Los Angeles, psych folk experimental
On tour: August 28 – October 05 2019
Bee Appleseed is a 21st Century freedom seeker from Portland, Oregon, living in Los Angeles. He’s a singer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, poet, actor, and seasoned vagabond with a treasure trove of home recordings predating his July 2018 debut LP, Backpacker Blues, which he wrote during a three year period of travelling and performing concerts across nearly fifty countries in Europe and South America.
The music he makes can be described as cosmic rock and roll with roots in American folk music and his concerts are like psychedelic experiences, taking audiences to great heights and depths, usually improvised making no concert ever the same, though rarely do the shows not end with everybody singing along, clapping, and dancing!
Bee is a lighthearted entertainer with a golden love for the road and all those open to sharing the journey.
A fantasy psychedelic jamboree at which special guests might include Allen Ginsberg and Burroughs, Ken Kesey, Karen Dalton, Perhacs, and Devendra Banhart. Folk Radio UK
Always exciting and multi-faceted artist Vents Magazine
Hot new shit…A pragmatic romantic who carries freedom in his guitar case and tells us how good it can sometimes be to leave everything behind! Volume Magazine
Nora Keyes is an experimental vocalist, songwriter, painter, and long-standing contributor to the Los Angeles underground music scene. She has developed a unique hypnotic vocal style that is soulful, ethereal, and unfixed in this dimension.
Through her solo work and bands Rococo Jet, The Centimeters, and Fancy Space People (collaborating with Don Bolles of The Germs, 45 Grave, Ariel Pink, etc), she has earned a local cult status. Her debut album, Mysterium Tremens (out September 21st) is a sonic journey into the borderlands of perceived reality.
Hitting on themes where synchronicities, deja vu, mutual dreams, a sense of connection with lost loved ones & visions intertwine.
Her projects have shared stages with The Smashing Pumpkins, Love & Rockets, Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten), Ariel Pink, Suicide, David J (Bauhaus), Julia Holter, Quintron, Carla Bozlvitch, Geneva Jacuzzi, & The Sweet.
The unblinking bulging eyes of the furie that is Nora Keyes. She thrusted her arms forward as if to rip the heart from an invisible demon, then tossed her head back and howled across three octaves – she is, effectively, a one woman rock opera finding drama and glamour in every measure. L.A. Weekly
Music created by Keyes can be just as dense and elegant, haunting and lingering. Tracks like Rococo Jet’s “Dream Party” offer a fascinating backdrop to her visual work, even if the pairing was never intended. All amount to a moniker Keyes gives herself on her website: “sonic visualist.” High Fructose