Monday Night Residency with A House For Lions

The Echo, USvsTHEM, and High Voltage Magazine Present

Monday Night Residency with A House For Lions

Wake Up Lucid, Rainbow Jackson, Daniel Ahearn & The Jones

Mon, February 18, 2013

8:30 pm

Echoplex

Los Angeles, CA

This event is 21 and over

A House for Lions
A House for Lions
"The modern rock genre is in serious need of some fresh new faces. Enter A House For Lions." --L.A. Times

"L.A.'s A House for Lions showed off a robust rock sound at Rusty's on Wednesday, adding garage ferocity to the softer, '90s-influenced alt-rock of debut EP 'I Want Us to Be Remembered'. --Billboard.com

“Purveyors of gorgeous anthemic rock” –-Kevin Bronson, BuzzBands.LA

Daniel Norman, singer/songwriter of A House for Lions, was a music lover who never intended to become a musician. But while hitchhiking through Germany, a melody and a few words popped into his head and never left: “we'll write a book worth reading!” - the first line of what would become the first song Daniel ever wrote and A House for Lions' statement of purpose, “Let Back”. In that moment, he realized it might be possible to get off of the fence and create a project of his own; at least, it would be fun to try. Daniel had played guitar since he was a kid, but had no experience playing in a band. So he'd have to get better, (“we'll pass the test, no cheating!”) but he'd also need to seek out kindred spirits to flesh-out the sound of his bare bones experiments.

In early 2010 he found just that in an unlikely group of strangers. Adding guitarist and designer Mike Nissen, bass player Eric McCann and drummer Joe Luisi, A House for Lions has developed a sound that according to The Deli Magazine “manages to blend the sleeker side of angsty 90s rock with the laid-back instrumentation and heart-string pulling melodies you might expect from an alt-country band”.

Within six months, the band had recorded their first EP I Want Us To Be Remembered, with LA producer Raymond Richards (Local Natives) and were off and running. From there the band garnered rave reviews from the LA Times and Billboard.com, made impressive debuts at CMJ and SXSW and established themselves as one of Los Angeles' most promising young bands.

A House For Lions recently completed work on their debut full-length album with Grammy Award-winning producer Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Fiona Apple, Elliot Smith) after completing an innovative DIY crowdfunding campaign to fund the making of the album. By successfully bypassing the traditional crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, et al) and building their campaign from scratch, they've impressed the indie music world at large and attracted flattering press including an interview on NPR, articles from Digital Music News, Hypebot and many others.

Not content to rest on any laurels, these brothers-in-arms remain dedicated to creating and sustaining a distinct vision in an uncertain musical landscape. “To all the new beginnings/to all the screws unspinning!”
Wake Up Lucid
Wake Up Lucid
Wake Up Lucid doesn't make nice. Not musically, anyway. The band of cousins — Ryan, Ian and Jamie Baca — mete out scuzzy blues you imagine sprung from gear that barely works, seething with emotion and crackling with defiance toward those who would water down rock 'n' roll for the digital age. After thundering onto the scene with the EPs "Look Alive People" and "Sugar," the Bacas found an ally in producer Joe Cardamone (the Icarus Line), who worked with them on their debut full-length (due in August). The album is titled, fittingly, "Feel It," and the title track implores you to do just that: Feel it, 'cause it's going to hurt a little. – Kevin Bronson (Buzzbands.la)
Rainbow Jackson
Rainbow Jackson
Rainbow Jackson is a 4-piece rock and roll band that likes to have a good time having a good time. They formed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2010 by Chad Carlisle, Sam Dagger, Laith Tahoe, and The Andy Christ. After playing a number of cop riddled house parties, the boys made a name for themselves by getting a little rowdy and having a lot of fun. Rainbow Jackson is gearing up to release a 6 song EP near the end of 2011.
Daniel Ahearn & The Jones
Daniel Ahearn & The Jones
DA+J bring love songs to life. Daniel Ahearn and Mindy Jones recently finished recording their debut record with the enigmatic producer Mocky (Feist/Jamie Lidell) and have started to resurface from their year underground writing and recording: the result is music ranging from swooning heart break to anthemic outbursts of electro infused folk rock. Clearly on their own channel DA+J, the debut record 'Sirens' will be released in spring of 2013.
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