Monday Night Residency - Lauren Ruth Ward

The Echo Presents

Monday Night Residency - Lauren Ruth Ward

Nicole Kiki Jaffe, The Years, All Things Blue, SLUGS, Draemings (DJ Set)

Mon January 15, 2018

8:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

This event is 21 and over

Lauren Ruth Ward
Lauren Ruth Ward
Baltimore bred, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter, Lauren Ruth Ward, is back in the studio recording new material as a follow-up to her recent self-titled EP.

While integrating herself into the LA community as a Barber, Lauren is also tirelessly performing at venues such as: The Bootleg Theatre, The Echo, The Lyric, Dirty Laundry, Viper Room, The Mint, Echo Park Rising, Hotel Café and partnering with organizations like SoFar Sounds LA, World Arts, and Play Like a Girl.

Recently enlisting producer/engineer, Grey Goon (Champagne Fever, US Royalty) for her full length LP, Lauren has also partnered with former Paperhaus guitarist, Eduardo Rivera, resulting in songs that draw from early 60s blues/psychedelia to todays pop while still maintaining her distinctly unique vocal style.
Nicole Kiki Jaffe
Nicole Kiki Jaffe
A rock and roll spirit with a soulful tone, she holds nothing
back from her audience and leaves everything on the stage.

Raised in Southern California, Nicole has developed her sound
on stages all across Los Angeles, from the Viper Room, to
Harvard and Stone, Resident LA, and Hotel Cafe. She draws
from influences in classic rock, folk, and musical theatre; and is
currently wrapping up her first studio album, titled ‘Matte Black,’
set to release in 2018.

Her melodies are musical cathedrals, with lyrics that both cut
and heal. Her songs are fearless reminders that rock and roll
was born in the rhythm, and the blues.
The Years
The Years
Los Angeles duo THE YEARS is a musical collaboration between Cecil Campanaro and Brian Stanley.
Be ready to experience the latest endeavor from a duo that has circled in and around the music world with several other acts. Always writing, always creating. Stay Tuned…
All Things Blue
All Things Blue
All Things Blue is a female lead, Psychedelic Alternative Pop-Rock band. With influences like Tame Impala, MGMT, Sylvan Esso, Mac Demarco, Foster The People, and Warpaint, All Things Blue sticks to it’s alternative roots, but incorporates sounds from different genres such as hip-hop, R&B, and folk. ATB makes music that can alter your emotions, take your mind to other places, and make you want to dance all at the same time. 60’s flower child meets 90’s garage grunge with a modern electronic flare is making for a new sound on the west coast.
SLUGS
SLUGS
DOWN TO FUN AND CAN'T SLOW DOWN
Draemings (DJ Set)
Draemings (DJ Set)
Like all great bands, DRÆMINGS began as an outlet for heartbreak – the opening track of their debut EP, Nevada, repeatedly pleads “oh stay with me / please stay with me” – and has spent the last several years evolving from vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and sometimes-producer Kimi Recor’s alter ego into a tightly knit band of four whose new EP explores the many ways you can find your voice and mine your own inner strength. This drastic change in theme reflects not only the similarly drastic changes in the world as a whole, but also this movement away from a single spotlight and toward a group effort.

Their self-titled 2017 EP is akin to a rebirth for DRÆMINGS and brings Recor back to her band-oriented roots, cementing DRÆMINGS as a four piece comprised of herself (vocals/guitar), Thorson (bass/synth), Christopher Vick (guitar), and Nathaniel Meek (drums). The band returned to being independent (the EP will be released on Recor’s own PLAG Records) and wrote DRÆMINGS as a collective, self-titling the EP to make that point clear to listeners. Thorson stepped forward to helm the production and mixing of all six tracks in his Underwater Studios. From the heavy, thrumming bassline in “Fire in Hell,” to the dancefloor-worthy “Great Escape,” to the crooning Enya-esque EP closer, “Tides,” there really is something for everyone on DRÆMINGS, all without losing the band’s trademark sound that ties it all together.

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