Open Arts & Music Festival featuring the Allah-Las and more!
Jesse Jo Stark, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Thumpasaurus, The Altons
Sat September 15, 2018
3:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)
This event is all ages
The Open Arts & Music Festival on Saturday, September 15 is FREE, all-ages, and open to the public. The city block in front of the historic Alex Theatre in Downtown Glendale opens up to host live music, an arts market with workshops, a beer garden with local craft breweries, temporary public art installations, and all-day activities for kids. The Festival is presented by Glendale Arts, whose mission is to integrate the arts into the fabric of the community and surrounding areas.
Open Arts & Music Festival
Live music, art, kids area, public art & beer garden!
Allah-Las met while working at the biggest of all the L.A. Record stores, but they became a band in an even more rare and special space—a California basement, dug out somewhere between the mountains and the beach. They began gigging shortly after their conception in and around Los Angeles in the later part of 2008. It wasn’t until three years later that they would find the proper environment to record their first single “Long Journey” which now bookends their self-titled release. These were the kind of songs that bounced between London and Los Angeles, the kind of thing that could have come from Mick Jagger or Arthur Lee or both at once, with crystalline guitar and slow-mo drums that recalled the way the waves take big bites of the beach at night. This was mystery music from the strange and ancient-modern California fringe, more Night Tide than Easy Rider. Allah-Las were a reflection of a reflection, an echo of an echo, a band that was psychedelic not because of reverb or shredding through pedals but for the simple way their songs seem to extend to infinity. (Chris Ziegler)
Jesse Jo Stark
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Neo-soul vocalist and producer born 1983 in Los Angeles, CA. Daughter of Ronald Muldrow; her husband is Dudley Perkins.
In the beginning there was Thump.
The Altons are a 5-piece band driven by soul and rock mixed into one sonic sound.