Criminal Hygiene

Bootleg Theater Presents

Criminal Hygiene

NO WIN, Luke Rathborne

Sat. March 10, 2018

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Criminal Hygiene
Criminal Hygiene
Criminal Hygiene was formed on October 3rd, 2011 over a couple of really good burgers at Olympian Family Restaurant in South Central Los Angeles. Eat lunch there and you might start a band too, its a fucking great establishment. On that shameless day, founding member Michael Fiore took a break from his double bacon cheese to share with founding member James Pratley Watson a simple idea: "Let's record some music…" to which, James replied: "Let's get drunk first…" The duo did those things that day, and thus, Criminal Hygiene was formed. At this time, they were in their last year at the University of Southern California, and frequently skipped class over the next 7 months to get drunk in the middle of the day to record music. They were angry, lost, and generally not giving a fuck. Since then, an angel by the name of Sean "Birdman" Erickson swooped down from Tacoma on the wings of his incredible mustache to join the band on drums. With the addition of Birdman, Criminal Hygiene became a real band, with purpose and meaning for themselves, and they even released the CRMNL HYGNE LP in early 2013. Since then, James has been replaced by another Michael (Michael "Chili" Hiller) and they've spend the majority of their time playing shows, delivering pizza and burning trees on their front lawn.
NO WIN
NO WIN
L.A.'s No Win is the solo power pop project of Danny Nogueiras (he gets help from his friends for the stage). You might know him from his time drumming in FIDLAR but if you did know that it's best if you forget it because No Win doesn't sound like FIDLAR.
No Win played their first ever show in the summer of 2015 A.D. (and have subsequently played shows with good bands like FIDLAR ((of course!)) and Quarterbacks and others I have yet to write about for I am only one man) so there's still plenty of time to get in on the ground floor of this musical goodness.

[.....] I hope you like strong melodies and solid jingle jangle and a few well-placed “whoa oh ohs" to keep things positive and sunny and bouncing. I know I sure do."

-Patrick McNamara, Oh My Rockness
Luke Rathborne
Luke Rathborne
"laid-back, confident new wave-meets-classic rock cut containing just the right amount of Nick Lowe and early R.E.M." - VICE

“goes back and forth through the American Underground…certainly one to watch” - Zane Lowe - BEATS 1

"Rathborne’s sweetly deranged way with a melody brings to mind Brit 70s art-punk hot-boxing a runaway mustang with Ty Segall.” - Q Magazine

Luke Rathborne announces today two new releases, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Maine singer/songwriter who since moving to New York has garnered an impressive following through recent 2015 release Soft. Today, Rathborne has two new songs to share – “Don’t Call Me Baby,” an evocative pop tune, and “I Wish I Was A Bird,” a dreamy ballad.

“I was lying my head in the hospital bed just before the room caught fire..” his newest song paints a picture vividly in the tradition of storytelling songwriters, and follows a singular tale of American people in love.

Produced and engineered by Claudius Mittendorfer with Rathborne co-producing, the recording features the Bass talent of Darren Will with Rathborne filling out the arrangement. The song was recorded in the Chelsea district of Manhattan in the same studio where Wu Tang Clan recorded, “Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers)”

"You could really feel the history in the room,” Rathborne said. The song was recorded over a day using some of the techniques of 50’s recording with a clear inspiration from Roy Orbinson’s “Pretty Woman” and the words of the late great Townes Van Zandt.
Rathborne had been making music since his early teens - playing in high school punk bands, and sneaking into the local college radio station at night to record his own music. By age 18, his hunger for a larger scene to immerse himself in was palpable.
After moving to New York, Rathborne started his own small label True Believer in order to self-release tracks (independently garnering over 9 million streams on Spotify), and booking his own shows across the city. Early attention from press came – Noisey, Vogue, Nylon, Interview Magazine, and Billboard have all written about him, with SPIN describing the most recent release as “channeling the garage-rock sludge of Ty Segall and resurrecting the melodic charms of R.E.M.”
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“Don’t Call Me Baby” was co-produced by Claudius Mittendorfer and Luke Rathborne and features Darren Will on bass and Jamie Alegre on drums, with additional synths by Jimmy Giannopoulos. “I Wish I Was A Bird” was co-produced by Ted Young and Luke Rathborne.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/