Tonight at The Federal (UPSTAIRS) in North Hollywood, The Cobalt Presents in association with Audioeclectica and The Radford Media Group bring you an eclectic night of alternative and rock bands. The doors open at 7pm followed by Bantamweight, Jordi, Darkroads, The Baby Goats and Crime Spree In Candyland. Tickets are $20 at the door and it’s ALL AGES! Full Bar and Kitchen available as well!
All week I’ve been featuring the bands that are playing TONIGHT, May 6, 2022 at The Federal in North Hollywood, CA! I couldn’t be more stoked on the lineup and how it all came together! We’ve got one hell of a ECLECTIC lineup for you featuring the debut performance of Alphamega, up and comers Royalty Kult, the EP release party for Centershift and their debut release, Don’t Panic from Arizona is coming in to celebrate their new single/video for the song “Time Machine” and Fact Pattern is here to open up a can of whoop ass with their signature industrial doom style! Don’t Miss Out On This Show! Tickets are $20 at the door!!
I love it when I hear a band and while listening to their songs I get to that moment of “ahhhh.” A while back I came across a post punk band that realy intrigued me. The other elements they had in their music like shoegaze, dream pop, and even the bit of a pop sensibility really peaked my interest and the rest was history. Allow me to introduce you to Tangients. This post-punk-gaze duo is absolutely awesome. Vocalist Chelsea Ray has this intensity to the way she sings that you must hear to believe. The sonic textures of guitars, bass, noise, melody and ambience by Be Hussey adds to the incredible intensity of the vocals. I’ve tried to come up with a good comparison of what I’d describe Tangients as and I think I’ve come up with quite a good one. Think Siouxie and The Banshees mixed with a bit of Bjork, The Cure and a tinge of Portishead. I also am thrilled to announce that TANGIENTS will be a part of Audioeclectica’s Birthday Bash, Friday May 6, 2022 at The Federal in North Hollywood! Get your tickets HERE!!!!
One of the things I really enjoy about this topic is getting to share bands/artists that you wouldn’t normally expect. A few weeks ago I was at a show and I saw someone that was quite intriguing. It was more than just seeing a band. There was a theatrical aspect to the show without being over the top and campy. An element of surprise and mystique made this performance all the more interesting. With this in mind let me introduce you to EM The Master. Her music is a mix of alternative rock, pop, classical and a tinge of dance. On her debut EP, What I Want To Say To You, it tells the story of her feelings of being a rape survivor. The full length follow up REBORN, chronicled her healing. EM’s ability to channel that experience into songs that give power, hope and strength to other survivors shows her brutally honest approach to her music. The performance aspect of what accompanies the songs makes it all come to life. That’s when you need to go see this all come together. The way EM works the room accentuating certain lyrics and at those moments in the song is pretty damn awesome to watch happen. EM The Master currently holds residencies at historic Harvelles Blues Club in LA, speakeasy The Red Door of Toluca Lake, and The End of South Bay as well as other venues across Los Angeles (FRIDAY APRIL 1 at The Federal in North Hollywood).
For those of you that don’t know, The Cobalt Cafe was founded by Dave Politi in January 1991. One of the first cafe venues in the San Fernando Valley, the Cobalt was fashioned after coffee houses featuring live music and poetry more widespread in San Francisco. For many years, The Cobalt was most known as a rock venue, having become a regular tour stop for underground and up-and-coming touring artists, including many signed to indie and major labels.The Cobalt Cafe gave many bands you know and love their start. Bands like Jimmy Eat World, Hoobastank, Incubus, Save Ferris, AFI, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and so many others. Sadly though, a few years back, The Cobalt had to close but, now in 2021 it is back in a whole new way. On July 17th, The Cobalt makes its return. This evening is going to be one of those shows you will remember as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Cobalt Cafe. Featuring an eclectic plethora of bands as well as artists, poets and more, this show is bringing back the vibes of the old Cobalt but, with a flair for today. Bands performing include No Advisory, Final Fall, Kiss The Scientist, Seven 40 Seven, Powder Pink & Sweet, Ryan Hahn & The Believers, Cannibal Valley, Sunset Ritual and Diggajigga. Tell all your friends, get out of the house and come celebrate a wonderful evening. A portion of the proceeds will also be going to benefit Cedars Sinai Cancer Research as well as the very awesome Valley Relics Museum. Buy your tickets at https://thecobaltpresents.brownpapertickets.com/!!!!
Friday night September 19th at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, Abloom returns from a 10 year hiatus. Sharing the stage with them is With Our Arms To The Sun, Soma and The Broken Stems. It’s primed to be a great night! Come out and enjoy the music!! Show starts at 8pm. $12 and 21 and over!