Skyler Lutes Band, No Kings, Mellow Psychedelic Culture

Skyler Lutes Band

No Kings

Mellow Psychedelic Culture

Thu, September 14, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


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This event is 21 and over

Skyler Lutes Band
Skyler Lutes Band
It takes a powerful performer to stand out in music these days, with a surplus of talent and dedication needed as well. There’s a need to have focus, yet appeal across genres and age groups. It’s a rare combination, but such is the case with gifted musician, Skyler Lutes.

He is a troubadour by definition, using his acoustic guitar as the foundation for music that takes in rock and reggae with a decidedly surf or beach vibe. However, there is much more to his sound. He is a multi-faceted performer whose music will bring a smile, whether you catch a solo performance or a full band set.

Lutes is a multi-instrumentalist, who plays drums, bass, keys and guitar, and is also heavily involved in production work, “but I really enjoy singing the most,” he said, “as it has the most emotion involved,” In addition to his solo career, he’s also been involved in several notable bands over the years, including Hawaiian group Makua Rothman Band, Riverside-based indie rockers Everything Said, Aquile, from TV’s “The Voice,” and multiple San Diego Music Awards nominees the Defamation League.

Now he’s focused on his own music, with the recently released album, After The Rain, building on his first two releases: the all acoustic, One Thousand Hours EP (2013) and a self-titled album released the following year.

A native of San Diego, Lutes grew up in the surf scene of Southern California, honing his craft on the live circuit, touring throughout the U.S. as well as Canada and Argentina. He’s at home at gigs ranging from intimate showrooms to outdoor festivals at which Lutes has shared the stage with the likes of Switchfoot, Pepper, Through The Roots, Barrington Levy, Mickey Avalon, and many more.

It’s all the culmination of a lifelong dream to have a life in music. He has been performing for over a decade. “I started my first band in seventh grade,” he said. “As kids, my friends and I would surf all day then play music into the night. I feel surfing and living in San Diego’s Ocean Beach neighborhood is a huge part of why my music sounds the way it does.”

Upcoming plans include his first tour of England this fall, opening for Falling Doves, as well as a trip to Costa Rica for songwriting inspiration. “Between the travel, the chance to create and meeting new people, music is the best choice I could have made with my life, “Lutes said. “Things have been good, but this is the year that things go to the next level.

One listen to After the Rain, and you’ll agree, Skyler Lutes is well on his way.
No Kings
No Kings
"In the early ages of the world, according to the scripture chronology, there were no kings; the consequence of which was there were no wars; it is the pride of kings which throw mankind into confusion." - Thomas Paine, Common Sense. (1776)

No Kings is a surf-rock/ska/dub group based out of San Diego, originally formed by Joel Brust and Garrison Cyr. After leaving their first band Subliminal Trip in 2011, Joel and Garrison continued writing music together. They soon enlisted friends Rafa Scatolin and Matt Cook, and have been writing and recording music together ever since.
No Kings plays a sonic fusion derived from the rhythms of first and second-wave ska and reggae, the guitar sounds of psychedelic and surf-rock, interspersed with the frenetic energy of punk.
Southern California has many musical tastes and No Kings blends the flavorful culture into a sound all can enjoy.
Mellow Psychedelic Culture
Mellow Psychedelic Culture
Intergalactic stoners from the planet of the marinaras forged to create an ultamate master piece of music. The style never stops changing and the mood never stops changing. They were born to make you groove. So in the name of music... GROOVE!
Venue Information:
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004