Instant Joy! Featuring Veronica Bianqui

The Hi Hat & Lovey Dove Present: Instant Joy!

Instant Joy! Featuring Veronica Bianqui

Zeitgeist and the Mage, LoveyDove, Bela S, The P-22s, Frieda's Roses

Wed ยท August 8, 2018

7:00 pm


This event is all ages

Veronica Bianqui
Veronica Bianqui
27 year old Veronica Bianqui was born in Los Angeles and raised during the rise of all things lo-fi and jangly; but for her own work, she prefers to skirt the edges of LA's garage rock revival, rather than jump through the eye of the storm. With her catchy-as-all-hell songwriting, strong melodies, and effortlessly complex song structures, her music is a playful mix of Classic R&B/Soul, pop and garage rock. It's as personal as any female songsmith of the early seventies, but with serious raw 60s power in every note-like like if Carole King opened her mouth, and out came Tina Turner!

That's not to say Bianqui sounds like Tina Turner, or like anybody else, but there's definitely something of the Ikettes review in her stage presence, and her history. Before breaking out with her solo material, Bianqui performed in local horror-garage band Isaac Rother & The Phantoms as well as in Jail Weddings across the U.S. and Europe. While her own career eventually took precedence over both those projects, she still finds time to play with psychedelic stoner rock band the Blank Tapes.

In a few short months, and only one recently released single (on Lolipop Records) under her belt, she has managed to already get a swarm of press, including an LA Weekly Show Pick of the Week, "Ears Wide Open" feature on Buzzbands.LA as well as "Hot New Artist" on Grimy Goods, and airplay on LA's top tastemaker independent station KCRW.

Last year, she put together a hugely successful residency at Hollywood's trendy venue Harvard & Stone, averaging over 200 attendees each Tuesday. She recently opened for Mikal Cronin in Manchester, UK as well as played a string of additional UK dates in November/December. Upon her return to LA, she had the honor of playing The Echo's annual FOMO Fest featuring handpicked, up-and-coming artists to watch.

With a new single due out in the next month, and an EP later this year, it's safe to say, with only limited material online, and the praise she's gotten for her performances, 2016 and beyond is looking up for the young songstress.


"If she isn't already on your radar she should be now." ~Grimy Goods

"The chorus will lodge itself in your brain, and the verses contain some quirky gems that are worth savoring." ~Buzzbands.LA

"Tuesday night's show attested why people are showing up in droves to see the new L.A. indie rock it-girl." ~Janky Smooth

"Cheeky lyrics like "I like it rough, and you like it round" give Bianqui a level-up from girl next door to girl you want to be seen cruising town with." ~Indie Rock Reviews

"Special praise is saved for the production, pitched perfectly between lo-fi garage and glossed-up bubblegum." ~lo-pie

Listed as one of Top 10 acts to see at Echo Park Rising 2015 by Grimy Goods and Indie Rock Reviews
Zeitgeist and the Mage
Twin Dynamic Duo from La Puente, Ca. We play Darkwave/Spycore. (One brother holds a bachelors in Philosophy, and the other in Rhetoric Comp. and Literature)
LoveyDove is the seductive high-grade modernist pop duo of lo-fi indie rock pioneer Azalia Snail and psych-rock virtuoso musical maestro Dan West. Dan and Azalia pull out all the stops to showcase their uncanny ability to blend anthem rock, bubblegum pop, old-school soul, BeeGees disco, and modern electro-pop in a way that is completely irresistible and memorable.
The P-22s
The P22s are a young, energetic rock band that plays a mix of covers and originals with a style bassist Ernie Kamp calls "Blunkpunkinko." With Liam Butler on keys, Greta Fannin on guitar, Ernie Kamp on bass and lead vocals and Riley Wagner-Lewis on drums, this small, young band pumps out a big, mature sound. They are directed by LA rock veteran, Dan West (aka "D'Animal" and half of "Lovey Dove" with Azalia Snail). The band has been featured on NPR, played for Friends of the LA River, P-22 Day (for the WWF) and the Ojai Underground Exchange. All were previously members of The Pretty Animated Nonstop Dramatic Animals (P.A.N.D.A.) and played at Rock and Roll Pizza, Pickwick Bowl, Viva Cantina, Inspire Charter Graduation, and the Neutra Gallery New Year's Eve party.
Frieda's Roses
Frieda's Roses
Northeast Los Angeles' own FRIEDA'S ROSES captivate audiences with their unique Garage-Folk sound. Their lush originals, punctuated with inventive covers of The Beatles, Vance Joy and First Aid Kit, leave audiences spellbound (and smiling). FRIEDA'S ROSES are: Ava Miller (vocals, ukulele, guitar, keyboard) Greta Fannin (guitar, percussion) Poppy Lang (vocals, ukulele, percussion)
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042