7:45pm: Mark Stoermer's Filthy Apes and Lions
8:45pm: Brumby (acoustic set)
9:30pm: Brian Karscig's Life of Brian
St. August Records and Life of Brian presents…
🐼🌻🐘Welcome to the Zoo-chine🌴🦄🏞️
Mark Stoermer and Brian Karscig are sharing the stage for a few shows on the west coast this summer.
Mark is bringing back the full band, and will be playing some songs of his forthcoming 3rd solo album.
Brian will be playing songs from Louis XIV, The Nervous Wreckords and Convoy.
Las Vegas local favorites Brumby will join the lineup, shaking things up with a stripped down set.
🙈 Mark Stoermer
Growing up in Las Vegas, without many local heroes to aspire to, Stoermer looked back in time and to the British Isles for inspiration, and it came in droves. From The Beatles and Led Zeppelin to Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett and the inimitable Bowie, music became a way for Stoermer to escape the hustle of the Strip, leading to him holing himself up in a murky garage to write songs instead of frequenting the ever-glittering clubs and casinos.
The inspiration for his LP3 came at the end of Dark Arts, while writing the song “Blood and Guts.” This opened new doors for him lyrically and conceptually, bringing him into the territory of psychedelic rock-opera. One album rolled into the next. Surrounding himself with producers/friends/engineers David Hopkins and Robert Root (the same team he had enlisted for his LP2), Stoermer envisioned his own story of a surrealistic apocalyptic fantasy based in a zoo. This gave birth to the title track of the album. Off and on, from late 2016 to spring of 2017, it took roughly 6 weeks in the studio to write, record, and produce the album. This was accomplished while Stoermer was simultaneously writing and recording for the upcoming Killer’s LP5, to be released this Fall.
Stoermer increasingly takes risks from album to album, while capturing more of a feeling of “letting go.” Projecting more of a sense of enjoyment in the process of songwriting itself, Filthy Apes and Lions is a departure from Dark Arts, yet at the same time, a natural extension of it.
🙉 Brian Karscig
Brian Karscig is a musician, songwriter, and record producer, but is mostly recognized as the co-singer/guitarist/songwriter for the American Rock and Roll Band Louis XIV. He also is the singer/guitarist/songwriter of American Rock Band The Nervous Wreckords.
Brumby is a Las Vegas based alternative/Western rock band composed of cousins Oliver Tingey, Spencer Tingey, Tyler Tingey, and life-long friend Dylan Self. They are known for their compelling stage presence and refreshing approach to guitar driven music. Las Vegas residents voted Brumby “best local band” two times in 2016. Best of Las Vegas went so far as to name them best band in town, only behind Las Vegas legends The Killers and Imagine Dragons.