Glen Parks

Bootleg Theater Presents

Glen Parks

Emily Afton, Pussy Tuesday, Look Contest w/ Exposure Drag

Tue. October 2, 2018

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Glen Parks
Glen Parks
Glen Parks is the nom de tune of singer-songwriter Amanda Walker. The name comes from a city park in Walker’s hometown of Encinitas, home to Swami’s Beach and spectacular sunsets, which may or may not have informed Glen Parks’ affecting dream-pop. Walker had begun writing a batch of songs under her the Glen Parks moniker a few years ago, before a chance encounter with Dan Crane led to the formation of the duo Ray & Remora. Their 2016 album “Startle It Up” remains one of the most lamentably underappreciated dream-pop albums in recent memory. (Their covers EP wasn’t bad, either.)

Although some of the Ray & Remora songs began as solo tunes, “Show” is the first Glen Parks song since 2014. The first single from her work with producer/DJ LMNOP (Zachary Schwartz), Walker’s heavenly voice glides over relentlessly stuttering synths, lamenting a “love that feels like gold” dissolving into a battle of wills. There’s a battle going on — and no small amount of symbolism — in director Lina Suh’s video for “Show” as well. It stars Acacia Fisher, Marlene Garcia-King, Eric and the songwriter herself. Watch as things escalate while “Show” swirls to a climax and then recedes to a wistful finish.
Emily Afton
Emily Afton
Emily Afton’s voice is transporting. Powerful, and emotive, Emily delivers her soul to you in the form of nostalgic indie-pop songs - with dark ribbons of folk and electronica interwoven. Solo or with her band, Afton aims to snatch your heart with her live performance playing haunting vocal-driven narratives in the style of Fiona Apple followed by heavy synths and uptempo dance tracks that can turn an aloof audience dancing. Last fall one of her performances did just this for Third Eye Blind lead singer Stephan Jenkins, who promptly asked her to join their U.S. tour as the opening band. An inspired Afton quickly returned home to finish her debut full-length album.

ARCHETYPE [album], released in September 2016, and has been called an indie-pop explosion from "an artist who is clearly on an ascent" (Pure Volume). The episodic debut LP, co-produced by David Earl and Lila Rose reveals a new edge and depth to the once sweet singer-songwriter's music. ARCHETYPE laces together stories of an artist discovering both the sonic and emotional worlds and ghosts that exist within us all.

Emily and her band have spent the bulk of 2017 touring ARCHETYPE across the U.S., while beginning the clockwork for their next musical release (coming 2018).
Pussy Tuesday
Pussy Tuesday
Three queer women playin punk in Greater LA. Drink beer and fuck on your period.
Look Contest w/ Exposure Drag
Look Contest w/ Exposure Drag
Expose your senses to an invigorating night of boisterous entertainment. Okcurrrr!!! Exposing Highland Park to a weekly drag show on Monday nights at The Offbeat Bar. An Obiemua production.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/