The Absurd

Bootleg Theater Presents

The Absurd

Name the Band, The Gitas

Wed. March 21, 2018

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

The Absurd
The Absurd
The Absurd is a true power trio, firing thunderous riffs, deep grooves and earworm hooks at audiences with equal capacity. One publication has called them "Queens of the Stone Age meets Jeff Buckley" (throw in some Radiohead, Pearl Jam & Jack White and you're halfway there) while another has stated that The Absurd "makes me want to drop something heavy".

In the past year The Absurd has ascended from nothingness into being, and is now known around Los Angeles for their electrifying live shows, constant songwriting output and relentless gigging. November 2016 saw the release of their first in-studio effort, "The Motherless Child EP," which was reviewed by publications like Buzzbands LA. In January of this year they completed their first LA residency complete with reviews from publications like Music Connection Magazine.

Since then they have become staples of the east LA/Hollywood scene at venues like Harvard & Stone, The Viper Room, Silverlake Lounge, The Satellite and The Lost Knight where they performed one of two performances at LA's Echo Park Rising festival, this past august.

The Absurd is presently in studio working on their latest release, all the while storming the city with their unique and explosive live shows.
Name the Band
Name the Band
Energetic, catchy, with a garage-rock influence mixed with a punk accent. NAME THE BAND is an indie rock band based in Los Angeles, CA, that debuted at Lollapalooza in 2013.
The Gitas
The Gitas
Firing with an arsenal of truth, aggression, heavy riffs and swagger—all the required ingredients of rock—Los Angeles-based trio, THE GITAS, hit the musical battlefield with their 2017 full-length edgy album Beverly Kills and immediately showcase their uniquely explosive brand of soulful rock that incorporates hints of grunge, punk, pop and heavier elements.

The 13-track album underscores Hinduism undertones and the album’s artwork showcases imagery of Kali—the goddess of material illusion—who then also reappears in the album’s title track, which is in fact a hymn to the Hindu goddess. Focusing on the song, THE GITAS’ founder, guitarist and vocalist Sasha Chemerov, who is originally from the Ukraine notes, “‘Beverly Kills’ is a song which shows how everyone in the world is a consumer. The band is laughing at them and also crying because of how people are so blind and living an illusion filled with greed and jealously.”

Rounding out the band is bassist Sal Ramazzini (originally from the jungle of Guatemala City). Prior to Sal joining the band, Sasha recorded Garland, a 2015 EP, which launched the band. During a playback of the EP in the studio Sal overheard and requested a jam session with Sasha. After 20 minutes of jamming, Sal had joined The Gitas and completed the lineup. The Gitas’ single “Mood For Love” held the #1 spot for 8 months on the Ukrainian National Music Charts, above Eminem and Rihanna.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/