Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
$12.00 - $15.00
$10 food or drink minimum
Showroom Seating at 7:30pm
Naama Kates moved to LA at the very end of '09, from New York to Hollywood.
Hollywood was lonely.
About a year later, she settled in Loz Feliz, bought a keyboard, and started writing songs... and things she didn't even think she thought.
She started performing at open mics, almost in spite of herself. When she met Cyrus Melchor during the summer of '10, they started producing her first album, "The Unexamined Life" which came out May 1st, 2012.
"Singer-composer-actress Naama Kates' songs are like minifilms, experiences in sound, word and energy that stop and start again, accelerate and explode and collapse and fall to the floor to catch their breath and reassess. When she's playing solo, just her and a piano, she's a bit wistful and introspective, delivering her material in a soulful yet refreshingly unmannered vocal style. With her small ensemble she lays into complexly structured pieces whose violin, cello and trombone ornaments bring a cabaretlike mystique to the proceedings."
--John Payne, LA Weekly (Pick of the Week, 11/22/11)