Kill My Coquette, Veronica Grim and The Heavy Hearts, Paris, C3L3ST3

Sat Dec 26 2015

8:00 PM Doors

The Viper Room

8852 Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069

Ages 21+

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  • Kill My Coquette

    Kill My Coquette

    Alternative Rock

    What would make a successful model and actress pick up a guitar and start a rock band? For Natalie Denise Sperl, it just took one Social Distortion concert.

    “I was raised on the greats from my Dad’s music collection like Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, but it was Social Distortion that forever changed my life. I’ll never forget looking out across the crowd and seeing everyone hanging on Mike Ness’ every word,” she recalls of the Social Distortion frontman’s commanding persona. “He really moved people, and it was powerful to experience. As an actor, I’m always searching for that way to connect and make people feel. I witnessed it in its purest form at that show, and knew I had to do it. The next day I bought a guitar, a shitty little amp, and started to teach myself how to play via YouTube. It was the perfect storm.”

    That storm yielded Kill My Coquette - the Los Angeles quartet including Dave Stucken on lead guitar, Mike Evans on bass and Kelly Hagerman on drums – boasting vital rock and punk with a twist of designer blues. Armed with attitude and panache, Kill My Coquette recorded their self-titled debut EP, written and arranged by Natalie, at Evelyn Martin Recordings in Los Angeles with Danny McGough (Tom Waits, Social Distortion, Shivaree) producing. While embracing the influence of game-changing artists like Jack White, Lou Reed, Brody Dalle, Joan Jett and the New York Dolls, Kill My Coquette has crafted a sound that’s all their own. 

    The EP’s first single, “3rd & Bonnie Brae” is driven by Natalie’s sexy snarl and energetic guitar. The track vividly depicts the darker side of Los Angeles. Natalie shares, “3rd & Bonnie Brae" was a seedy intersection in downtown LA I used to pass on my way to auditions, whose stark hopelessness made an impact on me.”

    “Festival Boy” is full of gritty melodies celebrating the bold, dreamy feelings of meeting someone special at a festival and the excitement of seeing where the new relationship goes. “Sweet Baby Blooze” offers a sultry distortion-drenched, aggressive blues stomp, and Natalie’s breathy delivery on “Close To Me” paints a lushly passionate soundscape. “Post Teenage Angst” closes out the record with a heavy dose of punk swagger and a resounding anthemic chant that grabs you by the neck and doesn’t let go. 

    “Kill My Coquette is about going for what you want and putting it all out there,” proclaims Natalie. “You’ve got one life, so make the effort. I’m not afraid to take risks, and hope this band inspires others to do the same.”

    Natalie has made a name for herself appearing alongside Jackie Chan in Around the World in 80 Days, playing the titular character in the cult horror flick Succubus Hell Bent, co starring on hit TV shows like Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother, and CSI: Miami, gracing the cover of Esquire, and starring in a commercial with Kid Rock directed by Michael Bay. Despite these highlights and more, Kill My Coquette at last, gives the world its first unfiltered and unbridled glimpse at the real Natalie Denise Sperl.

    “With modeling and acting, I’m part of someone else's creative vision. With music, It’s all mine,” explains Natalie. “I’ve got something to say with Kill My Coquette, and you need to hear it!”

  • Veronica Grim and The Heavy Hearts

    Veronica Grim and The Heavy Hearts

    Alternative Rock

    Combining the fables of a gypsy rogue with the galloping melodies of a gang of outlaw punks creates quite the musical combination. The influence of Outlaw Country and good old Rock and Roll can be heard throughout Veronica Grim's catalog of musical samplings. Formerly known as the lead singer of Switchblade Syndicate, Grim has broken away from the standard pyschobilly and cowpunk formula and created a whole new sound that crosses over the borders of several genres. For Grim and her exceptional bandmates, the truth and heart in a song plays louder than an amp, and the hell raised in live performance comes from a true love of being in front of those who can appreciate the power of real, pure music that doesn't require an auto tune.

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Kill My Coquette, Veronica Grim and The Heavy Hearts, Paris, C3L3ST3

Sat Dec 26 2015 8:00 PM Doors

The Viper Room West Hollywood CA
Kill My Coquette, Veronica Grim and The Heavy Hearts, Paris, C3L3ST3
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Ages 21+