Get Hip To Gardens & Villa: Playing Tonight at Bootleg

Get hip to Gardens and Villa because these boys aren’t going anywhere. Equipped with a quiver of flutes, vocals with great range and a vibrant indie band – this troupe may just be the next thing to hit out of Los Angeles.

Not only are their live shows highly entertaining (and occasionally reminiscent of Jethro Tull), but their recordings are solid. I really dig “Black Hills” for which they made a music video

Black Hills by Gardens & Villa from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

The band hits the road with L.A.’s latest breakout, Foster The People, but I’m thinking that Gardens and Villa could steal the thunder. The lead vocalists voice is a bit more polished and less annoying. Plus, it feels more indie wholesome.

And, unlike Foster The People, who have many songs that unfold into similar jungle jams that have Foster playing one drum rather poorly (i.e. “Broken Jaw”, “Helena Beat”, etc.) – Gardens and Villa’s jam sessions have real chemistry and don’t all sound the same.

You can catch these cool cats with a bunch of other indie all-stars tonight at Bootleg Bar. They are joined by White Arrows, Milo Greene and Dangerbird Records’ Eulogies. Should be awesome. And it is FREE!!!!

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