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The B Side Players w/ Indian Summer, Raquel Rodriguez and Ted Brown

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The B Side Players w/ Indian Summer, Raquel Rodriguez and Ted Brown Friday, February 22, 2013 08:00 PM The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
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  • Indian Summer

    Indian Summer

    Indian Summer is a Los Angeles based folk/indie/rock group made up of members The Indian, Summer Mencher, Toby Karlin, Austin Farmer, and Luke Duffy. Their first EP, "Four Days in Arkham" was

    released in March of 2013. The music both lyrically and sonically touches on beautiful struggles and difficult triumphs. "Everything that we wrote came from a desire to address the landscape of our lives. What we had witnessed and felt needed to be displayed," says The Indian.

    Although members The Indian, Summer, and Toby met at Berklee College of Music, it wasn't until years later when they found themselves in Los Angeles that they formed the group. "We got together one night to have dinner and catch up. We started jamming after and immediately came up with several songs that we truly loved," says Summer. "We all have different tastes, but that's what makes our songs so diverse." The first

    song they created was "Stand With Me", a southern-style blues that pulses with a powerful mantra. “The lyrics at the end say 'It ain't something you can describe, it is something you can't deny' and that pretty much stated exactly what we felt about that song in that moment of creation, indescribable and undeniable” recalls Toby. In time, Austin and Luke joined the mix, bringing with them new influences and new ideas.

    “We knew we had something to
    offer, and the next step was
    making a record,” says
    Summer. Enter Corey Schreppel, producer, engineer, drummer, and longtime friend of the band. When asked for his opinions of the songs and ideas on how to make a great record, Corey did one better. He flew out from Boston, MA for a four day recording marathon, working solely out of his passion for the music. The result was Four Days in Arkham, their debut EP. The album is named after the make shift home studio which they call Arkham Studios (The Indian, Toby and Corey all being die-hard Batman fanatics), in West Hollywood, CA.

    Indian Summer is now busy preparing for the release of their next EP, debut music video and a 2014 west coast tour. Often told at shows that their songs bring to mind the heartfelt lyrics and soaring, soulful melodies of bands like Fleetwood Mac, The Black Keys, Marvin Gaye, and Mumford & Sons, Indian Summer is more than the sound of a passing season, they’re lifetime friends who plan keep good music coming for the long run.

  • Ted  Brown

    Ted Brown

    Kiwi living in L.A. Singer. Songwriter. Tofu enthusiast. Cat fancier. Country-ish.

  • Raquel Rodriguez

    Raquel Rodriguez

    When you think of soul music, "attitude" isn't the first thing that always comes to mind. That's not to say the genre couldn't use a little spunk though—especially in this day and age. Thankfully, Los Angeles singer Raquel Rodriguez and her band play soul how it was always meant to be played. Their 2013 full-length debut Miss Me boasts a collection of impassioned, invigorating, and irresistible songs that are as fresh as they are fiery. Raquel discovered music very early on and became driven to sing and perform. Despite all of her formal training, she charismatically taps into an utterly effusive energy that borders on punk panache. "We want to play loud music with a groove that people can dance and drink to," she declares. "You've got to physically feel it when we're on stage or in your speakers. It has to be loud, dirty and gritty.  Meeting her six-piece band while still attending class, they collectively began pursuing their own "party" in 2011, gigging tirelessly everywhere they could. A year later, the group hit the studio to record what would eventually become Miss Me. With drummer Sam Brawner producing, and engineering/mixing from Keith Armstrong at Chris Lord-Algae's studio Mix LA, they injected raw power into the music. You can hear it loud and clear on the first single and title track, "Miss Me". Blending intricate instrumentation and Raquel's infectious delivery, the song is something of a call-to-arms. "It's an anthem," she admits. "It's a girl singing about a guy who took advantage of her and didn't do anything for her. Now, because she's successful and he's not, he wants her back. She always warned him like, 'One day, you're going to miss me'. She was right." Elsewhere on the album, "Tell Me It's Fine" paints a poignant picture via her vivid lyrics and the music's sultry swing. "It's about a relationship where both people are really stubborn," she goes on. "Neither side wants to end it so they stick it out, stay together, and hope it's fine." For the bonus track "Already Beat", Raquel and co. worked with Grammy Award-winning producer Andrew Scheps [Adele]. After winning the nationwide 2012 College Battle of the Bands, they received the opportunity to work with the renowned talent. Now, she's ready to show the world how soul is really done. "It's only old school in the sense of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder making crowds get up and move," she concludes. "We wanted to bring our own spirit to something that's inspired us so much. We hope everyone wants to crank our music as loudly as possible."  Raquel's merely commenced her journey, and it's going to be quite a wild ride.

  • B-Side Players

    B-Side Players

    The New B*Side Players Album REVOLUTIONIZE is the highly anticipated 10th release from the San Diego based world music heavy weights. Revolutionize is an organic latin funk blend of reggae, cumbia and Soul with a conscious message of unity and liberation. The new record features legendary percussionist Poncho Sanchez, guitarist Raul Pacheco of Ozomatli and Drummer Ryan Moran of Slightly Stoopid.

    The B*Side Players have been laying down their own inimitable latin global funk since they came together in 1994. Their incendiary live shows have defined them as local favorites with 10 San Diego Music awards. Meanwhile their albums showcase a band with restless musical intelligence, effortlessly blending genres to fashion their own forward looking, latin flavored soul music.  As an eight piece band the players are known for igniting crowds with their fierce rhythms and uplifting message of unity and consciousness. Meanwhile always keeping their focus on the political climate of the world and nation. The B-Side Players are a living and breathing cultural art experience for the mind body and soul.

    B*Side Players have toured and shared the stage with James Brown, The Wailers, WAR, Sheila E, Slightly Stoopid, Toots & The Maytalls, Ben Harper, Calle 13, & Poncho Sanchez.

Set Times:
  • 08:00 PM - Ted Brown
  • 09:00 PM - Raquel Rodriguez
  • 10:00 PM - Indian Summer
  • 11:00 PM - B-Side Players

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