John Isaac Watters Rainstorm Brother Residency

John Isaac Watters Rainstorm Brother Residency

Laser Background, Robert Matt Taylor, Yayblynn

Sat · June 3, 2017

8:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

John Isaac Watters
John Isaac Watters
Born in Mexico City, John Isaac Watters grew up in Mexico, & Tucson, AZ. In 2002 He moved to Los Angeles to attend architecture school. He has independently released 3 albums: Parachute Tramps in 2009, Casas in 2012 and Campanas in 2013. Besides touring occasionally he maintains a monthly residency- every first friday at the Hi Hat in Highland Park.

John Isaac Watters is an understated, determined and diverse songwriter who touches on country, folk and even a little gospel to make carefully crafted songs that drift to land somewhere between Townes Van Zandt and Leonard Cohen. -LA WEEKLY

John Isaac Watters sings as if he's just completed a marathon. One can practically hear the sweat dripping from his brow as his voice shakes, quivers and cracks as if these Southwestern ramblers are the most important thing in the world. -L.A. TIMES
Laser Background
Laser Background
Laser Background hails from Philadelphia but sounds more like a lo-fi mermaid's psychotropic daydream. The brainchild of Andy Molholt, Laser Background has spent the past 3 years opening for national touring acts like Mac Demarco & Here We Go Magic, touring the US, and releasing strange & fantastic videos, like the three song montage for 2015's Kelly Wisdom. On his new LP Correct, Molholt further unravels the sonic envelope, hinting at influence from the likes of Syd Barrett & Koji Kondo while simultaneously looking forward towards the murky horizon of human existence. Laser Background is touring the US extensively in support of Correct in May & June of 2016.
Robert Matt Taylor
Robert Matt Taylor is a songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist and part-time mechanic living on the outskirts of Los Angeles, his hometown. That he is a native of that particular city is notable, for, even in a place so often associated with artifice and guile, Taylor has managed to craft a body of work that is not only splendid but utterly genuine. His songs (now two albums-worth, and a third forthcoming) deal with the most universal of human themes—love and hate, hope and resignation, aging, death—drawing on melodic and lyrical influences from myriad traditions. They’re familiar but impossible to entirely classify, existing in the subliminal sweet-spot that embraces all great, possibly timeless work; once you hear them, they’re with you. Through stints as a solo act as well as frontman for multiple iterations of the band his Laurels, Taylor has become a seasoned performer and recording artist, and his live shows, although unfortunately much rarer as of late, do not disappoint. This is a guy to keep your eye (not to mention ear!) on.
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042