary outlet of that urgency. A friend recently commented, "I've been trying to record your set for months, but you're too fuckin' loud!" This music is based on freedom and escape from everything else that drags you down, if only for 40 minutes.
I was a singer/songwriter tired of barely staying above water in Los Angeles. So I bought a $150 RV, booked a 10 state solo tour and my dog and I set out on a grand adventure! Present day, I have been on the road for 150+ days, played over 30 shows and paid for the tour busking in every major city in the south.

I had no idea what I was really getting myself into. All I knew was Los Angeles was too expensive and living on the road full time would allow me to be a full time artist. I mean things are different. I feed myself with $25 a week and park on sketchy side streets but now I spend everyday moving my music forward.

Over the last 150 days I have played in front of every audience imaginable. Smokey Texas country bars with tough, expressionless cowboys to bustling college bars filled with very short attention spans, whatever the backdrop I found a way to reach my crowd. My show has become a dynamic journey built on crowd interaction which I probably pick up playing in the streets.

Most days for me I'm on a downtown street corner by 11am. I'll put in 4 hours singing at the top of my lungs. Then I'll take a break, count the earning and decide if I will need to do an evening shift. The whole time I'm smiling because, no matter what, I don't have to spend another minute working a job that has nothing to do with my future. Every minute I'm on the street I'm becoming a better artist, building new audiences and financing my career.

The decision to commit. To do whatever I takes to pursue my craft. Redefining my idea of comfort. Paul McCartney said "Before you play New York, London or Los Angeles you better have played everywhere else in the world first." I'm on my way. Currently being enchanted by New Orleans… Come Play.
Liv Slingerland
Liv Slingerland is a rock, pop, and blues guitarist/singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA. In June 2016, Liv released the band's first single, "Shouldn't Bother”, which was premiered on Grant Owens’ We Found New Music blog. The band is excited to release two follow up singles this summer. Over the past year, Liv has been playing live with her band at Los Angeles venues such as Dirty Laundry, El Cid, The Hi Hat, Harvard and Stone, and The Echo, including an August 2016 performance at Echo Park Rising.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027