The Echo Presents
GENE LOVES JEZEBEL + FATAL JAMZ + CHOREOGRAPHY + MXMS
Sun, January 29, 2017
Los Angeles, California
$15.00 - $18.00
This event is 18 and over
Legendary 80s pioneers of the Romantic scene, GENE LOVES JEZEBEL are playing their 1st-ever Part Time Punks show -- AND putting together a special set of their ground-breaking Goth tracks from their early 80s days on the Situation 2 label!! (And will of course also be playing their still chilling dancefloor singalong hits like 'Desire,' 'Sweetest Thing' and 'Motion Of Love'!) Revisiting these early tracks you quickly hear the influence of the band on their Goth contemporaries like The Chameleons, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Sound, as well their forward-thinking protogaze guitar style later made popular by House Of Love, Pale Saints and the dreamier contingent of 90s shoegaze bands...http://www.theecho.com/event/1377874/
With the release of Coverboy, an LP 3 years in the making, recorded in a "skid row penthouse," Belle & Fatal Jamz unleash a new kind of pop opus that explodes at once with thug swagger and palatial emo glamour.
"Coverboy is a glam-rock Romeo + Juliet"
"One of the LA music scene's best underground acts might finally be about to surface"
"When Marion Belle sings, it's thrilling"
Describing their music as a combination of "Funeral Pop" and "Dead Western", MXMS made a vow to express their art as naked as it reads channeling artists like Johnny Cash, Nirvana, Serge Gainsbourg, Lush, Vast, and Enya.
Collaborating with designer Asher Levine for a "funeral" inspired fashion show for SS 2014, performing a series of shows at NYC's immersive Sleep No More theatre, and playing LACMA's (Los Angeles contemporary museum of modern art's) annual Halloween Ball installation called "Haunted Screens" German 1920's Cinema
are just a few of the many events and performances MXMS has taken part of in efforts to jointly focus on music, fashion and cinema.
At the end of 2014, with a large collection of songs and a finished film script MXMS signed with boutique indie label Grand Jury Records. The music is earmarked for release early summer internationally via digital and vinyl with an accompanying tour.
"MXMS's music frequently swells from lush yet painfully intimate lows to rousing and inspirational cinematic highs, demanding to be mined for a transformative film montage. The duo relishes straddling the fine line between light and dark--as well as navigating, and often deliberately disrupting, the fault line between their fierce desires to both shun industry norms, and to share their music with the world." --Kurt McVey for Interview Magazine
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026