18 Jan Indie Rock Darlings School of Seven Bells Set to Perform at THE CONGA ROOM
Tuesday February 1, 2011
â€œDanceable beats, of-the-moment electronic textures and some of the prettiest, angelic vocals in indie rockâ€ Rolling Stone
â€œSchool of Seven Bells sets itself apart with dreamy visuals to match its soaring ethereal soundâ€ New York Magazine
Â â€œSVIIB makes a confident gesture towards the futureâ€ PitchFork
Los Angeles. Â (January 18, 2011) New York City natives School of Seven Bells will bring their dream pop sensibilities and indie rock esthetic to The Conga Room on Tuesday Febraury 1, 2011 at 9 p.m., located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90015.
A KCRW Presents Event,Â the School of Seven Bells will make a stop in Los Angeles to perform while on their North American tour as the band travels westward to meet up with Interpol in Vancouver, BC in support of their critically acclaimed album â€œDisconnect From Desire.â€
â€œDisconnect from Desireâ€ is a complete workâ€”an old-fashioned album from forward-thinking minds, as thematically airtight as it is mind-bendingly gorgeous. Symbols, myths, mantrasâ€”in the hands of vocalist Alejandra Deheza prevail while the band focuses onÂ the layered electronic textures, distilling the music to its essence as guitars ring, beats crunch and Alejandraâ€™s vocals intertwine with new, right-in-your-ears clarity.
School of Seven Bells was born as the result of a late-night revelation. Benjamin Curtis connected with sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza in 2004 while their bands — Secret Machines and On! Air! Library! respectively — were on tour. While watching PBS at 3am, Alejandra caught a show about the School of Seven Bells: a mythical South American pickpocket academy that may or may not have existed in the ’80s. The idea of seven minds working as one appealed to her, as did the phrase’s cryptic musicality, and a creative spark ignited. To learn more about School of Seven Bells visit their official website http://www.sviib.com/.
After its rebirth in the LA LIVE center in downtown Los Angeles, The Conga Room continues to foster entertainment history by bringing musical legends and contemporary international icons together in an intimate stage in the heart of one of the worldâ€™s creative cradles – the city of Angels.
About The Conga Room
The world famous Conga Room is a nightclub and concert venue located at L.A. LIVE, the downtown entertainment district across the Staples Center and the Nokia Theatre, featuring authentic Latin-style tapas cuisine, a broadcast control room and 1,000-person capacity. Performances have included the Gypsy Kings, Alejandro Fernandez, Black Eyed Peas, Prince and a weekly R&B night with GRAMMY winner Jamie Foxx called Foxxhole Live. Founded by real estate entrepreneur Brad Gluckstein, The World Famous Conga Room is co-owned by Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Amaury Nolasco, Sheila E., will.i.im an NBA players Baron Davis and Trevor Ariza.
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