The Happy Hollows Release Show for "Amethyst," Nightmare Air, George Glass, Son of Stan, DJ Michael Feerick (Amusement Parks on Fire)

The Satellite presents

The Happy Hollows Release Show for "Amethyst," Nightmare Air, George Glass, Son of Stan, DJ Michael Feerick (Amusement Parks on Fire)

Wed, July 24, 2013

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

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

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The Happy Hollows
The Happy Hollows
Art-rock duo Happy Hollows is the unlikeliest of matches, founded by two polar opposites: Northern California native and free-spirited guitarist Sarah Negahdari and graduate student and bassist Charlie Mahoney. The two initially met at a Los Angeles strip mall where Sarah was reading tarot cards to pay the bills. Charlie had just moved to Los Angeles from Washington, D.C. to pursue a Ph.D. Hundreds of shows and two albums later Happy Hollows is gearing up to release Concordia, its third studio album.

Concordia, was crafted in both Los Angeles and London with the help of producers Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast) and Gareth Jones (Grizzly Bear, Depeche Mode, Interpol). On the album, the band uses analog-synth melodies, angular guitars, and polyrhythmic drumming to anchor Sarah’s vibrant vocals. Lead single “Way Home” has already been tapped by Spotify as a New Music Friday must listen while Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal said the album “perfectly captures the angst and anguish that is love gone bad.”

A fierce and playful woman in indie music world, Sarah’s magnetic stage presence and striking musical prowess helped put Happy Hollows at the center of Los Angeles' underground music scene when the band released their debut album, Spells, to critical acclaim. Pitchfork raved that Sarah was “an obvious talent” and “powerful guitarist who juts in and out of songs like a jagged saw” while Wired Magazine wrote “Sarah is simply murder on the guitar!”

On Amethyst, the band’s second album, Happy Hollows immersed themselves in a newfound sense of sonic experimentation, incorporating melodic guitar lines and lush synthesizers to create soundscapes that propel Sarah’s soaring, spirited vocals. On the album, Boxx Magazine described Sarah as “an incredibly enthusiastic musician...full of energy, gratitude and dynamism.”

Concordia, released on September 8, is a true blend of expressive, post-punk instrumentation and neo-new wave flair that represents the culmination of Happy Hollows’ artistic development. The band will be hitting the road in fall 2017 to support the album.
Nightmare Air
Nightmare Air
Named after a skateboard move from a vintage skate film, Los Angeles band NIGHTMARE AIR emphasizes sonic momentum, during both live performances and in the studio.

In support of 2013 debut release “High in the Lasers” the trio comprised of Dave Dupuis, Swaan Miller and Jimmy Lucido, have been raging venues across the globe with energetic massive sound walls, captivating lights, and ethereal vocals. All of which landed the group critical success such as featured new artist in Filter and Under the Radar magazine, and album of the month in ArtRocker Magazine UK.

2017 now finds the band completing their second studio album and adding 4th member Liza Stegall on keyboards. Liza on now on the keys they’ve take their expanding wall of sound around the US and playing select shows and festivals sharing the stage with The Kills, Black Mountain, Teenage Fanclub, Cat Power and more.

Nightmare Air’s Dupuis, a veteran of L.A. shoegazers Film School (Beggars Banquet Records), and Miller, whose stark acoustic album on Important Records melted hearts and faces everywhere, meticulously layer boy-girl harmonies, pulsing pop synths, psych noise loops and glam soaked walls of guitars. Add to that Liza Stegall on the keys and Detroit heavy hitter Jimmy Lucido on the drums (The Strays/ TVT records) in their combined years of touring, these road veterans have supported heavyweights from Smashing Pumpkins to The Jesus and Mary Chain to Swervedriver. Headlining clubs and playing festivals around the world Nightmare Air have shared stages with The Kills, The Dandy Warhols, Teenage Fanclub, Cat Power, The Black Lips, The Soft Moon, No Age, Sonic Youth legend Lee Ranaldo, The Wedding Present, The Duke Spirit, No Age, The Buzzcocks, Ringo Deathstarr, Fishbone, Japanther, Ice Age, and The Cult and many more.

The sophomore album being mixed in Los Angeles and was recorded around the world in between tours in studios in Ireland, Las Vegas, Amsterdam and finally Toronto where they brought in the assistance of Doug Romano (Drake, Justin Bieber) to complement their musical pivot.

Released in 2013 the debut studio full-length “High in the Lasers” mixed by Dave Schiffman (Nine Inch Nails, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Mars Volta) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Sonic Youth, The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

The debut release “High in the Lasers” is available on indie front line labels St. Marie Records (CD, Digital) and Goodnight Records (Vinyl) as well as Vinyl Junkie in Japan, sharing a roster with Ringo Deathstarr, Adam Franklin (Swervedriver), The Wombats, A Place to Bury Strangers, and Crocodiles.

August 2017, Nightmare Air will be playing a residency at world famous Los Angeles venue The Satellite.

Hold on tight, the future is bright.
Son of Stan
Son of Stan
Son of Stan is the solo project and band of songwriter Jordan Richardson (Drummer for Ben Harper, Ringo Starr). The creative debut album is set for release in 2013 and was produced by Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) and shocases a unique, psychedelic style that Richardson calls "Divorce Pop".

The sound of his forthcoming album, due for release in 2013, though hard to pinpoint, range in influence from the darker side of 80's pop such as Joe Jackson, Phil Collins, R. Stevie Moore, (and even Hall and Oates) to more, even heavier, stonier psychedelic nods.

Richardson told Dallas based blog Central Track: "It's a little difficult to describe the sound of it, but there is a definite aesthetic goal in mind with the record. There are a lot of songs from my childhood in the mid 80's that when I hear now they give me a totally unsettling feeling (songs I refer to as "divorce pop", though my parents remain happily married) and remind me of the pains of being dragged around by my mom on hot Saturday afternoons in 1989, to a weird strip mall women's clothing store called 'Show Off Fashion'. I want to make songs that convey that feeling and mood. "North Texas Unsettling Childhood Memory Pop". or maybe "Divorce Pop". The song "Corsica" is definitely about that, I think. Both sonically and in subject matter... I dunno. Its weird and you can dance to it, but I hope it makes you feel a little funny.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027