The Pretty Flowers "Why Trains Crash" Album Release Show

Bootleg Theater Presents

The Pretty Flowers "Why Trains Crash" Album Release Show

NO WIN, Marriage Material

Wed. June 20, 2018

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Pretty Flowers
The Pretty Flowers
On their debut LP, Why Trains Crash, The Pretty Flowers continue in the tradition of bands like Superchunk who blurred the lines between punk and indie rock. While the band is too “indie” for the studded belt crowd and a bit too gritty for the average indie rocker, they’ll be a welcome respite for those who have little use for the boxes genres can create.


A crunch ‘n punch snarl of guitar-frothed heaven as barbed and biting as it is moody and melancholic, Why Trains Crash bursts out of the gate with lead single “Cream of Canvas,” a song that sneers, smirks, and sighs its way through the entirety of The Pretty Flowers’ sonic palette. Featuring four minutes of razor-wire guitars winding through rollercoaster rhythms while candied harmonies rub shoulders and bump hips with lyricism by turns wistful and sardonic, “Cream of Canvas” is The Pretty Flowers condensed to their floor-stomping essence.


A union of current and former members of The Henry Clay People, The Breakups, Jungle Jungle and Shirley Rolls, The Pretty Flowers are a Rubik’s Cube of L.A. indie staples: Noah Green (guitar/ vocals), Sam Tiger (bass), Jake Gideon (guitar), Sean Johnson (drums). Dubbed “a true treasure of Los Angeles” by Razorcake, the Pretty Flowers are now set to follow their 7” EP, My Alchemist, and 7” single, “Inconsiderate Dreams,” with the release of the 12-song Why Trains Crash on June 22, 2018.



“Beautiful, heartfelt music.”

-Razorcake


“Here are The Pretty Flowers, seemingly the only band I can find playing the exact kind of thing I want to hear these days. It’s that wonderful, lo-fi crunchy pop sound that is a little Paisley Underground and a little 90’s indie rock… The Pretty Flowers are like some kind of Platonic Ideal of rock music.”

-Classical Geek Theatre
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
Marriage Material
Marriage Material
Marriage Material are three brothers all raised by their father who taught them how to play their instruments. Their message is one of acceptance and persistence. Their sound is the reflection of their personal taste in the many diverse sounds that punk has to offer. Bands that get brought up in band meetings like Hot Snakes, Fleshies, Radioactivity, Wire, and Toys That Kill.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/