Battle for the Beach - FINALS

Battle for the Beach - FINALS

Sam and Dane, Olio, Derek Day, Phoenix Rising, The 131ers

Thu, July 20, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Saint Rocke

Hermosa Beach, CA

$5

This event is 21 and over

This is a General Admission ticket. It does not guarantee seating.

For seating reservations, please call 310-372-0035

Battle for the Beach
Battle for the Beach
Every year, Saint Rocke offers a great opportunity to the LA local band scene. The Battle of the Beach will be held in June and July with the finals on July 20th. The first night is June 21st, and it will feature four great bands competing head to head for a chance to make it to the finals. The winner of the finals gets the chance to play in front of 10,000 people at the Hermosa Sunday Concerts on the Beach in August.
Sam and Dane
Sam and Dane
Bluesy Beach Music For The Soul.
Olio
Olio
Three brothers from other mothers (and fathers) got together, from the OC, LA and DC, to create a miscellaneous collection of musical works aka OLIO. Inspired by everything from Black Sabbath to Barry White these guys stir up an eclectic blend of rock/pop/funk music and serve it up hot! Whether it's songs about break-ups, make-outs, shake-ups or four letter words, Olio produces electrifying, positive music from their studio in Los Angeles, CA. On stage Arif Hodzic sings and breaks strings (sometimes his right hand gets heavy), DeHaven Carrington grooves on drums and croons (when the lights are low and the mood is right), and newest member Kelley Hill is a fireball of energy, bouncing on one leg and just tearing the bass up (you may even see metal shavings come off the neck).

Olio hits the road in the USA this summer for their 2013 "Comeback Kings Tour." Playing Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and cities in between in June and Phoenix, Austin, Shreveport, Little Rock, NYC, DC, Kill Devil Hills and Atlanta in July and August.

On December 18, 2012 Olio released the Comeback Kings EP produced by legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer (Hendrix, Zeppelin, Beatles, Stones, Santana, Woodstock, Kiss, Frampton, Robert Randolph, Grace Potter). A full album of songs, recorded in L.A. and France, are set for a 2013 release.

In 2011, Olio won the Emerging Artist Competition held by Rusty's on the Santa Monica Pier. They were the only band to play the Twilight Dance Series twice in one summer, opening for Dawes with Jackson Browne in front of a crowd of several thousand music lovers.

They celebrated the release of their 2010 single "Get It Good" following the success of the 2009 11 song album "Living The Dream." The songs are dynamic ranging from the nylon stringed sweetness of "Completely Beautiful" about the profound impact of becoming a parent (received an Honorable Mention Award in the 2008 West Coast Songwriters International Competition) to a hard rock/rap collab that already has 20,000 NJ Devils fans shouting "Here We Go" at the Prudential Center. Their homage to the mamacita de futbol aka "Soccer Mom" inspired one impassioned UK critic to call them "sexist and subtle as a sledghammer." (Olio still thinks Benny Hill, John Cleese and Ricky Gervais are funny) The sound created is rich and packs a punch reminiscent of the John Mayer Trio while thematically aiming for Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life."

To experience Olio only on recording is like Vader without the Darth. Whether it's 30 minutes or 3 hours, the energy generated by these three could power a small town (or even the lesser known planet Zeta-Reticulan5). So, maybe the question isn't Who or What is Olio but rather When and Where?
Derek Day
Derek Day
It's my job to entertain you. First, ill try with Music, and if that doesn't work, well, lets just say we'll go down the list.

Im a few Bands: The Kidneys, No Babies No Bullets, and Hotstop. But this is me.
Phoenix Rising
Phoenix Rising
Phoenix Rising is a female duo based in Los Angeles-CA. We perform original music and cover music.
The 131ers
The 131ers
The 131ers are from Torrance, California and play indie-folk-rock that frequently draws comparisons to "classic Americana." We're not sure what that means, but we like it.

The band records all their music in their home built studio and produces their own music videos. A little bit of their blood, sweat, and tears can be found in everything they produce. But not literally, because that would be gross.
Venue Information:
Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254
http://www.saintrocke.com