Combining fuzzy indie pop with infectious melodies, Alvvays makes sugary sounds that are sure to stick in your head. This five-piece band was created in Toronto when lead vocalist Molly Rankin and next-door neighbor Kerri MacLellan joined forces. They met up with guitar player Alec O'Hanley and later with Brian Murphy and Phil Maclsaac, who respectively play bass and drums, to complete the new-born quintet. Between touring with Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Peter Bjorn and John,playing with Wintersleep, and recording with Chad VanGaalen, the band busily worked on new songs, resulting in its popular single "Adult Diversion". The song earned a fair amount of internet hype and eventually attention from Polyvinyl Records, who signed Alvvays and released the band's self-titled debut albumin 2014.
David Henry Hwang TheaterNovember 26, 2014 8:00 PM
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
One of the most weird and wonderful of all of Japan's pop-culture creations is the glittering Takarazuka, a legendary all-female performance troupe known for its lavish spectacles, gender-bending and outrageous costumes. "Takarazuka!!!" is a thrilling new play that offers a fascinating (if fictional) glimpse into this real-life theater and school. Yuko is the company's top star but now faces retirement. Her "sayonara" performance looming, Yuko is beset by mysterious events -- and even a ghost -- as a young talent aims to take her place. Leslie Ishii directs this edgy, exciting work for the East West Players at David Henry Hwang Theater.