How we do Sunday Funday in NoHo: Brunch at The Federal with Mimosas and Music.
Get ready, NoHo. Gary Calamar’s intimate Mimosa Music Series, which originated out of his Laurel Canyon living room, will return to The Federal Bar in North Hollywood on Sunday, May 29. This month’s free and all ages show will feature Ruby Friedman Orchestra and The Glorious. Come on down for Sunday brunch, mimosas and some great music!
WHEN: Sunday, May 29 at 11:00AM-2:00PM
WHERE: The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Ruby Friedman Orchestra is a collective led by its namesake, singer-songwriter Ruby Friedman. The group performs a unique blend of Americana, rock, blues and country. LA Weekly declares the band as “several of the finest honkers and thumpers in this or any town anywhere.” Meanwhile, Buzzbands praises Ruby Friedman as having “the eyes of somebody who’s lived, the writing chops to make her experiences compelling and a voice that makes it all sound larger than life.”
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, The Glorious consists of band members David Mather, Daniel Gard’ner and Joel Loukes. The group creates haunting melodies and meaningful lyrics inspired by classic sounds of the sixties and seventies. Earlier this year, they released their new album Falcon. Glide Magazine acclaims, “Mather’s personal, reflective lyrics mesh gorgeously with the band’s sound, which can go from mellow Americana to lush, sweeping arrangements that engulf the listener, sometimes within the span of one song.”
Why did you take the Mimosa Music Series to The Federal?
“I have a friend, Brad Spencer, who worked for the Knitting Factory and The Federal Bar. He would come by the house to see the shows, then told me about The Federal Bar and invited me down to check it out. I loved the room, the vibe and the people who worked there. So when my wife gave us our walking papers, it seemed the perfect place to move the Mimosa Music Series.”
Who is Gary Calamar?
Gary Calamar, president of Go Music, is a five time Grammy-nominated producer and music supervisor who has overseen the music on some of the most acclaimed and popular shows on television including “True Blood,” “Six Feet Under,” “Dexter,” “Entourage,” “Weeds” and “House.” Gary’s current projects include “The Man In The High Castle” (Amazon) , “Good Girls Revolt” (Amazon), “Wayward Pines” (Fox) and the indie films “Tumbledown” and “Carrie Pilby.”
Gary is also a songwriter and co-wrote the song “Let’s Boot and Rally” performed by Iggy Pop and Bethany Cosentino for True Blood. His debut EP as a recording artist, “You Are What You Listen To” was released on Atlantic Records to excellent reviews and airplay. Gary is also the author of “Record Store Days” (with Phil Gallo), and DJ at public radio powerhouse KCRW.
**** For information on Los Angeles theatre, tickets to theatre in North Hollywood’s NoHo Arts District, theatre reviews, the NoHo Event Calendar, restaurants, news and local businesses in NoHo, or anything and everything about the NoHo Arts Community, bookmark nohoartsdistrict.com. Follow us on Twitter @OfficialNoHo.