KXMas 2018

On Dec 8, celebrate the holidays with an edge at KXMas featuring Nancy Wilson of Heart with Roadcase Royale!

Hear classic hits like “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “These Dreams,” and many, many more.

This is the only major, public event outside of Pageant of the Masters to take place in Irvine Bowl the entire year. Just outside the amphitheater, the Festival of Arts Grounds will cater to the entire family with craft food and drink, “indie” carolers, and even Old Saint Nick himself.

All proceeds benefit KX 93.5 FM, keeping independent radio alive and well in Laguna Beach. More details below.
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KXMas 2018

On Dec 8, celebrate the holidays with an edge at KXMas featuring Nancy Wilson of Heart with Roadcase Royale!

Hear classic hits like “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” “These Dreams,” and many, many more.

This is the only major, public event outside of Pageant of the Masters to take place in Irvine Bowl the entire year. Just outside the amphitheater, the Festival of Arts Grounds will cater to the entire family with craft food and drink, “indie” carolers, and even Old Saint Nick himself.

All proceeds benefit KX 93.5 FM, keeping independent radio alive and well in Laguna Beach. More details below.
Buy TicketsView Show Poster

ENTERTAINMENT

Nancy Wilson of Heart

Nancy Wilson is celebrated as one of the seminal musicians in the history of Rock n’ Roll. A guitar virtuoso from the age of 10, Nancy, and her sister Ann, led the multi-platinum rock group, Heart. Together they have gone on to sell 35 million records. Nancy is revered as an ingenious guitar player and a gifted vocalist. As a songwriter, Nancy has co-written a collection of indelible songs that have earned their way into the classic rock canon including, “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” and “Straight On.”

During an era when females in rock n’ roll were scarce, Nancy helped carve out a place for women to front a band and dominate a rock stage. Her icon status was cemented when Heart was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. That same year, she and her sister received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Wilson sisters celebrated another career milestone in 2013 when they performed Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” at the Kennedy Center Honors. Their note-perfect performance was met with rowdy cheers and a standing ovation in the staid hall and brought members of Led Zeppelin to tears.

In 2017, Nancy stands at the starting line of exciting new co-writing/performance opportunities with her powerhouse band ROADCASE ROYALE, revitalized, as she pushes forward into a fresh artistic world.

Roadcase Royale

Fronted by former Prince collaborator Liv Warfield and Nancy Wilson, ROADCASE ROYALE has a rich background in rock and R&B. Joining Wilson and Warfield are Warfield’s lead guitarist Ryan Waters and Heart veterans Dan Rothchild (bass), Ben Smith (Drums) and Chris Joyner (Keys). Each of these members shines in ROADCASE ROYALE, with their various sensibilities creating the group’s sensitive, passionate, and driving rock and R&B sound.

Liv Warfield, a former track star at Notre Dame, was initially noticed by Prince after the release of her debut album “Embrace Me” and a YouTube video of her singing “Gimme Shelter.” She worked closely with Prince as a member of New Power Generation and he was the executive producer of her second solo album.

Nancy Wilson, a guitar virtuoso since the age of 10, is celebrated as one of the seminal musicians in rock history, as a leader of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame-inducted Heart. Ryan Waters has worked as lead guitarist and musical director for Liv Warfield’s solo work since 2012, and previously worked with artists such as Sade, Cee Lo Green, and India Arie. Ben Smith, Dan Rothchild, and Chris Joyner carry with them an impressive musical pedigree – Rothchild is the son of Doors producer Paul Rothchild and has worked with Stevie Nicks, Fiona Apple and Beck, while Joyner has worked with numerous musicians including Ray LaMontagne, Jason Mraz and Sheryl Crow. Smith has performed with Mike Inez and Mike McCready and has been working with Heart since the 1990s.

Gothic Tropic

An era of female rock nobility that begs to be seen and heard. After working in the studio with Ryan Adams, and earning endorsements from indie-rock heroes James Mercer and Karen O, Della Peruti cut her teeth as a multi-instrumentalist touring player for Beck, Børns, Charli XCX, and more. Della Peruti has won sponsorships with leading gear manufacturers, and is currently featured as one of the guitarists in Fender’s American Professional Series campaign, alongside legends like Charlie Bereal and Duff Mckagan.

Gothic Tropic’s new music has been attracting international media appeal from Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, KROQ’s Kat Corbett, to Australia’s Triple J, as well as having been added to many major front page Spotify and Apple Music playlists. After having supported Kate Nash on her recent UK tour, as well as packing out her first UK and EU headline tour and festival circuit, Gothic Tropic is bound for “slick, full arenas.” (DIY Magazine).

La Sera

La Sera is an indie rock band formed by Katy Goodman, the former bassist of Vivian Girls in 2010. They have released four albums and toured internationally.

The title of La Sera’s fourth album says a lot by saying so little: “Music For Listening to Music To.” So, in other words, “music.” After the punky heft and wildness of 2014’s “Hour of the Dawn,” an LP that thrashed against expectation, Katy Goodman returns with a set of songs that double down on solid simplicity — the power of wry lyrics, glorious guitar, driving backbeat, and the occasional pump organ groove. And as the record cover gives away, Goodman isn’t alone.

La Sera is a duo now — that’s guitarist/cowriter/new husband (!) Todd Wisenbaker standing up there. And Ryan Adams joins to produce the fruit of their union, La Sera’s first live-recorded analog album, featuring 10 tunes about good love, bad love, dead men, and confused kids.

As a testament to the chemistry that happened in that space, Music For Listening to Music To spawned another fruitful relationship: Adams and Wisenbaker hit it off and decided to start their own band. Instead they wound up recording a bunch of Taylor Swift covers, which became the 1989 album. These days Wisenbaker’s doing double duty — you might’ve seen him backing Adams on Jimmy Kimmel or The Daily Show.

GIVING BACK