5 West Hollywood Bands Play for WeHo Bike Coalition Fundraiser
The new West Hollywood Bicycle Coalition will continue its successful work to improve the city’s bike services by hosting a benefit concert featuring five popular local bands on Thursday, March 15 at Little Bar.
The show will feature performances by singer/songwriter Tracee Perrin, old-time trio Triple Chicken Foot, pop band Hello Dragon, noise pop band Xylowaves, and husband/wife duo Quality Audio.
Doors open at 7pm, and the show begins at 8. Little Bar is located at 757 S. La Brea, and open to anyone 21+.
Ticket sales and donations will benefit the West Hollywood Bicycle Coalition (WeHoBC), which advocates for local bike-oriented services, advocacy, education, and projects that benefit residents, businesses, and visitors.
Funds raised will enable the Coalition to pursue projects throughout 2012, which include: educating drivers and cyclists about safely sharing the road; surveying residents about bike network improvements; and reaching out to previously-underserved groups within West Hollywood.
The suggested donation is $5, and $10 donations will receive a drink ticket. In addition, attendees can join a raffle for numerous prizes donated by generous local bike-supporting businesses. Prizes include bicycle gear valued at $225.00 from Helen’s Cycles (cycling jersey, helmet, lights set, t-shirt); a pair of designer sunglasses valued at $420 from LA Eyeworks; a gift certificate for a bike tour for 6 from Bikes and Hikes valued at $948; urban cycling gear from Bici Chica LA valued at $50.00; letterpress cards and stationary from Im-pressed Letterpress valued at $40.00; jewelry by Tasha Rein valued at $50.00.
In addition to raising funds for future projects, the benefit will celebrate the WeHoBC’s recent successes in advancing local bike infrastructure and the establishment of new bike-friendly guidelines for city projects.
The WeHoBC made the case for those new guidelines by organizing speakers, one-on-one meetings, and public outreach toward City Council Members. On December 7th the City Council unanimously accepted a series of wide-ranging recommendations for bike-friendliness made by the city-sponsored Bicycle Task Force.
The WeHoBC’s March 15th benefit will not only celebrate that success, but will mark the kickoff for the the organization’s next slate of projects.
ABOUT THE WEST HOLLYWOOD BICYCLE COALITION
The West Hollywood Bicycle Coalition promotes bike-oriented services, advocacy, education, and projects that benefit everyone, from pedestrians to cyclists to transit riders to motorists.
As a local chapter of the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition, the WeHoBC works with community service groups, local businesses, and municipal leaders to serve cyclists of all ages and skill levels.
The organization’s goal is to make complete and sustainable streets available to all and to promote health and wellness through cycling, thereby making West Hollywood an even more delightful place to live, work, and play.
ABOUT THE BANDS
Tracee Perrin: (debut EP out on Providence on February 18th)
A Los Angeles native and profession singer/songwriter since 2007, Tracee Perrin is an Alternative Indie Folk artist in the style of Shawn Colvin meets Patty Griffin and Brandi Carlile. Having grown up a mixed-race child in a German-American family has instilled a strong love of culture, languages and family traditions in Tracee and has nurtured her need to explore the human condition through her music. In 2010, she graduated from the Musicians Institute with an Independent Artist Certificate. While attending MI, she produced and engineered her own music. In October of the same year, she was accepted into ASCAP’s prestigious Lester Sill Songwriters Workshop where she had the privilege of working with and learning from some of the music industry’s most prolific artists, songwriters and industry professionals. Most currently, you can find Tracee sharing her music through live performances in Los Angeles. She also continues to work on new material to be released throughout 2012.
Triple Chicken Foot:
Triple Chicken Foot is an Old Time trio playing fiddle and banjo tunes and songs in Los Angeles, California with Ben Guzmán on fiddle/mandolin, Mike Heinle on banjo and Kelly Marie Martin on guitar. They all three sing. For over five years, playing old time music in Los Angeles has brought them to backyard bbqs, the 100th anniversary of a Danish Church, the Autry National Center, LACMA, weddings, numerous clubs around Southern California and NPR. They have also performed at local festivals–Goleta Fiddlers Convention, Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest, CTMS’s Equinox and the New Los Angeles Folk Festival, up the west coast at the Portland Old Time Gathering and the Berkely Old Time Music Convention, and this year they were featured on the Palomino stage of the Stagecoach Festival.
Hello Dragon is Chris Zerby and Julie Chadwick (Helicopter helicopter – Initial Records), drummer Sean Burgess, bassist Michael Eisenstein (Letters to Cleo / Kay Hanley) keyboardist Jeremy Wilkins (allegra gellar). “Hello Dragon’s debut The Quantum Explorers is easily the sleeper pop album of the decade. It’s the perfect L.A.-via-Boston flashback fascination, as if Fort Apache crash landed onto Silver Lake…” – L.A. Underground
In August 2010, 23 and 9 received GX Jupitter-Larsen’s “complete blessing” regarding the use of the name Xylowaves. It would be nearly a year and a half before the project coalesced in January 2012, and Xylowaves, via an experiment to deconstruct the generic marketing term, “noise pop,” arrived at the following theorem: The harsh extremes of abstract noise [The Haters] + the synth pop of new wave [A Flock of Seagulls] = A Flock of Haters. Or noise wave. Or something equally absurd. The experiment continues…
Quality Audio Publishing is the recording project/publishing company of husband and wife David Gloshinski and Tess. Lotta. Separately, David and Tess. have played in several bands in both the Boston and Seattle scenes, inculding Bob Evans and Danger Gens. They began collabortating in Seattle as Raoul, recruiting drummer Kirk Jamieson and guitarist Tony Trunzo. David and Tess. now live in Los Angeles, writing and recording songs.