Allah-Las

Off the 405

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Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 6 pm

Museum Courtyard


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California pop and garage rock revivalists Allah-Las formed in 2008, when the members were working at L.A.'s legendary record store Amoeba Music. Forging a sound steeped in sun-bleached nostalgia, they pull inspiration from the British Invasion, West Coast psychedelia, surf, and garage rock. They recorded their third full-length album, 2016's acclaimed Calico Review, on vintage equipment at the revived Valentine Recording Studios, a storied spot used by the Beach Boys, Stan Kenton, and Frank Zappa. Recording early on with noted L.A. producer Nick Waterhouse, Allah-Las have risen to play major fests like Coachella and Desert Daze in recent years. Most recently, Allah-Las released Covers #1, which wields an "inherent lightheartedness, but the weight of a certain melancholy is palpable," a VICE critic wrote, comparing it to the quintessential paradox of life in Los Angeles: "a place where the nightmare of rush hour coincides with the ethereal beauty of golden hour."




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