Why isn’t Thanksgiving Eve a big holiday? It’s got all the makings of a Christmas Eve– there’s a day long food preparation, last minute decorating, and a sense of anticipation. Somehow, Thanksgiving Eve just doesn’t evoke the same sense of celebration, but we vow to change that… starting now. This upcoming Wednesday, November 23rd, our regular weekly acoustic party called Desert Nights is geared up to get the holidays started. Here’s the breakdown.
Click here to listen to Chad Brown and CB Brand
CB Brand Tipping his bottle to you from Eastern Los Angeles, Chad Brown and his outfit, CB Brand, have been described as the “Loch Ness Monster of Country Outfits”, appearing through the foam in grainy photos and sound recordings while reeling apologues bandied about in the bars and living rooms of regional hamlets. He’s dusted floors and stages up and down the Golden State, releasing the maidenhead “Cloud EP” on Wonder Valley Records in 2006, and most recently a Spring 2011 cassette only eponymous release on NYC’s Whip Records. He’s also been releasing his “trusty yet hairpin” country radio program, The Light Brigade Country Cavalcade, since 2002 and the demise of the Echo Park KCBL pirate radio station. Find him on the freeways or in the lounge…
Click here to listen to Wade Ryff and RACES.
Wade Ryff RACES (formerly known as Black Jesus) formed in the fall of 2009 after singer/songwriter Wade Ryff escaped the sweaty grips of multiple bands, the San Fernando Valley and a real life witch. Originally formed as an impromptu group assembled for a one time performance, this haphazard ensemble of 6 musicians decided to continue playing together and see what opportunities came their way. RACES have recently signed to Frenchkiss Records, who will be releasing their self-recorded and produced debut album this fall.
Click here to listen to Rachel Dean and War Children
Rachel Dean is a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles that fronts the band War Children. Her style is a melodic, mystical, countrified blend of rock, pop, and folk. After escaping the craziness of the city, Rachel moved to the California high desert, Joshua Tree, to write and record. Having gained inspiration from the Joshua Tree desert, Rachel has formed a beautiful combination of lyrics and melodies that are undeniable and unforgettable.
What is Desert Nights?
Desert Nights is a weekly gathering at The Standard, Hollywood, hosted by KCRW’s DJ Valida. Every Wednesday, Valida curates three acoustic musical acts to perform a set in the Cactus Lounge. The vibe is warm and intimate, evoking an impromptu jam in a musician’s living room. The music begins at 7:30pm.