Battle for the Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts: Round 1 Day 1

Battle for the Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts: Round 1 Day 1

Wed, May 23, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Saint Rocke

Hermosa Beach, CA

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Kira Lingman Band
Kira Lingman Band
Perhaps Kira is best summed up by music journalist and creator of Dirty Hippy Radio, Jeff Vincent, when he wrote: "While she does many different things — improvising southern country-fried, chicken-picking guitar solos, tapping percussion with her feet, blowing nasty harp with swampy comprehension, adding soft beauty to the facade before tearing it down and throwing it in your face with piercing vocals — the advent of Lingman does one general thing to a band: it brings a ton of soul.”

Witnessing Kira, Joe Lopilato (bass), and Zach (drums) play live is an experience not easily forgotten. Arresting, chaotic, beautiful, intense, sweet, and of course, soulful. Check out KiraLingman's debut album produced by drummer, Zach Bozeman.
The HiGrounds
The HiGrounds
Formed in May 2016 in the neighboring cities of Hermosa and Manhattan Beach within the suburbs of Los Angeles, Rock and Roll group The HiGrounds includes Matt Sumen (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Nick Schuman (Piano/Vocals), Madden Laing (Drums/Vocals), and Neal Cooper (Bass/Vocals). Local friends who found a common passion to play and share the music they wanted to hear.

The HiGrounds story began when Matt Sumen and Nick Schuman returned to LA after pursuing studies at Berklee College of Music. Excited to start a project, they performed at house parties and local bars in hopes of finding a steady line up. Unable to do so, and with a show coming up, they were casually invited to jam with friend Neal Cooper, who would hop on the bass while Madden Laing played drums. There was an undeniable connection. As they prepared for what they thought was their only show together, their passion towards the band grew. The four of them eagerly wrote and arranged original material, learning from one another and becoming better musicians in the process. Following their first live performance, they surpassed expectations, receiving amazing feedback and support from those closest to them. Aware of the opportunity in front of them, they decided to commit themselves to their music. Within a few months, The HiGrounds were consistently bringing local crowds to venues such as The Viper Room, The Mint, Molly Malone’s, and other LA hot spots.

After almost a year of honing in on their style of playing by performing in the Beach Cities and Greater Los Angeles area, it was time to hit the studio. Inspired by bands such as The Doors, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles, their debut album Wouldn’t Hurt to Show embodies the sound of classic rock with their own contemporary approach. Released in November of 2017, the album includes 13 original songs that showcase their own brand of sound while flavoring the tracks with different styles and influences including Beach Rock, Blues, jazz, Soul, Funk, and Rock and Roll.
White Tar Band
White Tar Band
Modern guitar-driven Indie Pop, taking you away on the waves of post-Pistols nostalgia, continental style, and blurry daily kitchen sink romanticism
Jak Frost
Jak Frost
Venue Information:
Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254
http://www.saintrocke.com