Kendra Morris, Here Lies Man, Pioneer 11

Kendra Morris

Here Lies Man

Pioneer 11

Thu, February 1, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

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Kendra Morris
Kendra Morris
Kendra Morris recalls singers who straddled soul and rock during the early '70s, such as Ruth Copeland and Chaka Khan, while her contemporaries include the likes of Charles Bradley, Alice Russell, and Mayer Hawthorne. Morris's musical taste was developed through her parents' record collection, a library heavy on late-60s and early-70s soul and funk. During her childhood Morris's main companion was her karaoke machine, which she also used for the sake of recording. While enrolled in college in Tampa, FL, she became so involved in performing with bands that she decided to leave behind her studies and take on music full time. She took up the guitar, as well as songwriting, and eventually involved herself with a band, Pinktricity, which moved to New York in 2003 and split shortly thereafter. Morris took to recording songs on her own, and self-released a pair of EPs: This Won't Hurt a Bit (2007) and Milk and Cookies Never Lie (2008). Her first proper recording, a self-titled EP (2010), was recorded with producer and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Page (of That Handsome Devil). After touring with legendary guitarist Dennis Coffey and releasing a series of singles which included "Concrete Waves," whose b-side was remixed by DJ Premier, Morris released the album Banshee (2012) on Wax Poetics. In 2013, Morris returned with the covers album Mockingbird.

Both Banshee and Mockingbird received critical acclaim and a cult following, with several film + tv placements. The title track "Banshee" was used prominently in the Showtime hit series Ray Donovan, while her cover of Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" found itself in the trailer for major motion picture Dead Man Down.

In between extensive international touring and promotion for Banshee throughout 2013 and 2014, Morris worked on a small side project band with friends Scarlett Johansson, Julia Haltigan and Holly Miranda, releasing one single called "Candy." After taking some time to write and record her follow up EP titled Babble, Kendra Morris will return with its release scheduled for late spring of 2016.
Here Lies Man
Here Lies Man
American quintet based in Los Angeles who plays a mix of West African music and heavy rock.

Line up:
Chico Mann - Guitar, Vocal
Geoff Mann - Drums
Rich Panta - Percussion
JP Maramba - Bass
Pioneer 11
Pioneer 11
Named after NASA’s 1973 robotic space probe of the same name, Pioneer 11 create transmissions from cosmic coordinates where the spacecraft is adrift, the oxygen levels are low, but the view is spectacular . Psychedelia preserved in hazy disorienting guitar riffs. If you’ve ever wondered what Darkside would sound like with the addition of Dilla-fluent beat junkies, look no further. Space rock ideal for passing time while you’re waiting for the Metro or waiting for ascension.

Think something recalling Caribou's psychedelic faded beat symphonies. Flying Lotus' surreal celestial explorations. Nicolas Jaar's sinister grooves and tenebrous aesthetic. Four Tet's layering of samples to yield extraterrestrial but intimate songs. Or late period Radiohead when they shed expectations and wandered into the unfamiliar fringes of sound.

The space obsession stems from the band's existential obsession of trying to understand what's going on here and who we are. The metaphor of the Pioneer 11 probe, this odd human creation drifting aimlessly through space, symbolizes the feeling they get when they're creating. Only so much is in their control and oftentimes, it feels more like discovery than assembly. To them, space represents infinite possibilities, mystery, peace and fear, life and death, and embracing a world view that allows us to zoom out and view our own lives with a wider perspective.

In 2015, the duo of Alex Hastings and Bryan Gomez collaborated with London based producer Paul White (Danny Brown, Open Mike Eagle) on a three song EP titled Phosphorus Philosophers. In 2017, they will release their debut album, "Gravitorium" on POW. In 2024, they will play their first concert for Elon Musk and 10,000 aliens on a space station on Mars.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/