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"Emerson Star" at Troubador, Paris

Still from an Emerson Star album

Popular music group Emerson Star comes to Paris along with Fell Runner, Liv Slingerland and Essx Station. Creating good music can be as hard as it can be so simple depending on the situation. Sometimes all one needs is a simple guitar line and a moody melody. Sometimes, you need cacophonous three part harmonies over uncanny tantric rhythms and heavy lead guitar fuzz. And maybe, once in a while one needs a shot of whiskey with some pickle juice. Well this is what happens to be some of Emerson Star's favorite things who record catchy harmony filled tunes for dat ass.

Hailing from Highland Park in Los Angeles, Emerson Star comprises of the five pieces consisting brothers Shannon and Taylor Inouye, their childhood friends, Sean Thomas and Garret Lang, and drummer Colin Fahrner. The band has earned a good name for itself in the LA music scene. They perform regularly at venues like The Echo, the Satellite and the Bootleg Theater, which paved way for the band to enter the studio with producer Wally Gagel. The bands new album features the lead singles "Wasted" and "Pistol Grip," which is set to be released in the summer of 2018.

Fell Runner is a band who possesses a raw instinct, an ear-splitting sonic energy that literally makes the crowds go nuts. Formed in 2012 at CalArts, the band has performed in Los Angeles and around the West Coast opening up for artists like Tortoise, ‪Julia Holter, Luke Temple, and Big Thief. What originally started as an independent study in applying West African rhythms to pop song forms, the band's music has been hailed as “a wicked thicket of prickly guitars, asymmetrical rhythms and raw, emotive vocals. It is post-punk meeting world music. Fell Runner incorporate a wide range of influences into their music and emphasize on energetic live shows.

Liv Slingerland is an LA based alternative rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. In August 2017, Liv officially self-released her band’s first three singles, “Shouldn’t Bother,” "Hold On To," and "Come Back to Me," each of them co-produced by Scott Heiner. Her style of music is influenced by snappy, guitar-driven rock and roll bands like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Nirvana, The Foo Fighters, Green Day, and The Killers. Since the past two years, Liv has been playing with her band live, at numerous Los Angeles venues such as the Hi Hat, Harvard and Stone, The Echo, and The Satellite.

Formed in January, 2017 Essx consists of band members Winter and Andrew Blunda. The band’s name was inspired from the Essex/Delancey Station which is located on the Lower East Side of New York. Presently the band is based in Los Angeles. Their debut Extended Play "Before/After," was released on October 13, 2017. The EP’s two lead singles, Can’t Go Back and Awake or Dreaming, have been played on quite a few stations such as the "KCSN Midday Music Mix," with Nic Harcourt and "WNYC" in New York.

The performance is on May 18, 2018 at Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles 90069

For details, visit http://www.troubadour.com/

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at Emerson Star's album.


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