Doors at 8
KROQ Locals Only Presents
Forever X2 Residency - Final Night
8:30 - STACEY
9:30 - Olivia Grace
10:30 - Forever X2
11:30 - littleDNGR
DJ Sets by Holander
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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.
The Los Angeles-based artist may be brand new to the music scene— having moved to LA in August 2017— but she’s already making big strides. With the release of her last two singles “Blackbird” and “Shoestrings” she’s captured the attention of major outlets such as Galore Magazine, EarMilk, Balcony TV, and Dash Radio, has performed at prominent venues such as Peppermint Club, Hotel Cafe, The Resident, and more across the city.
Toronto singer-songwriter STACEY is a romantic for the apocalypse generation. Her sophomore EP First Move allows a rare glimpse into the dark, solitary lucid daydreams of a Lynchian heroine. STACEY’s works have received glowing press from the likes of Refinery 29, Pigeons & Planes, Milk, NOW Magazine, and FLARE, while her soul-stirring, captivating live presence has led her to share stages with Charlotte Day Wilson, Cameron Avery (of Tame Impala). Her songs have soundtracked over 15 different TV programs including Lucifer, Orphan Black, and Degrassi, and since fall 2017, STACEY's First Move EP has amassed over 750K streams on Spotify. Surrounding the buzz of her sold out Toronto release show, STACEY played multiple Canadian national TV shows (Global Morning, CTV Your Morning), international showcases in New York & LA (It’s A School Night at the Bardot, The Peppermint Club), and two back-to-back sold out sets at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum for the Christian Dior: 70th Anniversary Exhibit. STACEY currently splits her time between Toronto and Los Angeles and is working on her debut full length album.
littleDNGR is a musical duo consisting of Grammy and Oscar nominated songwriters, Joshua Bartholomew and Lisa Harriton. Equal parts brooding and epic, this musical love-affair lives in a world of cinematic soundscapes, anthemic choruses, big riffs and electro-beats.