$wingin' Utter$

The Echo Presents

$wingin' Utter$

Sean and Zander, Wild Roses, Jason Cruz and the Howl

Sun, March 17, 2013

8:00 pm

Echoplex

Los Angeles, CA

$14.00 - $16.00

This event is 18 and over

**Tickets purchased on day of show at the door will have $1 facility fee applied **

$wingin' Utter$
$wingin' Utter$
Originally formed in the 1980's, the Swingin' Utters brought their own brand of aggressive style to the growing Bay Area music scene. As well as being classed as a street punk band reminiscent of British '70s bands, Swingin' Utters have increasingly shown themselves to be influenced by traditional American country and folk, as well as reggae and Irish music. Soon the Swingin' Utters established their position as the West Coast's most dependable purveyors of gimmick-free alternative music. The genre is all about nonconformity and youthful aggression and rebelling against all things corporate. Without straying from their proletariat roots and blue-collar attitude, the Utters managed to maintain a nearly impossible level of respect from a culture that generally despises any shifts toward mainstream popularity. Swingin' Utters seem ready to defy the usual aging process that forces most bands to become little more than musical points of reference. The original revivalists stand undeterred by odds that are surely stacked against them, at least in a commercial sense. Of course, MTV sex-appeal and success on the pop-charts have no correlation to punk rock triumph. No lucrative record deal or marketing tactic could prove victory for the Swingin' Utters. These details are trivial in comparison to what the band possesses: a loyal fan-base of over two decades and a permanent position in the history book of American music.
Sean and Zander
Sean and Zander
Based on the resumes of vocalist Sean Wheeler (Throw Rag) and multi-instrumentalist Zander Schloss (Circle Jerks, the Weirdos, Joe Strummer), you'd expect a rambunctious sound emanating from the Legendary Duo, but you'd be wrong. The twosome plays a hybrid of folk, country, pop, ragtime, bluegrass and gospel that includes all the frenzied energy and spirit of the duo's aforementioned bands, but is executed with a soulful dash of Americana charm not often heard west of the Mississippi.
Wild Roses
Wild Roses
Wild Roses--whose music has been described as Americana, country-rock, alt-rock, or just good old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll--features Marc Orrell (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica and accordion), Gavin Caswell (lap steel, slide guitar, electric guitar, mandolin and vocals), Jazz Limbo (bass guitar, songbird) and Evan Breese (drums).

Look for Wild Roses to perform songs including “Don't Try This At Home,” “Caravan Heartache,” “Leave It Alone,” “Pine Mountain Heights,” and “Somethin’ To Eat”

Before forming Wild Roses, Marc spent nearly a decade as a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist for Dropkick Murphys and later played with The Black Pacific (featuring former Pennywise vocalist Jim Lindberg). After a late night of drinking and jamming with lap steel enthusiast (and The Black Pacific bassist) Gavin earlier this year, the idea for Wild Roses bloomed over a discussion about the sounds that they were influenced by and a musical trinity they sometimes referred to as “The three Rs” – the Rolling Stones, Replacements and Ryan Adams.

Once the hangovers had cleared, Marc and Gavin decided they didn't want this to be just another one of those brilliant plans formed in the dawn and forgotten by dusk. They searched Los Angeles to gather more “wild roses” and found them in the form of Evan (drums) and Jazz (bass).

According to Marc, the newly formed caravan of four “pledged an oath to spread their joy with tunes that they hope will leave a trail of spilled drinks, dancing and smiles through tears. Music to help stave off the loneliness and keep the demons at bay…Songs to listen to on that long drive home to your loved one.”
Jason Cruz and the Howl
Jason Cruz and the Howl
Medicine show Hallucinations and broken heart promises to a vacant sky HOWL is the newest incarnation of singer songwriters Jason Cruz and Buddy Darling ( Strung Out and the Darlings ) . Along with Nick Dibiasi on drums and percussion and Chris Stein on bass HOWL is a new unique voice in a sea of white noise that sets out to lure in the listener and keep them close . With an American scope of love and war , tales of devils and saints , lonely roads and drunk saviors HOWL frames the modern world in a traditional soundscape and delivers its story to the smell of rottin beer no name bars in the dark shifty part of town . Look for the band in a dive near you and an ep on the way .
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