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RESTAVRANT & 22 KINGS play Skinny's - White Wall Entertainment LAUNCH PARTY

White Wall Entertainment

Friday, March 22, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

North Hollywood, CA

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                                   ABOUT Restavrant

website: www.restavrant.com

(Rest^vRant) is junkyard high art. A catapult that soaks in a wealth of contrasting influences and Pollacks back the mash obscuring any predictable template of genre. Electrocana, roots, punk, country and slide blues would seem to be rough acts to merger but through the mad science of front man Troy Murrah the formula hits the nail.

Murrah, a thirty something Los Angeles based

Victoria, Texas native possesses a restless wiring that lends dimensional creativity to his projects incorporating visual art and a compelling asthetic in live shows as well as promotional materials. Troy got a late start musically but hit the ground running. During a moderate “social hiatus” he shacked up with a Silvertone and cut his teeth on the works of Mississippi Fred Mcdowell. He began as a solo one man band act until joining forces with J State who expanded the dynamic and provided percussion, Korg and back up vocals on the 2008 Narnack records realease ‘Returns to the Tomb of Guiliano Medidici’ and the 2011 album ‘ Yeah I Carve Cheetahs’ under Hillgrass Bluebilly Records. In the current incarnation, Murrah is backed by a rotating cast of talent that captains the elaborate salvage lot trash kit that serves as the driving force of the bands overall sound.

 [...]Los Angeles-based roots rock and electro trash duo Restavrant have created a visionary and positively indiosyncratic sound which involves both sides of the musical coin, so to speak. With bluesy slide guitar and countrified pickin’, gritty megaphone vocal delivery, harmonica, the layers provided by loop station programming, the catchy electric vibe of a keyboard, and the clank, tap and stomp of a junkyard drum kit, these two churn out something that is equal parts organic and mechanical, and equal parts rustic and urban. In nearly every way this is a combo that should not work, but somehow it does. It works remarkably well, in fact; so much so that Restavrant are now preparing to release the follow-up to their well-received 2008 debut Returns to the Tomb of Guiliano Medidici, at last. The upcoming album is titled Yeah, I Carve Cheetahs, of all things, and it is slated for a January 10, 2012 release from Hillgrass Bluebilly Records.

[...] Though they are currently residing in Los Angeles, California, Troy Murrah (guitar, banjo, harp, vocals) and J State (junk kit, other percussion, microKorg, and back-up vocals) hail from Victoria, Texas. Both locales are represented in Restavrant’s music in all of their differing points, from the Crossroads country and blues of Victoria to the melting pot music of Los Angeles. They have also played a number of gigs in both cities, and their wild sets, invariably followed by vigorous applause, have been highly appreciated by both audiences. And their albums, the content of which being all too similar to their live material, have also been met with the same level of appreciation.

Restavrant’s Yeah, I Carve Cheetahsis one of those rare follow-up albums that I find better than the one that came before it. And I, as a big fan of this duo, can only hope that this trend continues for future releases.

Incidentally, the boys have a handful of upcoming shows in support of Cheetahs. Most of the shows, to the disappointment of those fans who reside here on the east coast, are in the west. At a couple of the January shows, Restavrant will be sharing the bill with the side project of J.D. Wilkes of Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, The Dirt Daubers, and the Two Man Gentleman Band.

-James G Carlson – National Examiner

                                     ABOUT 22 Kings

 
After 16 years of friendship and randomly singing together Sam and Sandi realized how well they work together musically and BOOM, 22 Kings was born. They are a light-hearted, silly pair but when it comes to their music, they are seriously driven. The duo recently worked with Lost Ark Studio in San Diego, recording their popular single 'Out to Sea', a free download on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/22kings

22 Kings is currently working on a new album, continuing to collaborate with Lost Ark Studio. On the horizon are more exciting collaborations with talented producers like Alex Wong who has been a true inspiration to 22 Kings since their formation. With all the progress and excitement 22 Kings is experiencing, they choose to stay grounded with a simple philosophy - Sing. Laugh. Love. Repeat 
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SKINNY'S Lounge North Hollywood
4923 Lankershim Blvd 91601
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Friday, March 22, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)


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