On Saturday (Aug. 9), recent graduate Arielle Deem (Music BFA 14) and her band perform at Bootleg Theater in celebration of the release of its debut album, No Place Like Now.
With Deem on vocals, Zephyr Avalon on bass, Joshua Linsky on drums and Robert Perez on keyboards, the band has been performing in venues throughout Los Angeles, most recently as part of CalArts Soundstream at The Troubadour. Saturday’s performance is the first stop in a California tour with stops in Sacramento, San Francisco and Santa Barbara.
The eight-track album features all original compositions that progressively fuse alternative jazz, R&B, soul and popular song. Musicians featured on the album include: Marcus Buser, Bram Glik, Evan Jiroudek, Tristan Johnson, Linsky, Emile Martinez, Perez, John Schwerbel and Devon Taylor.
Hiphop and R&B group Joomanji (with CalArtian Austin Antoine [Theater BFA 13]) and bluegrass performer The Lady open for Deem.
Above is a trailer for No Place Like Now, and below is “Trippin’,” a single from the album.
No Place Like Now Album Release
Aug. 9, 8 pm
Bootleg HiFi at Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles