Jump start your holiday weekend off with a musical bang. Come down to the Noho Arts District on Thursday, July 2 to Hear NoHo — it’s the much ballyhooed festival for emerging musical talent held the first Thursday of every month in theaters, lofts and galleries throughout the NoHo area. It’s a little bit of that downtown arts feel right here in the San Fernando Valley.
This month’s Hear NoHo event is produced in association with Los Angeles Women in Music and features ten of the best emerging female singer/songwriters in Los Angeles.
Businesses throughout the NoHo Arts District participate by hosting events, extending business hours, offering discounts and specials to those attending, and by donating their time and services – making Hear NoHo a true grass-roots, community event.
Introducing the talent and event times:
6PM HOWS Market Loading Dock, off Chandler North Hollywood
Russian-born Los Angeles resident Marina V is an intriguing singer/pianist/songwriter with an incredible life story. Marina’s music is a magical blend of her angelic voice, hooky melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and fresh chord progressions, which make this new artist truly special. “If the Beatles & Tori Amos had a child raised in Russia by Tchaikovsky, that would be me,” muses Russian-American singer/songwriter, Marina V. “My music is melodic and passionate, it comes from my heart and from everything I’ve experienced in my life.”
6:30PM The NoHo Arts Center Black Box Theatre 11136 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood
Ilsey Juber started writing music at 15, and at the age of 22, she is no stranger to the music industry. Born into a creative family (her grandfather Sherwood Schwartz created “The Brady Bunch” and “Gilligan’s Island”), her father was the lead guitarist of Paul McCartney and Wings, and her mother, Hope (Schwartz) Juber, is an accomplished television and theatre writer. Ilsey is being produced by Randy Jackson.
6:30PM Ink Gallery 11135 Weddington #112 (Last storefront live/work loft past the 11135 entrance) North Hollywood
A classically trained pianist, and a self taught guitarist, Mal (as her friends call her) literally has music in her blood. An actress since age 4, and a songwriter since age nine, this ‘Modern Renaissance Girl’ has always known she has wanted to perform for a living. “Music is so universal yet it’s also the most personal way to connect people”, she muses, “I only hope that I can be an artist with whom people feel connected to each other. In a world so isolated by technology, I want to give people something real and remind them what it feels like to just sit in a room and really listen to a song.”
7PM The Lofts at NoHo Commons 11135 Weddington #116 (first storefront live/work loft past the 11135 entrance), North Hollywood
Singer/songwriter Harriet Schock is best known for writing “Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady,” Helen Reddy’s 1975 hit. In a career that spans close to 30 years, she has recorded several albums, all of which were critical successes if not bestsellers. She has also worked as a songwriting instructor, both privately and at USC. Her book, “Becoming Remarkable: For Songwriters and Those Who Love Songs” (Blue Dolphin Press, 1999), is something of a bible for aspiring musicians.
7:30PM The NoHo Arts Center Main Stage 11136 Magnolia Boulevard, North Hollywood
Gardenia is a Latin pop-rock band based out of Los Angeles, California. Their sound brings together a wide range of musical influences, old and new, to create a refreshing take on pop that is catching fire. Decorated by the captivating vocals of Colombian /Mexican female vocalist Pollyanna, Gardenia’s sticky melodies draw listeners in to stay. The founders of the group Pollyanna, and Josue met in the L.A’s University music scene and in the short time this young group has been together they have already opened for Ely Guerra, Stephen Marley and The Roots and Volumen Cero live. The band has also quickly caught the attention of many of the Latin industry’s big names.
8PM Cella Gallery 5229 Lankershim Boulevard ( at Magnolia), North Hollywood
Reviewers say: “She may be the sister of Beck, but Alyssa Suede sounds more like a mix of Jewel and Alanis Morrisette.” – Rock is Life.com Singer/Songwriter, Alyssa Suede began her music career two years ago under the guidance of her dad, renowned arranger/composer David Campbell. Alyssa spent the past year playing clubs in N.Y., Nashville, Los Angeles and Northern California. Her latest performances include the 2009 Sundance festival, sharing the stage with American Idol 2008 runner up David Archuleta and this year’s SXSW. Meanwhile, her single “Falling from Mars” has already generated a buzz in the film community winning Best Music Video” at the
Memphis 2008 Film Festival, the Las Vegas 2009 Film Festival, and “Best Original Song” at the 2008 Feel Good Film Festival in Hollywood.
Frank and Derol
8:30PM The NoHo Arts Center Main Stage 11136 Magnolia Boulevard, North Hollywood
Mylie Cyrus’ older sister, Brandi Cyrus, recently performed with her band Frank and Derol, which includes lead singer Codi Caraco and “Secret Life of the American Teenager” star Megan Park, who plays bass and sings. The trio made their big stage debut opening for another Cyrus – Brandi’s and Mylie’s dad, Billy Ray – at Los Angeles’s House of Blues on Sunday. Brandi has been a guitarist for Miley on tour and on “Hannah Montana.”
9PM The Lofts at NoHo Commons 11135 Weddington-#116 (First storefront live/work loft to the right of 11135 entrance-off Lankershim.), North Hollywood
Adjoa Skinner is a jazz/soul singer-songwriter classically trained in piano, voice and flute. Born and raised in upstate New York to a family of musicians, she left NY in 2000 to live and work in East, South and West Africa. Upon returning with a fresh take on music she began creating her sound and crafting her live show in Los Angeles. Adjoa has worked with Grammy-award winning producer Charlie Peacock and has opened for the Jonas Brothers, Amy Grant and Daniel Bedingfield, among others.
9:30PM The NoHo Arts Center Main Stage-11136 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood
Born in New York City, but raised on both the East and Left Coasts, Paris comes from a family of musicians. She took a leave of absence from The New School in NYC to tour with her big brothers’ band, formerly Reeve Carney and The Revolving Band, now Carney, whose just released single “Love Me Chase Me” is in “New and Noteworthy” on iTunes. Paris also fronts the band, Soul Puppet. She recently signed a licensing deal with DL Music.
10PM Cella Gallery 5229 Lankershim Boulevard at Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood
Beginning her musical career fronting the blues band JESSIE AND THE RAINDOGS at the age of 14, her band played blues festivals (Bluestock Memphis, Bluesmore in Iowa) and shared the stage with the likes of Dr. John, Delbert McClinton, Robben Ford, Ike Turner and Jonny Lang. The band’s song “I Don’t Deserve This” won the Billboard Magazine World Songwriting Competition in 2004 in the Blues and R&B category w here they were invited to perform the song live at the historic Cain Ballroom in Kansas City. She and Spencer Nezey have cracked into the outer mainstream with tunes featured on MTV “The Hills,” and “Whitney in the City” and on CBS “Criminal Minds.” They have opened for The Black Eyed Peas and Lupe Fiasco, and their music has also popped up everywhere from sporting events to MTV’s “Making the Band.”
HEAR NOHO is the first Thursday of every month. Next event: Thursday July 2nd, 6 – 11 pm. $10 for one show allows access to ALL SHOWS (first come, first served). When you purchase entry into one event (for only $10) you are guaranteed a seat at that one show, but the wristband you receive grants you access to all of the venues and shows. *Note that all events are first come, first served. Tickets are available either at the door of The NoHo Arts Center 11136 Magnolia, North Hollywood; Cella Gallery 5229 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood or The Lofts at NoHo Commons 11135 Weddington #116, North Hollywood. For tickets and further information about Hear Noho: www.hearnoho.com. For more information about the NoHo Arts District visit: www.nohoartsdistrict.com