Unscene Fest ft. Goon

Unscene Fest ft. Goon

Goon, Draag, Girl Friday, Jean Dawson, Collin Cairo, Sweater

Sat · June 30, 2018

8:00 pm

$7.00

This event is all ages

Unscene Fest
Unscene Fest
Unscene Fest is an attempt to both cultivate and spotlight a new type of music and art scene within Los Angeles. A scene that not only supports great music and art but openly welcomes experimentation, intellectualism and activism.

In recent years, the DIY music and art community in Los Angeles has coalesced and flourished into a uniquely identifiable scene with global reach. Yet, as with many scenes, it has also organized itself according to a hierarchy of cool that excludes talented people who don’t necessarily fit the community’s aesthetic, leaving bands and artists without similar associations and musical touchstones out in the cold when it comes to playing shows and having their art promoted through the usual channels.

With that in mind, we’ve consciously decided to reach out to musicians, artists, organizations, vendors and sponsors outside of the typical “scene” in hopes to shine a light on the world on the fringe and open the door to a more inclusive underground music community.
Goon
Goon
Goon is the project of LA-based musician and visual artist Kenny Becker. With a medical condition that periodically deadens his sense of smell and hearing, Becker began writing songs as a means of making the most of his life when those symptoms were absent. The results—a murky blend of smoldering guitars, melodic hooks, and batter-ram rhythms—are the musical translations of a mind that’s routinely betrayed by its own body, one that glistens with the oily sheen of suppression.
Draag
Draag
Draag started in the fall of 2013 as the solo recording project of Adrian Acosta (guitar, programs, vocals) who would go on to recruit the rest of the band mid-way through the process of recording their first LP. With Jessica Huang (guitar, keys, samples and vocals), Adrian De La Cruz (guitar), Nick Kelly (bass) and Ernie Estrada (drums), the band doesn't play by genre conventions. But, are very shy and accepting that life is often disappointing. In April of 2014, Draag released their debut album. The album was positively received by many blogs, with much anticipation to see the band live. On July 24th 2014, Draag played their very first show at the very intimate LOT 1 Cafe in Echo Park, to a capacity crowd with very little promotion. The show was later described by Buzzbands LA writer Kevin Bronson as "A blissfully ear bleeding experience".
Girl Friday
Girl Friday
Jean Dawson
Jean Dawson is a twenty-two year old singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA. Dawson began writing and recording his earliest songs at the age of 14. Raised between the borderlines of Southern California and Mexico, Dawson’s Black and Mexican upbringing found him tied between two tongues and cultures that would provide fertile ground for the young artist to grow and craft his distinctly unique sound. Inspired through the work of artists like Kanye West and NERD, Dawson developed an early passion for hip hop, which found him quickly molding an aggressive rap style that not only helped him master his developing lyricism and songwriting, but provided a gateway to discovering and experimenting with new sounds and genres of music. Soon, Dawson began exploring outside of the world of hip hop, diving into classic indie rock artists such as The Smiths to alternative rock acts such as Nirvana and legendary Chilean super stars Los Prisioneros. Though it wasn’t until Dawson stumbled on the music of Bon Iver and Frank Ocean that he became exposed to more experimental and melodic textures, which would go on to provide a foundation for his ever-evolving songwriting and delicate vocal style. Working alongside producer / song-writer Lecx Stacy, Jean Dawson began work on tracks for his debut album. Over the course of three years, Dawson and Stacy meticulously crafted and honed a unique sound that upon multiple listens, is difficult to describe and define. Pulling from all corners of the musical spectrum from hip hop to jazz and indie rock, to electronic music and darkwave, the result is an astoundingly mature and nuanced collection of tracks that will linger in your mind long after the album comes to a close.
Sweater
Sweater
another rock band
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042