Saint Motel and Malaysian pop R&B artist Yuna headline at Make Music Pasadena, the West Coast's largest free music festival. After the concert we're having an After Party at Live Mixx. This event is cross-posted with LA Free Concerts. Standing room only. It's okay to come by yourself--you won't be by yourself for long.
Saint Motel--[whose music has been described as everything from "dream pop" to "indie prog"]--makes chic and sprightly music with hints of ironic malevolence. On “Voyeur,” the group’s first full-length release, the guitars clang briskly while the vocals ascend from high tenor to outright falsetto. Sometimes, a sample, shout or horn-section riff will enter to bounce an already airborne song even higher. The band members have a strong sense of style: The way singer-guitarist A/J Jackson and his cohorts inject Caribbean lilts, stomping beats and lounge-jazz licks into giddy power-pop suggests that they’ve carefully studied the Undertones’ brilliant 1981 album, “Positive Touch.” Saint Motel is wise to highlight its cunning arrangements and breathless execution. - Mark Jenkins
In a remarkably short period of time, Yuna has risen from regional D.I.Y. notoriety to full-on international stardom. Her organic blend of contemporary pop, acoustic folk and soulful R&B has universal appeal. “Live Your Life” and the Yuna album arrived on the American scene the early months of 2012, establishing her as a popular stateside presence. She performed “Live Your Life” on the late-night TV shows Conan and Last Call with Carson Daly. She was also featured on NPR and the CBS Evening News, and in such notable print outlets as The New York Times, Billboard, Elle, Vibe, Allure, Seventeen, Marie Claire and even National Geographic, which described as being “as fresh, honest and deeply personal as anything by Bon Iver or tUnEyArDs.”
SCHEDULE -- The Luckman at Cal State L.A. Main Stage
3:00 Wild Ones
4:15 Saint Motel
6:45 Slow Graffiti
8:30 AFTER PARTY
LA Free Concerts is hosting an After Party at Live Mixx nightclub. To RSVP click here.
ABOUT MAKE MUSIC PASADENA
Make Music Pasadena is a free, all-day music celebration that takes place throughout Downtown Pasadena. Make Music Pasadena is California’s only free musical festival that features Grammy-award winning and platinum-recording artists, along with homegrown and emerging talent. The event spans more than 20 city blocks and includes over 150 free concerts. For the full schedule CLICK HERE.