LA LUZ / DENT MAY

RAMPAGE FEST: DAY 3

LA LUZ / DENT MAY

THE LOVE ME NOTS, WILL SPROTT

Mon, March 23, 2015

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

LA LUZ
LA LUZ
Featuring Shana Cleveland (guitar), Marian Li Pino (drums), Abbey Blackwell (bass), and Alice Sandahl (keyboards); the group brings a relaxed beach-babe vibe to their take on the sweet, thick harmonies of 60’s girl-group, garage, and doo-wop bands. Born in the Summer of 2012, La Luz is driven by thumping, energetic bass lines, danceable surf beats, trembling organ, reverb-soaked guitar, and a wild love of rock ‘n’ roll. The band recorded their first EP Damp Face with the help of their friend Johnny Goss in a sweaty apartment across from the laundry room in a Bothell, WA trailer park. The initial run of 100 home-dubbed cassettes sold out after the bands’ first few shows and in February 2013, Burger Records re-popped the cassette. A full length record is now in the works and La Luz looks forward to inspiring damp-faced dance parties in clubs, basements, theaters, and backyard seances all over the world!
DENT MAY
DENT MAY
Dent May writes and records homemade pop music in Mississippi, where he was born in 1985. He began songwriting at age 12. The following year, he started a band called Flood, who covered Creed and 311 and sold homemade cassettes to classmates. In high school, heavily influenced by Elvis Costello and The Cars, Dent fronted a power-pop band called The Rockwells. Feeling like an outsider in Mississippi, he retreated to the Internet, where he spent his time soaking in pop music and culture from around the globe.

After dropping out of NYU film school, Dent founded Oxford, Mississippi's self-proclaimed "infotainment cult" Cats Purring. Since then, his musical endeavors have included a debut LP of ukulele tunes on Paw Tracks, dance recordings under the Dent Sweat moniker, and a mysterious unfinished psych-country rock opera called Cowboy Maloney's Electric City. He throws notorious DIY shows at his home, a former Boys & Girls club now deemed the Cats Purring Dude Ranch.

Recent singles on Forest Family and Paw Tracks have found Dent abandoning the ukulele in favor of cosmic synths, funky guitars, analog drum machines, loopy bass lines, and massive vocal harmonies. He played all the instruments on his new album "Do Things, which was recorded at the Dude Ranch and in a friend's rural cabin by a cotton field. He has described the album as "Pet Sounds for the Smirnoff Ice generation" and "a wedding reception band on acid" via his Twitter account. "Do Things" will be released by Paw Tracks on 6/12/2012.
THE LOVE ME NOTS
THE LOVE ME NOTS
Formed in 2006 in Phoenix. Entire discography re-released in Europe on Bad Reputation. Still a DIY operation in the US.
Five albums later and going strong.
WILL SPROTT
With the Mumlers, Will Sprott's penchant for conjuring the specters of haunting '60s folk butts heads with Big Easy brass and bright organs. He wears his influences on his sleeve, borrowing from heyday rock 'n' roll just enough to leave room for his own embellishments, of which his soulful voice stands as a distinct highlight. Sprott's solo work is stripped of some of the Mumlers' pizzazz, but you'll find that even more exposed, his talents are given wiggle-room to burst and bloom.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/