Warbly Jets

Bootleg Theater, Sofar Sounds, Balcony TV Present

Warbly Jets

Twin Temple, Gutxi Bibang, Starcrawler

Thu. March 9, 2017

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is 21 and over

Warbly Jets
Warbly Jets
New York-born, Los Angeles-based Warbly Jets are here to revive rock music from it's indisputable funk. The newly released track "Psychomanteum" takes you on a pleasant journey inside yourself and showcases what the band means when they say they're "coming for your ears, your money, your girlfriends, your faces." Flirtatious guitar riffs, buoyant drums, and introspective lyrics meet to create a raw and natural sound which is much needed in today's musical landscape. The highlight of the song for us is the slowed down, tripped out bridge which takes you down a well of echoey vocals and guitar. It's the perfect tempo to get your headbang or your hippie sway on, throw your lighter up, and get lost in a groove. Just when it feels like you're about to get completely submersed in the waters of your own mind forever, the Jets shoot you back out to the surface for some fresh air. Fuzzy guitars and bouncing drums lead the way for the final chorus, marching you back out into everyday life. Check out "Psychomanteum" and replay the journey to your heart's content - WE THE BEAT
Twin Temple
Twin Temple
Twin Temple are the band built around the union of Alexandra and Zachary James, who make music for the speakeasy located next the graveyard near the swamp where the sun never breaks through the mist. Their black-dressed take on Gothic soul (Daptone Records meets Nick Cave, someone has suggested) came to fruition slowly; friends since they were teenagers, Alexandra and Zachary moved in and out of each other’s circle over the years while forging ahead with their own projects, Alexandra & the Starlight Band and the Thunderboys, respectively. Then the double-barreled relationship — creative and romantic — took root and the duo, now married, spent over a year writing the songs that would become their debut EP.

That EP was made with engineer/producer Kevin Mills (Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Michael Bublé, Prince) at the band’s Starry Eyes studio (previously Dave Cobb’s Studio 1974) and in the studio of Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman (Prince & the Revolution) at Henson Studios. Collaborators on the recordings included Jared Tankel (Budos Band, Charles Bradley) and trumpet player/horn arranger/former Dap-King Todd Simon (Solange Knowles, Kelis, Macy Grey, Janelle Monae). The first single, in fact, is Coleman’s favorite on the EP; “Girl Trouble” is a brassy-in-both-ways story of betrayal, showcasing both Alexandra’s from-down-deep vocals and Zachary’s tasty guitar lead.
Gutxi Bibang
Gutxi Bibang
Gutxi Bibang is an unlikely candidate to carry the rock n’ roll torch, a second-generation African from the Basque region of northern Spain.
His parents emigrated from Guinea to the tiny coast town of Algorta outside of Bilbao, but native son Gutxi Bibang has more in common with larger-than-life musical icons like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zepplin, and Peter Tosh than he does his Basque countrymen. Even his unique moniker speaks of his cultural clash heritage – Gutxi (pronounced “Gu-chee”), a common nickname in his Basque homeland, and Bibang, from his roots in Africa. With his wild black hair and impeccable style, Gutxi Bibang exudes charisma - not just a reminder of when rock was a socio-cultural force for change in the ‘60s and ‘70s, but a glimpse into the music’s global future.
“I’m very proud to come from the Basque Country,” he says of the small town where he grew up, nestled by the sea. “It’s very chill, with a lot of vibe.”
The same could be said for Bibang, who grew up listening to the classic rock on his sister’s albums – but his sound is unique, a hybrid of ‘60s psychedelia and ‘70s blues he performs with his trio, which includes wife, Houston-born, L.A.-raised Tabatha Beu on bass and U.K. drummer Gary Lee. After living in Barcelona and meeting Tabatha in New York, Gutxi has settled in East London, where he has begun to both perform live and record his new music. “She’s like my propeller,” says Bibang of his spouse. “We play and write together. We do everything together.”
“System of a Gun,” one of those new songs, has a swagger straight out of Gutxi’s primal influences, with lyrics wrenched from watching the evening news in his pajamas with Tabatha – and its images of violence, unrest, poverty and global warming. “I played her this riff I’d been working on, and that was the start of it,” says Bibang, who explains that both he and Tabatha are also committed vegans. “Sharing our passions with each other has been amazing.”
Starcrawler
Starcrawler
Henri Cash- Guitar
Austin Smith- Drums
Arrow de Wilde- Vocals
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/