International Pop Overthrow w/Jason Falkner + Cannoneers

International Pop Overthrow Presents

International Pop Overthrow w/Jason Falkner + Cannoneers

New Maximum Donkey, The Hunting Accident, Lovers Drugs, SUNKEN SHIPS, King Washington

Tue, July 31, 2012

7:00 pm

Echoplex

Los Angeles, CA

$10.00

This event is 18 and over

http://internationalpopoverthrow.com/ Please Note: **Tickets purchased at the door on day of show will have $1 facility fee applied **

Jason Falkner
Jason Falkner
Born in Los Angeles in 1968, Jason grew up listening to what was in his parents record collection, including Love, Crosby Stills & Nash, the Beatles, the Zombies, and the Kinks. His love for music started young; he started playing drums made out of ice cream tubs at age 4 and began taking classical piano lessons at 6. He stuck with classical piano for 10 years to the prideful joy of his parents. But somewhere along the way he discovered his sister’s new wave and punk collection, and his fate was set. He dropped piano, picked up the guitar, and joined various bands throughout high school. Not long after graduation, Jason responded to a magazine and and joined the Three O’Clock, with members Michael Quercio (lead vocals, bass), Mike Mariano (keyboards), and Danny Benair (drums). The band released one album with Jason in 1988 on their major-label debut Vermillion for Prince’s Paisley Park record label. The band broke up soon after its release.

Jason spent the next six months living in the U.K. and Europe. He returned to the U.S. and spent a year drifting through college and various odd jobs before his old friend Roger Manning convinced him to move to San Francisco and join his new band, Jellyfish. The band formed with Jason (guitars, bass), Roger (piano), his brother Chris Manning, and Andy Sturmer (lead vocals, drums). Though the group gained recognition in alternative circles and released a moderately successful debut album, 1990′s Bellybutton, Jason wasn’t allowed to contribute his own songs to the band. This fact, topped by his concern that the band was trying too hard to sound like their influences rather than an original band, led to him leaving Jellyfish after their first release. He vowed never to join another band again.

In 1993, he played with Fabulon on All Girls Are Pretty Volume 1, contributing guitar and bass on a few tracks. During this time he worked as a session player for several other bands as well. Pretty soon he came into contact with multi-talented musician Jon Brion, who invited him to jam with him and his bandmates in their rehearsal space. It didn’t take long for Jason to break his vow to steer clear of bands; he soon joined their band, later named The Grays. Made up of Jason, Jon Brion (lead vocals, keyboards, bass), Buddy Judge (guitars), and Dan McCarroll (drums), The Grays hated the confines of most bands and decided to do everything in their power to avoid the pitfalls. Despite their earnest efforts, problems ensued in the band, and they released just one album, 1994′s Ro Sham Bo. They scored a small hit with Jason’s album opener, “Very Best Years.” (Side note: Jason’s father Avery did all the illustrations and photography for the album’s cover and inside sleeve.)

Once again bandless, Jason kept busy recording at his home studio on a 4-track machine. He intended to release an all-covers album and recorded songs by his favorite bands and artists. This album never happened, and the majority of these songs were shelved. (Only in 2001 would these recordings see the light of day on Japanese indie label Air Mail Recordings’ release Everyone Says It’s On.)

In 1995 he worked with Eric Matthews on Eric’s album It’s Heavy in Here, and finally got what he had been looking for: a solo record deal. Through Elektra Records, he released Jason Falkner Presents Author Unknown in 1996. This album was a solo effort in the truest sense: he wrote all the songs and played every single instrument on every track, and even produced it by himself. The album received rave reviews by practically every music critic who heard it, yet it didn’t achieve much commercial success.

In this same year he also contributed to Brendon Benson’s album One Mississippi, co-writing seven songs, as well as playing various instruments on Susannah Hoffs’ ’96 release. 1997 saw Jason continuing session work with Eric Matthews’ second album, The Lateness of the Hour, contributing various instruments, co-producing and assisting on five tracks.

In early 1999 he issued his sophomore effort, Can You Still Feel? Again, it was a complete solo effort, but this time was co-produced by Nigel Godrich, best known for producing Radiohead’s enormously successful OK Computer. Soon after this album’s release, Jason got fed up with being ignored by his own record label and got out of his deal with Elektra. Not being able to stay out of the studio, he contributed instrumentals on songs by Chris Cornell and Soulwax, and produced the Brown Eyed Susans album Afraid of Heights.

In 2000 Jason kept very busy, touring and contributing to various projects. He recorded “Song For Her” for the Songs For Summer tribute cd, played on Roger Manning and Brian Reitzell’s album Logan’s Sanctuary, and contributed on some tracks and even a couple live shows for the band Air.

In 2001 Jason contributed to Air’s 10,000 Hz Legend. He also spent the summer months through November touring with them as bassist. New York indie label spinART Records released Necessity: The 4-Track Years, a disc comprised of old 4-track demos. Indie label Air Mail Recordings in Japan also released a double-cd set called Everyone Says It’s On in 2001, featuring one cd of demos and unreleased songs along with another cd of covers, many of which have been released on various compilation albums. His main project of the year was an instrumental album of Beatles songs for kids called Bedtime With the Beatles: Instrumental Versions of Classic Beatles Songs released by Sony Wonder . He also covered “Do Ya” for Not Lame’s Lynne Me Your Ears: A Tribute to Jeff Lynne. While in France, he worked with Roger Manning and Brian Reitzell again, recording together as TV Eyes (formerly called Softkore).

2002 proved to be another busy year for Jason. He spent the summer touring in Europe again as bassist with Air, contributed on several artists’ albums (including Beck, Aimee Mann, and Travis), produced an album for The Lilys, and performed a televised live show with Travis in Europe. He played a scattering of solo gigs in Europe as well as a couple of shows with a backing band in the States in November and December.

TV Eyes released their first single and played their first two gigs in May 2003. Jason headed to the studio in June to begin recording his third solo album. He also spent time in the studio helping out various friends on their new records, including Air’s Talkie Walkie and Beck’s upcoming effort.

In January and Feburary of 2004 Jason joined Travis on the road as the opening act for their 12 Memories tour. At the shows he debuted his EP Bliss Descending.
Cannoneers
Cannoneers
Cannoneers formed in early 2010 in Los Angeles, CA and released their debut 7-inch vinyl of, "Sadie Was a Girl/Shake the Law," in May 2010 at Spaceland in Silver Lake with support from Spectrum (Sonic Boom, Spacemen 3), and The Meek.

In early 2011, Cannoneers were named the residency band at the prestigious Echo Monday night residency in Echo Park, CA. After 5 capacity shows and a swelling number of live support...the band are set to finish their first full length LP with Mark Rains at Station House Studios in Echo Park. The LP is scheduled for release in May/June 2011.

The band's sound has been likened as Kevin Bronson (Buzzbands.la) put it..."the music of the new L.A. quartet is easy to swallow: It's garage rock 'n' soul that harks back to the swaggering British bands of the early '90s and to grittier '70s before. Absent the current scene's fetish for synths and electro trickery, Cannoneers keep things so straight-ahead you'd think black leather jackets never went out of style."
New Maximum Donkey
New Maximum Donkey
Four guys, eight eyes... and songs you will not forget until tomorrow... when you're sober again. Benny, Jeremy, Dylan, and Tim are the guys in the band. They are a barrel of intestines... come, let us adore them. They are spectacular, they are incredible, they are marvelous, and most of all... they are mediocre. And if that doesn't do it for you.. they are NEAT! Watch in disgust as they ruin what could be something good.
The Hunting Accident
The Hunting Accident
“Every human being, even the youngest, is already old – that is, so close to death that he or she does not, in any case, have time to efface the accidental quality of the accidents of which his or her life is composed… We human beings are always more our accidents than our choice.” – Odo Marquard “In Defense Of The Accidental”

For some reason you are a person, or perhaps one of those very clever apes, who finds himself reading a band bio. You probably feel like you have some choice in the matter, but I assure you this is not the case.

If you’ve heard of Piebald (not completely unlikely) or Arlo (somewhat more unlikely), then you have heard Travis Shettel, Aaron Stuart, and Nate Greely in their spunk-filled youth (gross).

If you haven’t heard of either, don’t feel bad, I’ll fill you in. Arlo made a couple records for Sub Pop in 2001 and 2002, some people called them power pop, compared them to Sloan and The Posies. They toured their butts off across the U.S., Europe, and Japan, with folks like Foo Fighters, The Shins, The Walkmen, and Rilo Kiley. They got weirdly popular in Japan for a little while, got in some fights, and broke up in 2004.

Meanwhile, on the east coast, Aaron and Travis were in Piebald, being more hardcore, or post-hardcore, or some kind of -core. They stayed together a few years longer than Arlo due to better record sales and superior conflict resolution skills, put out five albums on various labels, and wandered the globe, playing shows with Jimmy Eat World, Jejeune, Saves The Day, Dinosaur Jr., and probably more stuff they can’t remember. By 2008 they called it quits as well.

Suddenly bandless and therefore jobless for the first time since high school, these strays were taken in and fed by other bands. Travis played with The Duke Spirit for a while, and started and ended a band called The Was. Nate toured with his Sub Pop labelmates The Elected, and then with the Seeds (yes, with Sky Saxon, it was trippy). They returned to Los Angeles around 2009 with improved chops and broader horizons, recruiting Pete Beeman (Burning Brides) on drums and Ryan Jebavy (Nighttime) on keys, and formed The Hunting Accident. Check out the songs on our music page, browse the photos, come to a show. Let’s be friends
Lovers Drugs
Lovers Drugs
Lovers Drugs is an indie band based out of Los Angeles, CA. The band formed in 2009 and quickly recorded their first EP in early 2010. Influenced by British rock bands, Lovers Drugs concentrated on promoting their sound through music videos and live shows including dates on Warped Tour 2010. The band released 6 music videos (one for every song on the EP) and spent the rest of 2010 touring the West Coast. In-between touring, Lovers Drugs found time to record their new full length CD which was just released in June 2011. More video projects and live shows are in the band's future including famed Los Angeles indie festival Sunset Junction.
SUNKEN SHIPS
SUNKEN SHIPS
From 
the
 unholy
 union 
between
 Morrissey,
 Johnny
 Cash, 
and
Jeff
 Buckley,
 and 
gestated 
in 
the
 womb 
of
 eastside 
L.A.,
 a
 band
 was 
born. 

Sprung 
from
 the
 mind 
of 
singer‐songwriter
 Ray
 Argyle, 
and
 made 
flesh
 with
 a
 motley 
crew
 of 
thieves,
 ruffians,
 and 
beggars,
 Sunken
 Ships 
plays 
a
 darker shade 
of 
folk, 
a 
wistful
 indie 
rock 
with
 relatable 
hints 
of
 bitterness
 and
 hope.




The
 nucleus 
is
 Ray,
 with
 acoustic
 guitar
 or
 piano,
 singing
with
 beautiful
 sadness, 
but 
there's 
something
 entirely 
more
raucous
 and
 rebellious
 simmering 
below
 the 
surface,
 which
 finds
its
voice
in
their 
live
 shows.

Ray's 
croon
 can
 rasp 
into 
a 
shout 
without
warning. 

Joe's
 ethereal
 guitar 
tones
 morph 
into
 a 
wall
 of 
sound, 
and
 Pablo's
poignant
 violin
 swoops
 and
 swells 
above 
the
 fray.
 
 This 
troupe 
of
 charmingly
 disheveled
 misfits 
have 
been
 making
 their
 rounds,
 performing
 in
 the
 saloons,
 roadhouses, 
cafes,
 and
 vintage 
stores
 of
 Southern
 California.
 Sunken
 Ships 
are 
currently 
recording
 their
 debut
 full‐length
 album,
 which
 will 
be 
released 
December 
2011.
 

King Washington
King Washington
It would be easy to slip into editorial clichés about "bringing back" a certain sound and making it "all their own," but the connection an audience can tie between what they will hear and what they can feel deserves better than that. It was a matter of seconds into my first time experiencing King Washington's music before I knew I had found something I hadn't been exposed to ever before, and I still remember that moment. Clearly. You get the feeling that there isn't a note, lyric or change that isn't in it's perfect place. It's just familiar enough to where you will feel comfortable that you're not being left behind while the song tells secrets, but always unexpected enough to where you won't see it coming. That, my friend, is a delicate balance. And KW stands tall along the precipice. -Lucas Salazar
Venue Information:
Echoplex
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026