A Tribute to David Bowie feat. Adam Busch, Brett Farkas, Chris Seefried, Chris Stills
Event on 2016-02-16 21:00:00
This event is 21 and over
A Tribute to David Bowie:
with performances by Adam Busch, Brett Farkas, Chris Seefried, Chris Stills, Dan Wilson, Duniven, Emmett Skyy, Eric Kufs, Greg Collins, Jerry Borgé, Jonny Flaugher, Laura Mace, Mindy Jones, Miya Folick, Paul Cartwright, Rachel Fannan, Theo Katzman, Tim Heidecker and more TBA.
Brett Farkas (AKA Cookieman) and crew follow up the self-titled Boys School debut album with the new EP, "A Friend Of Mine", delivering a tight batch of sneeringly catchy Rock N Roll jams (and one acoustic ballad). Recorded entirely in the Detroit native's home in Los Angeles with producer, Ben Tolliday, and longtime collaborating LA musicians, drummer, Mark Barry (Lord Huron), keyboardists, Joey Dosik, Justin Avery and Joel Newman, and baritone saxophonist, Paulie Cerra, "A Friend Of Mine" employs Boys School's wide inclusiveness of influence, with particular nods to early Elvis Costello, the Everly Brothers, Replacements, the Clash, Harry Nilsson, and the ever present inspiration of the greatest Pop music of all time, ABBA. As well, the EP exemplifies the rich experience that Farkas has acquired as being one of Los Angeles' most stylistically unique and skilled session musicians, collaborating with such artists as, Aimee Mann, Lord Huron, Aaron Embry, the 88, and the great soul music legend, Solomon Burke (of whom deemed him the Cookieman).
"Hey it's Chris Seefried. Here's my trip.
I was born and raised in New York. I've been a musician since the 5th grade when my group "The Quarantees" played concerts for the elementary school assembly's, a big shot. During my low profile career at Long Island University I reluctantly received a BFA in music and played original songs with my group "Random Speed", releasing 2 singles and enjoying local laughs.
After college I moved into the city with my then (and still) taller singing partner Gary DeRosa. Not long after moving into the city, we signed a deal in the U.K. with Chrysalis records. We recorded an Album and released 2 singles. One had the dubious British honor of going "Top 50". We also did lots of T.V. to support the happily out of print "All American" by BROTHER BROTHER.
Back in the U.S. I started my own band, playing shows at the old Academy in N.Y.C. opening for national acts. After finishing recording 7 songs, "Everybody's 1","Monkey pin-ups", "Slide", "Reachin'", "14th street", "Measure of Love",and "Watching the dog stars", the now newly named GODS CHILD left home for a summer tour of the Czech Republic. We played neo-psychedelic rock all over the country for soup and bread. Our version of Hamburg Beatles. It truly was the best of times.
That fall Quincy Jones called to say he'd heard the tapes and wanted me to come to LA for a hang. Four days later GODS CHILD had a record deal with Warner Brothers records and we (Gary & I) began putting the finishing touches to "Everybody". Oh yeah, during this time we asked Craig to join. Eventually we cut our hair but not in time.
"Everybody's 1" our first single, went top 20 in both the Alternative and AOR billboard charts. Big news. Tours, T.V. (Conan and some other stuff) and radio performances took up the year of 1994 that was capped with a Christmas show at Roseland ballroom. I wore a hat.
Time to go, I packed my leave for LA, where in a guest house made of wine bottle windows and paper mache walls , I wrote most of "Aluminum". Adam H. joined. We toured, it tanked!
In the winter of 1997 during a jam in our rehearsal room, that we lovingly called the ghoul tent (located deep in the valley), JOE 90 was born.
We gladly signed a record deal with Adam Duritz's label Epluribus Unum. We made "Dream This" in a mansion on a Park Hill. (John and Robert were there). "Drive" was a flash hit. Visconti mixed it and we hit the road with COUNTING CROWS. Many shows and a lot of snow. When spring came the label died but we kept going.
We released "A Raccoons Lunch" and continued touring and touring and touring. Simultaneously we worked with DONOVAN, and recorded the as yet released Untitled 3rd record. Eventually Gary couldn't drive anymore and that was that.
I started my first ever solo record "Denim Blue" in N.Y. by recording "Great Big Sky". (Immy and Rich were there). During the recording of the record, I met and started touring with Rosanne Cash as her background singer/guitar player, while doing solo acoustic shows in LA.
Dave sang and introduced me to Jude. Then we called Jeff but that's another story...
Anyway, Here it is, "Denim Blue".
Also included here, some photos to prove it, some video if you choose it, some outakes, don't lose it.
Enjoy the trip. If you get lost, call me.
"Words & Music by Dan Wilson" is an evening of songs and stories that pulls back the curtain on the art and practice of songwriting. Between stripped-down renditions of some of the modern-day classics he has written on his own and with such collaborators as Adele, the Dixie Chicks and Carole King, Grammy winning singer-songwriter and producer Dan Wilson shares his insights into songwriting and relates the moments of discovery that led to them.
Dan Wilson is best known as the lead singer of the band Semisonic, for which he wrote the Grammy-nominated smash "Closing Time" as well as other international hits including "Secret Smile" and "Chemistry." Prior to that, he was a member of the band Trip Shakespeare, whose longhaired psychedelia influenced a generation of Midwestern bands long after their breakup in the early 90s. Since Semisonic, Wilson has released three solo albums: Free Life (produced with Rick Rubin), Live at the Pantages, and Love Without Fear. He has also become a highly sought-after songwriting collaborator, working with a diverse group of artists which also includes: Pink, Dierks Bentley, Birdy, Spoon, John Legend, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jim James, Taylor Swift, Nas, Josh Groban, Weezer, and many others.
Wilson has brought his Words & Music series to a wide number of venues throughout the US, UK, and Europe, including: Hotel Cafe and Largo in Los Angeles, Joe's Pub in New York City, St Giles Church in London, the Red Barn concert series in Northfield, MN, and Schubas Tavern in Chicago. Wilson has also presented Words & Music workshops at UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music, and USC's Thornton School of Music.
Duniven - Stars Far Above by buzzbands
"The dapper-disheveled singer-songwriter has kicked around the Eastside scene for a few years but might have a breakout with this residency. His idiosyncratic voice and folkish rock chops put him in a long line of troubadours, but the clarity of his songwriting sets him apart from the pack." - LA TImes
"On his debut LP, Duniven enters the familiar, roomy space defined by the likes of Dylan and Petty. If americana is your comfort food, this could be a tasty dish" - Kevin Bronson (BuzzbandsLA)
"Duniven provides a refreshing sound that seperates them from the black hole of good music thats heard but easily forgotten. With organs, harmonica and rusty-raw vocals, they add variance to the same old same old indie rock scene in LA. Destined to leave a mark on your eardrums" - The Deli Magazine.
"LA rock and Roll troubadour Patrick Duniven plays the kind of rich, Americana style music that is reminiscent of Dylan, Petty and Springsteen. Duniven skillfully avoids repetitive territory though, instead continuing the tradition with his own unique take on the genre" - Mp3.com
"Eastside singer-songwriter boasts at least two things that set him apart in that over populated field: An authentically roots-rusty vioce box and bonafide songwriting skills. His folky pop-rock resides firmly in a roots-americana mold, recalling most obviously the hooky rock and roll of Tom Petty. Better yet is that he serves it all up with a Dylan-esque style of taking folk based forms down more poetically adventurous paths" - LA WEEKLY
Jerry Borgé is the rock and roll voice of Jason Borger, session keyboardist and arranger (Dave Stewart, Jackson Browne, Jonathan Wilson, The Vines, American Music Club, and many more!) Old soul crooner, punk rock guitarist. He's the Rat Pack's Vegas and Miami Beach; he's Gainsbourg's Paris, maneuvering a Vespa through the cobblestone streets with a baguette in his bag. A Mr. Excitement for an all too reserved generation, he's writing big pop hooks and infusing the spaces between them with more hooks that pummel the listener till they're down for the count, face pressed against the mat, hearing the referee's voice count to 10 in an echo soaked miasma. It's just like that time of evening when you crack open your first beer; it's the anticipation of a night to remember. The hope of spring and the crack of the bat; the melancholy of autumn with the leaves turning and the air cooling...in other words, it's Jerry time.
At only 25, Laura Mace has already traveled worldwide and has shared the stage with some of music's finest. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA., and attended Citrus College. There, she was accepted into the elite choral group, The Citrus Singers'. She studied classical and musical theatre vocal styles, and toured throughout Europe as a second soprano. While at Citrus, she became the front woman for the college's renowned Blue Note Swing Orchestra, and entertained thousands from Tokyo to Maui.
In 2007, she made top 100 on American Idol season 7. Soon after, she was accepted into the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. There, she studied intensely with some of the most accomplished musicians in the country. Only weeks into her first semester at Berklee, Laura Mace was selected to sing as one of five backup singers for the "Women of Rock" concert, where she shared the stage with Meshell Ndegeocello, Joyce Kennedy (Mother's Finest), Cindy Blackman (Lenny Kravitz), and Felicia Collins (The Late Show).
Other notable performances include singing with Mezzo Soprano Suzanna Guzman (Carmen), Del Casher (guitartist, inventor of the Wah Wah pedal), and John Avila (Oingo Boingo). She is currently touring as one of the "J-Tones" with recording artist James Torme, son of jazz legend Mel Torme.
Miya plays intense grunge ballads about things in her head. Bob Boilen of NPR's All Songs Considered named her band as one of the top 10 performances of CMJ 2015 and KCRW included them in their list of Artists that ruled CMJ. She just released her debut EP Strange Darling on Stereogum, but her singles have been garnering praise for several months. Noisey urged readers to "Allow a little magic into your life in the form of LA-based folk-pop songstress Miya Folick," and Pigeons and Planes compared her to Fiona Apple, Alanis Morrisette, and PJ Harvey. She lives in Downtown LA with her books and her disco ball.
Rachel Fannan of Only You / Sleepy Sun
Nine songs of raw Theo Katzman emotion have been
recorded with utter sincerity on his debut album
Romance Without Finance. Shortly after raising funds
through Kickstarter, Theo set forth on a three-month
journey of carefully transferring the musical ideas in his
head onto cassette tapes via an old 4-track tape
recorder. He then teamed up with production wizard/
collaborator Devin Kerr, moving into Devin's converted
home studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. "It was a dream
come true to live in the studio while making this
album," he explains, "We really took the time
necessary to find the right sounds for these songs. I
wanted a marriage of elegance and grit, raw and
refined." An impressive multi-instrumentalist, Theo
played drums, guitar, and most of the bass on the
album. "Feist, Ray LaMontagne, Wilco, & Jamie Lidell
are my idols" he says, "They've achieved greatness
with their recordings in a classic sense: upholding the
medium of the album as a unified artistic statement.
That's what I was going for with this record."
Theo is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He
was a member of the band My Dear Disco that played
SXSW in 2009, eventually leaving the band to go out
on his own. He made a living for the past few years
teaching drums, guitar and bass in Ann Arbor and has
recently moved to Brooklyn with his Fender, his drums,
a new record, and the ambition to start earning the
respect of listeners one by one.
Timothy Richard Heidecker is an American comedian, writer, director, actor and musician. He is one half of the comedy team of Tim & Eric, along with Eric Wareheim.
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