Review: Zak Waters, The Mowgli's and Grizfolk live at The Satellite

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A week and a half ago, I caught Zak Waters 2nd night of his free September Monday residency at Silverlake venue, The Satellite. It was a great show and I a big reason I went was to find out who the secret surprise guest would be, which turned out to be The Mowgli's! Read my review of each act below. Grizfolk, a band making waves in Los Angeles’ indie/alternative rock scene, played a high spirited show this past month during Zak Waters well received residency at the Satellite in Silverlake. The band sounds like a unique mix of Mumford and Sons and electro-rock. While to some that eclectic mix might whet the musical appetite, the band has a unique sound that deserves a listen. On their facebook, the members of Grizfolk describe themselves as a mix of “America’s country music heritage with that of an electro-pop persuasion… where folklore meets four-on-the-floor where tumbleweeds meet turntables”. This is the sort of music one would imagine Kerouac would listen to, if he were alive and writing today. The last song of their 45 minute set really set the crowd off. The song is entitled "Waiting For You". The band has several Youtube videos of this particular song, as it will most likely be a single. Stream and download "The Struggle" below and if you like that, download this FREE 3-song sampler here. Written by Noah Snyder Next came The Mowgli's, who I've been dying to see for at least a couple years now. They did not disappoint with catchy song after another, getting the crowd singing along with a bit of dancing. They are one of the most fun bands I've seen live and it was a pleasure to finally catch them. There's so many songs I love from them, so stream their debut album below. Lastly came the man of the hour, Zak Waters, who played a mix of electro pop, R&B and overall had this soulful fun vibe that was super sexy to listen to and who has the potential to become a sort of Mayer Hawthorne/Bruno Mars hybrid act. Stream and DOWNLOAD his latest single, "Penelope", stream and download "Gimme Little Sign" and then stream my favorite, "Skinny Dipping In The Deep End". I can't wait to see what this dude does next, he needs a record deal, his future is bright!

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