SHOWS // Ryan Webster – Album Release Party
Tonight is the night!
A night to celebrate Ryan Webster’s debut album, The Point Of Pointlessness-which came out this week!!!
A night to hear some great music.
A night to be with great friends.
Tonight’s party will feature singer-songwriter Ryan Webster and his band and songs off of his new album – a 10-song ‘retro-funky-rock’ expression filled with existential angst, peppered with reprieves in moments of Americana and folk. Along with many of the players from the project, Ryan will perform the album in its entirety, illustrating the beauty in this complete musical experience. There will also be performances by Pearls & Swine, Jayson Belt and Moxi, and the party will feature jewelry from the socially conscious company, 31 Bits.
The party will be at Hollywood’s House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in their exclusive Foundation Room, on Thursday, October 17. Doors are at 6:30, with the first band starting at 7pm. This event is free.
‘The Point’ consists of 10 original songs, written by Ryan Webster – whose songs have been featured on Revenge, Ghost Whisperer and other network TV shows. ‘The Point’ was produced by Emmy-award winning songwriter-producer, Bobby Hartry who enlisted some of LA’s finest musicians, including Aaron Sterling on drums (John Mayer, Civil Wars, Glen Campbell), Jonathan Ahrens on bass (Jewel, Jason Mraz), and Greg Liesz on pedal steel (Ray LaMontagne, Wilco, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Iver). The album is available worldwide on-line via iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and e-Music. And you can pick hi res downloads, cps, and vinyl on Ryan’s website store: www.ryanwebstermusic.com.
SHOWS // MOXI – Final Show Of The Year
For CatBeach Music, this year began with much excitement and anticipation for the release of Moxi’s first EP – In My Dreams. The details of the project had been created over dinners and wine, songwriting sessions, and experiments in the studio. And it was finally time to bring this baby out into the world. The EP was introduced at a listening party up in the hills overlooking the city, followed by a packed out show at Hotel Cafe. Moxi and their first project was met with critical acclaim:
“Artist to watch! Meet Anna Nelson AKA Moxi, a Los Angeles-based singer and performer whose floating soundscape of vintage keyboards, big backbeats, and signature Omnichord strums are quickly brewing a buzz.”
-Rob Brayl – Bigger Than Beyonce
-Megan Harvey – Music In Press
“While today’s pop music seems convoluted, Moxi certainly has that moxie to stand on their own.”
-Ace Ubas – The Owl Mag
“In Moxi’s case there’s no big label endorsed policy of smoke and mirrors, just a great talent and proof that pop music can be intelligent as well as commercially appealing.”
-Andy Von Pip – Von Pip Musical Express
-Bob Suehs – Rock n Roll Experience
“In My Dreams is good stuff that caught me off guard because I was thinking she was just another girl with a guitar. Instead she’s dramatic and dreamy and her songs are easy to get lost in. It’s an impressive effort all around and the fifth song, “Mystery,” is worth the price of the single alone.”
-PaulPop – The Pop Stereo
It has truly been an exceptional year for Moxi, filled with new fans, new videos, new songs, and shows across Southern California. And Moxi is closing out their year with a final show at House Of Blues – Sunset, in their Foundation Room. The show is a party celebrating the release of their label mate – Ryan Webster’s debut album: The Point Of Pointlessness. The party is open to everyone and is FREE!
House of Blues – Sunset – Foundation Room
Thursday, October 17
Pearls & Swine: 7pm
Jayson Belt & Guests: 8pm
Ryan Webster: 9pm
More details about the event here.
By the way…if you don’t have Moxi’s first EP…you NEED this! Download it via iTunes here!
NEWS // CatBeach Music Loves Us Some 31 Bits
31 Bits is a global business, headquartered in SoCal, using fashion and design to empower women to rise above poverty.
They work with over 120 women in Gulu, Uganda, purchasing jewelry from each woman on a monthly basis, providing them with an immediate, consistent, and fair income. Each piece of jewelry is handmade using 100% recycled paper and other local materials. By selling these products in the international market, they are able to generate a profit that is used to continue purchasing jewelry, as well provide the ladies with numerous development programs, including English and reading lessons, finance training, and vocational training, equipping them to develop a career and attain social equity on a local level. And each of these women have beautiful and unique stories of suffering that has been overcome with joy and liberation.
This amazing company was started by Kallie Dovel and a few of her friends after getting a first hand look at life in Uganda in 2008. On her first trip to Northern Uganda, Kallie met women making paper beads but who lacked a plan to market and sell them. After spending time in their homes and hearing their stories, Kallie knew there had to be a way to give opportunities to her new friends. She brought a box of jewelry back to the U.S., and spent the next year finishing her degree and dreaming up the concept of a development organization. She brought a few friends on board and her ideas quickly evolved into 31 Bits. And now, they have a thriving business selling beautiful jewelry working with these amazing women. These girls are world changers and we just love them!
This is truly Fashion for Good! Please help support our friends and their incredible company…
…We’ve invited the 31 Bits gals to feature their latest line at our Album Release Party, celebrating Ryan Webster’s new album: The Point of Pointlessness. You’ll be able to check out and purchase their jewelry just in time for holiday pressies!
Come party with us and 31 Bits!
Thursday, October 17, 2013.
Doors and first band: 7pm
House Of Blues-Sunset – in their FOUNDATION ROOM
Daena Jay & Anna Nelson
Daena Jay and Anna Nelson, accompanied by Andy Toy and Bobby Hartry, all killed it last night! Really, they ruled! Thanks for having us Room 5 Lounge!
And the after party at the House Of Blues Foundation Room wasn’t bad either!
Send us some pics if you were there!