Currently touring across the country with fellow indie poppers Wild Child, Pearl and the Beard also put out their new indie-pop dance track….”YOU”
Pearl and the Beard passionately intertwine three distinct voices amidst a powerfully delicate orchestra of cello, guitars, keyboard, bells, and percussion, offering songs that speak to joy and sorrow, love and loss.
Check the website for more information!
Remaining Tour Dates:
*supporting Wild Child
Jan. 27, 2015- Syracuse, NY / The Westcott *
Jan. 29, 2015- Brooklyn, NY / Rough Trade – Headline show
Jan. 30, 2015- Pittsburgh, PA / Rex Theatre*
Jan. 31, 2015- Chicago, IL / Lincoln Hall *
Here’s something a little different for today’s Music spotlight.
Los Angeles jazz organist Brian Charette just released his new single, “Time of the Season”. The cover of this 1968 hit by The Zombies is the latest from Charette’s full-length album, Good Tipper.
CIn addition to the release of this single, if you are a super die hard Jazz fan, you’ll be thrilled to know that you can hear Brian Charette LIVE, and you’ll want to! He’s been raved about by All About Jazz, Jazz Times, Jazz Inside Magazine, The LA Times and the NY Times! Brian’s got multiple show dates throughout the month of January starting this evening in Santa Cruz. No worries Angelenos, he’ll be here at the Baked Potato next Tuesday night!
Monday | 1/19 | 7pm| Santa Cruz, California – Kuumbwa Jazz
Tuesday | 1/27 | 9:30 pm | Los Angeles, California – Baked Potato
Wednesday | 1/28 | 7pm | Hermosa Beach, California – The Light House
Thursday | 1/29 | 8:30 pm | San Jose, California – Cafe Stritch
Beginning his career as a jazz organist/keyboard player at the young age of 17, Brian Charette “cut his teeth” with many well-known artists such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, and Michael McDonald. He will also be playing with Danny Carrey, Tool’s drummer at an upcoming show at the Baked Potato jazz venue. Brian is a grammy-nominated musician and recently received the 2014 Downbeat Critic’s Poll for Rising Star: Organ. When he’s not recording and performing, Brian teaches master classes all over the world and is on the faculty of the Czech Summer Jazz Workshop at Jesek Conservatory in Prague.
We dropped the camera. Ok, maybe not dropped but definitely fumbled. So it was a toss up as to which Android or iPhone myself and my photographer were going to use.
But honestly, it didn’t matter. Nobody really hit The Viper Room for the photo shoot. They came for the Friday, January 9th rapture. And the intensity of 8MM was FIERCE!
They came to play a show with Jimmy Gnecco.. But by the end of a very sexy, powerful set, we couldn’t have cared less. No offense Jimmy. 8MM was so more main act than opener – we were basking in the multi-lit stage glow of a ripping performance which drove through an intentional build topped by an explosive finale.
Noir pop rock, there is a definitive cross-genre sound. Not so much battlecry, super serious or super dark. But absolutely channeling classic CBGB (NYC) edge. Everything about Juliette Beavan and the band takes you to the precipice of the pleasurable dark side.
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The duo consists of music producer/mixer Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt, Guns N’ Roses) and his wife Juliette Beavan. Together, they are one of the most licensed artists in the business, having songs appear in award-winning movies such as Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and critically-acclaimed television shows like “Pretty Little Liars”, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “One Tree Hill.”
LA-based Americana folk-rock duo Freddy & Francine (Lee Ferris on guitar & vocals and Bianca Caruso on vocals) are back with a 3 week residency at the Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles starting this Saturday evening on January 17th,, 24 and 31 at 9pm each night. Doors open at 8:45pm.
Music romantically brought them together and then tore them apart. This residency marks the duo’s official reunion ending a 3-year hiatus to the demand of their loyal fan base. They’ll also be introducing new songs from a new album planned for release this year. So if you are fan of artists like Ray Lamontagne, The Lumineers, Civil Wars or Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, you are going to want to get on this offer asap!
Hits Magazine has described their live set as “captivating”, music fan blogger Jason Hougaard described the duo as having “a true knack for sophisticated yet whimsical song writing and harmonies that would make Brian Wilson weep.
Hotel Cafe at 1623 North Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028