Michael Rault

Michael Rault

DeGreaser, Joel Jerome, Burgers (DJ Set)

Wed · November 15, 2017

8:00 pm

$10.00 - $13.00

This event is 18 and over

Michael Rault
Michael Rault
Michael Rault is a Toronto based singer, guitarist and songwriter fronting his own eponymously named band. A gifted multi-instrumentalist and arranger, his hooky blend of pop rock refracts an evolution of guitar based music through the ages. An era-defying mischievousness defines his synthesis of jukebox R’n’B, and acid psych as refracted through the experience of an adolescence spent idolizing the clever craftsmanship of the Beatles and the wiggy New Orleans textures of Dr. John in equal measure.

Rault’s latest album Living Daylight will see worldwide release on Burger Records in 2015. As a recent transplant from his native Edmonton, the album is a melodically adventurous take on a classic theme – leaving home to make your way in the big city. Produced and recorded in collaboration with Renny Wilson (Mint Records), Living Daylight is a dynamic fusion of the past and future. An inclination for early Rock N’ Roll is perverted by a heady production sensibility akin to the warped contemporary psych of Tame Impala. As a document of oddball DIY songwriting Living Daylight fits nicely in the lineage of records created by Ex-Edmontonian contemporaries like Mac Demarco or Sean Nicholas Savage. There must be something in the water…

Preceding Living Daylight will be an introductory new single also on Burger Records (in cooperation with Bad Actors). Produced in collaboration with members of Fucked Up and Slim Twig, yet written and performed entirely solo – Still Not Sad / Nothing Means Nothing further rarefies Rault’s economic and modernized take on classic rock tropes. Expect a busy year in 2015 for this dynamic instrumentalist and performer.
DeGreaser
DeGreaser
'The undeniably fun Los Angeles via Miami via Boston “basement glam” rockers Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser have been making a name for themselves in the D.I.Y. rock community over the past couple years, bouncing between Florida and Massachusetts, New York and now California, bringing their signature “chillin’ hard” attitude with them everywhere they go. If there’s one thing to be said about Katzman’s DeGreaser, these guys are having a great time. There’s the unabashed Kiss, Van Halen and Judas Priest worship, the never ending quest for the ultimate shred, a deep love for astrology, and a good deal of homage to Grease and the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle of the past. It’s all very tongue-in-cheek, but in the case of Katzman’s DeGreaser, it’s also quite genuine and sincere. The band’s entire aesthetic is based on being who they are, as Katzman puts it, “dorks that are obsessed with KISS and the Ramones”.

The band have created a unique and vibrant spin on 70’s glam, proto-metal riffs, garage punk, and indie rock, diving headfirst into the type of worship that Weezer first explored on “In The Garage”. The band have played shows with La Luz, Downtown Boys, Tall Juan, Mannequin Pussy, Guerilla Toss, White Fang, Unstoppable Death Machines and more since their inception early in 2014.'
Joel Jerome
Joel Jerome
Musician, sound engineer, producer and also founder of the label / studio Psychedelic Thriftstore Recordings based in Los Angeles. AKA Jojo Deluxe.
Venue Information:
Moroccan Lounge
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
http://www.themoroccan.com/