Lucid Express

The Witching Hours x Adored Skateboarding Presents

Lucid Express

The Witching Hours x Adored Skateboarding Present Lucid Express with Always You, Mo Dotti & Corey Duffel (DJ Set)

Wed November 2 8:00 pm

Resident DTLA 428 South Hewitt Street - Los Angeles, CA 90013

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21+

The Witching Hours x Adored Skateboarding Present Lucid Express with Always You, Mo Dotti & Corey Duffel (DJ Set)

Lucid Express is the name of five young dreamers creating a stunning airy blend of shoegaze and indie pop amongst the skyscrapers, mountains, and packed alleyways of Hong Kong. The name itself is a modest mission statement of the band’s intent. Lucid in the poetic sense of something bright and radiant. The Lucid Express operating as the service to take the listener on a journey through the band’s color-soaked sounds.

The group formed as teens in the winter of 2014, in the turbulent weeks just prior to the Umbrella Movement; the latest in a series of tense pro-democracy protests against increasingly brutal state suppression in their home region. This piece of history is important to begin to understand the impact that these ugly times had and how it led to such beautiful music. As vocalist/synth player, Kim, says “at that time it felt like we have a need to hold on to something more beautiful than before. Like close friendships, the band, our creation.”

Amidst the scenes of tear-gassed and beaten protesters, politically-targeted arrests, and death threats from government officials, Kim was meeting with like-minded musicians Andy, Samuel, Sky, and Wai in the small practice space they rent in the remote industrial Kwai Hing neighborhood. A place to create something that they could call their own. Something that lived outside of the world they were experiencing.

The result is a collection of enveloping songs about young life, love, and heartache in trying times. Brothers Samuel (bass) and Wai (drums) providing a locked-in drive that gives guitarists Andy and Sky the space to create towering soundscapes of delay, reverb and phasing, all tied together by Kim’s elegant vocals and synth lines.

While there is much to still be fought for at home, the group have finally begun to feel a fresh hope in their creations. They’ve reached an understanding of their music’s place amongst the world it inhabits. A sense that it is now time to unveil Lucid Express.

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Always You

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Mo Dotti

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Corey Duffel (DJ Set)

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Presented By:

The Witching Hours

Adored Skateboarding

21+

Resident

428 S Hewitt St

Los Angeles, CA