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Coachella week at The Standard, Hollywood so far… 

Coachella week at The Standard, Hollywood so far… 

Desert Nights Featuring Daisy McCrackin

Desert Nights Featuring Daisy McCrackin

Lael Neal. Check out Desert Nights at The Standard, Hollywood tonight!

Lael Neal. Check out Desert Nights at The Standard, Hollywood tonight!

Brandon Mayer performing in the Cactus Lounge at The Standard, Hollywood tomorrow. More info here.

Brandon Mayer performing in the Cactus Lounge at The Standard, Hollywood tomorrow. More info here.

Desert Nights- Aug 24

This Wednesday, on August 24th is another loyal installment of our weekly party, Desert Nights, held in the Cactus Lounge at The Standard Hollywood. The evening is a gathering of 3 musicians who opt to unplug and provide a special acoustic set for our lucky hotel guests and friends. Here’s the lineup this week. 

(Half the Brother-Sister Duo of Lincoln and Cory Madley. )

Cory & Lincoln Madley are a brother-sister duo from the Black Hills of South Dakota. They started playing music together in the family band and, after moving to Venice Beach together, threw a weekend folk party in their garage where their friend could sit in. For a while, Lincoln was performing solo as Sunny Von Bülow and Cory was running a jewelry shop. Now, Lincoln writes their new songs on his guitar with Cory singing the thirds that give them their country sound. Their influences are owls, classic rock, and dancing.

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Desert Nights- Aug 17

Welcome to another week, fellow readers. We’d like to introduce you to another evening of our freshly served acoustic tunes served up by The Standard Hollywood this Wednesday evening. Here’s the intelligence report…

(Listen to Anny Celsy here)

Anny Celsi (pronounced “Chelsea”) began her musical upbringing in the shadow of the Portland freeways, infusing its rain-soaked, caffeine-rock culture with the girl-pop sounds of Phil Spector, Dusty Springfield and Ellie Greenwich. She spent her teenage years as a writer and vaudeville performer with the acclaimed avante-garde Storefront Theatre, after which, several inches short of the Las Vegas showgirl minimum, she turned her attention to songwriting. She was a founding member of the L.A. boy/girl pop-rock band The Tearjerkers. Anny’s next band, Annyland, released an independent CD, She Walks In. Their video of the title song became a staple with indie video programmers. 

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Desert Nights - Aug 10

Hark. Another week of brilliant acoustic music awaits you at The Standard Hollywood. This Wednesday, here’s the line up of three bands looking to entertain you.

(Listen to American Bloomers at MySpace or YouTube)

American Bloomers is the union of three singer/songwriters: Jaime Wyatt, Jane Sheldon and Jonathan Sheldon. Their voices blend seamlessly over jangling acoustic guitars and Stonesy electric riffs. The music is crafted in the fashion of Lennon/McCartney, with songs that echo of love, heartbreak and heart-wake. Read more at Pickysticks.com.

(American Bloomers)

(Listen to Brandi Emma at MySpace)

Brandi Emma is a Silverlake, CA-based singer/songwriter/musician who gained considerable critical buzz under the moniker Emma Burgess after Rolling Stone magazine named her song Big Break-from her first release, Swim- “Break-Out Indie Song of 2001”. After a few musical collaborations, and a return to her birth name, she presents her latest self-released project, the EP Photographic Memory: a heady blend of folk-rock and alt-country all with a strong pop edge. The album marks the beginning of this 29 year-ode’s formidable songwriting and vocal power, or, as Absolute Punk put it, “…In just a 20 short minutes, Emma has already said and done more than many of her contemporaries. Much like discovering Jewel’s Pieces of You, Photographic Memory points to a glimmering future for this young upstart and is the surefire sign of a rare and true talent. Major labels, take notice.” She recently played SXSW in the Hotel Café showcase.

(Listen to Jack Littman at MySpace or Twitter)

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Jack Littman is a young troubadour with an old soul. Able to spin convincing tails of longing, regret, deceit, rejection, and vindication, his life experiences appear to come from a longer trail than he could seemingly have traversed in his 22 years. In the past year, Littman has toured as support with Atlantic recording artist Robert Francis up the West Coast and headlined his own tour through the Southwest, culminating in a packed show at this year’s South By Southwest music conference. Littman’s most recent release of original material, ironically entitled The Mixtape, has been getting rave reviews from all corners of the Internet. “Littman’s vocals don’t seem to match his youthful face, but then again, the haunting grooves of “Sinking Ships” don’t exactly fit with their birthplace of Los Angeles. With an offbeat blend of thumping rhythms, soulful lyrics, and distorted horns, Littman creates an immediately ear catching sound that I am loving more and more with every listen.” - Brandon Zev - The Burning Ear


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What is Desert Nights?

Desert Nights is a weekly gathering at The Standard, Hollywood. Every Wednesday, we curate 3 musical acts on the rise to perform a special acoustic set in our hotel lounge. The vibe is warm and intimate, evoking an impromptu jam in a musician’s living room. Also, expect 2 clever cover songs delivered by each performer. The sets begins at 7:30 pm in the Cactus Lounge (thus the title of the evening, Desert Nights).

Desert Nights - Aug 3

Welcome to another week of our special acoustic nights at The Standard Hollywood inside our cozy Cactus Lounge. Here’s the line-up for this Wednesday…

(Read more on Ferraby Lionheart on their Official Site)

Ferraby Lionheart wants to be like Gene Wilder. He wants people to care about the planet. He wants people to care about other people. He wants a garden, and some chickens. He was born in LA, although it is often written that he was born in Nashville. This is because he grew up there. And perhaps because his music sounds a little country sometimes. His sister watched Mary Poppins a lot when he was a kid, so maybe that’s why he likes show tunes so much. His 8th grade Algebra tutor had a guitar. That’s where he got the idea. He practiced singing to Chet Baker records when he went to art school in Chicago. Ferraby started making 4-track recordings when he was 18. They might have been a little crappy. He kept trying to write songs for a long time. He moved back to LA because Chicago was too cold. He tried being a grown up, but it wasn’t very good. He is pretty smart. But not that smart. He served pizzas for a little while. Jon Brion played shows next door, and somehow Jon knew one of his songs and invited him on stage one night. He was so nervous. Ferraby had a rock band, but after a few years he got sick of it. He’d rather sing softer.

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Desert Nights - July 27

We hope all you readers have rested properly this weekend and are ready for another weekly gathering for Desert Nights this Wednesday. Held inside the Cactus Lounge inside The Standard Hollywood, we’re proud to announce the new line-up this week…

(Listen to Jake Troth on his Official Site or Twitter)

Jake Troth has been passionate about music since he first found his mother’s guitar under her bed at nine years old. Throughout high school Jake played in short-lived bands, experimenting with different types of rock music but eventually finding a passion for the simple folk singer-songwriter style. After graduating Jake decided to take a year off before heading to college, so he headed out west to San Francisco.

While living in an artist-run gallery space he decided that music was what made him truly happy and he wanted to make it his career. After being accepted and given a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design, Jake developed his unique and honest sound while studying fashion and fashion accessories. His sound is simply contagious. Take a listen for yourself. 

(Listen to Tim Easton here)

From his Ohio roots through stretches in Paris and Prague, Tim Easton grew his credentials with stints in NYC and LA, leading to his latest encampment in the high desert country outside of Joshua Tree, California. His continuous adventures are evident in the songs on his latest album, Beat The Band, an independent release from Easton’s own label, Campfire Propaganda.

(Listen to Andi Lee Scher here)

Andi Lee Scher is an aspiring singer/songwriter from the Baltimore, MD region. With upbeat sounds, catchy melodies, and heartfelt lyrics, her music fills the air with a positive energy that is nothing short of magnetic. Andi Lee’s free spirit shines through her music while connecting to her audience through common human experience and leaving you wanting to move your feet.

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What is Desert Nights?

Desert Nights is a weekly gathering at The Standard, Hollywood. Every Wednesday, we curate 3 musical acts on the rise to perform a special acoustic set in our hotel lounge. The vibe is warm and intimate, evoking an impromptu jam in a musician’s living room. Also, expect 2 clever cover songs delivered by each performer. The sets begins at 7:30 pm in the Cactus Lounge (thus the title of the evening, Desert Nights).

Desert Nights - July 20

If you’re not at The Standard Miami this week due to the recent Miami Swim Week, and all our festivities, then we hope you’re at least at The Standard Hollywood, ready to enjoy our infamous weekly party, Desert Nights. This Wednesday, expect two very distinct musician women as well as an ocean baby surfer who travels the world while playing his tunes. Here’s the line up this week…

(Listen to Ry Cuming here)

For Ry Cuming, the ocean is everything. Born on Woodford Island in the Far-North Coast of Australia and growing up in the coastal town of Angourie, Cuming was a bleach-blond kid who spent his days on the beach and in the water. From the first time he stood on a surfboard at age 3 and held his first guitar at 5, he simply followed the natural path ahead of him. It was one that would take him to far-off places, riding unfamiliar ocean breaks and singing in his alternately sandy tenor and captivating falsetto along the way.

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