Individually, Alice Wallace, NOCONA and The HawtThorns have a power and personality all their own. Collectively, they will be coming together for a Rebelle Roadshow night showcasing the very best of Southern California Americana and alt-country at the PCH Club in Long Beach on a Friday night, and you will not want to miss it!
Founded to fiercely champion and showcase Americana music from a female vantage point, Rebelle Road is dedicated to strengthening the California Country music community and expanding visibility for female artists in the genre.
Alice Wallace’s new album “Into the Blue” conjures the atmospheric sound of the Golden State’s canyons and deserts, mountains and crashing waves, its crowning beauty and its tragic losses. At the same time, the supple-voiced Wallace tells her own and others’ stories, weaving tales that resonate as we grapple with so many disturbing national issues. It was lauded as one of the Most Anticipated Country Albums of 2019 by Saving Country Music before it's release on Rebelle Road Records/JTMMusic, And since it's debut in January, it has been praised by publications ranging from Paste Magazine to No Depression.
Rolling Stone Country named the title track, "The Blue," one of the "10 Best Country/Americana Songs to Hear Right Now" in April. Alice's tours have already taken her across the country this year in support of the new release, and immediately after her appearance at the Rebelle Roadshow, she'll head overseas for a month-long European tour.
Nocona is headed up by Adrienne Isom, one of Rebelle Road's founders, and husband and songwriter Chris Isom. The band draws inspiration from Americana, Psychedelic, Folk, Blues, Acid Rock, Country and old time music roots. Nocona has been called "a combination of rave-up garage rock for high lonesome desperadoes, country, folk, punk, and psychedelia." The band has drawn rave reviews and played some of the biggest festivals in America – Outside Lands, Bonnaroo, and Stagecoach.
"Brimstone," a Nocona video directed by Jon Nowak, an award winning writer-director (Man & Machine; Sweet Corn) was featured on CBS News, and their video for "Beverly Hills Blues," directed by David Schlussel, premiered on American Songwriter. In the past year, four Nocona songs have been featured on television shows such as "Bones", "Criminal Minds", "Bloodline", "Ozarks" and "Bojack Horseman." Nocona's forthcoming record "Los Dos" out early 2020 finds the band digging deeper into its bracing melding of hard-edged Americana and a keen punk-bred sensibility. Expansive, thoughtful, and hard-rocking, Los Dos is a captivating serving of forward-looking roots music. The single "Stabby Mike", will premiere in August 2019. The band embarks on a U.S tour in support of "Los Dos" in the fall of 2019.
Rebelle Road’s KP Hawthorn and her husband Johnny Hawthorn have recently released their debut album as The HawtThorns, entitled “Morning Sun”, and their sun-kissed songwriting, fiery electric guitar, and lush vocal harmonies evoke the California coastline as much as the Bible Belt countryside. The HawtThorns rely equally on Johnny's guitar lines (which he approaches with the nuance of a songwriter) and KP's melodic sensibilities. The collaboration, which Rolling Stone Country called "Already a leading light in L.A.’s independent country scene," boasts ringing guitars, fresh-sounding lyrics, consistently strong melodies with powerful hooks and great harmonies. As a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, lead guitarist, and record producer, Johnny had already performed with bands like Toad the Wet Sprocket and Everclear, with Guitar Player Magazine likening his phrasing to Jimi Hendrix, and his vocal melodies to the Eagles.
ll ages, free parking, dinner menu, starts at 8 pm.
6285 E. PCH next to the Gaslamp.