Wed Aug 7 2013

8:30 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

Roxy Theatre

9009 West Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069

All Ages

Share With Friends

Share
Tweet

It was during graveyard shift smoke breaks at a Los Angeles TV post-production house, where guitarist/vocalist Devlin McCluskey and drummer Christopher Spindelilus discovered their shared musical interests. With Chris picking up his first drum kit and Devlin spilling his heart out as a singer/songwriter – the pair decided to intermix and transform their styles into what is now The Dead Ships; crisp, pop and soul inflected garage rock.

The duo's demo's trickled out in 2011 which spiraled into packed shows and sold-out events at legendary LA venues The Troubadour, The Echo and The Echoplex with King Khan, Anthony Greene, and Girl in a Coma. Garnering blown-away reviews from the LA Times, Buzzbands.LA and OC Weekly, the band was deemed “one to watch” before they put out an official release. They ended the year with their first US Tour in support of a 7” release that The Vinyl District called “Spectacular”.

With a “Best New Emerging Artist, LA” nomination from Deli Magazine under their belt, the band went to work on their first full-length album – Electric Ahab. Called “a bluesy wrecking ball” by the Los Angeles Times, this album is filled with stripped down guitars and catchy pop-inflected hooks that reconnect garage rock with its soulful R&B roots. True to the garage rock ethos, the band used vintage analog gear to record the tracks over one weekend, in two takes to 2”-tape.

The beginning of 2012 saw the release of their 1st full-length record, Electric Ahab, with a successful 6-show run at SXSW and performances at NXNE to support it. This fall, the band hit the road in support of Electric Ahab again and brought along bassist Alex Moore to inject a fresh, rich sound to the strong 2-piece. Hitting 33 shows in 41 days in cities across North America, the band recently performed with Yo La Tengo, Childish Gambino, She and Him and The Soft Pack, toured with Two Gallants & PAPA and performed in Canada’s Indie Week and New York City's CMJ Music Marathon with Sea Wolf & JJAMZ.

The Roxy Theatre Presents
Grimy Goods Presents: The Dead Ships plus Death Hymn Number 9 / Death Valley Girls / DJ Set by: April O'Neil

  • Sorry, you missed this event.
  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.
The Roxy Theatre Presents

Grimy Goods Presents: The Dead Ships plus Death Hymn Number 9 / Death Valley Girls / DJ Set by: April O'Neil

Wed Aug 7 2013 8:30 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Roxy Theatre West Hollywood CA
Grimy Goods Presents: The Dead Ships, Death Hymn Number 9, Death Valley Girls, DJ Set by: April O'Neil
  • Sorry, you missed this event.
  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

All Ages

It was during graveyard shift smoke breaks at a Los Angeles TV post-production house, where guitarist/vocalist Devlin McCluskey and drummer Christopher Spindelilus discovered their shared musical interests. With Chris picking up his first drum kit and Devlin spilling his heart out as a singer/songwriter – the pair decided to intermix and transform their styles into what is now The Dead Ships; crisp, pop and soul inflected garage rock.

The duo's demo's trickled out in 2011 which spiraled into packed shows and sold-out events at legendary LA venues The Troubadour, The Echo and The Echoplex with King Khan, Anthony Greene, and Girl in a Coma. Garnering blown-away reviews from the LA Times, Buzzbands.LA and OC Weekly, the band was deemed “one to watch” before they put out an official release. They ended the year with their first US Tour in support of a 7” release that The Vinyl District called “Spectacular”.

With a “Best New Emerging Artist, LA” nomination from Deli Magazine under their belt, the band went to work on their first full-length album – Electric Ahab. Called “a bluesy wrecking ball” by the Los Angeles Times, this album is filled with stripped down guitars and catchy pop-inflected hooks that reconnect garage rock with its soulful R&B roots. True to the garage rock ethos, the band used vintage analog gear to record the tracks over one weekend, in two takes to 2”-tape.

The beginning of 2012 saw the release of their 1st full-length record, Electric Ahab, with a successful 6-show run at SXSW and performances at NXNE to support it. This fall, the band hit the road in support of Electric Ahab again and brought along bassist Alex Moore to inject a fresh, rich sound to the strong 2-piece. Hitting 33 shows in 41 days in cities across North America, the band recently performed with Yo La Tengo, Childish Gambino, She and Him and The Soft Pack, toured with Two Gallants & PAPA and performed in Canada’s Indie Week and New York City's CMJ Music Marathon with Sea Wolf & JJAMZ.