Planned Parenthood Benefit ft. POLARTROPICA

Planned Parenthood Benefit ft. POLARTROPICA

Throwaway, Cousin Liar

Tue · September 26, 2017

8:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

POLARTROPICA
POLARTROPICA
POLARTROPICA makes crystal-cool, dreamy, orchestral electro-synth pop that will tickle your ears and imagination. Their Debut EP 'Astrodreams' was released March 2016 on Lolipop Records. Intertwined within the "swirly burst of dreamy reverie" (-Free Bike Valet) are themes of isolation, injustice, heartbreak, and corruption - all set under the glittery futuristic synths and classical string arrangements. Polartropica was selected as Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival's official music for 2016, with debut music video 'Light Up the Sky' as an official selection for the festival. The band also showcased for Lolipop Record at the Echo Park Rising Music Festival this year.

Combining her love for classical, pop and indie rock music, Ihui Cherise Wu (past keyboardist for Sanglorians, Simone White, Robotanists, and currently Ghostel) holed up in her tiny cottage in Highland Park and wrote the songs together with fellow music lover and friend Roman Salas. The songs were recorded with Silverlake-based producer C.M. Rodriguez over one of the hottest summers in California. With the help of many talented musicians, including Morgan Paros on violin, Joe Santa Maria on saxophone and Lauren Elizabeth Baba on viola/violin, the vision for 'Astrodreams' EP came to life. Come away to a distant land where macarons grow on trees, fuzzy baby flamingos nap in the warm sunshine and glitter clouds line the sky!

"The synths swirl around Ihui's clean and clear vocals, creating an other-worldly synth-pop mixture of classical music and action movie soundtracks, with the melodrama of Rachmaninoff or James Bond, and as provocative as Beethoven or Quentin Tarantino." - Gary Fukushima, LA Weekly
Throwaway
Throwaway
Throwaway is an art-punk duo specially designed to lovingly melt your ears, minds, and hearts, fry them on kabobs over the bonfire, and feed them back to you.

More specifically, it's the Los Angeles / Chicago-based project of esteemed avant-garde guitarist Kirsten Carey (The Ulysses Project; featured on Elliot Sharp's I Never Meta Guitar III and the 13 Questions guitar blog) which adds some diabolical mixed meter madness to punk rock. Carey is joined by high-voltage drum-wizard Oliver Dobrian to deliver witty, fast-paced songs about existential frustration, loneliness, and disliking milk.

"Listening to their music is like embarking on a white-water rafting trip and emerging battered and soggy, but ultimately enjoying yourself. ” - Zach Marburger, Current Magazine

"Provocative/wooly/weird/rough-edged/aerodynamic-rock-grit flavors of the likes of Primus or Deerhoof..." - Jeff Milo, eCurrent

"Expressive and original." - Schondra Aytech, The Public
Cousin Liar
Cousin Liar
Cousin Liar is a Los Angeles-based indie electronic band with members originally from Brooklyn, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong. Fronted by dual lead singers, they combine driving live drums, electronics, bass, and guitar to create a lush soundscape. They draw influence from the raw synths of Broadcast, movement of Caribou, textures of Animal Collective, and guitar work of Yo La Tengo. Sometimes dense and dark, other times spacious and rich, they create a dynamic sound that is both experimental and accessible.
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042