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LOVE RITES JOINS THE CLAIRVOID FEST LINE-UP

 

Advanced Tickets Now Available for Love Rites 

featuring members of The New Room at Bootleg

Theater Sunday, August 27 for Clairvoid Fest! 


Save $3 by Purchasing Advanced Tickets Here: 


http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1530110 


$12 Advanced Tickets 

$15 at the door 

Arrive by 5pm | 5:30pm set time

 21+

This show benefits youth on the autistic spectrum.

 



LOVE RITES ANNOUNCE SILVERLAKE LOUNGE SHOW


Advanced Tickets Now Available for Love Rites

featuring members of The New Room at Silverlake

Lounge Thursday, April 27!


Purchase Tickets Here: 

www.aftonshows.com/LoveRites


Your $2 OFF Online Ticket Promo Code: LOVE337 




Set Time Announced for Tonight, 8/30 at The Satellite

We are excited to be playing at The Satellite tonight, 8/30 in support of Ballerina Black. We're on at 9:00PM sharp, so be sure to arrive early! Doors at 8:30PM. Purchase Tickets HERE.



The Satellite, 8/30

We are excited to announce that on Friday, August 30th we will be playing a show at The Satellite with Ballerina Black. Tickets are now available HERE.



Troubadour 6/9

The New Room will be performing Sunday, June 9 at the legendary Troubadour club in West Hollywood in support of Brutus Gets The Girl. 

Tickets on sale now: click here.


Shows Added

We've got two LA shows lined-up this week. Wednesday, 2/6 we're at King King, and Friday, 2/8 at On The Rox at The Roxy. We'll be debuting some brand new songs. Check out our Show page for details. 

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Upcoming Show 7/27 Presented by Function Operate

We've got a show taking place this Friday, 7/27 at The Mezz (501 S. Spring) in downtown LA presented by our friends at Function Operate. We'll be sharing the stage with Identity Theft from Oakland, along with guest DJ the Present Moment. Also spinning that night resident DJ's Julien & Neil. 21+/no cover. We're on at 12am. 


Echo Park Show Tuesday May 1st

Catch us Tuesday, May 1st at Lot 1 in Echo Park with Betty White, Adult Books, LOLcats. Doors at 8pm. FREE! We're on at 10:30PM. Hope to see you there.


11/11/11 Show

We're playing this Friday, 11/11/11 at The Active Set's CD Release Show taking place Downtown at The Redwood Bar, with guests Dark Furs and Blonde Goblin. See our 'Shows' page for details. RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=301091926587449


Upcoming Show

You can catch us performing live Tuesday, 11/1 at Silverlake Lounge with Tapioca And The Flea and Delfonic Love, presented by The Fold. We're on at 9pm, so arrive early!


Rare Acoustic Show This Week

We hope you can join us for a rare acoustic performance this Thursday, October 27th at The Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown. Visit our Calendar page for details. 


The New Room Tonight, Rain or Shine

Don't let the rain stop you from joining us tonight, 10/5 for DJ Mario Menendez' Birthday Bash at The Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club in Santa Monica. What is a Pleasure Club, you ask? You'll have to come tonight to find out, but here's a hint: we start with your ears...


West Side Show This Week

This Wednesday, 10/5 we'll be celebrating our friend DJ Mario Menendez' birthday with a special show in Santa Monica at the Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club. Also performing that night is The New Division, plus danse maestros DJ Rocco Horror, Mario Noir, and 76ism spinning synth pop/post punk/dream wave. We're on at 10PM, so arrive early!


Club Moscow Tonight, 9/28

You can catch us performing live tonight at Club Moscow @ Boardners in Hollywood for Rituals' EP Release Party. We're on at 10pm so be sure to arrive early. Email: info@thenewroommusic.com for guest list.


Shows Added

We have two amazing shows coming up! The first is on 9/28 at Club Moscow @ Boardners in Hollywood for Rituals' EP release. The second is happening 10/5 at Central: Social Aid & Pleasure Club in Santa Monica, in celebration of our friend DJ Mario's birthday. Check our 'Shows' link for details. 


Last Night of our August Residency

Tonight, 8/31 is the final week of our August residency at The Down And Out Bar. Joining us will be Lady Katherine, The Wallburds, and Far*Out, plus DJ Christopher Roman spinning between sets. Hope to see you there!

The New Room
August Residency
The Down And Out Bar
501 S. Spring Street

No Cover/21+

Doors at 8:30PM

Wednesday, August 10
9:00PM Franco Near Death
9:45PM Funeral Club
10:30PM The New Room
11:15PM Dark Furs

Wednesday, August 17
9:00PM Repeater
9:45PM The Dear And Departed
10:30PM The New Room
11:15PM Rituals

Wednesday, August 24
9:00PM Brutus Gets The Girl
9:45PM Northern Sky
10:30PM The New Room
11:15PM Sunken Ships

Wednesday, August 31
9:00PM Lady Katherine
9:45PM The Wallburds
10:30PM The New Room


Residency Love

Our August residency at The Down And out Bar has had some great support, including LA Ungerground. Here is what they had to say about our monthly seize:

LOS ANGELES LOVES... THE NEW ROOM RESIDENCY
Here we have the second of the two residencies we're helping with this month and this time it's our old haunting grounds the Alexandria Hotel. It took about three years and a few million dollars of renovations to complete the newly opened hotel bars. Out went Charlie O's and in came The Down & Out and on the second floor, The Mezz (two for the price of one -- we like that). These two bar/clubs are truly a gift for the continuing revival of downtown Los Angeles. As many know, it was only 10 years ago you wouldn't be caught dead seen alive anywhere near Spring Street at night and restoring historic buildings like the Alexandria only help in bringing nightlife back to the city center.

And a little nightlife is what brings us to August Wednesdays at The Down & Out. The New Room have kindly asked us to participate in their monthly reign of the club and of course we said yes. The band probably knows L.A.'s club scene better than most, bringing their synthy post-rock attack to local stages since before you discovered Part-Time Punks. While we've always thought the band would have made a killing back in the days of Brooks and Lavitt's amazing nights at the El Rey with Coven 13 and Shout!, they still have managed to find a devoted following of fans that know a thing or two about glitter rock without the glitter. We're very much looking forward to hearing new tracks off a rumored album they've been working on but in the the meantime you can pick up their most recent release Only World We Know here. Also, if this New Roomer is in the audience please us give your hand in marriage.

It's been said that the ghosts of Rudolf Valentino and Mae West haunt the hallways of the Alexandria. If they do, we hope that they stop by The Down & Out and save us a waltz this month. They won't want to miss these shows...

Wednesday, August 10
9:00PM Franco Near Death
9:45PM Funeral Club
10:30PM The New Room
11:15PM Dark Furs

Wednesday, August 17
9:00PM Repeater
9:45PM The Dear And Departed
10:30PM The New Room
11:15PM Rituals

Wednesday, August 24
9:00PM Brutus Gets The Girl
9:45PM Northern Sky
10:30PM The New Room
11:15PM Sunken Ships

Wednesday, August 31
9:00PM Lady Katherine
9:45PM The Wallburds
10:30PM The New Room
11:15PM Far*out


10 Questions with The New Room by The Hangout Group

The New Room currently has a residency at The Down and Out Bar in heart of downtown LA. Their last show is August 31st, so make sure you check them out!

The Hangout Group: When did The New Room form?
Anthony: My brother James and I formed the band together in 2004. We played as a three piece along with our drummer Jason for about a year before we met our guitarist/keyboardist Mig. It’s been the four of us ever since.

THG: What genre of music do you consider your work to be?
We consider it post-punk/new wave/pop.

THG: Who are your major influences?
Artists like Echo And The Bunnymen, David Bowie, and The Chameleons.

THG: Who writes your songs and what are the main themes for most of your songs?
Anthony: It’s a collaborative effort. Usually Mig will come in with a musical idea; a riff or a chord progression. We develop the parts together, then break it down and reassemble it ten times. All the while I’ll scat a vocal line or melody. It all kind of swirls until the song reveals itself. Then I take it home and work on the lyrics. The themes of the songs vary; some are character studies, some deal with current events, other with relationships.

THG: Will The New Room stay in the same musical direction?
Mig: We try to incorporate new ideas, while staying true to ourselves. To keep the sound fresh, experimenting with things we haven’t tried yet, but always sounding like us.

THG: What has been your biggest challenge as a band?
Anthony: I would say balancing writing, recording, and playing out. That and being a band from Los Angeles, which comes with it’s own set of challenges.

THG: Anthony who was your favorite singer growing up and who or what inspires you?
Anthony: I have always been drawn not only to great singers, but great performers, like Frank Sinatra, Elvis, or James Brown, for example. I’ve been inspired by artists who have something meaningful that they are trying to convey through their work.

THG: When people are listening to your music what do you want them to leave with or how do you want it to effect them?
Mig: We want our music to leave an impression; to change their lives. We want it to inspire them in some way; to inspire them to do something.

THG: What is your favorite song to perform live?
Mig: Dance like the Night is always great to play live. You Lied When You told Me, which is a new song, is turning out to be another good one; it has a lot of energy.

THG: When can your fans expect a new album?
Mig: We’re about half way through a record. We’ll be posting songs as they are completed, and hopefully have something out by the end of the year.

THG: You guys are awesome to see live, you always bring your “A Game”. I’m looking forward to your next shows!


August Residency Week 2

This Wednesday, 8/17 is Week 2 of our August residency at The Down And Out Bar, presented by The Hangout Group, Get Yer Rocks Off!, and LA Underground. With Repeater, The Dear & Departed, and Rituals. Doors at 8:30PM/Free! Hope to see you there.


The New Room August Residency

The Hangout Group, Get Yer Rocks Off! and LA Underground present:

The New Room
August Residency
The Down And Out Bar
501 S. Spring Street

No Cover/21+

Doors at 8:30PM

Wednesday, August 10
9:00PM Franco Near Death
9:45PM Funeral Club
10:30PM The New Room
11:15PM Dark Furs

Wednesday, August 17
9:00PM Repeater
9:45PM The Dear And Departed
10:30PM The New Room
11:15PM Rituals

Wednesday, August 24
9:00PM Brutus Gets The Girl
9:45PM Northern Sky
10:30PM The New Room
11:15PM Sunken Ships

Wednesday, August 31
9:00PM Lady Katherine
9:45PM The Wallburds
10:30PM The New Room
11:15PM Far*out


Shows Added

We just added some amazing shows to our calendar for August, including a 4 week residency downtown plus an exciting bill with Niko Vega in the south bay!


The New Room Live At Silverlake Lounge 6/29 With Guest DJ David J

We have an excellent line-up Wednesday, June 29th at Silverlake Lounge including Rituals (the synthy side project of War Tapes frontman Neil Popkin), along with San Francisco darkwave/pop outfit Black Balloon. Plus a DJ set by special guest David J of Bauhaus/Love And Rockets! Also, DJ Mario of Silver Factory Studios will be spinning in between sets. Hope to see you there. X The New Room 

2 LA Shows This Week

We have two amazing shows this week!! If you're in the LA area, we hope you can make it out to one. Details below.

X The New Room

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1ST
THE HANGOUT GROUP PRESENTS
THE NEW ROOM, SOCADIA, NORTHERN SKY
+ DJ CHRISTOPHER ROMAN
AT THE DOWN AND OUT BAR
501 SOUTH SPRING STREET
(CORNER OF SPRING & 5TH)
DOORS AT 8:30PM/21+/NO COVER


FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD
SILVER FACTORY STUDIOS PRESENTS
MUSIC + ART SHOW
4310 WEST JEFFERSON BLVD.
W/ LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
THE NEW ROOM
CLOSE TO MODERN (LV)
PROFUGOS
BRUTUS GETS THE GIRL
DJS SPINNING INDIE, ALT, UNDERGROUND,
POST-PUNK, NEW WAVE, DARK 80'S, SYNTH POP
+ PAINTING EXHIBIT FEATURING SELECTED WORKS
BY MIGUEL 'MIG' GARDO OF THE NEW ROOM
DOORS AT 9:30PM/18+/$5 WITH RSVP

Upcoming Show At The Mezz

We're back at The Mezz Wednesday, April 13th! Joining us that night are synthpop/shoegazers Brutus Gets The Girl and electronic rock outfit SOCADIA. The Mezz is located on the second floor of the 104 year old Alexandria Hotel on the corner of 5th & Spring. Doors at 9PM/21+/$5. Presented by The Hangout Group.

The New Room To Open For David J of Bauhaus/Love And Rockets March 6th at The Echo

On Sunday, March 6th we will have the good fortune of sharing the stage with legendary gothic rock bassist David J of the seminal British bands Bauhaus and Love And Rockets. J will be joined by his full band to perform music that spans his entire career. The show is taking place at The Echo in Echo Park, and is presented by Part Time Punks and Post-Punk.com. Also performing that night-- post-punk/ethereal romantics Sleepmask. Purchase advanced tickets for this event HERE

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