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The Blank Tapes

The Blank Tapes

Killer Whale, Tino Drima

Fri, Jul 19, 2019

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12 ADV - $15 DOOR

This event is 21 and over

The Blank Tapes
The Blank Tapes
THE BLANK TAPES is the moniker of Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, Matt Adams, who has produced over a dozen albums of 1960’s inspired folk-rock-surf-psych-soul-pop on Volcom, Burger Records, Antenna Farm, and others. Their new album, Candy, produced by Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats features bandmates Will Halsey of “Sugar Candy Mountain” & Veronica Bianqui as well as Eric D Johnson. The band has toured throughout America, Canada, Brazil, UK, Europe, & Japan. Matt is also the artist behind his band’s posters & album covers as well as other artists like the Grateful Dead, Grateful Shred, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Langhorne Slim, Circles Around The Sun, The Skiffle Players, Folkyeah presents and many others.

Now relocated back to Los Angeles, Adams finds the music he’s loved since that first borrowed guitar is now the new sound of Southern California, thanks to standard bearers like the Growlers, Nick Waterhouse—who played the same off-the-path bars as Blank Tapes, waaaaay back when—and Burger Records, who’ve already released an earlier Blank Tapes full-length. After a year of low-key shows, he’s secured a spot with the Danny Rose booking agency and debuted what he calls the most fully realized version of the Blank Tapes yet—a lean and pristine trio with D.A. Humphrey on bass and Charles on back-to-basics Moe Tucker-style drums, with the kind of three-part harmonies the Wilson brothers used to love. There’s a new energy, he says. For the longest time the Blank Tapes has just been him, writing and recording as time and circumstance allow. But now, after almost exactly ten years and a new album and a new line-up, the Blank Tapes have finally become what he’s always wanted.
Killer Whale
Somewhere between the rustic Louisiana lifeblood and dreamy California surf lies Killer Whale. The brainchild of Thomas Johnson, the Baton Rouge native emerged under the radar in late 2013.

Killer Whale, much like its creator, wanders between New Orleans, Austin, and San Francisco, bearing the melodic scars all that travel brings him. A mixture of folk rock, psychedelic electronica, with touches of surf rock and Caribbean fare, Killer Whale doesn’t subscribe to any one camp. Instead, it exudes them all. It’s a sound kaleidoscope.

Killer Whale is a musical outfit similar to a cold tasty beverage on a warm August afternoon. It can refresh your senses, rejuvenate your inner child, and still relax your muscles all at the same time. It’s something you might look forward to after a long and stressful day in this modern digital cloud.Killer Whale’s sound can express that moment when you step into an unfamiliar world, yet you’re mind is on fire for what you’ve never seen before. It lets you be comfortable in embracing your new you, your new dance….your new day.
Tino Drima
Tino Drima is a cauldron of then, now, and what will be. Crooning hell harmonies over charmed, ripping beats Tino channels music that feels like it has always existed. Think the inter-dimensional 50s radio in Old Man Cooper’s house that portals Classics from a more excellent world into his living room and everybody wants to hang out and listen and maybe stay the night even though it’s p weird there
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