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Thursday, March 17 • 12:15am - 1:15am
White Arrows

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In the summer of 2008, fresh out of NYU with a degree in Ritualistic Shamanism, Los Angeles native Mickey Schiff began White Arrows. Fusing his studies with a drum machine and the looming, immediate presence of a booming NYC club scene, White Arrows was intended less as a group than as a social document, detailing the experiences of Schiff's age cohort - the young, ambitious, fucked up, beautiful children of a new cosmopolitan America - all coastal culture and no middle. It didn't take long before Schiff began seeing "White Arrows" tagged across the lower east side, and tattooed on the arms of friends and acquaintances. White Arrows wasn't a band, it was a youth cult to the "now." Schiff moved back to Los Angeles by the end of the year, where White Arrows began its life as a performing unit. The current lineup, features Steven Vernet (guitar), Rob Banks (guitar), and Mickey Schiff, as well as younger brother Henry (percussion) and half-brother, John Paul Caballero (bass). Strangely enough, despite having known one another as family friends, the Schiff brothers and Caballero were unaware that they shared a common father, a revelation made known to both parties once they had reached adulthood. Despite the relatively recent introduction of the band to the east side club scene, the group has developed a solid following among the audiences and promoters of clubs such as the Echo and Spaceland, holding the distinctive honor of being awarded a Spaceland residency in August of 2010 despite having played out for less than a year. White Arrows debut EP is currently available on their site. Containing original material as well as remixes by the likes of RAC (Remix Artist Collective), and Kevin Seaton (Mad Decent), this release has already seen its tracks used in videos by tastemakers such as VBS, Nylon, and Dazed and Confused Magazine, and channels such as HBO (Entourage, How to Make it in America) and MTV (Jersey Shore, The City). White Arrows stem from the cultural wellspring whence bands, degenerates, and the overall urban mythological spectrum derives. They eschew the bombast of Williamsburg hype for the nuance of a Jets vs. Sharks rumble. For more information please contact Christian Coffey christian@madmacent.com or Chris Allen Allen@thecollective-la.com

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White Arrows

Following the release of their debut ep earlier this summer Los Angeles’ five-piece White Arrows are set to make their British live debut and release their first single, ‘Get Gone’. It is a groove-soaked, synth’-laden slice of what’s to come, on the band’s RAC produced... Read More →

Thursday March 17, 2011 12:15am - 1:15am
Dirty Dog Bar 505 E 6th St

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