Jesse Rutherford - Singer
Jeremy Freedman- Guitar
Zach Abels - Guitar
Mikey Margott - Bass
Bryan Sammis- Drums
In early 2012 a mysterious band appeared online. The group, The Neighbourhood, revealed no biographical information, no photos and no backstory, offering only a moody track titled “Female Robbery.” Fans and the press were confounded, scouring the Internet for any information that might lead them to the identity of these musicians. Pieces of the puzzle, some reflecting reality and some not so much, began to emerge. The Neighbourhood were a quintet. They were from California despite the British spelling of their name. They had a second track, “Sweater Weather,” which had an accompanying— and equally dark— video.
Although The Neighbourhood’s identity remained hazy, it became clear that the music they were making felt transformative to critics and fans alike. The evocative combination of rock instruments with R&B and hip-hop aesthetics seemed, in many ways, revelatory, a reimagining of sounds that seemed to make people clamor for more information with even greater fervor. In April, BBC Radio One DJ Zane Lowe, an early champion of the group, let it slip that The Neighbourhood was the handiwork of musician Jesse Rutherford, a resident of Newbury Park, CA. By early May, as the band unveiled a free, self-released EP titled I’m Sorry, it became understood that the identity of this young band was, ultimately, secondary to the music itself.
Oct :: Family Of The Year
Sept :: Frank + Derol
Aug :: Wildcat! Wildcat!
July :: Saint Motel
June :: Electric Guest
May :: Voxhaul Broadcast
April :: LP
March :: Imagine Dragons
February :: Dead Sara
January :: Capital Cities
December :: Mariachi El Bronx
November :: Jack's Mannequin
October :: Voxhaul Broadcast
September :: Young The Giant
August :: Eastern Conference Champions
July :: Awolnation
June :: Grouplove
May :: She Wants Revenge
April :: Best Coast
March :: Foster The People
February :: OK Go
January :: Vanaprasta
987 is proud to announce another addition to the 2012 Artist in Residence Program. We're spoiled living in LA these days. The scene is really thriving... Even better is the community that is built around it. Great tastemakers at local venues have been supporting the scene with free shows, repetition, and really putting their name behind a band to support a month long residency.
At 987, we wanted to build on the residency concept and support a new band each month. However, instead of playing a show every week, we're going to give you the opportunity to hear songs and interviews and watch exclusive videos. We're also going to tie the band into all of the music features on 987FM, whether it be co-hosting our New Music Show, guest DJing our commercial free stream, online chats, or exposing them to other Rockaholics via social media.
Our 11th 2012 resident artist is The Neighbourhood. Check in here throughout the month for exclusive content with the band and don't forget to buy their album, out now on Columbia Records.
Nov 07 Subterranean - Chicago, IL
Nov 14 Borderline - London, United Kingdom
Nov 15 Manchester Deaf Institute - Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 16 King Tuts Wah Wah Hut - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 25 Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN
Nov 29 House of Blues Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV
Dec 05 The Fonda Theatre - Hollywood, CA
Feb 01 Laneway Festival 2013 - Brisbane - Brisbane, Australia
Feb 02 Laneway Festival 2013 - Sydney - Sydney, Australia
Feb 03 Laneway Festival 2013 - Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia
Feb 09 Laneway Festival 2013 - Perth - Perth, Australia