GIRLSCHOOL 2018 - Sunday Pass

Nasty Gal, Noisey, Bootleg Theater, Sid The Cat, MS Events Production, Bedrock.LA present

GIRLSCHOOL 2018 - Sunday Pass

Jay Som, Moon Honey, Lauren Ruth Ward, Soccer Mommy, Low Leaf, Chelsea Jade, POLARTROPICA

Sun. February 4, 2018

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles, CA

$22-$25

This event is all ages

Girlschool is a three-day music and ideas festival that includes panels and workshops featuring 24 women-identified-led projects, plus speakers, educators, activists, and more, that benefits a girl-positive 501c3 organization.

This year, our beneficiary is WriteGirl.Org, which mentors girls through creative writing, and has a 100% success rate at getting teenage high school graduates into college via their mentorship program.

**Individual day line-ups and set-times TBA**

*Line-up subject to change*

GIRLSCHOOL 2018
GIRLSCHOOL 2018
Lineup and on-sale soon
Jay Som
Jay Som
Jay Som represents the musical vision of San Francisco singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte. Jay Som - a moniker that Duterte randomly found via an online baby name generator meaning “Victory Moon” - reissues Turn Into this Fall, a collection of finished and unfinished songs written, recorded, and mixed between March 2014-October 2015. Originally uploaded to Bandcamp last year after Duterte had a few too many glasses of wine at Thanksgiving dinner, Turn Into is an exciting glimpse of what’s to come for Jay Som on her debut album in 2017. Jay Som is currently signed to Polyvinyl records.
Moon Honey
Moon Honey
Art student Jessica Ramsey and island-raised Andrew Martin's collaboration began in a small horse stable home in the back swamps of Louisiana in 2013. Within two weeks of meeting, the two declared each other "musical soul mates," and Moon Honey was born. Their vigorous work ethic and unorthodox approach to songwriting culminated in the critically acclaimed debut album Hand-Painted Dream Photographs, mixed by Greg Saunier of Deerhoof. The unlikely collision of Bjork-esque melodies with late 60's inspired, freak-out guitar riffs landed the band in The New York Times, NOISEY, and NPR, launching a number of cross country tour performances including an in-studio KEXP session and official SXSW showcases featured on NPR's Top 100 Acts.

After garnering a vigilant west coast following, the pair relocated from Baton Rouge to Los Angeles in 2015. In a short period of time, the group released the single "Boy Magic" dubbed "Splendid prog-pop" by Amoeba Records, playing L.A. venues such as Bootleg Theater with shows presented by L.A. Weekly and BuzzbandsLA. Inspired by their current tropical terrain and the outlandish culture surrounding the project, the band has just recorded a new album helmed by John Goodmanson (Blonde Redhead, Sleater Kinney, Death Cab) to be released in 2017.
Lauren Ruth Ward
Lauren Ruth Ward
Baltimore-bred, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Lauren Ruth Ward is back in the studio recording new material as a follow-up to her recent self-titled EP.

While integrating herself into the L.A. community as a barber, Lauren is also tirelessly performing at venues such as: Bootleg Theater, The Echo, The Lyric, Dirty Laundry, Viper Room, The Mint, Echo Park Rising, Hotel Café and partnering with organizations like SoFar Sounds LA, World Arts, and Play Like a Girl.

Recently enlisting producer/engineer Grey Goon (Champagne Fever, US Royalty) for her full-length LP, Lauren has also partnered with former Paperhaus guitarist Eduardo Rivera, resulting in songs that draw from early '60s blues/psychedelia to today's pop while still maintaining her distinctly unique vocal style.
Soccer Mommy
Soccer Mommy
“Passed you on a side street/Brushed across your wrist like a razorblade.” Those are the first lines from ‘Try,’ the second track off Soccer Mommy’s Fat Possum debut, Collection. It’s also a perfect encapsulation of the band itself: quietly catchy, surprisingly confrontational, the kind of music that sneaks up on you and makes a permanent first impression. Soccer Mommy is the project of Sophie Allison, a nineteen-year-old Nashville native and musical wunderkind. Sophie built her reputation as a DIY artist, recording her own songs and releasing them for free on Bandcamp over the last few years. Collection compiles the best of Sophie’s Bandcamp work as well as a few new songs, written, mixed and produced herself.

The songs portray an artist fully-formed, mature far beyond her age. Sophie sings of toxic relationships, infatuations, and all the experiences of being a teenage girl. Or, as Sophie describes her subject matter, “crush stuff with a hint of bad to it.” There’s a playfulness to the music that belies the sophisticated nature of the songcraft. The songs can be sweet, they can be happily melancholic or melancholically happy, but they always cut deep. They belong on playlists and mixes, to be shared among friends and belted out during road trips. Collection is destined to be a favorite record. These perfect pop gems have power.

‘Allison,’ a gorgeous meditation on the bittersweet feeling of hurting someone you love while pursuing your own dreams, showcases Sophie’s talent for home recording, with multi-tracked vocals layered to perfection. On ‘Out Worn,’ a searing takedown of the desire for male validation, Sophie sings, “Not the girl that you thought I’d be/ My makeup stains all your white tees/ Bite my nails ‘til my fingers bleed/ And I can’t always hide.” The song is relatable and anthemic, striking the perfect balance between anger and sugary pop bliss.

There’s a freedom and a joy to this music, and Collection stands as an excellent to a powerful new voice. Critics may decry the end of guitar music, same as they have for over thirty years. The fact remains that as long as records like Collection exist, there will be no shortage of young artists bashing their hearts out on guitars for years to come. “You can’t say indie rock is dead,” says Sophie. “It’s just being taken over by women.”
Low Leaf
Low Leaf
Angelica Lopez (Low Leaf) is a Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer and producer. Through years of DIY recordings, she has defined her own unique sound by combining the classical piano training of her childhood with her own self-taught harp, guitar, and production skills, plus heartfelt singing - giving way to a very pure, unrestricted and constantly growing signature style. She ultimately seeks to be a voice of both nature and her Filipino ancestors alike, in hopes to heal and re-awaken the world as a universal family.
Chelsea Jade
Chelsea Jade
Dream pop singer/songwriter from Auckland, New Zealand.
POLARTROPICA
POLARTROPICA
POLARTROPICA makes crystal-cool, dreamy, orchestral electro/synth pop that will tickle your ears and imagination. The debut EP Astrodreams is set to be released on Lolipop Records (cass) on March 29, 2016! Intertwined within the "swirly burst of dreamy reverie" (Free Bike Valet) are themes of isolation, injustice, heartbreak, and corruption - all set under the glittery futuristic synths and classical string arrangements.

Combining her love for classical, pop and indie rock music, Ihui Wu (keyboardist for Sanglorians, Simone White, Ghostel) holed up in her tiny cottage in Highland Park and wrote the songs together with fellow music lover and friend Roman Salas. The songs were recorded with Silverlake-based producer C.M. Rodriguez over one of the hottest summers in California. With the help of many talented musicians, including Morgan Paros on violin, Joe Santa Maria on saxophone and Lauren Elizabeth Baba on viola/violin, the vision for Astrodreams came to life!! Come away to a distant land where macarons grow on trees, fuzzy baby flamingos nap in the warm sunshine and glitter clouds line the sky!

Inspired by sparkling mineral water, Totoro, Quentin Tarantino, James Bond and Aaliyah, POLARTROPICA is Ihui (eeway) Wu, Graham Chapman, Andrew Lessman and Alexander Noice and super secret special guests!!!
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/