The Dose

The Dose

Hideout, Strange Phases

Thu · July 26, 2018

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

The Dose
The Dose
Formed in late 2014 by guitarist/vocalist Indio Downey and drummer Ralph Alexander, The Dose is LA's newest addition to the rock n roll scene. Bringing an eclectic blend of fresh heavy rock, punk, indie and grunge to venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area, The Dose has proven that rock n roll has truly come full circle.
Hideout
Hideout
HIDEOUT is Manhattan-based songwriter Gabriel Rodriguez, who's also a longtime band member of Cults. His sophomore album "So Many Hoops / So Little Time" is set to release on 2/3/17 via Small Plates Records.

It's been two years since the release of Hideout's debut album "Rookie", and in that time many things have changed for Rodriguez. Most tragically, the passing of his brother. "So Many Hoops / So Little Time" deals with grief in different spectrums –– the album ranges both sonically & lyrically from whimsical space-pop to crushing acoustic vulnerability. There isn't a singular concept or message, but the deeper you delve into Hideout's world the more you feel nostalgia and a sense of loss.

Hideout began as a recording project. The majority of "Rookie" was recorded while on the road with Cults. Rodriguez took advantage of the downtime by tracking songs in hotel rooms or at friends' homes. Fast-forward to the forthcoming "So Many Hoops. . ." –– mixed by Loren Humphrey (Nice As Fuck, Guards, The Gloomies) at Stockholm Syndrome Sound Studio in Bushwick, NY –– the recording process was far more linear than "Rookie". The album evolved predominantly at Rodriguez's apartment while the surrounding turmoil of loss sunk in. Emotionally charged, he turned to the art of songwriting & storytelling to help navigate through the many answerless questions.

Now a fully realized band, Hideout has been performing live with a rotating cast of New York musicians over the past year. It's just the beginning.
Strange Phases
Strange Phases
Strange Phases was born from the vision of guitarist/vocalist Curt Barlage in 2015. Fresh from the split of his previous band, The Bixby Knolls, Curt instantly immersed himself in the dim, red lights and cigarette haze of an east downtown Los Angeles studio to begin the next chapter of his musical endeavors. Joined by drummer Travis Drum, acquainted by chance meeting, the pair would move beyond the notion that Strange Phases was just a creative hub of scattered ideas and late night demos. Guitarist/keyboardist Monica Mendoza and bassist Patrick Mertens soon joined, completing the line-up and fully functional force known as Strange Phases. 10 songs would be created, compiled and recorded throughout 2016 for a debut full length album titled, Art of Restart. Driven, yet atmospheric guitars take a front seat, along with confident vocal melodies carried by words of hopefulness, frustration, societal indignation and spiritual freedom. Vintage organs, analog synths, violins, and cellos are entwined with the thunder of the rhythm section, while a Japanese Koto makes several cameos. Art of Restart, the debut release from Strange Phases is out now on all streaming services.
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042