GROVES

GROVES

Kid Cadaver, Wee Beasties, Jubilo Drive

Sat · July 28, 2018

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

GROVES
GROVES
Born in Eagle Rock, a neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles, the trio GROVES rented a house and began creating a dynamic sound that’s experimental, unafraid, and limitless. The native Texans Stephen Salisbury (vocals/guitar), Reid Guidry (bass) and Will Smith (drums) met in high school and after years of sharing the same passion for music, left their hometown of Groves, TX for LA, in pursuit of starting a band.

Highlighted by tight grooves and melodically rich guitar interplay, the trio balance their approach with dark synth underpinnings and vocals that are at once urgent and cinematic. These are big alt-rock tunes with an intuition for structure and a taste of history. Picture an American version of The Police meets Phoenix or Tame Impala, with small town charm. ‘Ender’, their debut single, released in January 2016, embodies Stephen Salisbury’s infatuation with Space, sci-fi, and infinite beings over an addictive and hypnotizing chorus progression and the lyrics, “Hear Me All Ender, Can you help me see the light?”.

The second single ‘Swim’, is more upbeat and takes a dreamy direction, it's the soundtrack for a perfect California day. After releasing only two songs, GROVES found themselves embarking across the US on their first tour, supporting the legendary 80's sensation, Culture Club. “Touring with Culture Club was a truly inspiring experience.

Seeing a band that's grown over 30 years, and still maintains such a love and passion for the art of playing, it’s really the ultimate accomplishment. It brought back that feeling of us being kids and playing our first shows, and just dreaming of doing it forever. It was a constant reminder of everything we hope to achieve in our career”, says Salisbury.

The momentum carried onto the radio, garnering attention from Alt 98.7fm LA's New Alternative, as well as The World Famous KROQ.

In February, 2017 GROVES will release their first body of work, the debut EP ‘Not For Nothing’ featuring the new single ‘Urges’. The EP will release in collaboration with MDDN Records, a management company and studio lead by Benji and Joel Madden.

“We put our blood, sweat, and tears into crafting these songs. Every track on the EP had to pass through all three of our checklists and we honestly feel this is the truest representation of the GROVES sound. We're very excited to see where it takes us",says Guidry.
Kid Cadaver
Kid Cadaver
San Fernando Valley natives, Kid Cadaver is an LA-based, three-piece indie rock band that deliver hook-driven songs that are known for their infectious, gang vocal choruses. Though they are collectively inspired by groups such as Tokyo Police Club, The Postal Service, and Vampire Weekend, Kid Cadaver carves their own unique blend of pop and post-punk into the landscape. Kid Cadaver previously released self-titled EP featured the tracks "Stable" and "Teach You the Tongue" which was frequently featured on KROQ, ALT 98.7, as well as Showtime's "Shameless".

With their new EP "Roam", Kid Cadaver has expanded their sound that is more direct and emotionally diverse. Their new single "New Friends" has received unanimous praise from outlets like ALT 98.7 and Free Bike Valet. KROQ named Kid Cadaver in the top 5 hyped 'Locals Only' bands at SXSW 2015. "Roam" will be released digitally as a free download on August 21th.
Wee Beasties
Wee Beasties
Wee Beasties is Codie Collins, Giovann Najeh, Nic Tesi, Max Martinez, & Nick Merrick. The band formed in early 2015.
Jubilo Drive
Inspired by the scenic landscape of California, Jubilo Drive have started a journey to create music that reflects the emotions of the geography they inhabit. They independently released their debut album, "Taqueria," in October 2015 after a successful crowd funding campaign, and have since been featured on Buzzband LA's Friday Local's Playlist and added to the new music bin of KCRW's Liza Richardson. The four members have a varied taste in music, and draw inspiration from rock, psychedelic, soul, funk, jazz, punk, jam, metal, and other world music. Covering every corner of Southern California's live music scene, the band has worked tirelessly to make a name for themselves as hardworking live musicians.
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042