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The Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles 90012


901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, California 90012
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Today's Shows

Sun, February 17, 2019 (6:00pm - 8:00pm PST )
Ritt Momney with The Backseat Lovers, The Sardines
Ritt Momney (Moved from Teragram Ballroom) $15.00
Sun, February 17, 2019 (9:00pm - 11:00pm PST )
MAESA, Kyle McNeill
MAESA / Kyle McNeill

MAESA (Maesa Pullman) is a mountain-siren soul-folk Americana-rocknroll singer-songwriter music-maker based in Los Angeles, California. She writes, records, and performs her original music all over Los Angeles and has toured the U.S. and Scandinavia. She often plays with her family band, the Whole Damn Fam, which includes brothers Jack and Lewis Pullman and cousin Rosa V. Pullman. The music they make is a folk-funk blue-country swamp-spiritual dream. She also collaborates with Norwegian producer Hans Petter Gundersen and is the lead singer of the Norway-based band The Last Hurrah!! She wrote all lyrics for the latest release, Los Angeles (Runegrammofon) and 2015’s Mudflowers came with liner notes by David Fricke (Rolling Stone). Several of Maesa's original songs can be heard on TV shows such as OWN's Queen Sugar, Wentworth, Catfish, Burn Notice, Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce and others. She has independently released singles, Bells, Again Again, and Woah Honey as well as a six song EP called Whippoorwill. She looks forward to releasing her first full-length album some day soon.

$5.00

Upcoming Shows

Mon, February 18, 2019 (7:30pm - 9:30pm PST )
KidEyes with Cosmos & Creature
KidEyes

For alternative rock/pop duo KidEyes, the name was created as a way of regenerating themselves literally and figuratively after a few “interesting” years in the music industry. “Creatively, it was a beautiful maturation process of growth and experiences. As for the business side, it was a lot of double loops and twist and turns that emotionally took a toll” says Greg Cahn, singer and 1/2 of Kideyes. “In the last several years of making music, so much changes. As in life, music is in a constant state of flux. From new genres being introduced to keeping up with software updates to making sense of the latest viral sensation, as a musician it can make your head pop. And after a few band breakups for both of us, it felt like It was necessary to take a step back. So we started with the first ingredient that started this whole musical journey which was rock” explains Ben Epand, Producer and Guitarist of KidEyes. KidEyes certainly paints with a rock palette mixed with several key colors of secondary genres. Their debut work is full of distortion, atmosphere, and emotions. With their latest single release “Alive”, blends of big reverb drums, wild ripping guitars, and huge soaring vocals are all laid out for the listener. “We know what we like the duo says in unison. So the center for KidEyes is never hard to find.”

$8.00 - $10.00
Wed, February 20, 2019 (7:30pm - 9:30pm PST )
Tal Wilkenfeld
Tal Wilkenfeld

Love Remains, Tal Wilkenfeld’s debut solo album for BMG, is a testament to the celebrated bassist’s unconventional journey. While a dedicated fan base may already know Tal for her work with Jeff Beck, Prince, The Allman Bros., Herbie Hancock and Mick Jagger, Love Remains reveals a new side of Tal as a songwriter and singer with skills on par with her legend-in-the making musicianship. This new album's 10 song collection displays the Australian-born, LA-based musician as a talented vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. The album was co-produced by Tal and Paul Stacey (Oasis, The Black Crowes) and features guitarist Blake Mills, keyboardists Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) & Zac Rae (Death Cab For Cutie) and drummer Jeremy Stacey. Tal’s range of talents is on full display, and she achieves a stunning balance between instrumental prowess and exquisite songcraft. Jackson Browne, who offered creative guidance throughout the process of making the album, was executive producer. With few models of an instrumentalist turned singer-songwriter, Tal has broken extraordinary new ground. As Jackson Browne acknowledged, “I can't think of another instrumentalist that has ventured into the area that Tal now has, when it comes to writing and singing songs from her own experience.” “I began singing and writing songs with words when I first picked up a guitar at 14,” said Tal. “When I arrived in the States a couple of years later, I quickly became fixated on guitar and then the bass and I stepped away from lyric writing. My bass became both my weapon and my shield, but that ran its course. That’s when I began writing song with lyrics again and creating this album.” After relocating stateside from her native Sydney, Australia at just 16-years-old, Tal made believers of rock royalty and fans with her uncommon combination of melodic sensibilities and technical prowess. Following the release of her instrumental debut, Transformation, Bass Player magazine’s readers’ choice poll in 2008 named her “The Year’s Most Exciting New Player,” and iconic bassist and producer Don Was presented her the publication’s 2013 “Young Gun Award.” Determined to transition into the singer-songwriter role, Tal began writing what would become 'Love Remains.' She also lined up club gigs with her own band, debuting as lead vocalist on her own songs. Later, in her first week opening for The Who, Tal introduced the record by way of the first single “Corner Painter,” a powerful mix of intertwined baritone guitars and impassioned vocals matched by undeniable rock energy, which was also featured on Judd Apatow’s Netflix series, Love. “Haunted Love” showcases a soul-bearing vocal performance in which Tal accompanies herself via beguiling, arpeggiated chords on a capoed 5-string bass with an orchestra to heighten the reflective lyrics: “No, you didn’t know about the ghosts left inside of me. Feeling so alone in the midst of this uncertainty.” As Pete Townshend remarks, “Haunted Love is truly a great song, touching, moving, and employs her two skills- her voice and bass. It's stupidly great. She’s created a masterpiece.” Love Remains suggests, as Tal has said, “the abiding presence of love...or the remnants should it fail.” She’s written a confronting album that alludes to a complex and tragic romance. “The way to diminish darkness is by shining a light on it. That’s what’s so beautiful and rewarding about music.”

$22.00 - $25.00
Fri, February 22, 2019 (7:30pm - 9:30pm PST )
Kamaal Williams with Sam Gendel, Sam Wilkes and Louis Cole, Bianca Lexis (DJ Set)
SOLD OUT! Kamaal Williams (Live)

London's Kamaal Williams is a gifted keyboardist, DJ, and producer known for combining his love of '70s-style jazz fusion and funk with more contemporary hip-hop and electronic dance influences. Although he had played in various bands since the mid-2000s, including a two-year stint with dubstep singer Katy B, Williams first came to prominence in 2016 as a member of the jazz-funk duo Yussef Kamaal with drummer Yussef Dayes. Influenced by the '70s albums of artists like Miles Davis and Eddie Henderson as well as works by acid jazz artists like Brand New Heavies, the duo garnered praise for its 2016 album, Black Focus. Since then, Williams embarked on a solo career, releasing his similarly cross-pollinated 2018 debut, The Return. Born Henry Wu in South London, Williams grew up in a culturally diverse family with a Taiwanese mother and British father, both of whom worked in graphic design. Influenced by his parents, he learned some Mandarin as a child, and even picked up Muslim calligraphy, which he later put to use as a graffiti artist. By his teens, however, he was passionate about music and played percussion in the school band. An early love of the garage/grime duo Oxide & Neutrino led him to hip-hop. Around the same time, his father introduced him to jazz and fusion via artists like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Carlos Santana. He later discovered acid jazz groups like Brand New Heavies and Incognito. By the time he left high school, he was an in-demand keyboardist, working in various funk groups around London. He joined dubstep singer Katy B's backing band, and spent two years with the group. Around 2011, he left the band and converted to Islam, adopting the name Kamaal Williams. He signed with the artist-run 22a label and began producing his own tracks, combining his love of jazz with house music and electronic broken beat sounds. Around 2016, he befriended drummer Yussef Dayes and formed the jazz-funk duo Yussef Kamaal. After parting ways with Dayes, Williams returned in 2018 with his solo debut, The Return. The album found him honing his jazz-funk and electronic hybrid sound, working alongside bandmates drummer Joshua McKenzie (aka McKnasty), bassist Pete Martin, and sound engineer Richard Samuels.

$25
Sat, February 23, 2019 (9:30pm - 11:30pm PST )
Kamaal Williams with Jitwam (Live), Xica Soul (DJ Set)
Kamaal Williams (2nd Night Added - Late Show!)

London's Kamaal Williams is a gifted keyboardist, DJ, and producer known for combining his love of '70s-style jazz fusion and funk with more contemporary hip-hop and electronic dance influences. Although he had played in various bands since the mid-2000s, including a two-year stint with dubstep singer Katy B, Williams first came to prominence in 2016 as a member of the jazz-funk duo Yussef Kamaal with drummer Yussef Dayes. Influenced by the '70s albums of artists like Miles Davis and Eddie Henderson as well as works by acid jazz artists like Brand New Heavies, the duo garnered praise for its 2016 album, Black Focus. Since then, Williams embarked on a solo career, releasing his similarly cross-pollinated 2018 debut, The Return. Born Henry Wu in South London, Williams grew up in a culturally diverse family with a Taiwanese mother and British father, both of whom worked in graphic design. Influenced by his parents, he learned some Mandarin as a child, and even picked up Muslim calligraphy, which he later put to use as a graffiti artist. By his teens, however, he was passionate about music and played percussion in the school band. An early love of the garage/grime duo Oxide & Neutrino led him to hip-hop. Around the same time, his father introduced him to jazz and fusion via artists like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Carlos Santana. He later discovered acid jazz groups like Brand New Heavies and Incognito. By the time he left high school, he was an in-demand keyboardist, working in various funk groups around London. He joined dubstep singer Katy B's backing band, and spent two years with the group. Around 2011, he left the band and converted to Islam, adopting the name Kamaal Williams. He signed with the artist-run 22a label and began producing his own tracks, combining his love of jazz with house music and electronic broken beat sounds. Around 2016, he befriended drummer Yussef Dayes and formed the jazz-funk duo Yussef Kamaal. After parting ways with Dayes, Williams returned in 2018 with his solo debut, The Return. The album found him honing his jazz-funk and electronic hybrid sound, working alongside bandmates drummer Joshua McKenzie (aka McKnasty), bassist Pete Martin, and sound engineer Richard Samuels.

$25.00
Sun, February 24, 2019 (7:00pm - 9:00pm PST )
Zack Villere
Zack Villere (Early Show) $13.00 - $15.00
Sun, February 24, 2019 (9:30pm - 11:30pm PST )
Alex Andre with Coco Columbia, Rumblepak
Alex Andre $8.00 - $10.00