Ikey Fest! (Tribute To Ikey Owens)

Ikey Fest! (Tribute To Ikey Owens)

Free Moral Agents, 2Mex, Rubedo, Nocando, Perro Bravo, Mendee Ichikawa, Bobby Blunders, Cowboy and Indian

Fri, September 28, 2018

6:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Free Moral Agents
Free Moral Agents
Isaiah Ikey Owens, Mendee Ichikawa, Dennis Owens, Ryan Reiff, Reid Kinnett, Jesse Carzello, Jeff Harris, Brittanie van der Linde
Rubedo has discovered the art of time travel. By means of synthesizer, ritualized drum patterns, sacred guitar riffs and vocals of clairvoyance Rubedo frontiers the leading edge of Transgressive Synth Pop. Ikey Owens (of The Mars Volta, Jack White Band) often performs alongside this 3 piece rock band and produced both "Massa Confussa" (2012) and their most recent album "Love Is The Answer" (2014)

Love Is the Answer may sound like a hippie platitude but with Rubedo it is a simple formula for salving the ails of the modern psyche without telling you how that has to look, the form it has to take and without suggesting a timeframe. Rather, it is a fundamental statement of everyday spiritual solidarity with the struggles of being alive and a subtle but powerful act of kindness given from that tranquil place in all of us we must cultivate in these troubled times.


Music Videos:
Perro Bravo
Perro Bravo
Michael "Miguel" Happoldt , Greg "Mudd" Lowther, Mike Long
Bobby Blunders
Cowboy and Indian
Cowboy and Indian
The rootsy trio began when Jazz Mills (T-Bird and the Breaks) got together with Jesse Plemons to write their first song. The collaboration took off and before long the pair was drawing major buzz at SXSW. Daniel James (frontman of SF based "Leopold and His Fiction")soon joined the band to complete the trio.

"We came together out of nowhere and were immediately inspired by one another," Mills said. The band put that inspiration to work by recording their first song, "Hurt My Pride." With James in San Francisco and Mills and Plemons in Austin, the bulk of the song was written over the phone. Yet when it came time to record, the chemistry was obvious to all. "We tracked the song as soon as we arrived in San Francisco," James said, "and did it from the ground up, recording in living rooms, bedrooms and closets."

The band has now grown into a 7 piece and is currently working on their first full-length album, produced by James and due out this spring. They recently recorded their video "Hurt My Pride" (featured on taste-maker blog Baybridged.com) while on their cross-country tour, using playful footage captured in Chicago and on the banks of Lake Michigan. The band's song"Trouble Tracks" was recently featured in an episode of the NBC hit series Parenthood.
Venue Information:
Alex's Bar
2913 E Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA, 90804