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Tuesday 6 October
Rudyard's 08:00 PM 21 & Over $12.00 ADV $13.00 DAY OF BOX OFFICE
Empress Of, ABRA, Children Of Pop DJ
Lorely Rodriguez, the singular mind behind Empress Of, is a 23-year-old songwriter and producer living Brooklyn, NY. In the early part of 2012, she began a personal songwriting exercise, writing and recording a daily series of one-minute ideas. Completing each of these snippets in several hours apiece, she eventually amassed a catalog of about fifty. Selections from this series were eventually uploaded to YouTube anonymously, each paired with a blank color swatch. The fruits of this project, deemed a series of "colorminutes", were released on cassette via the Japanese record label, Big Love, and effectively served as the launch of Empress Of.

In the latter half of 2013, following domestic and international touring stints, her most ambitious recording to date, "Realize You" was self-released online to critical acclaim. Illustrating great progress in production and an even more broad swath of songwriting chops, incorporating witty lyricism and soaring melodies, this is just a hint of what remains in store for the future. Throughout 2014, Lorely has been hard at work on her debut album, which will be released in early 2015 by XL Recordings and Terrible Records.

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Tuesday 6 October
Revention Music Center 08:00 PM All Ages $40.00
Walk The Moon - Talking Is Hard Tour
Formed in Cincinnati by singer/keyboardist Nicholas Petricca, WALK THE MOON built up a devoted following on the strength of their ecstatic live show and their undeniably infectious single "Anna Sun." A relentless touring machine with an ever-snowballing family of fans, the band quickly graduated from Ohio club scene favorites to international stars. They hit the late-night TV circuit with performances on Letterman, Fallon, Conan, and Carson, played for massive crowds at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, and joined the likes of fun., Pink, Panic! At The Disco, and Fitz and the Tantrums on the road.

WALK THE MOON's live show is not a spectator sport. Instead, it's an interactive celebration of life and love, a communal commitment to joy and living in the moment. Onstage, Petricca leads audiences in a mass exorcism of the things that bring them down, casting out the demons of doubt and insecurity with hands raised to the sky.

Earlier this year, after six weeks of marathon writing sessions in Ohio, the band relocated to North Hollywood, where they entered the studio with producer Tim Pagnotta (Neon Trees, Tokyo Police Club). What followed was more than two solid months of recording, the band eager to reach new heights with the album's production.

The results speak for themselves. Lead single, "Shut Up And Dance" stands as the catchiest song the band's ever written. An ode to freeing yourself from the shackles of self-consciousness and embracing the present, it's already a live favorite, with a sing-along chorus that works audiences up into a frenzy.

"We're venturing into unmarked regions of the map with these songs," says guitarist Eli Maiman, "but we're leaving breadcrumbs along the way so people can follow us."

"What we've ended up with is a bunch of really committed, confident shouts into the darkness," says Petricca of the new album.

As more and more of the songs make their live debut, WALK THE MOON is finding that the darkness is full of eager fans and new listeners, all shouting back and singing along until the lights come up.

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Wednesday 7 October
Rudyard's 08:00 PM All Ages $11.00 ADV
$13.00 DAY OF

Superhumanoids, Rush Midnight
In the summer of 2010, Superhumanoids was birthed under the hazy air and bright blue skies of Los Angeles. A fascination for electronic sounds, instruments, pedals, and more, aesthetically united Max, Sarah, and Cameron. Like a petri dish growing each day, the band spent their time together intertwining and experimenting with their R&B upbringings and love for pop music. Bartered studio time, extensive touring, and the release of two EPs set the stage for what was to come and in the fall of 2011 these forces coalesced to create Exhibitionists.

Exhibitionists is the soundtrack to the last moments of dusk in LA. With swooning guitars, glimmering air, soaring melodies, the setting sun, and melting keyboards, something about the whole thing makes your breath stop short. Developed in the home studios of the Superhumanoids, the record takes a completely hands on approach from the trio. With each synth and guitar sound being completely made from scratch, the record brings a homegrown feel that encapsulates the thumps of the beating heart and lulls of swaying palm fronds from LA. And just as the record takes those elements and brings them to life, the live performance of Exhibitionists only continues to further that distinction. Despite being wrapped in an electronic blanket, the trio unravels each songs core to take the listener on a journey that highlights the living R&B undertones and driving groove that brings to light the soul of the record. What is found in the sticky air of the city of angels is found here in Exhibitionists, to ease between the spaces of your body, make you dance, and bring you home.

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Thursday 8 October
Warehouse Live The Studio 08:00 PM All Ages $15.00 ADV
$17.00 DAY OF
FIDLAR, Dune Rats
FIDLAR is Zac Carper (guitars/vocals), Elvis Kuehn (guitars/vocals), Brandon Schwartzel (bass), and Max Kuehn (drums). Since forming in 2009, FIDLAR quickly became one of the Los Angeles music scene's most celebrated live acts thanks to their raucous live shows, which often concluded with the majority of audience members joining the band on-stage. Since formation, the band has toured the world and played with The Pixies, The Hives, Black Lips, OFF!, Jeff The Brotherhood, The Orwells, Wavves, The Delta Spirit, and more. Their debut self-titled full-length album was released in the U.S. in January of 2013 and debuted at #5 on the Billboard Heatseakers Chart, #2 on the Alternative News Artist Chart, and was the #1 most added release at CMJ. Rolling Stone immediately called FIDLAR "a band to watch", asserting, "FIDLAR redefines the 'Golden State' skate/garage punk aesthetic for contemporary tastes." The Los Angeles Times described their sound as "Bratty, amphetamine punk rock made to soundtrack the noise of crushing cans on ones forehead." Noisey praised the band's "ever-growing catalog of readymade garage-punk classics that draw omnivorously on a half century of bad-ass pop, from Phil Spector to Nirvana to the late, great Jay Reatard." SPIN declared "These risk-taking, SoCal pop-punks unleash true sounds of liberty." FIDLAR will release their second full length album, Too, on September 4th via Mom+Pop Music. The album was produced by Jay Joyce and recorded in Nashville over the span of just two weeks. The 12-song collection of pop-infused garage rock expands on the band's 2013 self-titled album that put them at the forefront of modern punk music.

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Thursday 8 October
Rudyard's 08:00 PM All Ages $8.00 ADV
$10.00 DAY OF
Adia Victoria, Moji, Cactus Cats
Ask Adia Victoria outright about her life and you'll be met with a few readied no-fluff bullet points: she's from South Carolina. She was raised seventh day Adventist. She started playing guitar at twenty one and she's never stopped moving. On the rare chance she divulges more, you'll quickly notice a common theme threading itself through her story--rivers.

"When I was 18, I stood on the bank of the Seine. I didn't have a friend in Paris and I thought about jumping in and letting the water take me where ever."

At nineteen she hovered above the East River, newly arrived in New York City, and whispered to the city "I'm gonna rule the world."

She will tell you at twenty three she saw the Chattahoochee swell up and swallow Sandy Springs. At eight years old the Pacolet River in her native Campobello washed away her black patent leather shoes.

Adia moved to Nashville in 2010 just after the Cumberland devastated the city's downtown and started moonlighting solo in clubs and bars around town. After three years of playing out between her school schedule and family life she formed a band with Ruby Rogers, Tiffany Minton and Mason Hickman to flesh out her primitive songs on misery, madness, hope beyond reason and the eponymous South.

"The one thing I like most about rivers is that they never stop to explain. They just keep moving"

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Friday 9 October
Walter's Downtown 08:00 PM All Ages $12.00 ADV
$15.00 DAY OF

Borns, Avid Dancer
BØRNS may hail originally from the lower peninsula of Michigan but his dreamy blend of folk, glam and electro rock sounds like it comes straight from the cosmos. This tree-house dwelling LA transplant will be bringing his angelic voice and dynamic live show across the U.S. this fall. Do not miss a chance to catch this unique, otherworldly talent.

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Saturday 10 October
Warehouse Live The Ballroom 08:00 PM All Ages $20.00 ADV
$25.00 DAY OF

Lord Huron
Ben Schneider conjured Lord Huron from the depths of Lake Huron during a trip to his family home in northern Michigan in 2010. Ancient memories, smoke over the moon and nights full of perilous laughter all bolstered the brew from which Lord Huron emerged. Ben brought Lord Huron back with him to Los Angeles, where strange young things are known to flourish, unhindered.
As the songs grew, so did the need for a band to play them. Answering the call ringing out from California, grand brethren from years past, friends and fellow Michiganders, Mark Barry, Miguel Briseno and Tom Renaud, left their respective paths, or bent each road to their own will, to reconvene out west. An old crew reformed in a new harbor.
After a pair of EPs, a debut album, Lonesome Dreams saw release in 2012. Tours followed that found the boys in blistering deserts, reveling in sinister paradises, wandering frozen coasts and lost among the hanging fog of bygone forests. Who can say but the soles of their shoes how far they travelled and how wide?
In 2014, trail-weary but intrepid, Lord Huron set up camp deep in Los Angeles at Whispering Pines Studios to notch their latest songs and abet the journeys of others. Lord Huron will released the next chapter of their adventures, Strange Trails, in April 2015.

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Saturday 10 October
Rudyard's 09:00 PM 21 & Over $8.00 ADV $9.00 DAY OF BOX OFFICE
Tricounty Terror, Baron Von Bomblast, Khobretti
TRICOUNTY TERROR are five sexy, savage, whiskey shootin' ladies from Texas. Classically trained musicians from Texas with over 10 years of experience writing, playing, rocking and living. The music closest to their hearts is the fast, heavy, loud roar and punch of Southern-Inspired Heavy Rock. Tricounty Terror is the ONLY all woman Southern Punk band and make mincemeat out of many or their male predecessors. Having played with The Murder Junkies, Antiseen, Hellstomper, Pentagram, Saint Vitus and Deadhorse the girls are currently headlining their own shows across the South. Their debut album is being produced by Rachel Bolan of SKID ROW and is due out in the summer of 2015. Tricounty Terror are leaving audiences in their wake of carnage from their live shows. Tricounty Terror is liquor'd up and heading your way soon....

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Tuesday 13 October
Warehouse Live The Studio 07:00 PM All Ages $13.00 ADV
$15.00 DAY OF

Telekinesis And Say Hi, Cactus Cats
When it came time to make the fourth Telekinesis album, drummer/songwriter/principal architect Michael Lerner found himself in a predicament that will sound familiar to anyone with even a passing interest in the lore of rock bands. In just under five years, he had released three fantastic records—Telekinesis! (2009), 12 Desperate Straight Lines (2011), and Dormarion (2013)—each more ambitious than the last. He had toured all over the world, shared stages with great bands (Death Cab for Cutie, Portugal. The Man, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo's The Both), and enthralled fans of his infectious, ebullient power pop. Newly married and happily ensconced in the home studio he'd assembled in his West Seattle basement, Lerner found himself asking the question that has haunted modestly successful bands down the ages: What do you do after the rock and roll dreams you had when you were 19 have come true? The obvious answer was to make another Telekinesis record—that was his job, after all, and he was grateful for it. So he got to work. It didn't go well. At least not at first.

And yet, for all the new methodology and instrumentation, the DNA of Ad Infinitum is oddly familiar. The melodic hooks that have endeared Telekinesis to the world of pop music aficionados are flagrantly front and center. The pinging pong of an instrumental figure on album opener "Falling (In Dreams)" sounds almost like a permission slip for Lerner to let loose with a soaring head voice in the chorus. It's a chilling entrance to an album that soon veers into the much faster new-wave thrills of "Sylvia," the ironically technology-averse retrofuturism of "In a Future World" (which sounds like the missing link between Speak & Spell-era Depeche Mode and the birth of Erasure), and onward. The hyperactive gem "Courtesy Phone" proves that no matter how many stylistic obstacles he places in his own path, Lerner's knack for perfect power pop is irrepressible. But the highenergy dance rhythms of "It's Not Yr Fault" and the gorgeous, McCartney II-esque polyphony of "Ad Infinitum Pt. 1" are totally unprecedented in the Telekinesis oeuvre. The whole album is a relentless marriage of old and new, memory and imagination, deconstruction and rediscovery.

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Tuesday 13 October
Revention Music Center 07:30 PM All Ages $48.50
Garbage built on the sonic landscapes of My Bloody Valentine, Curve, and Sonic Youth, adding a distinct sense of accessible pop songcraft. The band was the brainchild of producers Butch Vig, Duke Erikson, and Steve Marker, who initially held an informal jam session in Marker's basement, but they eventually recruited vocalist Shirley Manson, who had previously sung with Angelfish and Goodbye Mr. MacKenzie.

Vig is a native of Viroqua, Wisconsin, who learned to play piano as a child and drums as a teenager. He briefly attended the University of Wisconsin before pursuing a career in music instead. The first band he joined after leaving college was Spooner, who he played drums with. Also in Spooner was Erikson, who sang and played guitar with the band. Marker was a native of New York who moved to Wisconsin to attend college. He became a fan of Spooner and began recording their songs. Vig left Spooner shortly afterwards, but he kept in touch with the band. After a few years, Spooner became Firetown and Vig played drums in the new outfit.

Firetown broke up in the late '80s, without achieving much success. Prior to the formation of Firetown, Vig and Marker bought an eight-track cassette recorder together and set up a makeshift studio in a local warehouse. This studio was dubbed Smart Studios and Vig recorded numerous local punk and alternative bands there. By the late '80s, Smart had become one of the hippest recording studios in America. Many records released on Touch & Go, Sub Pop, and Twin/Tone, among other indie labels, were made at Smart. Vig and Smart broke into the big time in 1991, after he produced Nirvana's Nevermind. Nevermind elevated Butch Vig to the status of a superstar producer, and for the next two years he produced numerous American alternative superstars, including Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, and L7.

Shortly after Vig became a star, he and Marker began playing together, eventually asking Erikson to join them. Hence, Garbage were officially formed in 1993, after Erikson joined the duo. After a year of playing, they hired Shirley Manson after seeing Angelfish on MTV. Manson began her musical career at an early age, joining Goodbye Mr. MacKenzie as a teenager; she played keyboards and sang backing vocals in the band. For the next few years, she toured with the band before leaving to form Angelfish, whom she led through an eponymous 1994 album.

Garbage recorded their debut album in late 1994 and early 1995. Their eponymous first album appeared in the fall of 1995 on Almo Sounds. After receiving support from radio and MTV, the album began to climb the charts toward the end of 1995, when the second single, "Queer," received heavy airplay. By the summer of 1996, Garbage had gone gold in the United States, and shortly afterward it achieved platinum status, as "Only Happy When It Rains" and "Stupid Girl" became radio hits.

After a brief break, Garbage began work on their second album in the summer of 1997. The record, entitled Version 2.0, was released in May the following year, preceded by the single "Push It." Four years later, they issued a sophisticated third album, Beautiful Garbage, and the first single, "Androgyny," became a moderate radio hit. Bleed Like Me followed in 2005.

After touring for Bleed Like Me, the band announced it was going on an extended hiatus. During this time, Vig busied himself with various production projects, including nabbing a Grammy for Green Day's 2009 album 21st Century Breakdown. Also otherwise engaged, Manson purportedly worked on a solo album and made her acting debut on the 2008 season of the Fox television show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

In 2012, Garbage released their fifth studio album, Not Your Kind of People. The first album of all-new material since 2005's Bleed Like Me, Not Your Kind of People included the leadoff single "Blood for Poppies." The stand-alone single "The Chemicals" was released for 2015's Record Store Day and featured a guest appearance from Silversun Pickups' Brian Aubert. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Thursday 15 October
Numbers 08:00 PM All Ages $12.00 ADV
$15.00 DAY OF
The Octopus Project, Crooks on Tape, The Comedy of Bob Schriner
The Octopus Project has been releasing joyous electronic-rock-noise-party music since 2002, all the while touring the world playing festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and All Tomorrow's Parties, and as handpicked support for artists as diverse as Aesop Rock, DEVO, and Explosions in the Sky. Through their musical and visual work they've earned a reputation for elaborate multimedia experiments and extremely fun, extremely loud live shows. The band has released fivefull-length albums --2013's Fever Formsbeing the latest. Also active as composers for video games and film, they were awarded the Special Jury Award for Musical Score at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival for their work on the film Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter. Projects since then have included the immersive installation/performance Shapes (and Other Shapes)and the release of Mister, a limited, handmade plush toy which included exclusive new tracks.They are currently working on new music and will be touring Europe in September 2015
Thursday 15 October
Rudyard's 08:00 PM All Ages $10.00 ADV
$12.00 DAY OF

Computer Magic
Computer Magic consists of Danielle "Danz" Johnson and is based out of Brooklyn, NY. She was born and raised in the Catskills in upstate New York (in Woodridge, NY and Rock Hill, NY) and moved to Chinatown in New York City to attend Hunter College. In 2010 she moved to Tampa, FL to get away from city life. There, she taught herself how to make music and put up several EP's for free online under the moniker of Computer Magic. Since then, Danz has released 8 EP's worldwide and 3 LP's in Japan. Her first full length record produced by Claudius Mittendorfer will be released in Fall of 2015.

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Sunday 18 October
Warehouse Live The Ballroom 07:00 PM All Ages $22.00 ADV
$25.00 DAY OF

Mac DeMarco, Alex Calder, Walter TV
Like the days of Steely Dan, Harry Nilsson or Prince releasing a classic every year (or less) comes Mac DeMarco's Another One, a mini-LP announced almost one year to the date of the meteorically successful Salad Days. Conceived and recorded entirely by himself in a short period between a relentless tour schedule at his new place in Far Rockaway, Queens, Another One is eight, freshly written songs, expanding the arsenal of Mac's already impressive catalog. There's a bittersweet, romantic sensibility present. The overall feeling is lost love, or perhaps love never found, yet Mac embraces this without making it an overly somber experience for the listener. It's at times haunting and warm, and a bit more refined and sophisticated, but still plenty playful, retaining the guts and soul of classic Mac.

With two full-length albums and two EPs released and hundreds of sold out shows performed in the last several years, a recent late night television debut on Conan following a special guest performance on The Eric Andre Show, it seems as Mac DeMarco nears his 25th birthday, he's outgrowing any sort of slacker stigma. As expected, he'll continue to tour extensively in support of Another One, further connecting with his ever-inspired fanbase, whether in New York City, Tel Aviv, Brazil or Australia.

Another One is out August 7th on Captured Tracks.

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Sunday 18 October
Warehouse Live The Studio 07:00 PM All Ages $15.00
Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Hippo Campus
Formed in late 2009, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is the off-kilter title under which Detroit-area natives Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott record, release and perform music.

Initially beginning as an exercise in collaboration undertaken with very little intention of ever being publicly consumed, the band's trajectory has been as unexpected as it has been unlikely. In just a few short years, fans have seen the project grow from basement recording project--to media curiosity--to an international touring ensemble widely recognized for their joy-fueled live offerings.

While Epstein and Zott have no ties to popular NASCAR circuit driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. nor his late father, the band's peculiar name was initially suggested to the duo on a lark. The pair assert that the strange moniker has been kept in tact due to the freedom they came to realize such a title gave them to explore whatever musical endeavors they could think up. "The idea being", Epstein says, "that if one can accept a band being named Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., then you've already opened yourself up to listening to anything that band can come up with. You've already decided to leave expectations behind".

From that mantra, the foundation of their partnership was built. Each having spent a good deal of time in various recording and performance environments prior to working with one another, Epstein & Zott set out to explore the many intricacies of cross-genre songwriting and production together with a willingness to borrow as much from the Beach Boys as the Geto Boys if it meant a more dynamic form of pop music. An organic vs. synthesized perspective which by necessity lacked a specified audience or desired outcome, outside of challenging oneself."

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Tuesday 20 October
Numbers 08:00 PM All Ages $20.00 ADV
$22.00 DAY OF

Los Amigos Invisibles, Gozadera Acústica American Tour 2015
Since their first album in 1995, Los Amigos Invisibles have developed a sound based on the "gozadera" – an irresistible fusion of Latin rhythms with fiery funk and lounge music. The band got their first break when David Byrne (Talking Heads) discovered one of their albums by chance in a Manhattan record shop. He immediately called the band up in their native Venezuela and soon after, signed them to his label: Luaka Bop. Byrne opened doors for the band across the globe and Los Amigos Invisibles soon became an international touring machine.

Los Amigos Invisibles moved to New York City from their hometown of Caracas in 2001 and entrenched themselves in the local scene. With their electrifying live show, the group began building a considerable fan-base across the U.S. collaborating with artists such as Louie Vega (Masters At Work), Dimitri From Paris, Natalia Lafourcade, Cachorro López and Jorge Gonzalez, among others. Los Amigos Invisibles were able to establish themselves in the international dance music scene and expand their sound, while raking in Grammy nominations year after year and performing all over the globe as well as on television shows like The Jimmy Kimmel Show.

In the last few years, they have established their own record label – Gozadera Records – and have tightened their hooks and focused their songs, recording their most accessible work yet.

Los Amigos Invisibles have toured in over 60 countries. They're latest release, ‘Commercial,' was awarded a Latin GRAMMY for "Best Alternative Album"; the band's fifth-career GRAMMY Nomination.

Following their Grammy win, 2010 saw festival appearances and shows throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
In 2011, the band released Not So Commercial, an EP of outtakes from the Commercial album. This album was a nominee for the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album in 2012.
In April 2013, Repeat After Me was released. This album received a Grammy nomination in the category of "Best Latin Alternative Album" and a Latin Grammy in the category of "Best Alternative Album", "Song of the year" and "Best Cover".
In 2014, the band is releasing a greatest hits compilation recorded live in Mexico City with acoustic versions of some of their most famous songs with featurings from some of the patins scene´s finest.
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