FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2022
Contact: Jeanna Fournier
Los Angeles, CA -- Indie record label Coconut Spaceship and Niantic Media, the creators of June Gloom, are presenting indie music festival TOUCH DOWN. The event will take place on February 12, 2022 at Oracle Tavern in Chinatown, Los Angeles from 4:00pm to 2:00am on 2 stages featuring 13 bands, 8 acoustic acts, an All-Star Jam, a DJ, and visuals by MONOVISION. Attendees can shop local vendors outdoors until 10:00pm featuring art, clothing, and more. A selection of delicious beers, craft ciders and wine will be available from Oracle Tavern and a taco truck will serve food after 8pm.
TOUCH DOWN is the second indie music festival of a seasonal concert series presented by Coconut Spaceship and Niantic Media. Showcasing LA’s premiere indie underground talent at a unique downtown location, the "spaceship" serves as a vehicle to support local artists through creative live experiences that unite the community through immersive music and art. The inaugural festival LUNAR BLOOM debuted last Fall and drew 300+ guests, received support and in-kind promotion from tastemaker radio station KCSN, and rave reviews from LA Music Scene, Notes from Vivace, and Blurred Culture Magazine who wrote, “Coconut Spaceship Stokes the Independent Fire with Lunar Bloom Festival.”
TOUCH DOWN festival continues Coconut Spaceship’s mission of supporting indie artists and creating an inclusive lineup with 66% of acts featuring at least one womxn or non-binary member. A huge discrepancy between genders still exists widely among music festival billing, especially with headlining artists, and Coconut Spaceship’s goal is to solve that problem by including at least 50% acts with womxn and non-binary artists in their lineups.
Greg Gilman will be kicking off TOUCH DOWN with a taste of Writers Room, the Nashville-style songwriter round event he hosts at North End Hollywood. Gilman will be hosting the outdoor GUACAMOLE stage from 4:00 - 8:00pm and he’s curated an incredible lineup of songwriter talent featuring acoustic and stripped down performances. Writers Room will conclude with a set from Gilman’s band, Greg in Good Company. The Americana rockers’ infectious sound paired with insightful lyrics and pop sensibility have made them KCSN favorites and caught the attention of American Songwriter, No Depression and more.
The festival will showcase 13 bands spanning Rock, Shoegaze, Pop Punk and Grunge. Spotify featured rock band Satellite Citi will be headlining the outdoor GUACAMOLE stage, fronted by lead singer and drummer Anna Gevorkian with her thrashing vocals and anthemic percussion. Other local artists include psychedelic space rock band Westerner called “one of the best bands in Los Angeles” by Music Connection, Rolling Stone India and LA Weekly featured alt-rocker Dolly Dagger, and SXSW 2022 official artist The Bots.
Performances on the inside CHIPS & SALSA stage will commence at 6:45pm. The lineup includes Coconut Spaceship artist and co-presenter Niantic, who ignited the crowd at LUNAR BLOOM with streams of confetti and new music from their upcoming EP ‘Other Desert Cities.’ The East LA indie rockers inspired by the likes of R.E.M and Harvey Danger have been deep in the local music scene since birthing indie music festival June Gloom, touring up the West Coast and playing shows all over Los Angeles at The Satellite, Echo Park Rising and more. Following their set, The Gooms will be making a ruckus with their catchy blend of surf, rock n’ roll and punk that have been making LA fall in love since their packed residency at the Satellite, showcase at School Night and performance at San Diego’s KAABOO Festival. An All-Star Jam will conclude the night inside featuring Mannequin Skywalker plus special guests to be announced.
Discounted pre-sale tickets are available now through January 31 for $20 GA and $30 VIP. VIP tickets include access to a VIP + Artist Only LUNAR LANAI located near the outdoor GUACAMOLE stage, featuring curated goodies inside plus a laminate. Ticket sales support local artists and businesses directly. Proof of vaccination required at entry. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. The full lineup is as follows:
WRITERS ROOM - GUACAMOLE (Outdoor Stage) - 4:00pm-8:00pm
4-4:20pm Evan Robbins
4:20-4:40pm Zachary Mychal
4:40-5pm Sherif Sarag
5-5:20pm Ellen McNeil
5:20-5:40pm Dree Mon
5:40-6pm Jordan Raye
6-6:30pm Hannah Rooth
6:35-7:05pm Brenda Carsey
7:20-7:50pm Greg in Good Company
GUACAMOLE (Outdoor Stage) - 8:00pm-2am
8:05-8:35pm Lauren Lakis (Austin, TX)
9:05-9:45pm Satellite Citi
10-10:30pm Dolly Dagger
11:30pm-12am The Bots
12am-2am DJ NoKillShelter
CHIPS & SALSA (Inside Stage) - 6:45pm-2am
6:50pm-7:20pm Llore (Nashville)
7:35-8:05pm Paper Citizen
9:20-9:50pm Stevi Daft
11-11:30pm The Gooms
11:45pm-12:15am The Deaf Pilots
12:30am-2am All-Star Jam ft. Mannequin Skywalker & Special Guests TBA
About Coconut Spaceship:
Coconut Spaceship is a Venice Beach based record label and creative marketing company specializing in consulting, promoting and developing emerging Los Angeles artists and businesses. Coconut Spaceship provides a platform for artists to connect, develop and collaborate on creative projects to bring artistic visions to life while expanding their universal reach. Founded by Bolivian-American musician & creative entrepreneur Jeanna Fournier, she brings her unique experience as a performance artist and music industry professional with 10 years of experience helping record labels like Redwing Records and Planet LA Records to manage business, productions, and artists including 10-time Grammy Award winning musician Bonnie Raitt. Coconut Spaceship recently merged with Softer Sex Productions who presented Softober Nights at The Satellite, the Tom Petty tribute show “Tom Pretty” and some of the most womxn-friendly lineups across Los Angeles at Hotel Cafe, Madame Siam, Harvard & Stone, The Love Song Bar, and more. Coconut Spaceship will expand on Softer Sex Productions’ commitment of promoting women and non-binary individuals in music by creating an inclusive space for people of all backgrounds, identities, and genres to connect, share and enjoy live music while bridging artists and listeners together through creative experiences that uplift the human spirit and mind.