Nick Waterhouse

Spaceland & KCRW Present

Nick Waterhouse

Sadgirl, Cutty Flam

Mon, December 19, 2016

8:00 pm

The Regent Theater

Los Angeles, CA

$17.50 - $22.50

This event is 18 and over

Nick Waterhouse
Nick Waterhouse
Many moons ago Primo Pitino, the DJ of San Francisco’s legendary Oldies Night, passed me a copy of his friend Nick Waterhouse’s “Some Place.” Nick was a local vinyl DJ and the kid working at our Shangri-la, Rooky Ricardo’s Records. Though he didn’t have a band at the time, Waterhouse assembled some local musicians to cut a one-off 45 in the vein of the electrifying mid-century modern rhythm and blues he loved. I threw “Some Place” on the Technics during sound check a few cities down the line and was blown away from the howling falsetto all the way to the end! I gave it a whirl every night from Texas to Tennessee and all the way back home to New York. Not only were the dancers’ feet responding, but they were also asking about the track on a nightly basis. The Nashville Scene was so blown away that they printed a piece on Nick after a single listen. DJs and collectors everywhere wanted it so bad that the little record with the big sound started fetching upwards of $300 on Ebay.

The immediate and unprecedented underground dance party success of Nick’s DIY record resulted in a full band, gigs, and, after a number of obstacles, the widely acclaimed 2012 LP Time’s All Gone. Nick’s music, vision, and fully formed aesthetic caught on globally and he was instantly a fixture at nearly every major nightclub and festival on both sides of the Atlantic, Australia, Japan, and Russia – hitting stages everywhere from Primavera to Montreux Jazz Festival and charting on college, public, and commercial radio.

Only a year after self-releasing his first single, Nick Waterhouse was thrust into the chaos of leading a band, touring, and recording in the big leagues! Pummeling high speed down a bumpy hill of lineup changes, economic problems, and general chaos without any breaks, Nick made it through and the challenges made him more focused. 2014’s Holly captured a more experienced artist upping the ante in writing, performance,
recording, and production, inspiring a new level of critical and commercial success.

In addition to a jam-packed five years on the road, in the studio, and in the practice space, Waterhouse also produced septuagenarian soul legend Ural Thomas, Los Angeles Latin stars the Boogaloo Assassins, and garage rockers the Allah-las. He’s currently collaborating with the likes of young Grammy-nominee Leon Bridges and Steven Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste. The Rolling Stones blast Nick’s version of “I Can Only Give You Everything” at stadiums before they go onstage. Vogue hired him to pose with Kendall Jenner. He hipped her to Little Willie John while Anna Wintour complimented his shoes. While a lesser artist would get lost in these distractions, Nick Waterhouse’s acclaim only seems to energize him and make him work harder and push his music to the next level.

Nick’s latest Never Twice is a culmination, intensification, and realization of everything he’s been developing throughout this prolific frenzy. Catchier and loaded with more hits than its predecessors, Nick’s new LP is at the same time harder hitting, more rhythmic, more harmonic, more diverse, and more adventurous than any of the excellent work that already separated him from the pack. A cool and elegant post-post-modern cocktail of 1950s r&b and club jazz, mixed with 1960s soul and boogaloo, and shaken with a minimal contemporary sensibility, Never Twice finds the artist taking his time, refining his vision, and speaking with new authority. In five short years Nick Waterhouse has come a long way and it looks like he may have just painted his masterpiece. – Jonathan Toubin, New York City, 2016
Sadgirl
Take a shot of surf and garnish it with gangster oldies and tears. You'll have yourself a SadGirl cocktail—tiki umbrella and tear drop tattoo not included. SadGirl is Misha Lindes (guitar/vocals), Paul Caruso (drums) and Dakota Peterson (bass). The lo-fi surf-wop band is one of the newer LA groups making waves these days (pun intended).

"They deliver a slightly broody take on the classic surf sound while tracks like "Breakfast is Over" echo the likes of Rosie & The Originals on an Art Laboe special (only it ain't no love song)." - Lauren Camacho, Creations LA
Cutty Flam
Band Leader Cutty found a mutual love for all things vintage with band members Chewy Lewy (bass) & Bang Bangs (drums)

Being well versed in the narrative they wanted to tell the end of 2012 marked the beginning of CUTTY FLAM in the form of a single entitled: Robot Heart

"Low end (sub sounds) and Heavy (lyrics/melody) is the first impression I wanted the world to have of our sound".-Cutty

Since then they have recorded a second single released Valentines day 2013 entitled: Whispers.

Their aesthetic is drenched in black and white memorabilia.

March 13 2013 they release a Music Video for their newest single:
Do You Wanna?

Online Music Zine Lo-Pie had this to say: Plays out like a 1950's horror flick. Think "Invasion of the body snatchers" with a rock n' roll twist.... this tune will have you singing along on the second listen".
Venue Information:
The Regent Theater
448 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA, 90013