8:00PM show, 7:30pm doors
$22 advance/$26 at the door
Student, senior and military discounts available.
L.A. songwriter Stevie Redstone calls himself “a sucker for the big swooning harmonies and orchestral instrumentation of the 60’s and 70’s.” His new album, ‘Shot In The Dark,’ is an infectious slice of vintage gold, a retro-tinged collection that feels both classic and modern at once as it draws on everything from Motown and Stax to Britpop and Laurel Canyon. Redstone’s songs burst with larger-than-life horns, cinematic strings, and wall-of-sound production, tipping their cap to George Martin and Phil Spector in their outsized ambition while still managing to remain profoundly dynamic and intimate.
He launched his first band, Redstone Hall, in college; they played together for nearly a decade before splitting up. Following his departure from the band, Redstone recorded an album under the name Steven Roth. The collection earned rave reviews and helped Redstone land some seriously high-profile gigs, including dates with The Who at the Staples Center in L.A. and the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, where Elvis Costello also joined the bill.
His new project reflects a more collaborative approach to his music. Redstone teamed up with writers he met in Nashville and LA for more than half a year of intensive sessions, pursuing a sound inspired by those raw recordings from the 60’s and 70’s that piqued his imagination and inspired his artistic spirit since childhood. Though much of the record is drawn from personal experience, Redstone also looks outward here, tackling cultural and political issues with subtlety and nuance.
“As proud as I am of the record, I’m even more proud of the way these songs are performed onstage,” Redstone says. “The shows I play are very high energy, totally rocking and rolling and danceable, but they’re also really improvisational. I like to open the songs up and let the band jam in a way that makes each concert totally different and unique.”