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Wednesday, March 12 • 11:30pm - Thursday, March 13 •12:00am
The Happy Hollows

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The Happy Hollows is a raucous three piece indie-rock trio from Los Angeles that play fast and irreverent noise-pop. The band writes melodic and quirky songs with odd arrangements. Among other things, the subjects of their tunes include Vietnam flashbacks, palindromes, the colors of the rainbow, labyrinths, time travel, mythical animals, and Tarot cards. The group is fronted by Sarah Negahdari (vocals/guitar) and held together by the rhythm section of Charlie Mahoney (bass/vocals) and Chris Hernandez (drums/vocals). The L.A. Times has described their sound as a “pugilistic mix of stinging guitars, turbulent rhythms, and shouted vocals” that “alternates between childlike experimentation and ferocious firestorm.” AllMusic wrote that the band’s “appeal is immediate” and the Rock Insider Blog has characterized their live show as “explosive”. Nylon Magazine described their sound as “lo-fi distortion” mixed with “Kim Deal-esque vocals and racing rhythms.” The Happy Hollows recently completed a month long residency at celebrated L.A. nightclub The Echo and, in October 2007, the band opened for Silversun Pickups at The Fillmore (San Francisco) and The Wiltern (Los Angeles). They have also opened for Midnight Movies, Earlimart, Why?, and Great Northern. In September 2007, the band made their national television debut on Fuel TV’s “The Daily Habit”. In 2007, the video for their song “Vietnam” was selected as an editor’s pick on YouTube. L.A. radio station Indie 103.1 selected the video as one of the top 10 local videos of 2007. Their debut EP, "Bunnies and Bombs" (2006), was played on numerous radio stations including Indie 103.1, KROQ, KXLU (Los Angeles), KUSF (San Francisco), KUCI (Irvine), KSPC (Claremont), KUCR (Riverside), and KDST (San Diego), as well as internet radio stations including Bagel Radio, Spacelab.TV, KillRadio.org, musicnerve.com, UsedWigs.com, and UCLAradio.com. The band has performed live on Indie 103.1, KXLU, and KUCI. The Happy Hollows are currently working on their first full length album with producer David Newton (The Little Ones, The Blood Arm).

Wednesday March 12, 2008 11:30pm - Thursday March 13, 2008 12:00am
Dirty Dog Bar 505 E 6th St

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