Southern California’s Julien K is an electronic rock band including Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh from industrial rock band Orgy, alongside Anthony ‘Fu’ Valcic, Bobby Hewitt and Bidi Cobra. Formed in the summer of 2003, the band’s name comes from actor Richard Gere’s character Julian Kaye in the movie American Giglo (JulienK.com). The group has contributed music to films such as Michael Bay’s Transformers (2007) and iconic video games like Sonic Heroes.
Notably, Julien K teamed up with Chester Bennington’s solo project Dead by Sunrise. In a 2009 interview with music publication Suicide Girls, Shuck notes “Both bands are the same. The one where Chester sings and writes is Dead by Sunrise, but when I sing, and Amir and I are the primary writers, it becomes Julien-K and it’s more electro… Julien-K and Dead by Sunrise are basically a creative collective, we’re sort of a Warhol-style factory in that sense; Dead by Sunrise is Chester’s Julien-K if that makes any sense.”
Julien K’s upcoming fifth studio album Harmonic Disruptor is due to release in March 2019.
Doors open at 7:00pm. Performance starts at 7:30pm.