Wetwood Smokes, The 131ers, Arms Akimbo

The Wayfarer Presents

Wetwood Smokes

The 131ers

Arms Akimbo

Sat, January 6, 2018

8:00 pm


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
The 131ers
The 131ers
Best friends, college dropouts, and mildly obsessed with Daisy Ridley. Well, Kaleb is anyway. The 131ers are from Torrance, California and play indie-folk-rock that frequently draws comparisons to "classic Americana." We're not sure what that means, but we like it.

The band records all their music in their home built studio and produces their own music videos. A little bit of their blood, sweat, and tears can be found in everything they produce. But not literally, because that would be gross.
Arms Akimbo
Arms Akimbo
Arms Akimbo is an emerging indie rock band from Los Angeles, California. Band members Peter Schrupp, Christopher Kalil, Colin Boppell, and Matt Sutton met while studying studio recording at Loyola Marymount University. Each having an eclectic musical background, they came together in 2015 to form Arms Akimbo. Within months, the band wrote, produced, and released their debut E.P., ‘Vignettes’. Their unique, raw, harmony-packed, percussion-driven sound has captured a wide audience online and is given a new life on stage. During live performances, you can see them bouncing from instrument to instrument, belting four-part harmonies, and rocking out with their fans, and this energy has drawn huge crowds and filled venues for their shows
all across Los Angeles.

In the past several months, Arms Akimbo has had some amazing successes:
•Opened for Walk the Moon at ‘Fallapalooza’ in Los Angeles as direct support
Opened for Strangers You Know at The Roxy in Hollywood
Reached over 170,000 plays on the single, “Michigan” in just 2 months of release
•Reached more than 75,000 plays on the single, “Little Insensitive” within a month of release
•Sold out The Study in Hollywood on a Tuesday night for the “Little Insensitive Single Release Show,” forcing the Los Angeles Fire Department to nearly shut down the venue because of their overflow crowd

Arms Akimbo has received amazing feedback from fans and is now in the midst of broadening their fan base to share their sound with as many people as They possibly can.

Arms Akimbo has had more than 400,000 streams and downloads across various distribution services
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627