Spaceland Presents Saturdays Off the 405 with Nick Waterhouse

Spaceland Presents Saturdays off the 405

Spaceland Presents Saturdays Off the 405 with Nick Waterhouse

Sat, July 28, 2012

6:00 pm

The Getty Center

Los Angeles, CA

Free

Spaceland Presents Saturdays Off the 405 with Nick Waterhouse
Spaceland Presents Saturdays Off the 405 with Nick Waterhouse
Nick Waterhouse is the New Breed - An R&B fanatic who combines an uncanny old-school swagger with contemporary output. At just 25, He joins the ranks of a growing cabale of similar acts and producers of recent times - Mark Ronson, Mayer Hawthorne, the Daptone Crew et al – that are all moving forward into the past, yet all quite different. For Waterhouse, his muse is the over-modulated sound of vintage R&B, and his take on such a time-honored tradition evokes the back-alley thrill of New Orleans, Detroit and Memphis in their heyday. He combines an astute attention to detail with an honest desire to match the emotional impact of the music that inspires him.

"Meet angel-faced, starched-shirted, vintage glasses–sporting producer and musician Nick Waterhouse, whose driver's license says he's 24 but whose record collection suggests he was born in 1942.
Amy Winehouse might be gone, but old-style soul and R&B live on via musicians like Charles Bradley, Adele, Sharon Jones and L.A.'s Aloe Blacc. Now, here comes a kid from Huntington Beach with an ear for some of the rawest, most rug-cutting R&B ever pressed to vinyl, his preferred medium. "If I'm going to bother to use a real guitar," he says later, "I want a real sound wave."
He's just starting the first recording session for his debut EP on up-and-coming local label Innovative Leisure, which launched throwback garage-soul rocker Hanni El Khatib into the stratosphere. He's also in possession of a bevy of offers to produce and record, including with Weekly favorites the Allah-Las and a series of plum gigs, including an opening slot for Booker T. (of immortal soul band Booker T. & the M.G.s) and a spot at the Sunset Junction festival this weekend. He has a small but potent and quickly growing collection of fans, many of whom have become enraptured by his self-released 45 rpm vinyl single "Some Place," which sold out in an instant and now changes hands for almost $100 on eBay." – LA Weekly
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