Sweet Soubrette, a "sensational" (Phildaelphia Inquirer), "enchanting" (Metro NY) ukulele-powered indie rock band based in NYC, make their West Coast debut on May 11, performing a set of their signature dark love songs at The Roxy. Sweet Soubrette's cabaret-influenced indie rock has been described as “one part circus…one part poet…third part rockstar” (CultureMob). Time Out New York says "Sweet Soubrette's style comes with a pinch of Regina Spektor quirk and a spoonful of old-timey burlesque.” The Deli Magazine praises front woman Ellia Bisker’s “rock star command and intelligently crafted music."
Check out the music video for the dark and passionate “What’s My
Desire?” inspired by the literary love letters of Anaïs Nin and Henry
Miller ("a compelling bitter-sweet pop song of the highest order" -The
This show kicks off the Little Brooklyn Bridge Festival, which brings
together three Brooklyn-based bands and two L.A./Brooklyn hybrid bands
for a series of L.A. concerts from May 11-14. Brooklyn's Kotorino,
Sweet Soubrette, and Charming Disaster join with L.A./Brooklyn hybrid
Peach & Knife to offer Los Angeles a taste of New York City’s best
“parlor rock” along with epic instrumental soundscapes courtesy of
L.A.'s Whale Fall. Showcasing the best parlor rock that Brooklyn has to
offer and the influence of Brooklyn on L.A. bands, each group offers a
unique musical experience, united by a common thread: intimate yet
theatrical songs with dark, expressive lyrics, intense harmonies, and a
hint of gypsy wildness (also, ukuleles)
Sat 5/11, 10pm, $10 cover
The Roxy, 9009 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
LITTLE BROOKLYN BRIDGE FESTIVAL
Sat 5/11: Sweet Soubrette at The Roxy, West Hollywood (10pm)
Sun 5/12: Charming Disaster (6:30pm), Peach & Knife (7:15pm),
Kotorino (8pm), Whale Fall (9pm) at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
Mon 5/13: Charming Disaster at Skinny’s Lounge, North Hollywood (11pm)
Tue 5/14: Peach & Knife (9pm), Kotorino (10pm) at Villains Tavern, Downtown L.A.
ABOUT THE BANDS
Whale Fall: An L.A.-based instrumental collective whose history dates
back to previous incarnations in Brooklyn in the early 2000s, Jared Matt
Greenberg (keyboards and trumpet), David Pomeranz (guitar), Ali Vazin
(guitar), Erik Tokle (bass), and fresh-off-the-boat Brooklyn transplant
Aaron Farinelli (drums) navigate the heights and depths of creating live
cinematic musical environments, complete with accompanying visual
Kotorino: Jeff Morris leads Kotorino in darkly elegant, gypsy-flavored
chamber pop with carnivalesque touches. Vocal harmonies are haunting and
lyrics flirt with adventure, unease and triumph. WNYC says: "Kotorino
has one of the most unique and unusual sounds of any band, ever…quite
pretty, and downright haunting."
Peach and Knife: Recent Brooklyn transplant and L.A. native Molly White
joins Italian-born Elena Degl’Innocenti in this duo project on guitar
and ukulele for acoustic living room music that captures two side of
life: dark psychological moods and the wholesome goodness of a tree
bearing fruit. The music is lucid, unsettling, and always inspiring.
Charming Disaster: Jeff Morris and Ellia Bisker team up in this
supergroup, performing duets about murder, auto theft, paranormal
romance, carnival performers, con artists, and more, exploring through
song the different kinds of trouble a couple of people can get into.
New York Music Daily describes Charming Disaster as "dangerously torchy
noir cabaret and gypsy rock."
Sweet Soubrette: Indie rock meets cabaret: Time Out New York says "Sweet
Soubrette's style comes with a pinch of Regina Spektor quirk and a
spoonful of old-timey burlesque.” The Deli Magazine praises front woman
Ellia Bisker’s “rock star command and intelligently crafted music."