Gardens & Villa, Mr. Little Jeans

When:
Thursday September 5  |  7:00pm - 10:00pm
Where:
Santa Monica Pier - Santa Monica
Genre:
Alternative

Description

Gardens & Villa

Gardens & Villa is the project of five college friends from Santa Barbara, formed following the collapse of a noisier post-punk band and a hitch-hiking journey up the west coast. Members Chris Lynch, Adam Rasmussen, Levi Hayden, Shane McKillop began playing in earnest as Gardens & Villa in 2008. The name is pulled from the location of their house on Villa Street, and the property’s lovely garden to which they tend. The music they make is very much connected to coastal city they call home — the stoney bike rides, dance parties, a scene free of judgment. The band refers to this Santa Barbara feeling as “coco vibes.” For two weeks in the summer of 2010, the band camped behind visionary and now-labelmate Richard Swift’s Oregon studio. No shower, no kitchen, but all the magic you could ask for. After taking a band oath to always play all parts live — a la Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense — the band added member Dusty Ineman to supremely execute the live incarnation of the band.

Mr. Little Jeans

Meet Mr Little Jeans, a.k.a. Monica Birkenes. She is small and Norwegian and she makes music that will leave you reeling. Her pop dances left of center, a curious thing of equal parts organic magic and buzzing electricity. She has worked hard to get to this place, traveled far to find it. On some unmarked pasture between St. Vincent’s prettiest moments and Debby Harry’s wilder inclinations, she stands fronting an army of bright ideas and sharp sounds, a shipbuilder’s daughter with a voice that could part a sea.

Location

Santa Monica PierMap
Venue:
Santa Monica Pier   |   Visit Website for More Details
Street:
380 Santa Monica Pier
City
Santa Monica

Description

Twilight on the Pier

Twilight on the Pier is the free weekly music festival as iconic as the Pier itself. Now in it’s 35th consecutive year, Twilight continues the long-standing tradition of celebrating emerging and established artists and sounds from around the world. Featuring art, an all new comedy stage, eats, wine and beer garden, games and interactive activations.

Twilight's "Local Meets Global" theme celebrates different cultural soundscapes, mixing classic world music with pop jams and indie folk. We're highlighting artists who live and create in different countries, as well as artists who draw inspiration from those countries but live in LA, in an effort to provide our audience with a deeper understanding of what world music has to offer, and how it influences artists right here at home.

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