Wetwood Smokes, Lauren Ruth Ward, The Jacks

The Wayfarer Presents

Wetwood Smokes

Lauren Ruth Ward

The Jacks

Fri, May 19, 2017

8:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Wetwood Smokes
Wetwood Smokes
"Out from the unsuspecting OC suburbia rises Wetwood Smokes, an up-and-coming indie-rock trio that have already claimed the Top Artist spot on The World Famous KROQ’s “Locals Only” show thrice in recent weeks. Don’t be fooled: their limited discography demonstrates their knack for chameleon virtuosity. Like Beck and Bright Eyes before them, each collection of songs share a distinctive vibe, sound, and appeal.

Wetwood Smokes’ debut LP Earth Tones & Red (2014) holds its own like a neon fox running through a Manhattan blackout, sounding as if it was crafted by some industry veteran rather than three newcomers in their parent’s garage. Next, Wetwood Smokes’ highly praised EP Organ Donor (2015) treats your soul like a paper flag in the wind, infusing your senses with a delicate electricity. The title track transports the listener deep into the throngs of young love: each tempo-change reverberates with excitement, self-loathing, hope, anger, an overall intoxicating concoction of emotions. Wetwood Smokes’ most recent EP Our Third (2016) trades in the indie-darling tranquility for the raw energy of southern classic rock. Quick as a snap, the track “Dead Pixel” leaves an epic and dirty caterwauling gash, completing the fuzzed out portrait of a late August sunburst." - Tim Maurer

"These cats take the term power trio to new heights with their aggressive indie overtones, layered perfectly with rock aesthetics and truly impassioned vocals. The result of this package produces unique songs with timeless qualities." -Ben Kashuk of Unearth Music Hub
Lauren Ruth Ward
Lauren Ruth Ward
Baltimore bred, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter, Lauren Ruth Ward, is back in the studio recording new material as a follow-up to her recent self-titled EP.

While integrating herself into the LA community as a Barber/Colorist, Lauren is also tirelessly performing at venues such as: The Bootleg Theatre, The Echo, The Lyric, Dirty Laundry, Viper Room, The Mint, Echo Park Rising, Hotel Café, the hi hat and partnering with organizations like SoFar Sounds LA, World Arts, and Play Like a Girl.

Recently enlisting producer/engineer, Grey Goon (Champagne Fever, US Royalty) for her full length LP, Lauren has also partnered with former Paperhaus guitarist, Eduardo Rivera, resulting in songs that draw from early 60s blues/psychedelia to todays pop while still maintaining her distinctly unique vocal style.
The Jacks
The Jacks
The Jacks are a Southern California rock band. Inspired by the vintage sound of the 60s and 70s, they aspire to incorporate the best elements of blues, pop, and rock into their music. Formed in the summer of 2016, The Jacks consist of Jonny Stanback (vocals/rhythm guitar), Tom Hunter (lead guitar), Scott Stone (bass), and Xan Yelich (Drums/Percussion).
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com