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Vinyl Williams, Gazoota, Kyle the Band

Vinyl Williams
Lionel Williams (aka Vinyl Williams) is a Los Angeles based artist and musician. His collage art & psyche-pop music fuses vast landscapes, multi-religious symbolism, and the supernatural into a paradoxical whirlpool of “mysticism and sonic matrices”.
Created and performed solely by songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Williams, debut album Lemniscate was released in November 2012. On the surface the record is a flood of ideas and imagery, dashing psyched-out space-rock with layers of kraut and shoegaze.

Lead singles ‘Higher Worlds’ and ‘Stellarscope’ are muscular, transcendental-pop tracks led by frazzled melodies and driving rhythm sections. Digging deeper into Williams’ world, album centerpiece ‘Inner Space’ and closer ‘Follow In Your Dreams’ reveal more intangible, ethereal qualities; the sound of a restless creative interweaving concepts to conjure a truly unique and intuitive experience.

This amorphous sensation is a constant across Williams’ mediums. The 22 year old has also exhibited his similarly surreal art across New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Seoul.

Recent support slots include: METZ, Django Django,The Soft Machine, Toro Y Moi.

Gazoota
Through a labyrinth of unlikely events, or some would call miracles, GAZOOTA made itself manifest in the year 2012 within the humble suburban boundaries…

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Metz & Fidlar

Metz & Fidlar

METZ play like one brutally heavy instrument with three heads, slashing heavy-gauge strings, bending guitar and bass necks in weird unison, along with what is probably the loudest drumming you’ve ever heard. It’s a return to everything that’s good about loud, ecstatic live music; a frantic nod to Nation of Ulysses, Shellac, The Pixies, The Jesus Lizard, and Public Image Ltd. at their most vicious, while still carving out some heavy new business. They play the instruments, the amps, and the room. Broken Bats open.

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