Xander Smith @ the Mimosa Music Series

What’s this? Xander Smith showcasing as a solo artist? Better known as the lead singer of the indie rock band Run Run Run, Xander Smith took over the Mimosa Music Series to play a few new songs from his upcoming album, Outside, available July 14th . Xander started the show with himself and his guitarist then exploded in sound with a full band for the remaining songs.¬† Highlights were Xander’s haunting song “Spiders” where he spooks us with lyrics like “eight thousand little legs / I feel them come to you” and the catchy beat of “Say Anything.” Xander also took us on a journey to a darker place with “Seventeen,” a song that was inspired by the Sandy Hook school shooting. Overall, he gave a heartfelt and engaging performance to an early afternoon packed room.

You can find upcoming tour dates and more information on how to purchase Outside at www.xandersmithmusic.com.

And if you haven’t been spending your Sunday’s at Gary Calamar’s “Mimosa Music Series” at the Federal Bar in North Hollywood, sign up for his newsletter list to RSVP to an upcoming show and possibly receive a FREE bagel and mimosa! Really, how can you not love that combo of music and freebies. In the past the series has featured local singer/songwriters or soft rock acts including acts such as Lelia Broussard, NO and Family of the Year. We’ll wait while you do that now.