Mike Stocksdale 07:00 PM
Shannon Hurley 08:00 pm
Amie Miriello 09:00 pm
David Ryan Harris 10:00 pm
Katie Boeck 11:00 pm
"Think of Carrie Underwood with the virtuoso talent of Beyonce and the quiet soulfulness of Adele." With her honest, lyrical poeticism, melodic vocal agility, and heartbreakingly vulnerable live performance, Katie is the perfect combination of roots-y, confessional folk with a contemporary, soulful freshness. Following graduation from UCLA where she gained a loyal fan-base, winning best solo and overall performance 3 years in a row at Spring Sing, the annual concert event drawing over 10,000 attendees, Katie landed a touring gig in an all-female cover band--in India. What she thought would merely be a great way to make her first decent living as a musician, turned into a life-changing, inspiring experience, personally and musically. Conceiving and writing most of the new material on her forthcoming EP while in India, Katie returned home and immediately assembled a band of her own, refining her new sound, and playing venues to rapidly growing audience in New York and LA like Hotel Cafe, Room 5, Bootleg Bar, Rockwood Music Hall, and The Living Room. Katie is, as some have called her, a “revelation”--one of the most honest and exciting female artists to emerge from the LA music scene in recent years.
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Singer/songwriter David Ryan Harris has been challenging mainstream notions of black performers since fronting the Atlanta-based rock group Follow for Now in the late '80s. Once tabbed as the next Living Colour, the band actually drew from an even wider stylistic palette -- everything from Stevie Wonder-style soul to Bad Brains thrash to bluebeat bounce -- but didn't enjoy similar success and broke up after releasing one eponymous album on Chrysalis in 1991. Harris then played a huge role in the success of another black artist bucking pigeonholes: ex-Arrested Development vocalist Dionne Farris, whose 1995 debut, Wild Seed -- Wild Flower, featured Harris' production and guitar work. Harris also served as musical director of Farris' live band before starting his own solo career in 1997, signing to producer Brendan O'Brien's 57 imprint (O'Brien was an old friend who'd produced some Follow for Now demos in his pre-Pearl Jam and Rage Against the Machine days) at Columbia Records and releasing his first, self-titled solo outing. The album, which featured contributions from O'Brien and Harris on a variety of instruments, was as hard to classify as Harris' previous work and proved as difficult a sell, despite much critical praise. But rather than make a solo follow-up, Harris instead joined forces with former Black Crowes bassist Johnny Colt and drummer Kenny Cresswell to form the Brand New Immortals, a power trio that generated substantial buzz with a six-song EP, once again produced by O'Brien, before signing with Elektra. The group released its full-length debut, Tragic Show, in 2001, but once again, commercial success proved elusive. The band believed Elektra hadn't properly promoted the album and in early 2002, Harris announced Brand New Immortals had broken up and that he was returning to solo work.
Named one of Rolling Stone's best 25 artists on MySpace upon the debut of "Ready to Wake Up", she is back with more indie-singer-songwriter folky sweetness on her latest album"California". She is also 1/2 the electronic duo Lovers & Poets. Her voice can be heard on EDM tracks like "Sun Gone Down", "Lost in Space", and "I Want to Believe". Her songs have been supported by Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, and Judge Jules on BBC 1 Radio.
Recently Shannon's songs have been heard on ABC's "The Lying Game", CW's "90210", the Style Network's "Giuliana & Bill", Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance", and the Food Network.