Showbam-A-Rama Music Festival: June 2nd in Los Angeles

Showbams is proud to announce our very own mini festival, Showbam-A-Rama! The festival will take place at The Airliner in the heart of downtown Los Angeles June 2nd and will feature nine diverse bands over two stages!

There will be two full bars to get your libation on, and a used vinyl store will be on site courtesy of Butter Vinyl for you to peruse through as you rock out. Be sure to get there early to catch all the acts. You wont want to miss this one! Showbam-A-Rama is a 21+ event, and you can buy tickets here. Cash only at the door for tickets, credit cards accepted at the bar.

Shaky Feelin’
Giddy Up Stage

Headlining the “Giddy Up” stage will be Ventura natives Shaky Feelin’,  bringing their high energy jam machine for what’s sure to be an amazing set full of shredding guitar solos from Mark Masson and thunderous drumming by both Paul Menchaca and Cameron Probe. Throw in Rob Jeffries on bass and recently added keyboardist Franklin Murphy and you’ve got yourself one hell of a jamband.  I wouldn’t be surprised to hear a Phish or Dead tune mixed into their set. Buckle up for this one.

Hoe Down Stage

Closing out downstairs at the “Hoe Down” Stage is the electronic funk trio Divola. Led by synth maestro Thomas Lynch III and the fierce drumming of Dion Tomasini, this band is really starting to make heads turn with their dark and gloomy electro sounds. Rounding out this trio is multi-instrumentalist Justin Jacoby, who lends his skill on bass to Divola as they take you on their satanic voyage across the underworld. So in other words, don’t expect any hula-hoopin flower girls at this set. Check out their EP “Black Magic Power” below.

Tall Tales and The Silver Lining
Giddy Up Stage

Tall Tales bring their laid back vibes to Showbam-A-Rama with their style of folk-rock surf tunes that could easily be heard blasting out of any Venice beach surf shack in the 70’s. Led by singer Trevor Beld-Jimenez and his wife Tania, Tall Tales will have you begging for more of their amazing harmonies and beautiful musicianship. Don’t get fooled by their mellow nature because these folkers can really turn it up a notch, and I expect their set to be turned up to 11, out of a possible 10 of course.

Busy Living
Hoe Down Stage

Los Angeles rockers, Busy Living, are ready to explode on the fertile LA scene with serious fire power. Front man Mike Moonves leads Jared Sohnen (drums), Josh Jove (lead guitar), Matt Leddy (keys) and Tim Hutton (bass) with a sound that’s bound to make people gyrate on the dance floor. Look for serenading croons by Moonves and extremely catchy riffs by his supporting cast of melody makers.

Giddy Up Stage

The story of Chief is one of two coasts. Though Evan Koga, and brothers Danny and Michael Fujikawa, were all born and raised in Los Angeles, they left for New York University, worlds away. It was in New York that they first got to know one another as collaborators, rumbling through a number of semi-serious projects and solo ventures before feeling swept away by a small run of songs Koga had penned and presented to them. In early 2009 they made there way back to the city of angels and Chief was born.  Expect beautiful harmonies and well executed jams throughout their set at Showbam-A-Rama.

Hoe Down Stage

South Bay surf rockers, StrandSide, who have been making a name for themselves at the legendary Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach, come to Showbam-A-Rama with quite the buzz. Consisting of Tyler and Alex Wolf holding down the rhythm section and Ryan Mckenzie bringing his fluid surf style on guitar, and Kevin Brown with his masterful lead guitar work, StrandSide is a must see show this year. 

Giddy Up Stage

Opening up the “Giddy Up Stage” this year is SPOH, a band from Los Angeles that is heavy on improvisational Jazz Psychedelia. Yeah you heard that right. Improvisational Jazz Psychedelia. Drummer Pedro Honess was hand picked for the Medeski, Martin, and Wood camp in 2012, so you know he’s ready to show off his skills behind the kit. Look for blistering lead solos by Stew Phillips on guitar, thumping bass lines from Pete Orlanski, and the delicate touch of Ben Sheridan on keys.

Hoe Down Stage

Hailing from Oakland, Grizwald makes his world debut at Showbam-A-Rama. This one man electro-funk set will feature many loops and bass heavy tunes that is sure to get your heart racing. 

Chop Surf
Hoe Down Stage

Also making their world debut and having the honor of opening up the first ever Showbam-A-Rama festival is the Indie-Surf Rock duo Chop Surf. Paul Caruso is a force to be reckoned with on drums, and his sidekick Ryan Lynch, also playing with Chief, will be manning guitar duties in this outfit. Expect to get your groove on with this duo.

Info and Set Times:

June 2nd, 2013 at 7:30pm – 2:00am

21+ only
$15 Presale
$20 at the door (cash only)



8:00 – 8:30 Chop Surf
9:00 – 9:30 Grizwald
10:00 – 11:00 StrandSide
11:15 – 12:15 Busy Living
12:30 – 1:15 Divola

8:30 – 9:15 SPOH
9:30 – 10:30 Chief
10:45 – 11:45 Tall Tales & The Silver Lining
12:00 – 1:45 Shaky Feelin’

Food – Fries The Limit
Vendors – Butter Vinyl – Used Vinyl Store!!! 



  1. Tickets at door is cash only. Bar accepts Credit. I will have to check with Butter Vinyl if theyll have a credit machine.

  2. Can’t wait. Is the vinyl store cash only?

  3. Chief sounds right up my alley.

  4. love the preview! stoked for june 2.

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