The Catalyst

Eagles Of Death Metal

NYE at the Catalyst!

Eagles Of Death Metal

The Soft White Sixties, Shark in the Water

Mon, December 31, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$59.50 - $74.50

This event is 21 and over

Eagles Of Death Metal
Eagles Of Death Metal
American rock band from Palm Desert, California, formed by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme in 1998.
According to Jesse Hughes the name of this band originated from a tour the guys were on, before starting EODM, and the driver used to only listen to death metal. One day, the driver was playing some tunes, and one of the guys on the bus said: "This isn't death metal, this is, like, the Eagles of death metal!" Upon waking up the next day the boys started wondering what that would actually sound like, and the rest is Eagle Of Death Metal-history.
The guys gave themselves other names in this band, Jesse Hughes is Jesse "The Devil" Hughes, Josh Homme is Carlo Von Sexron (or Baby Duck) and Tim Vanhamel is Timmy Tipover VanHamel.

The band's concert at Le Bataclan in Paris on 13 November 2015 was one of the eight targets for a series of terrorist attacks. While the band was playing on stage three terrorists started shooting and bombing the crowd and at least 89 people were killed. The band members escaped the attack. Deftones was also on the site, they were to play in the same venue for three days from 14 to 16 November. They escaped too.
The Soft White Sixties
The Soft White Sixties
Alta California, the new bilingual album by The Soft White Sixties, finds the Los Angeles 5-piece expanding upon their contemporary concoction of rock ‘n’ roll and soul while also exploring some of their most relevant lyrical content to date (in both English and Spanish).

Produced by Elijah Thomson (Father John Misty, Delta Spirit, Richard Swift), Alta California was written and recorded at New Monkey Studio, a room formerly owned by Elliott Smith, over the course of several sessions that began on Election Night 2016. Lead singer Octavio Genera — a first generation Mexican-American who grew up in a bilingual Spanish/English family – always wondered what it would be like to sing in Spanish, it just didn’t occur to him to try it professionally, and he wasn’t sure there was space for it within the band. “Speaking and singing in a language are two different things,” says Genera. “There was a feeling of joy and passion when I sang these songs in Spanish that I wasn’t expecting. And then hearing the songs back — it was right.”

The sweaty, gyrating energy of their live show has garnered praise from Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, and LA Weekly over the years and landed them on club and festival bills like Outside Lands, BottleRock, and SXSW, sharing the stage with the likes of The Hives, Rival Sons, The Flaming Lips, and Paul McCartney. But this time around, it all glimmers with a subtle lysergic sheen, thanks in part to Thomson’s influence. “Eli was a big proponent of making the studio feel like 2am on a Saturday night at all hours of the day,” multi-instrumentalist Aaron Eisenberg explains. “Certain songs called for certain states of mind and sobriety generally didn’t factor into the equation.”

The band felt it would be irresponsible to develop lyrical content that ignored the inescapable global climate developing literally while the tape was rolling. New territory was explored, as observations on the despair of the American Dream ('Reaganomixxx'), immigration ('Brick by Brick'), gentrification ('I Still Love You, San Francisco'), paradigm shifts ('Teen Wolves'), generational and ideological gaps and what happens when one generation begins to the feel the inevitable changing of the guard crept its way onto the record.

Packed with deep, thunderous grooves from the rhythm section of Joey Bustos and Ryan Noble, squealing fuzz guitars and roaring analog synths courtesy of multi-instrumentalists Aaron Eisenberg and Rob Fidel, and the signature soulful rasp of lead vocalist Octavio Genera, Alta California is an honest snapshot of a modern rock band in their prime.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
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