Lena Fayre Residency

Bootleg Theater Presents

Lena Fayre Residency

vōx, AKW

Mon. February 1, 2016

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA

Free

This event is 21 and over

Lena Fayre
Lena Fayre
Featured in February 2014′s "10 New Artists You Need to Know" by Rolling Stone Magazine, videos from Lena Fayre's self-titled debut EP boast more than three million views on YouTube and have received several awards including a songwriters' competition for the song "Silver."

Heavily influenced by art, literature and fashion, Lena's musical interests growing up included Elvis, The Cure, David Bowie and other U.K. rockers. A Los Angeles native, the teenager's sultry songs encompass an indie-folk vibe with rhythmic trance elements sprinkled in the tracks.

Lena's musical style exemplifies a wide range of genres and is evident on her gritty follow-up LP which features a deconstructive, experimental sound. She started her journey with writer/producer Jimmy Harry and Sean Gould in Hollywood creating melodic and energetic driven songs, based around heavy programming and lush vocals.

Following these sessions, Lena left Los Angeles to record at producer Chris Keup's White Star Sound studio located in rural Virginia, where they worked with a variety of eclectic collaborators from the Dirty Projectors' Olga Bell, to Bon Iver's multi/instrumentalist Reggie Pace and acclaimed solo artist Matthew E. White.

Upon her return to L.A., Lena worked with industry veterans Liz Phair, John Alagia and Nolan Sipes at the Village to complete the album. ​
vōx
vōx
When we first got to know vōx, an L.A. based singer, it was with “Money,” which boasted dark electronic production that complemented her powerful vocals. She professed her admiration for electronic boundary pushers like Flying Lotus, Shlohmo, and TOKiMONSTA, but today vōx is back with something spare, simple, and poignant.

“Put The Poison In Me,” produced by Josiah Kosier, strips things back to the timeless combination of piano and voice, putting the focus on vōx and her lyrics. - Pigeons and Planes
AKW
AKW
AKW, an on-trend indie band from Los Angeles. They create the unique group who bring us a full-bodied and almost ethereal sound, similar to Youth Lagoon, Twin Oaks, and Karen O.

Alex Wisner started out in The Tints with Alex on keys and vocals, Harely Viera Newton on guitar and vocals, and Clara Balzary (Flea of RHCP’s daughter) on drums. They released two original EP’s and headlined several Neon/Indie 103 Key Club shows. In addition, Vincent Gallo personally selected them to share the stage with The Zombies, Yoko Ono, Autolux, PJ Harvey, and Prefuse 73 at the All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival in England. They also made appearances in Teen Vogue, The LA Times, and mentions in Rolling Stone magazine.

Alex later recreated herself into a group that is now AKW. They’ve released an album, two EP’s and on top of shooting two music videos, their single “Evergreen” from their Last Lines EP has been added to one of Ford’s car campaigns.

In 2013, AKW went on a Fall Tour playing in the Pacific Northwest promoting Falling Whistles and a majority of shows in fan’s homes and backyards, warehouses, parks, etc.

AKW’s newest EP “To Be Alive” was funded by a Kickstarter that raised over $8,000 and has been promoted by Skrillex. This EP has been recorded with Tom McFall, who has engineered material for Regina Spektor and Weezer and produced material for Stars, etc.

Not only is this band a must-listen for all indie-music lovers, they’re relatable through their honest, heartfelt lyrics and can draw in any crowd. Whether the song is upbeat and catchy like “Evergreen”, or emotional and raw like “Hello”, AKW knows how to tug on the heartstrings of listeners and leave them wanting more.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/