Cool Summer Presents A Summer Concert Series Featuring Pure Bathing Culture, Nite Jewel, and No Age!
Beginning in July and running through September, the Ojai Rancho Inn will host a concert a month on its beautiful grounds, located in the picturesque mountains of Ojai, CA. A short drive from Los Angeles, Ventura, or Santa Barbara, the Rancho offers a welcome escape from the routine city venues, as well as a scenic spot to catch intimate performances by these hand-selected artists. Think California campground meets rustic charm in a spiritual vortex.
Besides providing a magical backdrop, the Ojai Rancho Inn will be opening its doors at 4 p.m. on show days for ticket holders to enjoy a meal on the venue lawn (bring a picnic or grab a bite from the on-site food truck), sip a drink, or cool off with a dip in the pool. More info will be coming soon about openers, DJ’s, and other entertainment at these events.
Throughout the next three months we will be teaming up with our media sponsors, KXLU 88.9 FM Los Angelesand KCSB 91.9 Santa Barbara for on-air ticket giveaways. Tickets are also currently available for purchase online at www.coolsummerpresents.com and in person at Origami Vinyl in Los Angeles or Warbler Records & Goods in Santa Barbara. All shows are all-ages and start at 8 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Tickets are $12, and combo tickets for all three events are available for $30.
- Pure Bathing Culture: Wednesday, July 3: The brainchild of Vetiver members Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille, Pure Bathing Culture makes the kind of breezy, sparkling pop that only gets better with age. For their EP, the pair mixes smooth ’80s-inspired synths with Versprille’s high and lilting vocals and Hindman’s reverb-laden guitar hooks. Standout track “Lucky One” is an infectiously upbeat, island-tinged number, while “Silver Shore’s Lake” manages to channel Cyndi Lauper with its languid, yacht-rock-inspired guitar tones.
- Nite Jewel: Thursday, August 15: California native Ramona Gonzalez first began her transcendent minimalist dance-pop escapades in the privacy of her Los Angeles home. With the aid of her multitrack cassette recorder and whatever keyboards, drum machines, and other instruments she could find, she quickly developed her sound and began performing live in the L.A. area under the moniker Nite Jewel. Over the past few years, Nite Jewel has honed its pop-funk craft with releases on reputable indie labels Italians Do It Better, Mexican Summer, and L.A.’s own Gloriette Records. In that time, her airy but often distant voice has found new gravitas and charisma. Meanwhile, the synth lines have gotten more agile and the bass pops tighter, with stuttered ‘80s synths and R&B melodies that unfold into one another in ways both giddy and deceivingly nonchalant.
- No Age: Wednesday, September 25: Forever cascading forward in a positive direction, gleefully instinctive, No Age erupt out of your speakers, blasting away the clouds above L.A.’s smoggy cityscape to reveal a solar flaring sun. With an ecstatic force bubbling around and beyond their music, they release contagious energy like they’re main-lining a field full of whirring wind turbines, while tuned into an ancient celestial power source.
Founded in early 2013 as the promotions arm of Cool Summer Records, Cool Summer Presents is based in Santa Barbara and dedicated to exposing new music and art to Southern California through unique shows, parties, and events.
About Shelter Social Club:
As the umbrella company for Santa Barbara’s Agave Inn and Sama Sama Test Kitchen, Solvang’s Hamlet Inn, and the Ojai Rancho Inn, Shelter Social Club designs, curates, and manages creative, forward-thinking ideas in hospitality, food spaces, and events.