The Standard, Hollywood’s weekly Desert Nights is an oasis of mellow in a desert of hectic. Held every Wednesday in The Cactus Lounge, Desert Nights is a calming touchstone of musical delight. So, kick the dust of your boots, get yourself a tall one, sit back, relax and enjoy.
CB Brand: Tipping his bottle to you from Eastern Los Angeles, Chad Brown and his outfit, CB Brand, have been described as the “Loch Ness Monster of Country Outfits”: appearing through the foam in grainy photos and sound recordings while reeling apologues bandied about in the bars and living rooms of regional hamlets. He’s dusted floors and stages up and down the Golden State, releasing the maidenhead “Cloud EP” on Wonder Valley Records in 2006 and most recently a Spring 2011 cassette only eponymous release on NYC’s Whip Records. He’s also been releasing his “trusty yet hairpin” country radio program, The Light Brigade Country Cavalcade, since 2002 and the demise of the Echo Park KCBL pirate radio station. Find him on the freeways or in the lounge…
Stephen Sowan: Sad-eyed country, 70’s and 80’s American rock ‘n roll, lot’s of concrete and a little bit of blood.
Painted photo of Rachel Dean by Shae Acopian Detar
Rachel Dean: Rachel Dean is a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles the fronts the band War Children. Her style is a melodic, mystical, countrified blend of rock, pop, and folk. After escaping the craziness of the city, Rachel moved to the California high desert, Joshua Tree to write and record. Having gained inspiration from the Joshua Tree desert, Rachel has formed a beautiful combination of lyrics and melodies that are undeniable and unforgettable.
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.
For added fun, make sure you check out our Desert Nights Playlist here!