Friday, April 12, 2013

NYC INDIE ROCKERS SWEET SOUBRETTE KICK OFF LITTLE BROOKLYN BRIDGE FESTIVAL ON MAY 11, BRINGING BROOKLYN PARLOR ROCK TO LOS ANGELES FOR MULTI-VENUE CONCERT SERIES

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 Ana├»s Nin and Henry Miller ("a compelling bitter-sweet pop song of the highest order" -The 405).

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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)

SWEET SOUBRETTE
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 delights.

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."

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