2012 Lobster Festival Music Schedule
Friday, Sept. 14th, 2012
|6:00pm||The Vice Junkies|
Saturday, Sept. 15th, 2012
|9:00pm||Dum Dum Girls|
|3:00pm||Damselles & The TC4|
Sunday, Sept. 16th, 2012
|2:00pm||Capt. Jeff & The Chumbuckets|
Friday, September 14th, 2012
Saint Motel is a band that’s going places fast. We’re glad to welcome them back for a second appearance at KROQ’s Locals Only night and truth be told where this band is going they won’t be “local” much longer. In March they blew away the audience at SXSW and tonight they’ll be treating everyone to songs from their brand new LP “Voyeur”. See them up close and personal as our Friday night headliner, history is in the making…
RACES formed in the fall of 2009 after singer/songwriter Wade Ryff escaped the sweaty grips of multiple bands, the San Fernando Valley and a real life witch. Originally formed as an impromptu group assembled for a one time performance, this haphazard ensemble of 6 musicians decided to continue playing together and see what opportunities came their way. RACES have recently signed to Frenchkiss Records, who released their self-recorded and produced debut album in early 2012.
We are happy to welcome back Great Northern. Headed by Solon Bixler, former guitarist for 30 Seconds to Mars, and Rachel Stolte on vocals Great Northern will be performing tracks off their new release. And a bit of trivia, the band is named after the motel in “Twin Peaks”.
Friday kicks off KROQ’S LOCALS ONLY night with the winner of the Cabo Wabo Tequila’s “Your Shot to Rock” band search, The Vice Junkies. Winning with over 8,000 likes on Facebook The Vice Junkies have managed to stay under the radar and build a huge fan base at the same time. Pretty slick if you ask us, and best of all their music is pretty good. We’re proud to welcome them to the Lobster Festival.
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
One reviewer describes the Dum Dum Girls at “Equal parts girl-group gloss and brash punk energy.” Saturday’s closing act has always been about the show as well as the music, and with the Dum Dum Girls we’re serving up heaping portions of both. Don’t let their name fool you, they are smart as a whip and deep as the ocean. What are you in store for? Click the link and see for yourself.
One of the hottest new bands on the national scene, JJAMZ got its start on a karaoke night in Hollywood. Taking their name from the first initials of each of their names, JJAMZ features James Valentine of Maroon 5, Jason Boesel of Rilo Kiley/Bright Eyes, Alex Greewald of Phantom Planet, Michael Runion + Z Berg from The Like. If that’s not enough to convince you that this is a hot act check out their video at the link below:
Yes, definitely YES. Definitely an affirmative for NO. Don’t try and Google them, they still haven’t fixed that issue. But don’t worry about finding them on Google, they’ll be on the main stage to kick off the evening show at the Lobster Festival.
Called by one star as “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” Lili Haydn has released four critically acclaimed albums. She’s played, sung with and opened for stars like Sting, Josh Groban, Cyndi Lauper, Herbie Hancock, and Roger Waters to name a few. We could fill this page with her accolades, well deserved as you will find out Saturday night, but check out the link below to see what you are in store for:
Back by popular demand this year, this ain’t yo mama’s taiko. Oh no, not even close. The Taiko Project blends music, theater, costumes and choreography into a tsunami of sound. As pure as a tea ceremony, as fresh as hip-hop and as focused as a laser, their show will stun you with their grace and precision.
Inspired by the Herman Wouk novel of the same name, Youngblood Hawke arose from the exhaustion of touring with Iglu and Hartly, good friends Sam Martin and Simon Katz teamed up to form Youngblood Hawke. We suspect after listening to their music that opportunity is again knocking and they will be off again on another journey and will definitely find more success than their namesake.
Timewarp R&B, big smiles, 3 part harmonies, the Damselles & TC4 promise to take you to the prom and not leave a speck of lipstick on your collar. Honest.
One of the hardest working artists on the LA music scene, Davis Fetter unabashedly acknowledges his classic rock inspirations. Imagine a young Morrissey channeling a chorus of James Brown. Davis is a star on the rise.
To call Sara Radle an “emerging artist” doesn’t do justice to either her talent, her grace or the hard work she’s put in as a musician. Nor does it acknowledge her talent with paper bag hand puppets. So let’s say this about Sara: She’s dynamite, she’s got five solo records and you are going to fall in love with her.
Sunday, September 16th, 2012
From heart of downtown Downey come the masters of rock, with a high energy close to the Lobster Festival delivered via their patented mix of blues, rockabilly, country and bluegrass with maybe just a dash of mariachi to keep everyone on their toes.
Deceptively wrapped in lush sound and perfectly paired vocals uplift the audience like a rocket launch. Big sound and smart lyrics from lead signer Gabriel Hart grab and twist you around like a toy. Jail Weddings puts on a show in the best sense of the word. Their versatility is hard to put into few words so let’s just say that this is one act not to be missed at the Lobster Festival.
If you are a fan of the FX show “Sons of Anarchy” then you are already familiar with Battleme. Season Two’s finale featured their song “Burn this Town”. But don’t expect their music to be all loud Harley noise, their range is much greater than that. MTV’s Buzzworthy featured their single “Touch” this March, and the show Criminal Minds featured “Gun” in Season Six. In fact you can say that they have a budding season finale career, even being featured in NBC’s “Chuck”.
Time to put on your dancing pants, wind up the Way Back Machine and get ready for a blender full of Django Reinhardt, Cab Calloway, Luis Armstrong and the rest of the best of New Orleans jazz. Add a liberal heaping of comedy and a ton of talent and Capt. Jeff will be reeling in the fun at the Lobster Festival.
The Lobster Festival keeps one slot a day reserved for emerging artists. Today we are going to kickoff the party with Neveready. Don’t let their name fool you, this young group is more than ready so catch them early and be delighted and surprised. Neveready’s going places and we are proud to say it starts at the Lobster Festival.