Doors at 8
KROQ Locals Only Presents
Forever X2 Residency - Night 3
8:30 - WASI
9:30 - Trapdoor Social
10:30 - Forever X2
11:30 - Model Child
DJ Sets by Nate Lotz (internet trash)
and Special Guests
Ticket price: $0.00
KROQ Locals Only Presents
L.A. songwriter Peter Verdell wants to play power chords. And sing with some fuzz on his vocals. And make music that both his modern brain and his teenage brain would be fucking psyched to hear on the radio. That’s the inspiration behind his new band Forever X2, who’s debut 6-song EP is what you might get if you crossed Blur with Beck and added a dose of millennialism. Verdell wrote all the songs in his apartment in downtown Los Angeles and recorded them in a hot, non-ac’d garage in Silverlake with producers Ari Berl and Yianni AP. Verdell played all the drums, guitars, keys, and vocals, and says about the process, “I wanted the songs to capture how I felt when I first started playing music. Informal and fresh, sweaty and loud.” Buzz Bands LA premiered the first single “Keep the Devil Waiting,” calling the song “crunch-tastic.” The 2nd single “Walk the Ocean” has received airplay from tastemaker Kat Corbett on KROQ Locals Only, with the full EP to be released in May 2019. Verdell’s previous band, Act As If, established themselves as indie standouts in the LA scene from regular bookings at venues like the Satellite, The Bootleg, Hotel Cafe, The Roxy, The Glasshouse, Troubadour, et al, as well as receiving steady airplay on KROQ FM’s Locals Only and Kat’s Box. Their music landed syncs on TV shows spanning ABC, CBS, Hulu, MTV, E!, NickTV, VH1, and IFC, as well as promo spots for Apple.com and Lifetime TV. The band was featured as “New and Noteworthy” on iTunes, labeled a “Fuse Favorite” and “Fuseworthy” by Fuse, and received numerous accolades from editors at MTV.com, Buzz Bands LA, All Music, Pop Matters, Buzznet, and others.
Model Child (Danny Parker), grew up in the suburbs of Northern Virginia just outside of Washington D.C. He was always drawn to music as kid and went to FSU for college to study classical trombone. Parker was more drawn to songwriting than drilling scales in a practice room so he moved back home to Virginia. From there, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue writing songs for other artists, some of which include, Jessie Ware, Birdie, Nick Jonas and Britney Spears. Along the way, Parker started writing songs for himself as, Model Child, where he could explore his artistry and use a voice that he couldn’t as a writer for other artists. Model Child will be releasing an EP titled, “ABC’s,” early Spring and will be continuing to play shows in the greater Los Angeles area.
Trapdoor Social is feeling its way through an increasingly strange and dangerous world with its own brand of earnest, hot-blooded, independent alternative rock. The Los Angeles-based trio has toured nationally, produced solar-powered concerts and festivals, and reached ears through terrestrial radio, commercial & television syncs and Spotify’s “Discover Weekly”. The band is now releasing music that will comprise their second full-length album, including their current single, “The Move”, following “Hold Me Down”, which was voted onto the KROQ’s first Locals Only Vinyl this year.
WASI's music and vigor is an invitation into WASI World: a utopia of love, liberation and a constant questioning of the status quo. They've built a following based on a contagious energy at their live shows and their anthemic "riot pop" songwriting influenced by MIA, Tegan and Sara and The Clash. They have toured on festivals such as the Vans Warped Tour and PRIDE, shared the stage with artists such as The Mowgli’s, Shiny Toy Guns, The Naked and Famous and K. Flay. WASI has released three successful EPs and in Spring 2018 commenced on a US tour, supporting select dates with Caroline Rose. Right before WASI released their debut EP in 2015, they found themselves full fledged into creating a community of their own in Los Angeles, CA. They draw influence from the west coast underground punk scene, late night dance clubs and hip hop production. “The group is well-equipped to be a part of the resistance, providing sounds and solace for young people coming into their own, just as music had helped them before.” - Billboard