Dorian Wood record release show

The Echo Presents

Dorian Wood record release show

Killsonic, WIFE

Tue, March 5, 2013

8:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$7 at the door

$7 at the door

This event is 18 and over

Dorian Wood
Dorian Wood
Los Angeles-based singer/artist Dorian Wood is "armed with a vocal charisma that would befit a preacher and an experimental streak that would make avant-gardists swoon" (WNYC Culture). He has held audiences captive for years on street corners, in concert halls and performance spaces throughout the US, Mexico and Europe, carrying with him a sound that marries troubadour balladry with the avant-garde, both as a soloist and as a member of the 30-piece experimental orchestra, Killsonic.

Born in Echo Park, California, Dorian began his musical education at a very early age, continuing his studies at Conservatorio de Castella in Costa Rica, and eventually making his way back to Los Angeles. His debut album, BOLKA, received wide critical acclaim for its impeccable merging of folk, soul, Bulgarian choral music and experimental music. His follow-up EP, Black Pig Suite, featured a 14-piece band that included horns, accordions and women's voices.

In early 2010, Dorian was joined onstage by legendary artist Little Annie at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York. Most recently, Dorian received critical praise for his performance and "picture perfect" art direction (Los Angeles Times) in the Killsonic opera, Tongues Bloody Tongues, presented at the REDCAT in Los Angeles.

As a performance artist, Dorian's work has been exhibited at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Highways Performance Space, Pacific Design Center and other creative spaces in Los Angeles, New York and the UK.

Dorian's latest album, Brutus, was recorded live at St. Giles-in-the-Fields in London, during his spring 2010 European tour. He is currently working on a new studio album, entitled Rattle Rattle, which is due for release next year.

Dorian lives in Los Angeles.
Killsonic
Killsonic
"Killsonic is not a marching band. They often move, but they do not march. There are no batons or stupid hats, there is no color guard, no playing or bearing of standards. They are not kitsch. Dressed in their own clothes, they stick to black and red, and don the homemade armbands and insignias created by member (and solo performer) Liz Pappademas. An extremely diverse group living all over this city, half were born and raised around L.A., two are from Eastern Europe, one from Portugal, and one from Mexico. The youngest is 20, the eldest 36. Two-thirds have played music since they were children, and two members only started at 23 (Ibarra is one of them). " - LA Weekly
WIFE
WIFE
WIFE is a collaborative instrumental project between long time musical partners Nick Steinhardt (Touché Amoré) and Andrew Thomas (VOW). Their debut self-released LP "Pipe Candy" was created using all sounds using guitar and bass only, and has been described as tastefully loud, dazed, overly elongated, and melodic.
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com