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Sun Sep 25 |
THANK YOU SCIENTIST
with BEFORE THE BULB, FALCHEMIST
Mon Sep 26 |
PORCHES
with JAPANESE BREAKFAST, RIVERGAZER
Wed Sep 28 |
MYTHirst
with FURBIE CAKES, BIG J BEATS, OLD SOUL ERA, SMRT
Thu Sep 29 |
HAPPY HOUR BINGO
with Win Tix To: Elle King, Okkervil River, Kishi Bashi, Death From Above 1975 + Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Faint, Failure, Purity Ring
Thu Sep 29 |
ON REPEAT
with EMPRESS, THE BEEVES, MEETING HOUSE
Fri Sep 30 |
THE SHADOWBOXERS
with WESLEY WATKINS, HR PEOPLE
Sat Oct 1 |
IAN MOORE
Sat Oct 1 |
DANCE YOURSELF CLEAN - AN INDIE-POP DANCE PARTY
Sun Oct 2 |
THE GODDAMN GALLOWS
with GALLOWS BOUND, CROW CAVALIER
Tue Oct 4 |
WHITE REAPER
with THE OUTFIT, DRAMAD
Wed Oct 5 |
THE WEEKS
with COLD FRONTS
Thu Oct 6 |
A TRIBE CALLED RED
Thu Oct 6 |
HAPPY HOUR BINGO
with Win Tix To: Mandolin Orange (both nights), Failure, Purity Ring, Moon Hooch, The Faint, Deerhunter, Johnnyswim
Fri Oct 7 |
A TRIBE CALLED RED
Sat Oct 8 |
CYMBALS EAT GUITARS
with FIELD MOUSE, WILD HONEY
Mon Oct 10 |
SEAN HAYES
with CORY MON, TIM CARR
Wed Oct 12 |
NATALY DAWN
Thu Oct 13 |
THE NORTHERN EMPTY
with MITCHEL EVAN & THE MANGROVE
Fri Oct 14 |
DADDY ISSUES
with THE PATIENT ZEROS
Fri Oct 14 |
RACHEL YAMAGATA
Sat Oct 15 |
THE GARDEN
with SO PITTED, HEYROCCO
Tue Oct 18 |
TOBACCO
with HIGH TIDES, ODONIS ODONIS
Thu Oct 20 |
BIG BUSINESS
Fri Oct 21 |
THE FELICE BROTHERS
with SHELBY EARL, STRAWBERRY RUNNERS
Sat Oct 22 |
TRUE WIDOW
with LOWLANDS, EMERALD SIAM
Sun Oct 23 |
TRASH TALK
with ANTWON, BLACK NOISE (DJ SET)
Tue Oct 25 |
LEWIS DEL MAR
with PRINZE GEORGE
Wed Oct 26 |
NOBUNNY
Fri Oct 28 |
IN THE WHALE
with ONE FLEW WEST
Sat Oct 29 |
HAYDEN JAMES
with ELDERBROOK, RUMTUM
Sun Oct 30 |
LITTLE HURRICANE
Tue Nov 1 |
PAPER ROUTE
with HALFNOISE
Wed Nov 2 |
QUINN XCII
with AYOKAY
Thu Nov 3 |
THROTTLEBOMB
with THE HEROIN, SPACE IN TIME, SMOLDER & BURN
Fri Nov 4 |
DAVID RAMIREZ
Sat Nov 5 |
SUNFLOWER BEAN
with THE LEMON TWIGS
Sun Nov 6 |
SALES
with TANGERINE
Sat Nov 12 |
K THEORY
Wed Nov 16 |
THE DUST BOWL REVIVAL
Thu Nov 17 |
MR LITTLE JEANS
Fri Nov 18 |
THE WILD REEDS
Sat Nov 19 |
THE JEZABELS
Sun Nov 20 |
ADAM TORRES
Tue Nov 22 |
MARC E. BASSY
Sat Nov 26 |
SAD13
with VAGABON
Tue Nov 29 |
BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH
with BROLLY
Fri Dec 30 |
EL TEN ELEVEN
Sat Dec 31 |
EL TEN ELEVEN - NYE SHOW

Mon Dec 16 | KBPI Presents | 16+

BEWARE OF DARKNESS  

DISGRACE THE TRAITOR

Doors open at 8 PM   |   Show starts at 9 PM   |   $5 EARLY BIRD | $10 ADV | $12 DAY OF SHOW





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Out now on Bright Antenna Records, Beware of Darkness’ (Kyle Nicolaides, Tony Cupito, and Daniel Curcio) debut full-length Orthodox is a musical assault—filled with squealing guitars, barbed hooks, and timeless glam posturing. At first listen, the album is a mindless good time—aimed somewhere between the gut and dirty dive bar.  It is not, however, a thoughtless endeavor.

“No one asks why you do things,” muses frontman Kyle Nicolaides. “Why do you love what you love? I had to ask why I want to do this. Music, you can totally scrape by without thinking about it, if that makes sense. You can half-heartedly write songs and have success at it.”

Weaned on a heady blend of The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, putting thought into music has always come easily to Nicolaides. However it wasn’t until he met bandmate Tony Cupito—the only other white guy at an all African-American R&B show—that Beware of Darkness began to take shape. In a stroke of luck—or perhaps fate—Cupito lead Nicolaides in finding bassist Daniel Curcio, who happened to be in town to meet a half-brother he never knew he had.

Recorded entirely in two weeks at the Sound Factory and Valley Recorder in Hollywood, CA,  executive produced by Dave Sardy and produced by Greg Gordon and Nicolaides, Beware of Darkness’ debut-full length is a heady meditation on death—and its implications for the living.

“I remember being thirteen or fourteen and being in school one day, and having that realization that I’m going to die,” he says. “That’s kind of why I started writing songs and working really hard in high school…It was weird, because there was a motivation for me. I had read an article about a local girl who had just died in a car crash. You realize, that man, it could happen any time.”

With the material written while Nicolaides was between the ages of 20 and 21, the musician found he had to go back to the past to understand his current work.

“The working title was Bleak,” he reveals. “It became Orthodox. I kept writing that word down in my journals. Once I finally looked up what it meant, it made sense and it fit. The first half means right and true, the second half means belief. I think the record is a lot about that too. About coming into awareness. You know that age where you come into awareness and you understand how the world works?  ‘This is how our food supply works?  This is how government works?’  For me, it’s about that kind of thing: self-awareness, what that is, realizing that you can lose people, realizing that friends disappear, and understanding how things work.”

Hard won realizations and cold comforts dot the album. “There’s one song called ‘Morning Tea,’ recounts Nicolaides. “It was the first song that I had written where I felt like I pulled a huge leech off my back. I felt twenty pounds lighter after I wrote it.”

However, nowhere is that sense of understanding in loss more evident than “All Who Remain,” a ballad  co-written by John 5 of Rob Zombie.

“We’ve never got a reaction to playing a song like that,” says Nicolaides. “The first time we played it live, we sound-checked with it in San Diego…the  popcorn guy ran up to us and said, ‘What is that song? That was insane! I want to hear it again!’ It’s ridiculous. We’ve never had a song like that. There are always a handful of people after ever song who come up and ask ‘What was that?’  It’s really special. It’s a slow jam and it’s about somebody dying that’s close to you. I’m excited for people to hear that.”

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