We realize this week is all about artists in Miami Beach during Art Basel 2010, however, let’s not forget all the creative spirits back at our Standard Hollywood building, who are itching to perform this Wednesday night at our weekly Desert Nights. Here’s this weeks round-up of talent to check out…
(Listen to Big Sir here)
Big Sir is comprised of 2 amazing members. First there is Juan Alderete, a bassist whose other projects include The Mars Volta, Vato Negro, and Dr. Octogan. Then there is Lisa Papineau, a songwriter who in addition to her own self-titled project, has collaborated with groups and composers such as Air, M83, Jun Miyake, Tyler Bates and Omar Rodriguez Lopez. Juan and Lisa are currently completing their third Big Sir studio album, which will be released with Sargent House/ Rodriguez Lopez Productions in Spring 2010. They will be performing (live for the first time) many of their new songs this evening, — bareboned, no beatz, acoustic fretless bass, voice, and any handclaps that can be worked out of the audience. You can follow Big Sir on their Tumblr too.
(Listen to Aaron and The Love Vigilantes here)
Aaron Lee, is a singer/songwriter originally from Columbus, Ohio and currently residing in Southern California. His back up band is called The Love Vigilantes. Lee has lived all over including NYC, Hawaii, Ohio and various parts of California. He has been in various bands throughout his past and has toured the country several times. Aaron Lee’s songs are about his journey through life thus far, dark territory of the soul, coming out of the darkness, and finding simple beauty and happiness in life. It’s about falling in love, and falling out of love. Lee is not a cookie cutter songwriter. He always keeps you guessing what’s next.
(Listen to Erin Ivey here. Photo by Mathew Sturtevant)
Erin Ivey writes and sings songs about death at sea and other loves & wonders. She was raised in Annapolis, MD on musical theatre and voice lessons at home from grandma. Erin has become Austin’s urban folk darling. In a few short years, Erin has played over 250 live shows nationwide, garnered a shoutout from Hollywood gossip maven Perez Hilton, and been named one of Austin’s top unsigned artists. The Oregonian’s Luciana Lopez writes “I would kill for a purr like that.”
What is Desert Nights?
Desert Nights is a weekly gathering at The Standard, Hollywood. Every Wednesday, we curate 3 musical acts on the rise to perform a special acoustic set in our hotel lounge. The vibe is warm and intimate, evoking an impromptu jam in a musician’s living room. Also, expect 2 clever cover songs delivered by each performer. The sets begins at 7:30 pm in the Cactus Lounge (thus the title of the evening, Desert Nights).