Summer is in full swing, and nothing says Summer in LA like catching some great bands under the open air. We pride ourselves on filling the night with some of the best California folk around and, boy oh boy, do we have a fun filled Wednesday night planned for you this week at The Standard, Hollywood’s Desert Nights!
Eric Harvey: Eric Harvey is an American musician and songwriter. Born and raised in upstate New York he currently lives in Dallas, Texas. Since 2004 he has been a member of the band Spoon, appearing on the albums Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007), and Transference (2010). His work has been featured in numerous publications, as well as radio and television broadcasts including Austin City Limits, Saturday Night Live, Rockpalast, and BBC Radio 1. In 2012 Harvey released a solo record, Lake Disappointment, featuring members of Spoon, Charlie Sexton, Daniel Hart, and Ariel Saldivar among others. You can stream and download his music from ericharvey.com or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/ehrvy.
Marnie Herald: Rainy afternoons in a small cottage on the sea…the wind blows cold but the tea pot is warm and the fire even warmer. There is a storm. It is lonely, sometimes sad, but it is real.
Daniel Hart: Daniel Hart, a multi-instrumentalist songwriter from North Carolina is a member of St. Vincent and John Vanderslice’s band, as well as a frequent contributor to The Polyphonic Spree. Much in the same way that Daniel splits his time now between several different projects, Daniel split his time growing up between two passions. He started playing the violin when he was only three years old and continued to study classical music throughout his adolescence. The weeks were spent practicing Bach sonatas and partitas; Saturdays rehearsing “Peer Gynt” and “The Firebird Suite” in citywide youth orchestra.
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.