Grant Lee Buffalo

Grant Lee Buffalo

Tommy Santee Klaws

Thu, June 28, 2012

8:00 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$18.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Grant Lee Buffalo
Grant Lee Buffalo
Famed in the 90s for albums Fuzzy, Mighty Joe Moon, Copperopolis and Jubilee, Grant Lee Buffalo were one of the leading lights of the American alt-rock scene... Now the original GLB line-up of Grant-Lee Phillips, Paul Kimble and Joey Peters have reformed and return for a very special performance.
Tommy Santee Klaws
Tommy Santee Klaws
"One of LA’s most original voices, Tommy Santee Klaws, has just completed their 9th release, 'Of Light,' out September 2012 on Outpost Records.

In true TSK fashion 'Of Light' combines that lilting, high voice with the startling phrasing, the plinkity-plink of a toy piano or the wheeze of a child's whistle, braced by a deep thunderous baritone vocal, add the visceral thump of the tall upright bass and the usual assortment of guitars, drums, violin and mandolin, all wrapped up in strange, sad, yet oddly optimistic compositions and you get a sense of the overwhelming and joyous presence of Tommy Santee Klaws. Although 'Of Light' treads more on the circle of life; from love, death and light, it will not disappoint any longtime TSK fan.

Tommy Santee was born in California, but settled in Thailand with his family, where his parents were missionaries for Assemblies of God. By his early teens, his family had relocated Tommy and brother Sam (who is also an integral part of TSK) back to the US. Like his music, unpredictability and adventure seem to have marked his early life. With a tumultuous childhood, music became a refuge and savior for Tommy and with this early discovery it was without a doubt what his life had in store for him, but music, with a sense of ease and purposeful direction.
This band, by appearing to simplify the elements of a rock band and adding seemingly disparate accompaniment, is actually forging a whole new baroque/chamber/folk style of their own that is quite moving and complex."
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com