Doors at 8:30
9 - Total Recluse
10 - Curtsy
11 - Water District
The Satellite Presents
Welcome to Water District, where you will find authentic indie pop rock with a modern emo spin. This exuberant Los Angeles trio blends influences from the indie rock sound of the 2000s with fluid new wave melodies and lyrics influenced by The Smiths and The Cure. Water District re-imagines pop rock for the new generation, who are ready for a return to emotionally sincere and harmonious music. Inspired by his artistic upbringing in Southern California—his mother is a painter and his father was a mod rocker in the 1960s—lead singer Tice Griffin recorded his first demo when he was 19 and went on his first West Coast tour shortly thereafter. While living in a van outside of a studio where he worked as a technician, Griffin envisioned himself as the front man for his own band and committed himself to pursuing his dream. Since then, Water District has released a demo album, an EP and various singles, to critical acclaim and national airplay. The band is rounded out by Erik Williams on drums and Ryan Scottie on bass.
Curtsy is an indie-rock five piece consisting of Austin Knecht, Crystal Napoles, Kai Dodson, Tamara Simons, and Jonathan Palmquist. Curtsy was formed when Austin Knecht (vocals, guitar) auditioned as a lap steel player for a country-folk band fronted by Crystal Napoles (vocals, keys). After bonding over their mutual love of 80s pop and 90s shoegaze, the pair began writing together. Jonathan Palmquist (drums), Kai Dodson (bass), and Tamara Simons (guitar) joined the pair along the way, forming a completive, rich rhythm section. Their sound incorporates lush indie pop with dreamy guitars over driving rhythms and haunting boy/girl harmonies wrapped around perfect pop hooks—a sound that creates something both familiar and unique.
Richard is a recluse from Silverlake, CA (via San Diego) who creates & performs music under the moniker Total Recluse. He is currently playing west coast dates in support of his latest EP, Coastal Lows - as heard on KCRW Los Angeles' "The Lab" and accompanying video for single, "West Coast" premiered via Northern Transmissions.