Wednesday’s at The Standard, Hollywood are all about music. Join us this week for another edition of Desert Nights, an evening filled with some of LA’s best acoustic Americana folk. This week’s line-up includes:
“A’bergine” Offical Music Video by Forward Fast Productions. Directed by David McClymonds.
The Blank Tapes: THE BLANK TAPES is the monicker of LA/SF based multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Matt Adams, who has produced 7 albums of “winsome pop tunes” (OC WEEKLY) & “Kinks-plus-Creedence roots-rock ‘n’ roll” (LA RECORD) recorded almost entirely by himself on an 8 track cassette tape recorder in garages, basements & sheds across the coast. They recently toured Brazil for their second time after having 2 of their songs featured in TV commercials. They also recently played 3 shows in 1 year at the Great American Music Hall in SF, headlining 2 of them! THE BLANK TAPES just had a new psychedelic, garage rock album called SUN’S TOO BRIGHT come out on cassette tape on BURGER RECORDS May 22. Featuring songs spanning from 2006 in Orange County to 2012 in the Bay Area.
”We discovered this lo-fi unsigned band - which somehow evokes Belle and Sebastian, Pavement, and the Black Keys - in a San Fran coffeehouse (just like the old days.) Quick, somebody sign them!” -ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE
Leslie Lowe: Leslie Lowe’s story is one told through music. Laced with both mystery and openness, her debut album Heart Still Beats the Same, is a musical journey that blurs the lines between past and future, life and death, and explores the depths of the human condition. With melancholy melodies, buoyant beats, and a family of talented musicians at her side, Leslie uses each song to tell a story about herself…, and anyone who has ever defeated doubt, yearned for adventure, and overcome heartbreak.
Marianne Keith: Marianne Keith is a Southern California native, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Her Lyrics are honest and vulnerable. Heart on a platter, tied up in a bow. With a voice that has been compared to Norah Jones in tone, and Patty Griffin in power, painted on a Folk/Americana canvas, her music is like the breeze blowing through autumnal trees. Having toured nationally for years, she currently resides in Los Angeles.
What is Desert Nights?
Desert Nights is a weekly gathering at The Standard, Hollywood, hosted by KCRW’s DJ Valida. Every Wednesday, Valida curates three acoustic musical acts to perform a set in the Cactus Lounge. The vibe is warm and intimate, evoking an impromptu jam in a musician’s living room. The music begins at 7:30pm, it’s always free and always a good time. Guaranteed.