Simone White, Mark Eitzel

Simone White

Mark Eitzel

Sun · January 21, 2018

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

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Simone White
Simone White
"Los Angeles based singer Simone White has a voice like ether. It's sweetly airy and hypnotic. Hearing it can pull you under to a strangely beautiful, glittering world where nothing seems real." - NPR

"The beguiling singer Simone White is known as much for her whispered vocals as for her smart songwriting." - Huffington Post

"Simone White is one of the really great American songwriters." -Rolling Stone Germany

"Soft-voiced L.A. musician Simone White is the only singer-songwriter signed to Damon Albarn's eclectic Honest Jon's label, and her singular talents are evident on her haunting latest album, Silver Silver. […] the lean-in-to-listen compositions is what makes her performances so captivating."- Time Out New York

"Silver Silver is...an album of cathartic intimacy, built around electronic textures and sparse percussion, with White's gently yielding, half-spoken vocals pitched, pleasingly, equidistant between Laurie Anderson and Joni Mitchell." -Four star review, MOJO
Mark Eitzel
Mark Eitzel
Eitzel spent his formative years in a military family living in Okinawa, Taiwan, Ohio and the United Kingdom. He moved to America in 1979.

He started making music while he was a teenager in Southampton, England. His first band was a punk band called the Cowboys when he moved to Columbus, Ohio, at 19. They released one single in 1980. His second band was called The Naked Skinnies and they released one single in 1981. He moved to San Francisco with The Naked Skinnies in 1981 where they disbanded in 1982. Eitzel formed American Music Club (AMC) in San Francisco in 1982. The band performed and created albums for twelve years. In 1992 their Album Everclear was the Album of the year and He was named Songwriter of the year by Rolling Stone Magazine.

American Music Club disbanded in 1994, and Eitzel focused on his solo career, releasing 60 Watt Silver Lining in 1996. It was a surprisingly smooth, jazz-pop departure. Also in 1996, Eitzel contributed to the AIDS benefit album Offbeat: A Red Hot Soundtrip produced by the Red Hot Organization. Following this, he released West in 1997, co-writing all of the songs with the R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, with whom he also toured. He followed up with Caught in a Trap and I Can't Back out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby, assisted by Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and the Yo La Tengo bass guitarist James McNew.

Eitzel released more music in 2001 with The Invisible Man on Matador Records which garnered nine stars in Pitchfork. This was followed by two covers projects in 2002: Music for Courage and Confidence,[8] which was material written by other songwriters, and The Ugly American,[9] an album which included reinterpretations of American Music Club songs performed with a band of traditional and non traditional Greek musicians.

American Music Club reformed in 2003 for a sold out show at the South Bank Centre in London. In the following year, they released Love Songs For Patriots and toured both the United States and Europe several times. The album received glowing reviews across the world. In 2008, the band line-up changed again and the band released The Golden Age which Uncut magazine said was their best since Mercury with a 5 star album of the month review.

Eitzel released a compilation album of electronic soundtrack material in 2005, Candy Ass. In 2009, Klamath was released on Decor Records. Uncut magazine said it was his best solo album yet.

He started collaborating with Simon Stephens (who won a Tony for The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night in 2014) with ‘Marine Parade’ that premiered in the 2010 Brighton Festival. It received good reviews. In 2014 they made another piece with the internationally famous director Ivo Van Hove called ‘Song From Far Away’.

His eleventh solo studio album, Don’t Be a Stranger, was released in October 2012 on Merge Records and produced by Sheldon Gomberg. In 2017 he released another solo record called ‘Hey Mr Ferryman.’. Produced by Bernard Butler (Suede, Duffy) it features the vivid melodies long associated with Eitzel’s former band American Music Club—which remains a cult favorite to this day—as well as Butler’s distinctive guitar that serves to complement Eitzel’s expressive vocals. Of that voice, Pitchfork once wrote, “If Leonard Cohen’s voice is a story about the passage of time and Levon Helm’s is a story about losing what is most precious to you, Eitzel’s is about the circuitous roads we take in search of ourselves.”

He is currently working on a new theatrical piece called ‘Cornelia St’ with Simon Stephens for the Atlantic Theatre Company and a new untitled solo record which should be recorded in early 2018.
Venue Information:
Zebulon
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
http://zebulon.la/