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We Are The West

  • Underground Exchange Ojai 1016 West Ojai Avenue Ojai, CA, 93023 United States (map)

Saturday, August 18th will be a night of celebration with the awaited release of the latest record from We Are The West. LA based, this band has played the Underground a few times always to the crowd wanting more. As vast and indefinable as the West itself, the intrepid sound stylists of We Are The West reach beyond the setting sun to create an eclectic symphonic landscape.  Brett Hool (voice/guitar) and John Kibler (bass/voice) formed We Are The West in a shipping container on a sheep farm in Holland, and began performing as a duo in an abandoned convent in Brooklyn, before heeding the call to continue West to Los Angeles.  Originally described as “a two-man orchestra of stunning vocals, meditative guitar, and exploratory double bass”, the duo paints with a broad palette of sound incorporating drums and percussion, woodwinds, strings, brass, pump organ, accordion, and unique vocal harmonies to create their dynamic and transporting songs. “We Are The West is interested in exploring the convergence of sound and space often taking to the road to record in experimental locations, searching out how the acoustics of place converge with live narrative. They have performed in storm drains and shipping containers, sheep farms and convents, and most frequently converge in the underground parking garage of an office building on Santa Monica Boulevard the Saturday before each full moon.” We Are The West will be joined by some of the greatest local singer/songwriters opening the show, and names will be announced as the show date nears. The music will begin at 7:30, and there is a $15-$20 suggested donation at the door.

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Earlier Event: August 17
Jonathan McEuen Trio
Later Event: August 24
Sunny War with Aaron Embry