There are few artists who can appear out of nowhere and have a lasting presence that resonates long after they emerge. Since first catching wind of Duniven’s sound less than a year ago, it can be guaranteed he’s one of those artists who’s going to make that imprint possible.
Having spent the rest of 2011 supporting his first EP, Trying For the Girl, with local shows, an East Coast tour, and a landmark performance at ASCAP’s CMJ showcase, it’s a wonder how he’s found the time to get back in the studio and already hit us hard with his next EP, These Dreams, released on April 30th. But he has raised the bar for all new and driven musicians to contend for the spotlight yet again.
However, this is only the beginning of a new year, one in which Duniven has already been a headliner for one of the infamous Satellite Nights, a 10-night event at The Satellite every January that showcases the biggest and the best local bands in Los Angeles. And after successfully walking away as the best night out of all ten, he was personally invited back by The Satellite for their April residency. “I was honored to get the offer to do it, and you just don’t turn that down…[Having a residency at The Satellite] is the kind of the gig in town that you want.”
Although a residency at The Satellite is one of the most desirable gigs an LA-band can get, there can be a little trepidation and pressure for musicians. However, Duniven has already executed his first two Mondays in April without a hitch. He not only brings a captivating and poetic performance to the stage himself, but also has a great roster of remarkable bands supporting him such as Liquid Love Letters, United Ghosts, Shadow Shadow Shade, Bixby Knolls, Youngblood Hawke, and Lemon Sun.
With a plethora of talent every Monday, and Duniven acting as the keystone to hold the evenings together, Mondays at The Satellite are a great chance to be exposed to some of the front runners for the best bands in LA. It’s no doubt the best gamble for a good time, and a guarantee that every week will start off right ….and did we mention it’s FREE? Doors are a 7:30pm with the show starting at 8pm sharp! - Mary Broadbent