Creature Feature Festival ft. Young Creatures

Creature Feature Festival ft. Young Creatures

Sugar Candy Mountain, The Blank Tapes, Bloodboy, Ryan Pollie, Carly and the Universe, Eli Nicolas (Comedy)

Sat · November 17, 2018

5:30 pm

$10.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Adolescent Lounge ART SHOW/ZINE Release!
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Young Creatures
Young Creatures
Young Creatures, alternately known as “the Creetch”, make surreal, ethereal music that combines elements of shoegaze, psychedelic rock, indie, and pop. This Los Angeles quartet toe the line between blissful dreamy pop and dark, eerie soundscapes. After dropping their debut self-titled EP in 2012 and the Habitats EP in 2013, the band had some membership changes and released their self-produced full-length debut Fear All The Things in 2014, solidifying the band’s sound and ethos as a psychedelic pop-rock group. 2017’s The Future is Finally Now was recorded at singer Mike Post’s brand new recording studio MooseCat Recording. The album built upon their foundation and expanded upon it with a more diverse set of songs that showcased more elaborate arrangements and a more sonically exploratory aesthetic.

A proudly DIY band, Young Creatures have toured major cities all over North America and gotten attention from several publications, including Classic Rock Magazine, LA Weekly, OC Weekly, Buzz Bands LA, and What Youth. In LA they’ve played venues like The Bootleg, The Echo, The Satellite and a residency at the Silverlake Lounge. They’ve done performances for Daytrotter, Converse Rubber Tracks, Balcony TV, Sofar Sounds, & Jam in the Van. Their music has been featured in television shows and independent films, as well as on repeated plays on terrestrial radio stations such as Los Angeles’ 88.5 KCSN.

The quartet of singer-guitarist Mike Post, guitarist-backing vocalist Andrew Gleason, drummer/percussionist Michael Escalante and bassist Donald Fisher are releasing a new 7” single Something I Don’t Know/Prisoner of Escape, which comes out on vinyl on November 17th on Nomad Eel Records (and is already available for streaming.) This coincides with their Creature Feature Festival on the same day, at the Hi Hat in Los Angeles, an event that should not be missed.
Sugar Candy Mountain
Sugar Candy Mountain
A mix of Os Mutantes, The Beatles, Beach Boys, The Kinks.

"Sugar Candy Mountain, a side project of Ash Reiter, has been sharing tracks from their upcoming LP Saudade Love on Bandcamp, and it's music any fan of indie pop and/or psych rock should check out immediately. Drummer Will Halsey, who splits lead vocal duties with Reiter, tells me Saudade Love is a collection of songs he wrote while touring with The Blank Tapes in Brazil and a few "psychadelic tunes" he's been working on with the rest of the band back in the Bay Area. While Reiter's music under her own name is mostly sunny pop, Sugar Candy Mountain drifts out into the spacey psychedelic territory Halsey mentioned, while throwing in a bit of electronica and Brazilian influence for good measure. Despite the slightly different musical direction, Sugar Candy Mountain still crafts ear-catching hooks that I want to listen to over and over." -- Bay Bridged
The Blank Tapes
The Blank Tapes
THE BLANK TAPES is the moniker of Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, Matt Adams, who has produced over a dozen albums of 1960’s inspired folk-rock-surf-psych-soul-pop on Volcom, Burger Records, Antenna Farm, and others. Their new album “Candy” was produced by Eric D Johnson at his home studio in Portland, OR featuring bandmates Will Halsey of “Sugar Candy Mountain” & Veronica Bianqui as well as EDJ. The Blank Tapes have toured throughout America, Canada, Brazil, UK, Europe, & Japan. Matt is also the artist behind his band’s posters & album covers.
Bloodboy
Bloodboy
Bloodboy. The name may sound like a villain’s sidekick, though the protagonist and brains behind the LA-based project, Lexie Papilion, is everything but. Papilion’s punk-infused pop rests upon her striking, powerful vocals and often unpredictable stage presence. At once intimate and commanding, Papilion's music leaves you with the feeling that she’s not just here to save you—she’s here to save herself. Little more than a year after the release of her debut EP, which earned her a spot on Consequence of Sound's Five Rising L.A. Artists You Need To Hear, Papilion is preparing to release her debut LP, Punk Adjacent. Acting on her desire to escape the insanity of Los Angeles, Papilion retreated to a small cabin in rural Louisiana to find inspiration for the new record. While there, she frequented local venues and reveled in the energy of native zydeco bands. Her biggest inspiration from the trip, however, came from watching “Golden Era” television shows. “I fell in love Gilligan’s Island,” she laughs. “The aesthetic and the score, which is some of John Williams’ earliest work, are amazing. It inspired a more cinematic element than I’ve explored in the past.”  After returning to Los Angeles with enough new material for “three full-length records,” Papilion enlisted producer Taylor Locke (The New Pornographers, Linda Thompson) to help bring the songs to fruition. As the name suggests, the resulting Punk Adjacent is an exhilarating record that would not have felt out of place at 1970s-era CBGB. Sparkling guitars, complex arrangements and Papilion’s signature soaring vocals compliment her unique ability to explore taboo themes in a way that feels simultaneously tongue-in-cheek and sincere. This new chapter sees Papilion continuing to push the boundaries of pop-rock music into exciting, uncharted territory. If it wasn’t obvious already, Bloodboy isn’t going anywhere.
Ryan Pollie
Carly and the Universe
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042