Young Creatures - March Residency w/LA River Bend, The Two Tens, Big Air (Record Release)

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Young Creatures - March Residency w/LA River Bend, The Two Tens, Big Air (Record Release)

Wed, March 7, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA


This event is 21 and over

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Young Creatures - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Young Creatures

What is it? What does it mean? While ostensibly an abbreviation of the word “Creatures”, as in the LA-based band Young Creatures, the meaning has become more and more contested over time. The most widely accepted interpretation of it, as of the year 2017, is an acronym for “Creating Radical, Ethereal, Energetic Tunes in Chop Heaven”, “chop” being slang for one of the band’s favorite tightly-rolled pastimes. But even Young Creatures themselves will be hesitant to state the term’s definitive meaning, leaving much of it up to a listener’s personal interpretation - just as the band prefer to do with their music.

Currently a three-piece of Mike Post (vocals/guitar/keyboards), Michael Escalante (drums/percussion) and Andrew Gleason (guitar/bass/vocals), the band has just released their sophomore album, The Future is Finally Now. Recorded and mixed at Mike Post’s own MooseCat Recording studio in LA, the album refines and expands the haunting dreamy sound of their debut. The band self-produced, engineered, and mixed the entire album at Mike Post’s own Moosecat Recording. The album is seeing a vinyl release on Nomad Eel Records on November 17th, 2017.

Combining elements of shoegaze, psychedelic rock, indie, and pop, Young Creatures toe the line between blissful dreamy pop and dark, eerie soundscapes. After dropping their debut self-titled EP in 2012 and the Habitats EP in 2013, the band evolved from its raw and raucous beginnings to its current atmospheric and energetic sound.

Their full-length debut Fear All The Things was released in 2014, solidifying the band’s sound and ethos. A proudly DIY band, Young Creatures have toured major cities all over North America and gotten attention from several publications, including Impose Magazine, What Youth, Atwood Magazine, Kings of A&R, Classic Rock Magazine, LA Weekly, OC Weekly, Buzz Bands LA, and Slug Magazine. In LA they’ve played venues like The Bootleg, The Echo, and The Satellite, where they have an upcoming 2018 Residency. They’ve done performances for Daytrotter, Converse Rubber Tracks, Balcony TV, Sofar Sounds, & Jam in the Van. Their music has been licensed for television shows and independent films, as well as on repeated plays on terrestrial radio stations such as Los Angeles’ 88.5 KCSN.
LA River Bend
LA River Bend
LA River Bend started up in August 2012 along the LA River in the Atwater Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Singer/songwriter Nate Weiner & engineer Branden Stroup were finishing up Nate's solo record, Ride the Sun. They met cellist Emily Elkin, and the 3 of them drove up the west coast to Portland, OR & back, playing gigs along the way.

Back in LA, the band is constantly playing with drummer Jacob Seldes on drums, adding even more dynamics & talent to the band. Their unique sound, blends the intimacy of folk with the towering sounds of rock, all with a calming SoCal influence.
Big Air
Big Air
On the upcoming third release from Los Angeles’ Big Air, Rob Dobson & company combine elements of garage, psych, and surf with slacker guitar rock tendencies and a 90s indie rock sensibility. Juxtapose all that with an astute, acerbic, acid-casualty lyricism that leans equally on science fiction and social friction, and you’ve got Inner Facing, Outer Spacing.

Initially a Virginia-based garage punk duo, Big Air has evolved over the years and is now a west coast power trio with a bigger, broader bag of tricks. The 2014 debut, the self-released Buds EP, was hailed by Pitchfork as “an infectious pop punk record,” while the psychedelic tape experimentations of 2015’s Don’t Care were lauded by Stereogum as “the kind of high-energy garage rock that makes them easy to like and hard not to listen to on repeat.”
The Two Tens - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
The Two Tens
"Garage punk at its best, "Scene" is a high energy explosion of sound that hits its mark from the first outburst, making one wonder how it can possibly come from a band made up of only two people." - Huffington Post

"The Two Tens serve up lightning-quick garage rock that turns the clock back to first-wave punk. The single "Scene" persistently asks "Where's your scene?" and delivers an answer in just over two minutes: Wherever you're keeping your old Ramones vinyl." - Buzzbands LA
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027