The Vibrometers, Truck D, BONGOLOIDZ

The Vibrometers

Truck D


Thu, September 27, 2012

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

$8.00 at the door

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Vibrometers
The Vibrometers
The Los Angeles retro funkateers bring genuine old school groovyness to the forefront keeping it fresh through melodic hooks and trancelike beats. Heavily inspired by the sounds of Fela Kuti and James Brown, the ensemble focuses on core elements of Afrobeat and soul music also blending harmonies reminiscent of Steely Dan and LCD Soundsystem to create unique sound.

The Vibrometers frequent LA's Downtown and Hollywood nightlife at clubs like Bordello Bar, The Mint, and 7Grand as well as travel up the coast to San Francisco where they have a home in the brisk Mission District. Members of the band have toured the states and internationally. Aaron has played sax with and recorded for pop singer Jason Mraz and Dave Matthews. Chris has toured with the musical Handel's Messiah Rocks and Molly just graduated from USC's famous studio guitar program.

The sound is raw, psychedelic, and classic finding its own seat amongst the throwback soulsters of our modern times.
Truck D - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Truck D
Truck D (also known as Truck Dancerson) is a rock band from Long Beach, California. Founded in 2011 by multi- instrumentalist Benjamin Adamson, the band incorporates various influences including progressive rock, gypsy music, blues, and the rhythmic complexity of afro-beat into their sound. They are known for their energetic live shows, as well as their spontaneous improvisations on stage.

Collectively, these young talents have performed with Snoop Dogg, Jason Mraz, DJ Quick, Sly Stone, Parliament Funkadelic, George Clinton, Eek A Mouse, Everlast, Michael Buble, Steve Miller, and Dakah Hip Hop Orchestra to name a few.
BONGOLOIDZ - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Originally from Gardena, California, Alfredo "Fredo" Ortiz started to beat the drums in 3rd grade. In high school he joined the school marching band while he made a name for himself playing drums in a popular L.A. punk band - Los Villians.

Playing live gigs and working in studio sessions led to meeting keyboard player Money Mark in 1996. Mark was impressed with the uniquely versatile Ortiz, and subsequently introduced him to the Beastie Boys - who were looking for a new percussionist. They too liked Fredo, and within weeks he was on a plane to Australia to play percussion with the Beasties on tour.

Fredo has been performing with the Beastie Boys worldwide as their drummer and percussionist ever since. He was featured in their film "Awesome; I... Shot That!" which was a sold out performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Alfredo's percussion was also featured on the Beastie Boys' Grammy Award winning instrumental album, "The Mix-Up".
Venue Information:
El Cid
4212 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90029