Vista Kicks

The Hi Hat & Dangerbird Records Present

Vista Kicks


Tue · June 13, 2017

8:00 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over

Vista Kicks
Vista Kicks
Their debut EP Chasing Waves (2016) made Apple Music's Featured New Artists page and lived on the homepage of iTunes for four consecutive weeks. They've just completed a US and West Coast tour and anticipate releasing more dates soon. Vista Kicks' humble and elementary backgrounds found them playing for 'tips' on street corners, restaurants, and backyard patios across Northern California. They were mere kids at the time, growing up in suburbia, and considered a unique conversation piece to the personalities of their hometown (Roseville, CA). This was attributed to their unusual repertoire of songs; ranging from Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding, to Nat "King" Cole and others. Now, similar to the mental and emotional revolutions that culminate within any 20-23 year old, their musical stylings have undergone serious change. Since the jazz they used to sharpen their teeth, to their most recent flagship, BABE, who's 'Make It Real', 'Circles' and 'Baby You're Right' pride themselves on being the catalyst that brought forth the Vista Kicks, they've arrived into a diverse ratatouille of traditional Rock N' Roll, Funk, and Pop. Their idea of making music is simple: provide honesty to the people who create it and to those who listen to it.
Midnight Faces is an LA duo comprised of vocalist Phil Stancil and multi instrumentalist Matthew Doty. Barely into his teens, Matthew Doty began making music with childhood friend Jonny Pierce (of The Drums), resulting in a full-length album released by Columbia Records. At age twenty, he went on to co-found post-rock instrumental giants Saxon Shore with Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), releasing three EPs, and two albums produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Tame Impala, Flaming Lips).

To better understand what The Fire Is Gone is, please understand what it isn't: No fancy producers, no big name special guests, no one wearing robot costumes, no all-analog studio, and no songs recorded live to tape. The non-singing half of Midnight Faces is Matthew Doty who elaborates by explaining, "We made this album by ourselves and for ourselves. We made it in my apartment on a computer one track at a time. If you dig the tunes, cool. If you don't, that's cool, too." Fair enough, but there's a damn good chance you'll be landing in the camp of the former. The album has received critical acclaim from the likes of SPIN, NYLON, AV CLUB, and CONAN O'BRIEN along with several local LA music blogs including BUZZBANDS LA, FREE BIKE VALET, and THE BURNING EAR.

Still, Doty asserts, "Just what L.A. needs –another fucking 80's new wave band, right?" Well, no. But when the songs are as good as what Midnight Faces is cranking out, perhaps the listener should be the ultimate judge of that? In fact, The Fire Is Gone is an even more evolved take on the sound that Doty and vocalist Philip Stancil already had pretty damn near perfect on Fornication. "Phil and I no longer live in separate parts of the country," Doty explains of the duo's progression. "We were able to sit down and write together, no more file sharing." Stancil elaborates, saying, "We hit on a lot of genres while working on this album, throwing out songs we didn't like and re-working others to fit the mood."

The bands debut album, Fornication, received acclaim from the likes of MTV BUZZWORTHY, MTV HIVE and NPR along with popular and influential music discovery websites such as UNDER THE RADAR, MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG, EARMILK, and BAEBLE MUSIC among others.
Name The Band
NAME THE BAND is an independent rock band from São Paulo, Brazil. When Lou Reed, David Bowie and Devo meets The Strokes and The Arctic Monkeys. An original and modern act, with a punk rock accent, and an indie rock atmosphere. The band's debut happened at Lollapalooza Brazil 2013, and since then they are taking over the indie rock scene. Living in Los Angeles, CA, since September 2014, #FlashFloodUSATour is their debut tour in North America.
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042