Monday, March 4

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


This event is all ages


Heather Kreamer is Director of Music for Create Advertising, an entertainment marketing company. She oversees all music needs for both their Los Angeles and London offices. This includes finding and licensing the perfect commercial music, as well as working with composers to create custom scores. Prior to joining Create, Heather spent 5 years running the music department of mOcean, another entertainment marketing agency. Her background includes building the film and television department for INgrooves, a global music distributor.
She began her music career at Natural Energy Lab, where she signed artists and marketed their music for sync placements. Heather has worked on hundreds of successful motion picture marketing campaigns including Black Panther, Venom, Coco and Peter Rabbit.
"Opium Moon’s debut album is a sublime and sensual brew of strings, percussion and bass that transports the listener to a musically soulful Shangri-La.” – Victoria Looseleaf, ArtNowLA
Sensuous and hypnotic, elegant yet deeply emotional, the music of Opium Moon evokes the mysteries of ancient worlds while remaining thoroughly contemporary. The Los Angeles-based ensemble’s cinematic soundscapes draw upon the virtuosic skills and diverse ethnic backgrounds of its members: Iranian santoor master Hamid Saeidi, innovative Israeli bassist Itai Disraeli, sought-after American percussionist M.B. Gordy, and the exceptionally expressive Canadian-American violinist Lili Haydn, whose passion and fluid mastery of her instrument enchant in every song.
In five original, long-form compositions, the four master players craft a striking sonic chiaroscuro; the dramatic counterpoints of viscerally resonant percussion and driving yet subtle fretless bass underpin and carry the music forward with mesmerizing rhythms, while the shimmering delicacy of the santoor – a 100-stringed Persian hammered dulcimer – and the soaring voice of Haydn’s violin (and lilting vocals on two songs) deliver supple melodic contrast. With compositions that meld sacred/classical traditions of both East and West with trance-inducing, ancient grooves, the result is at times both stately and rapturous, a sultry and passionate instrumental music that seems to emanate from a profound, even carnal wellspring.
Lili Haydn says, “In this era of ‘fake news,’ I began to feel that words no longer seemed to matter. I lost my faith in my protest songs and threw myself into creating an album without words, one which was simply an embodiment of the peace and inclusiveness I wanted to see in the world. In these polarized and frightening times, simply making beauty – and loving across boundaries – is a revolutionary act.”
“The most sacred prayers in Islam and in Judaism -- La ilaha illallah and the Shema – are both affirmations of the oneness of God, that everything is Divine. It is in this spirit of inclusiveness that we dive into the unknown together, making peace through harmony and fluid composition.”
The band based their name Opium Moon – as well as their ethos as a group with members from Iran, Israel, the U.S., and Canada – on a poem by the great Sufi poet Hafiz: “The bird’s favorite songs/You do not hear/For their most flamboyant music takes place/When their wings are stretched/Above the trees/And they are smoking the opium of pure freedom…/I once asked a bird/”How is it that you fly in this gravity/Of darkness?”/She responded,/”Love lifts Me.”
Bassist Itai Disraeli, however, comments that the band’s music “is not about opium! It’s about mindfulness, clarity of vision, and heart. This world is so filled with hate and division; this is peace music, about connection and deep humanity. For each of us, there is some of our best work on this record – because it was born of love, humility, and respect for each other’s rich cultural legacies.”
Lili Haydn was born in Toronto, Ontario (she holds dual Canadian/U.S. citizenship) and moved with her mother, the groundbreaking comedienne Lotus Weinstock, to Los Angeles as a child. An NPR favorite (“Heifetz meets Hendrix”), she has five solo albums to her credit, has scored 15 feature films and documentaries, and is also known for her collaborations both in the studio and on tour. She has played with, sung with, and opened for everyone from Herbie Hancock, Sting, Roger Waters, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, and Josh Groban to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, George Clinton’s P-Funk Allstars, Hans Zimmer, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Opera House, and the Hollywood Bowl, and her work has been featured in more than 50 films. Rolling Stone called her music “fiery and virtuosic” – and George Clinton dubbed her “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin.” A dedicated humanitarian and social activist with a degree in political science from Brown University, Lili has done three TED presentations and performs regularly at benefits for such organizations as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and The Feminist Majority.
Tehran native Hamid Saeidi studied santoor in the Radiff system of Persian classical music with Iran’s famous teacher Madjid Kiani, then went on to attend The Iranian Academy of the Arts, studying composition under the music masters Farhad Fakhredini and Vartan Sahakian. Hamid has been acclaimed for his performances in Iran, Greece, Ireland, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Malaysia and the U.S. He has scored over 30 films, TV programs, dance and theatrical presentations, receiving awards at the Beirut Film Festival in 2002, the Iran TV festival in 2002, 2004 and 2007, and at Iran’s Society of Critics of Theatre in 2005. In recognition of his work, The Farhang Foundation in Los Angeles has twice commissioned his original multimedia compositions for their annual celebratory Nowruz events.
Itai Disraeli, now based in Los Angeles, was raised in one of Israel’s oldest kibbutz communities, the Mishmar-Ha’Emeq commune in the valley of Armageddon near Nazareth. Co-founded by his grandfather in the 1920s, it was among the non-religious, utopian social experiments in 20th century Palestine that focused its youthful members on a just, peaceful life of sharing, land cultivation, and tolerance. The world of Itai’s youth had no money, no locked doors, no crime. But he left for the U.S. with his young child when Iraqi bombs rained down, “because you can’t put a gas mask on a baby.” An acclaimed, innovative bassist and composer, he co-founded the genre-bending band Maetar, has played with Jackson Browne, Larry Coryell, and Nishat Khan, among others, and founded the music program at Los Angeles’ acclaimed Wildwood School. His music has been licensed for TV and film, and he is active with humanitarian and peace organizations, believing that music has the power to heal and connect.
Percussionist M.B. Gordy, in whose hands ancient percussion instruments take on a seductive, almost mystical power, has played with such diverse artists as Beck, Frank Zappa, Michael Buble, Green Day, The Doobie Brothers, Josh Groban, Bill Withers, Guns and Roses, Neil Diamond, My Chemical Romance, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and The National Symphony. With an M.A. from California Institute of the Arts and intensive study of ethnic percussion, he has worked with producers Peter Asher, Don Was, and Rob Cavallo, to name a few. His groove has been heard in over 300 top box office films, including the Harry Potter series, Frozen, and the X-Men series, and he has played drums for numerous television shows -- Mad Men, The Mentalist, The Tonight Show, Battlestar Galactica, Good Morning America, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and many more. M.B. has also performed in theatrical productions of The Lion King, The Color Purple, West Side Story, Camelot, and Bring It On.
The four musicians of Opium Moon are a global intersection of powerhouse talent who work together with spontaneity and intuition, forging an exotic, richly articulated sonic journey that conjures ancestral pasts but uplifts and inspires with contemporary rhythms and rhapsodic melodies, masterfully performed. Malibu Arts Journal called it “a sound that’s biblical yet something born from the underlying forces of sensuality."
Opium Moon’s eponymous debut album is our now on the Be Why Music label, distributed through ADA/Warner. The video of “Caravan” by Academy Award-nominated Genghis Blues director Roko Beliç debuted on NPR All Songs considered Lili Haydn’s third TED presentation is also live.
OLD_SPORT is a five piece folk-grunge rock band forged in LA with roots to NYC. Formed to create the soundtrack for the award-winning independent film ELSEWHERE. They have played multiple headlining shows over the past 6 months on both coasts including: The Troubadour, The Satellite, Hotel Cafe, Pianos, and Mercury Lounge. They’ve just completed a 3 song EP with Steve Kille of Dead Meadow producing. "Burning Cigarettes" is the 1st single. "Ain't So Crazy" is the next.
OLD_SPORT are Nick Vergara, Brian Williams, Keith Roenke, Michael Maio and Andrew Gaul.
Kim Kix: Singing, guitar.
Anders Pedersen: Guitar, Lap-stell guitar, keys, backing vocal.
Mike Sullivan: Drums
About Anders Pedersen a.k.a. Peasoup a.k.a. AP: Guitar player, songster. Howe Gelb’s wingman for more than a decade in Giant Sand. Proud to have served alongside good folks like Mark Lanegan, M. Ward, John Doe, Jim White, and Scout Nibblett. Avid dancer and addicted listener since the pre-teen years.
About Mike "ZACK" Sullivan: From the basements of the USA, Mike brings a primitive, passionate sound to the drums, having played with his own brother in a variety of bands (garage, rock 'n roll, country, indie, latin). And due to his Blue Man Group training in NYC, Mike is able to emote onstage using only his teeth. Mike has toured in Europe and North America, traveling with the likes of Young Fresh Fellows, The Hall Monitors, Eddie Angel, and of course, the mighty POWERSOLO since 2012, who have bestowed upon him the most honorable and appropriate moniker in Rock And Roll: ....ZACK!
OC Hurricanes
OC Hurricanes
A Rock N Roll Band from Santa Ana, Orange County, CA. We just want to make love to the World.
We met, we jammed, shared many common interest, we mixed it together, and BAM! Pow right in the kisser!

We became the OC Hurricanes!

We have been fortunate enough to play various of shows. To different crowds of all sorts! We wish to play to everyone! No scenes, No Trends, just everyone! We want to make love to the world.

We have performed various of events and places around the world.
We have been fortunate enough to open up for legendary acts from the past that will never get old, more than once. Such as Wanda Jackson, Barbara Lynn, and Ronnie Spector (The Ronettes). We've also shared the stage with New Legends, such as The Reverend Horton Heat, King Khan, Plague Vendor, The Oh Sees, And many more to name.

We've also been aired on XM Sirius Radio, and 100.3 the Sound. Thanks to Mr. Steve and his staff at Little Stevens Underground Garage.

We are signed to a small but very powerful indie label in Hollywood, known as WILD RECORDS.

We are hoping to continue our journey till the end. Music, we love that shit.
Roach Sánchez - Vox/Rhythm Guitar
Gibram "Walter" Chavez - Ebass/Harmonica
Slim "Wray" Cervantez - Lead Guitar
Alex "Little Man" Marcia - Percussions
Oscar "Satan" Ramirez - Ebass/Farfisa Organ
“You know those bands that the moment you get to the first chorus of their first song you realize, holy f*ck, they are gonna be HUGE. Introducing, Pacific Radio. With a penchant for big freaking hooks, thundering bass lines and singalong choruses, they remind me of The Killers, Weezer, the Airborne Toxic Event, Eagles of Death Metal and early Foo Fighters all poured into one flaming mojito.”
~Keith Creighton (Pop Dose)
Pacific Radio is a sonic collision of energetic garage rock with L.A. heartbreak. It's origins can be traced back to when Joe Robinson (singer/ guitar) and Joe Stiteler (bass) left L.A. punk band The Ringers in search of a more dynamic sound and space. The duo grew to a quartet with the addition of Kyle Biane (Guitar) and Hyke Shirinian (Drums). Stiteler, Biane and Shirinian created the perfect backdrop for Robinson’s catchy melodies.
After the release of their debut EP, 2017 saw the band hit the road with their wildly charismatic live show. From their home base in L.A. to Austin to Seattle to Napa’s Bottlerock Music Festival, the band began winning over fans from festivals to dive bars. 
Between tour dates, the band retreated to the studio with Grammy nominated engineer and producer, Eric Weaver, putting the finishing touches on their upcoming full length album “Pretty, but Killing Me”. They diligently transformed their songs from wild rock show crowd-pleasers into a meticulously crafted record inspired by their heroes.
"Pacific Radio is a band that listeners will fall in love with from their Pop Rock to Punk Rock tempos and upbeat sound. Even with a theme around heartache and love each song has its own sound and style.” ~Alexis Coleman (Side Stage Magazine)
"...even though I hadn’t heard a single song from this band, their performance had me dancing like a maniac before the first song even finished" ~Kylie Banks (The Music Court)
DJ Hot Tub Johnnie
DJ Hot Tub Johnnie
HOT TUB JOHNNIE aka John Anderson, Hunnypot Unlimited/Hunnypot Radio, Music Publisher, Film/TV/Ad Placement, Supervisor Consultant, Hunnypot Live Events Host, DJ HOT TUB. HOTTUB JOHNNIE plays Party Music for Party People, all genres!
Hunnypot Dance Party
Hunnypot Dance Party
Venue Information:
The Mint
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035