About the Program
Drift into a dreamlike reverie of jazz, psychedelia, and funk as LA locals The Marías take the Sunset Concerts stage. Fronted by Puerto Rican–born and Atlanta-raised lead vocalist María, they perform a new American sound rooted in cross-cultural influences and evocative of the sultry 1970s. Their smooth fusion of hypnotic guitar riffs, velvet vocals, and nostalgic horn solos is sure to transport listeners into a timeless space.
Fresh off performances at Coachella and the tenth International Kampoeng Jazz festival in Indonesia, the five-member band comes to the Skirball with “a vibe as vintage as it is fresh and new” (Remezcla). After forming in 2016, they quickly generated buzz with a SoundCloud demo that gained airplay on KCRW and led to a debut performance at KCRW’s School Night. The Marías released their first EP, Superclean Vol. I, in the fall of 2017, which will be followed by Superclean Vol. II this year.
Arrive early to listen to a DJ set by dublab’s Hoseh!