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Jen Awad, The Venus In Scorpio, Tigercide, + more
Thursday, February 13th @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Jen Awad is the unsigned artist that everyone’s talking about.
After a packed Echo residency in January 2019, Jen released her EP, Jewel of the Nile. Showcasing her powerhouse vocals and big band, Jen’s music feels raw and real. It’s nostalgic yet new.
The Peruvian-Egyptian singer is bringing back soul, combining Etta James vocals with the swagger of Tina Turner. If you can imagine an LA native with a classic soul voice and a punk glam style, singing every real emotion wrapped in the self-conscious aspect of attraction, you have Jen Awad.
Jen is currently working on her debut album due out in 2020!
The Venus in Scorpio
Philip Moak, known musically as The Venus in Scorpio, is an electronic producer and songwriter based in Los Angeles. Roaming ambiguously across the spheres of 70s Glam Rock, 80s Goth and New Wave, and everything beyond, The Venus in Scorpio’s unique sound captures a sprawling sonic essence that is strikingly familiar, while curiously bypassing the conventions of genre.
The genderless, and self-described “mysterious and moody They next door”, Moak gained exposure on Instagram after BuzzFeed highlighted their experience selling underwear online to secret admirers around the world. Their unapologetic message of self-empowerment and sex-positivity attracted a following of fascinated bystanders, who were surprised and eager to listen when their musical side was shared.
The Venus in Scorpio’s first show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles was an astounding success, their music and videos have received positive attention on streaming platforms, and they are only at the beginning of their eccentric and enigmatic journey into the future. Their second EP is currently in production with plans to release early 2020.
Beneath the bright lights, and beyond the velvet ropes of Hollywood lies a different Southern California: a desolate land filled with darkness, punctuated by unrealized dreams, and broken down with anguished hearts. Tigercide, formed half a decade ago in LA, gives musical form to this landscape with the ethereal, melancholic vocals of Shexist and the sparse, shadowy, and balanced beats of Saint Brendan.
The post-punk of bands like Joy Division and the Fall embodied a de-industrializing Manchester. The Bristol sound of Massive Attack and Portishead gave voice to the multicultural grittiness of their city. So too does the darkwave trip-hop of Tigercide capture the ethos of Angelenos anxious about their future. In a city characterized by soaring rents, temperatures, and population, can there be any more California dreaming?
Farah Shea is a genre-bending rapper. She fuses hip-hop with indie pop, and riot girl mentality to create a sound that is entirely her own. She has performed all over LA including The Echo and Bootleg Theater and even had the pleasure of taking part in an epic rap-battle with legends KRS-One, Rakim and will.i.am at their star studded event at Sundance .
Farah has also been featured on Spotify’s “Viral 50” and remained in the top 10 club tracks on Australia’s national ARIA charts for 10 weeks for a collab she did with Wildfire called “Dope Like Me”.
She has just completed her debut album “American Revolution” which is slated for release in April and is ready to make waves in 2020.
The dark dreamy melodies of Nura Luca conveys a time of romance, mystery and illusion to interpret the blank narrative. It’s an emotion. It’s seen as an art. It’s transcendent.