Iress, Spare Parts For Broken Hearts, Nightgown

Play Like A Girl Presents


Spare Parts For Broken Hearts


Mon, December 4, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA


This event is 21 and over

$2 beer flights from 8 - 9pm at the upstairs bar!

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Iress (formerly Iris) makes the kind of music that submerges you into another world. Heavy. Dark. Electric. Doom-gaze guitars are layered over ethereal vocals that metamorphose into anguished screams, and are accented by cinematic drums and dancing bass lines.

Formed in 2010 on the outskirts of LA, Iress has slowly built itself into a commanding machine of sound, steadily gaining steam and momentum. Their powerful live performances and raw talent have caught on like wildfire, with their heavy, melancholic sound and cathedral-like vocals drawing comparisons to bands such as True Widow, King Woman, Chelsea Wolfe, and Emma Ruth Rundle.

The release of their EP Prey at the end of 2015 forged a new chapter in Iress’ story. The band spent most of last year opening for high-caliber bands such as Sunflower Bean, Chon, and Summer Twins, and performing at festivals, including Echo Park Rising. They were named as a band-not-to-be-missed by the LA Times.
This year, Iress will be releasing their second EP, Soaked, via PLAG Records. This EP sees the band delving even further into the haunting, massive sounds that they explored in their earlier material.

With DoLA naming them one of LA’s Bands to Watch for 2017, and plans for a West Coast tour in the works, Iress is a band you will not want to miss.
Spare Parts For Broken Hearts
With driving bass lines, chunky guitars & raw colossal vocal angst “Spare Parts for Broken Hearts” (SP/BH) create an emotionally-charged experience with their music.

Inspired by grunge, rock gods, and powerful post-punk, the Long Beach band have thrived on a dark, melodic sound since forming in a Downtown L.A. rehearsal space in 2010. Meaningful songwriting, '90s influenced grunge rock, dream pop and raw riffs, played with authenticity and passion have since made the band a local favorite with fans in Orange County and Long Beach.

The trio comprises Sg on lead vox, guitar & bass, alternating guitar & bass with vocalist Laurita Guaico, and Mikey Vallejo on drums.

Sg & Laurita first met whilst playing in “Relish” an established all-girl, psychedelic pop/rock band signed to Volcom Entertainment. When Relish disbanded in 2001 both Laurita and Sg went on to work on new projects until they reconnected on the “Vans Warped Tour” in 2008. When both of these projects disbanded in 2010, Sg contacted Laurita to join her in her vision for SP/BH.

They began recording and in May 2011 the band released a debut record, the self-titled “Spare Parts for Broken Hearts” EP which received widespread support from local media. Between 2011 & 2014 the band focused on touring & building a fanbase, playing all over Southern California, including several live dates as part of the “Vans' Warped Tour” in 2011 & 2013. In February 2014 they released their follow up material, the “I Love You” EP.

Having built a strong local following, at the start of 2015 it was time to round-out the current line up by adding drummer Mikey Vallejo. The band released a video for “Say When” on Valentines Day, followed by a new EP titled “I Love You II” in July. In November 2015 the trio was voted "Best Indie band of 2015” in the “OC Weekly's Reader's Choice Awards”.

Show highlights have included opening a sold out show for “Lit” at The House of Blues Anaheim, playing the “Women Fuck Shit up Fest” in February 2016 with Colleen Green & Upset (Patty Schemel of Hole), rocking The Madhaus with “The Dollyrots”, and a sold out show with “Girl In a Coma” @ Alex's Bar, Long Beach.

The band went in to the studio in July with Los Angeles Producer Doug Boehm (Girls, Tokyo Police Club, Booker T Jones & Drive-By Truckers) and recorded new single “Pleasure Delay”, out this fall.

The release will be supported by several live shows in the LA & Southern California area, including a well-earned slot at the “Music Tastes Good” Festival in Downtown Long Beach on September 23-25, presented by 89.9 KCRW.
Nightgown is the project of LA based musician and singer/songwriter Laurel Noone. Originally hailing from outside the colorful port city of Baltimore where she studied opera, philosophy, and the art of disillusionment, Laurel now focuses her energies into writing sweet-n-low-down rock-n-roll. Her sound seamlessly shifts between delicate, color-washed dream-pop to biting, straightforward garage rock with lyrics that walk a fine line between sincerity and tongue-in-cheek. Nightgown is currently breaking from her streak of musical reclusiveness and slowly releasing her self-produced lo-fi demos. Be sure to expect the unexpected from this debuting artist.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027