Spaceland Under The Stars with Kind Hearts and Coronets / Pageants

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Spaceland Under The Stars with Kind Hearts and Coronets / Pageants

Pageants

Thu, July 26, 2012

7:00 pm

Pershing Square

Los Angeles, California

Free

Kind Hearts and Coronets
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Former Chicagoan and Chamber Strings member Asa Ferry has his hands full as singer-songwriter-guitarist of the very large band he moved here to form. Says the earnest Ferry of his recruitment strategy, "I wanted good, sweet souls in the band — kind people. The band is about the people in the band." Those souls include drummer Justin Polimeni (of the re-formed Love); David Alvarado (Beck) on bass; Randy Billings and Eric Potter on guitars; Glenn Gregory on piano/keys, Dan Collins hitting even more keys — Farfisa style — and lending vocal harmonies; and Merideth Kleinman's magical trumpet… LA Weekly
Pageants
Pageants
Pageants is the new project featuring Rebecca Coleman from Avi Buffalo and Devin O'Brien.

When I saw the band perform at the Bootleg Theatre a few months ago, it was a duo performing with a drum machine. The crowd was small, but the attendees were telling. Mostly writers and other music industry folks. One listen to the band reveals why.

Gorgeous soaring vocals with a familiar garage-y sound lending some credibility to the current surge in female-fronted indie rock. The vocals are key for me because while a lot of the other bands mining the same territory are pretty great, the precious and fragile vocals can wear thin.

Coleman summons a delivery that belies her age. Barely into her 20s, there is a soothing confidence of someone who has had the benefit of experience with a great band, as well as an eagerness to break out and create their own thing. This is it.

The songs are wonderful. Layers of mellow guitars, hooky melodies and Coleman's infectious croon.

I love it when I come upon a band in its early stages, as do most music enthusiasts. Sometimes the evolution is as interesting the music they produce. I'm eagerly watching for Pageants next move.

– Chuck P
KCRW Blog
Venue Information:
Pershing Square
532 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, California, 90013
http://www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/