The Buttertones

The Hi Hat x Penniback x Gravity Bookings x Indie Heroes Present

The Buttertones

Matter Room, Espresso, Violet Mindfield, Silent X

Fri · April 28, 2017

7:30 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

The Buttertones
The Buttertones
The Buttertones’ Gravedigging is more a movie waiting to
happen than an album—or a soundtrack just waiting to inspire a
movie, with scene after scene of action, tension and release set
to a sound that takes everything good and true about American
music before the Beatles prettied it up (surf, sweet soul, the boss
saxophone-overdrive garage of the Northwest wailers like the
Sonics) and matches it to punk energy, post-punk precision and
the kind of personality that blows the circuit-breakers at a
backyard party.

The Buttertones started their own journey in 2011 as three music
school misfits (or drinking buddies, they say) in the heart of
Hollywood, happy to learn how to to play, produce and perform
but less excited about frequent go-nowhere conversations with
classmates who had little interest in either the past or the future
of music. So that’s why bassist Sean Redman (also a former
member of Cherry Glazerr) felt like he’d lucked out when he
found guitarist/singer Richard Araiza and
drummer/polyinstrumentalist Modesto ‘Cobi’ Cobiån: “Cobi and
Richard were the first guys I met where I thought they knew
what they were talking about,” he says. “They had good
influences—they weren’t just trying to pander.

Their first rehearsals were in a Hollywood bedroom where
Redman was living on an air mattress, then Araiza finally locked
down Boettcher—who he’d often see responding to the same
casting calls as he did—to replace another guitarist who was
transitioning back to family life even as the Buttertones prepared
their debut release, a self-titled cassette on L.A.’s garage-pop
Lolipop label. Then they absorbed sax player London Guzmån
(formerly in Long Beach’s Wild Pack of Canaries with breakout
local Rudy De Anda) after spotting him at a local DJ night,
recruiting him for their sophomore album American Brunch—and
discovering the kind chemistry they didn't know they were
missing. Says Araiza: “We’re proud to be a legit band. It’s a very
collaborative process—we rely on each other. I feel that’s rare
nowadays, especially with rock bands.
Matter Room
Matter Room
Luis Anthony (Drums)
Grace Rosenman (Bass)
Rachael Sedgwick (Guitar)
Ryden Mathieu (Guitar)
Espresso
Espresso
Punkadelic Sexfunk from LA. Melting minds and creaming jeans.
Violet Mindfield
Violet Mindfield
It's not hard to find rock n roll but when you do hold on to it because it's dying breed. Charlie (drums) John (guitar/ Vox) Sean (bass) are not worried at all, because passion out weighs it all. We are Violet Mindfield and what you see and hear is what you get.
Silent X
Silent X
Silent X is a Los Angeles based rock band, stemming from the roots of the grunge era and taking influences from a variety of genres ranging from alternative to classic rock. The band is composed of members who came from all over to form this group. Lead singer Kierin Simich and guitarist/back up singer Dylan Falcon are the creators of the group, co writing most of the songs. They were later joined by bassist Marky Marxist, also from Disinfectants and Rampart Division. Most recently, they have added Devyn Serna on drums which made this foursome a match made in musical heaven.
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042