The Roswell Universe, Bridesmen & Alexander Vincent

The Roswell Universe, Bridesmen & Alexander Vincent

Thu · April 25, 2019

8:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)


This event is 21 and over

The Roswell Universe
The Roswell Universe
The Roswell Universe is a group of 8 friends from Los Angeles that plays music from our souls to yours. Soaring horns lines, luscious harmonies, and heavy rhythm sections that surround nuggets of improvisation is what The Roswell Universe is all about. Our
music sits at the crossroads of BADBADNOTGOOD, Butcher Brown, and Moonchild.  More importantly, come see us because with an average height of 6'1" we are the tallest band you'll ever see.
Bridesmen is Los Angeles based Kenton Chen, an indie neo-soul, R&B singer/songwriter who has set out to encourage others to find power within themselves and use compassion to enact change. Known for his work on NBC’s Sing-Off, as well as his performances with Postmodern Jukebox and Scary Pockets, Chen’s latest project is a radical departure from his jazz/a cappella roots. Chen strives to explore the darker side of human nature, the dichotomy of morality and how to be a good person in a world that ostracizes you, i.e. a 'bridesmen' at a wedding. 

The root of Bridesmen is an outlet for Chen to convey the artistic side of himself, unrelated to other projects. With a running theme of expressing individual freedom and responsibility, the singer explores the depths isolation and its effect on people. Chen reveals, "We hurt when we don't understand each
other and we hurt when we are unwilling to change. The best thing we can do is be ourselves within the context of what we were given."
Alexander Vincent
Alexander Vincent’s feeling vulnerable but fulfilled. It’s been four years since the producer/songwriter first gleamed meteoric success as drummer of the band Magic!, with its inescapably catchy, chart-topping single, “Rude”. Now he’s returning to the sound that is most true to him, readying a definitive personal sonic statement that’s been bubbling up inside him for years.

“I got to a place I thought I wanted to get to,” he says. “Then I got there and realized there is no destination, anyway.”

Alex’s first single, “I Won’t” is a part electro-pop ballad, part R&B-tinged mission statement. Recorded in brief moments of downtime while on tour with Magic! In Japan, our singer works through feelings of being silenced using a pastoral, measured yet deliberate delivery. “I won’t say a word to you, you already heard me,” he coos over the track as it builds into a sumptuous, woozy IDM shuffle.

The track harkens back to when originally left his hometown of Toronto for L.A. dead set on become an electronic music producer before the pop world took him in. Inspired by the minimalist glitchy shuffle of artists like Aphex Twin and Burial to infuse a genuine groove and feeling into his compositions, this year he returns to his roots with the debut of his first music in his own name.

Alex has steadily been making a name for himself as producer over the years, too—releasing four tracks with alternative R&B chanteuse Sabrina Claudio, remixing the work of talented friends like Kan Wakan, and recording a new joint with the one and only JLO. From arena anthems to home studio bangers, working in a pop context has only deepened his relationship with the nuances of fly electronic music. It’s been a journey that has left Alex fortified with the confidence to release music borne from his singular vision and eclectic inspirations.
Venue Information:
428 S Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90013