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)
Los Angeles, CA
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*https://www.bootlegtheater.org/event/1628763/
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.
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.
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.”
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!!!
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