For the past six years, LA’s hillbilly jazz folk/Americana alt-country hillbilly love-punk revolutionists have made a mark on the music scene by generating some of the most profound sounds from a musical vessel. founded by lead singer/songwriter Juli Crockett and opera/jazz singer Lisa Dee, this unique combination of seven souls have continuously converted the unsuspecting masses by stirring their pot of stellar influences into a sonic experiment of musical realism. Through it all, let us not forget that the secret to the Evangenitals magnetism are the pieces of the puzzle – the seven individuals who are the sum of the whole. Now, for the first time all the members who bring their talent and enthusiasm to the Evangenitals will harmonically converge upon the Blue Star for an all-day, outdoor festival, showcasing each genital’s altar ego. Here is a unique opportunity for your lightbulb moment, answering that age old musical question “How the hell do they do that?”
5:30pm: EVANGINA: (with Lisa Dee & Juli Crockett from Evangenitals) Evangina is the duo of the two co-founding members of Evangenitals. Together, they will guide you through a smattering of deliciously acoustic chick-hymns.
6:00pm: POOR COW: (with Lisa Dee from Evangenitals) Last year, Evangenitals had the opportunity to play and attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland where the music of Donovan is practically their National Anthem. Fulfilling her gypsy aspirations, Lisa Dee will get in touch with her inner flower child before your very eyes.
6:30pm: ODIOUS ARI and the SYPHILITIC SYNCOPATHS: (with Ari DeSano, Andrea Baker, Lisa Dee and Juli Crockett from Evangenitals) Hearkening back to the age of parlor songs and three penny operas, comes Odious Ari. Singing the legends of ragtime, this good time gal and her vaudevillian company produce a cacophony of tin pan alley ditties sure to usher in a stampede of charleston kicks.
7:30pm: EZ TIGER: (with Kristy McInnis from Evangenitals) EZ Tiger has crafted their own unique rock and roll sound. Channeling the irresistible pop mentality of T-Rex, coupled with the girl-gang authority of The Runaways, these ‘tude queens deliver a brand of rock with chops and swagger.
8:30pm: HALLOWED ENGINE: (with Laurie Es from Evangenitals) Hallowed Engine’s live shows are a unique amalgamation of thick riffs coupled with nonstop energy. These volume worshippers mix strong female fronted vocals atop heavy southern fried anthems for a potion that’s sure to bring you back for sloppy seconds.
9:30pm: HONKYSTOMP: (with Andrea Baker from Evangenitals) Honkystomp, the original 7 piece bucket of Southern Fried, Countrified, Funkified, Rock and Roll! The brain child of Galactic Dan, Honkystomp is a refreshing blend of musical madness. Combining instruments normally associated with bluegrass and Country, (i.e., Banjo, fiddle and harmonica), with Heavy Rock and Funk Backdrops Honkystomp has created an entirely new musical Genre.
10:30pm: UNPOPABLE (aka: BALLOON BASS): (with Henry Bermudez from Evangenitals) The Balloon Bass is a musical instrument made of one round balloon and two skinny, twisting balloons. It is built by using one inflated and twisted skinny balloon to create a resonator that connects the string to the round balloon. When Addi Somekh plucks the resonated balloon bass string, the sound brings to mind the halcyon undertones of The Residents or Snakefinger. The layers of sounds filtering through this membrane, create a music that defies categorization.
11:30: EVANGENITALS: (with Juli Crockett, Lisa Dee, Henry Bermudez, Andrea Baker, Ari DeSano, Laurie Es & Kristy McInnis) Imagine if Johnny Cash, Bob Marley and Joan of Arc were one woman. Now, imagine that woman gathering a band of eclectic musicians on a crusade to expand the bounds of Country music. Described as “Cosmic Square Dance” and “Hillbilly Jazz”, Juli Crockett and The Evangenitals are opening people’s minds and ears to a new style of Southern music. Though based in the roots of Country, the band incorporates a wide variety of influences, instrumentation and styles. The result is a genre-hopping bull ride that has music fans and critics buzzing in Los Angeles.
Saturday, June 5th
Evangenitals Family Tree Festival
5PM | Blue Star 2100 East 15th St. Downtown LA 90021 | 21+ | $7