Distant Cousins, PLVNK, Old Man's Money, Berries & Toast

Distant Cousins

PLVNK

Old Man's Money

Berries & Toast

Saturday, May 12

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12

This event is 21 and over

Distant Cousins
Distant Cousins
LA-based folk-pop trio Distant Cousins offers up a blend of music that, like the band name, suggests both deep connections and a wide variety of genres – all on display in their Jullian Records’ debut album, “Next Of Kin,” out this fall.
Their original music reflects a fluid collaboration of three distinct songwriters, producers, and performers. In the studio, the cousins share various roles as producers, writers and musicians. At their live shows, however, roles are more delineated; Ami sings, plays bass, and handles looping responsibilities, Dov sings, plays drums, and acoustic guitar, and Duvid sings and is the maestro of a myriad of stringed instruments. Onstage, the band also augments it sound with “honorary cousins” as guest musicians.
Each cousin brings his unique background to the group. Duvid grew up in the Middle East, on a small musical commune in Israel full of hippies and gypsies - owning only record players as appliances. Ami and Dov grew up on the East Coast, attending the same high school in New Jersey a few years apart. Ami is formally trained from Berklee (spelling?) and is forever a fan and student of bold and modern production values. Dov and Duvid come from the organic perspective of stripping a song down to its essentials—guitar and voice—to test its mettle. The blend of these two vantage points—cutting edge pop sonics with classic songcraft—is a thorough line that runs deeply through the Distant Cousins song catalog.
The 11 tracks on Next Of Kin, traverse folk-pop, anthemic pop, heartland pop-rock, and bluesy hues,. “I think what ties the songs together is honesty. What comes from the heart goes to the heart,” explains Duvid. Select standout cuts include “Lights On,” “Running,” “In My Blood,” and “Mighty Love.” Stanky James Brown grooves, swampy New Orleans second line funk, flourishes imbue “Lights On,” a be-true-to-yourself banger.
Subtle layers of meaning provoke thought on the stirring sing-along “Running, which Dov explains as “examining today’s faster-than-ever pace. With all the constant motion, we ask ourselves ‘Am I running to or running from?’” Cultural pride swells on the tender slow burner “In My Blood.” And the rousing “Mighty Love” is a stark reminder to hold your next of kin close to protect them in these volatile times.
Up next, Distant Cousins are planning a national tour and crafting more indie-pop masterpieces. Mulling over the meaning of this familial journey in music, Ami says: “In this business, you can get lost in the grind. Music can become a service rather than an art. With Distant Cousins, we bring all the skills we’ve acquired in the grind back to being art. And that’s because of our connection as a trio—it’s truly a blessing.”
PLVNK - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
PLVNK
PLVNK (pronounced Plank) is an LA-based musical group that formed in 2016.

The multi-genre songs that PLVNK write, produce and perform reflect the diverse backgrounds and influences of the group; JohnBoy, Nachum and Mal bring an eclectic taste of music ranging from Hip Hop, Rock, R&B and EDM.

They bring the flavors of the cities they grew up in: Compton, Jerusalem and London.

Although all PLVNK's members grew up very differently from each other the message the music brings is the same: Unity through music.
Old Man's Money - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Old Man's Money
Old Man's Money are a european/american alternative rock band based in Los Angeles. They blend a wide variety of influences to create straight-up, attitude filled rock and roll. 2017 has seen the band playing triumphant live shows at prestigious LA venues like The Viper Room and world famous Whisky a Gogo with 2018 set for the band's first major release and more emphatic live performances across Southern California.
Berries & Toast - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
Berries & Toast
The LA based group, Berries & Toast started in the mind of Andres Barrientos. He self recorded an album in his room and to better bring his vision to life, he brought on friends, Alun Lee, Dylan Chavarria, Douglas Flores and Aaron Blankenbaker and together they became Berries & Toast. Their goal is to successfully bring together psychedelic, dream, and pop rock sounds to make a mystical soundwave explosion!
Venue Information:
The Mint
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035
http://www.themintla.com/