Brett Newski

Brett Newski

Lucy & La Mer, Tactful Cactus

Tue, February 21, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Acerogami

Pomona, CA

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Brett Newski
Brett Newski
Living on four continents in five years, Brett Newski has existed on the fringe of society and avoided the "American Dream" at all costs. His story is no fairy tale. He didn't get signed to a big label early in his career. He was not endorsed by cool guitar companies or big-time management. At age 25, he took matters into his own hands by quitting all of his part-time jobs and becoming a full-time nomad, posting up in the nooks and crannies of earth and sub-letting rooms in Vietnam, South Africa, Germany and Wisconsin to write songs and recharge between tours. Newski's sophomore LP "Land, Air, Sea, Garage" was recorded at a surf camp in the Sri Lankan jungle, and at home in Wisconsin. The album is about diving into the world with no safety net and landing on your feet. It's a smart indie rock n' roll record with tongue-in-cheek moments that show parallels to Violent Femmes, Jonathan Richman, Mountain Goats, early Weezer, Frank Turner, & Elliot Smith.
Lucy & La Mer
Lucy & La Mer
Lucy & La Mer is the American Folk-Pop project of singer/songwriter Lucy LaForge.

The Folk-Pop band released their debut EP Little Spoon in April 2015. The long-awaited record includes 5 original tracks, written by lead singer Lucy LaForge and recorded live at a home studio in Echo Park. Their songs, described as "a cutesy yet sardonic and eccentric blend of a Folk, Alternative, and Pop sound" were written by LaForge during a rough patch post-college, when she took to living out of boat and learned how to play ukulele in between grad school applications.

Lucy leads an acoustic collaboration of musicians on her baritone ukulele, including GRAMMY winning percussionist Matthew Cook (LA Percussion Quartet/ Partch Ensemble) and jazz bassist Jon Lee Keenan (LA Master Chorale). The trio was voted to be part of the Echo Park Rising Music Festival in 2014 and also performed for Los Angeles' Mayor Garcetti at the Sierra Club's 50th Anniversary last year.

Lucy collaborates with local West Coast artists, as well as international acts (touring with Australian singer/songwriters in 2014). She also performed as a back-up singer for EDM legend Moby in two of his live shows in 2014.

Their homemade record is a small collection of ukulele-driven pop songs that poke at the seriousness of being an adult, both in romantic relationships and as a working professional. In their biting single "Just Friends," Lucy unapologetically conveys a "veracious account of today's hook up generation" says Life of A Rockstar journalist Nicole Hanratty. Their debut song raised enough support from fans in 2013 to fully fund the band's first music video via a Kickstarter Campaign.

Lucy & La Mer's single "Just Friends" is Now Available on iTunes

"I'm so grateful to have constant support from my fans," Lucy stated. "It's reassuring to know that people are relating to the songs and are excited to hear more. We can't wait to see what they think of Little Spoon."

Lucy & La Mer's debut EP Little Spoon was recorded by Jonathan Nesvadba at Pearl Tone Studios (Moby / Larry Gatlin) and mixed by Bill Rahko (Paul McCartney / Daft Punk ). It was Mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios.
Tactful Cactus
Tactful Cactus
Out of the heart of the Inland Empire, Tactful Cactus is a cosmic mix of americana, soul, jazz and blues. Devyn Trujillo sings her tales of heartache and adventure to melodies that leave you with a feeling of soft, sweet desert breezes.

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Venue Information:
Acerogami
228 W 2nd St
Pomona, CA, 91766