Jordan Lovelis, Travesura, Ruby Force

The Wayfarer Presents : July Residency

Jordan Lovelis


Ruby Force

Mon, July 17, 2017

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Jordan Lovelis
Jordan Lovelis
I went to New York in the Winter of 2016 and made an EP with Kelly Winrich of Delta Spirit.

It’s called Mystery’s Teeth. I hope you don’t hate it. xoxo
Based in Long Beach, California, Travesura features Leo Romero on vocals, guitar, and harmonica; he is joined by guitarist/keyboard player Eric Evans and percussionist Mark Morones.
Travesura came together through loose connections and passion for music to form a trio of characters that look and sound like they've been together for years. Forming in 2013, guitarist and vocalist Leo Romero began a new project with keyboardist and guitarist Eric Evans. Seeking a drummer, Evans invited Mark Morones over to practice one night before a show Romero and Evans had booked. By the end of the night, Morones was in the band.
Romero is a self-taught player with an intrinsic motivation to write lyric-based songs. Many drunken nights leading into early dawns have produced songs that will make your heart wrench or make your foot stomp. As a professional skateboarder, he's lived a unique life that inspires his words.
Morones is a firecracker, gregarious before and after a show, and smiling the whole time he's playing. With a background in orchestra, Morones has a deep appreciation for proper percussion and keeps the band on a steady pace all night.
Evans brings a certain calmness to the band's visual presence while making your head turn toward him upon a key or string being played. His talent shines through in his ability to bounce from keyboard to guitar on a given song and play equally well on both.
In less than a year, Travesura has already transversed North America, playing bars in Vancouver, house parties in the Pacific Northwest, venues with dress codes in Los Angeles, and making it back to Leo's motherland of Mexico. No gig is too big or small for Travesura, they just love playing.
Ruby Force
Ruby Force
Ruby Force, the musical brainchild of Erin McLaughlin, captures her personal journey of self-discovery...marked by a maturity and ease in tone, lyrics that elicit confidence in the midst of questions, and a flirty playfulness that will melt anyone's heart. All this - with an invitation to listen and engage in her twisted tales of life and love, lost and gained.

Evolutionary War is Ruby Force's debut ten-song record. It transports a listener through McLaughlin’s own experiences – from her upbringing in the yellow-hued fields of the Southwest, through the dank, fluoresced streets of urban metropolises, and across a myriad of international seas. Enlisting the collaboration of musical luminaries such as Elijah Thomson (Everest, Delta Spirit, Father John Misty), Richard Swift (The Black Keys, The Shins, The Archs, Foxygen), Frank Lenz (Pedro The Lion) and Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek), McLaughlin keeps good company on the sojourn as these creative partners inject a wealth of heart, brains and guts into her already soul-wrenching compositions.

‘After the first pass through Evolutionary War, it is clear that we are witnessing only the emergence of an exciting new artist, as the songs weave through a host of familiar musical genres creating an exciting hybrid of past, present and future. If this independently produced release is any indication, the future is glittered with Ruby Force.’ - Eli Thomson
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627