L.A. Indie Bands Kiven, Queen Caveat, and D.J. Caroline D’Amore Headline “Roaring Nights July”


July 16, 2014


Roaring Nights, Media Sponsored By KCRW,
Also Features Dance Party, L.A. Food Trucks, Full-Service Bars,
Pop-Up Zookeeper Talks, Animal Encounters and Visits to Zoo’s New Rainforest of the Americas Plus Other Animal Habitats

 Friday, July 25, 2014, 7 to 10 pm
(also August 22 with other lineups)
Los Angeles Zoo

Kiven, the multi-faceted rock band described by Entertainment Weekly as “a remarkable marriage of furious prog-metal and grooves,” hard-hitting rockers Queen Caveat and DJ Caroline D’Amore headline the second of three dates in the Los Angeles Zoo’s ROARING ROARING NIGHTS summer music series on Friday, July 25, 2014, 7 to 10 pm, featuring a DJ dance party, food trucks, full-service bars, pop-up zookeeper talks, animal encounters and visits to Zoo’s new Rainforest Of The Americas plus other animal habitats. Also part of Roaring Nights is a popular “Animal Artistry Paint Party” where guests can express their creativity by painting a favorite animal (or whatever inspiration strikes them) on a small canvas to take home as a souvenir. Complimentary bicycle valet service provided by Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and plentiful parking are available for the series, open to ages 18 and up. One more Roaring Nights evening takes place with an all-different lineup on Friday, August 22. KCRW is the Roaring Nights series Media Sponsor.

Joining Kiven, Queen Caveat and D’Amore, who spins tunes at the dance party, are high-profile food trucks that include Coolhaus, Komodo, Lobsta Truck, Mandoline Grill, Ragin Cajun, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Umami Truck and Urban Oven.


Kiven– Photo Credit: Nikko LaMere

KIVEN, the Los Angeles based rock quartet comprised of Tyler Demorest, Matt Cohen, Danny Schnair and Jake Reed, released its self-titled album earlier this year. Merging thick guitars and entrancing harmonies, the record properly captures the group’s heavy and hypnotic sound, preserving its enigmatic intensity and ethereal spirit in the process. Kiven, which appeared at SXSW 2014, has been featured in the likes of Buzzbands LA, The Deli Magazine, Purevolume, Entertainment Weekly, BMI, Alternative Press, LA Music Blog and more. Check out their website for samples of their songs and learn more about them.

DJ Caroline D'Amore

DJ Caroline D’Amore– Photo Credit: Courtesy of Caroline D’Amore

CAROLINE D’AMORE, a DJ, actress, and model perhaps best known for her single “Music Man” which reached the top of Japanese music charts, has paved a path spinning at preeminent events around the world and was featured as opening act for Will.I.Am at the MTV Music Awards in Tokyo. She has released two back-to-back DJ albums through Sony Music Entertainment. Electronica superstar DJ Tiesto made an impromptu guest appearance at Caroline’s Vegas concert, and her expertise in the music scene quickly caught the attention of the producers at E !, who cast her as Music Expert alongside Sebastian Bach, Christina Milian, Pauly D and Terrence Jenkins on the hilarious “Sounding Off.” She currently produces her own electronic radio show on Skee247.com called Heartbeatz, which is syndicated worldwide and features some of the hottest artists such as R3hab and Havanna Brown, Carnage, 12th Planet, The Cataracs, T-mills, Starkillers, Paris Hilton and many more. If you need to know more, check out her website.

Queen Caveat

Queen Caveat

 QUEEN CAVEAT, the hard-hitting four-piece band, led by maniacal, ferocious front-woman Lauren Little, has been quick to turn the heads of rock fans nationwide on the strength of their infectious anthems, unrivaled musicianship, and riotous – and sometimes downright dangerous – stage show. After exploding onto the L.A. music scene with the 2011 release of their debut EP “Emptor,” followed by their sophomore EP, “Slap on the Wrist,” the band has played packed showcases at Austin’s SXSW Festival 2011 and a headlining slot at The Roxy for the Sunset Strip Music Festival 2011. Performances at both festivals drew rave reviews from fans, bloggers, and music executives around the country, including NBC’s Jimmy Lloyd who called the shows “an adrenaline shot directly to your jugular vein” and a “journey into the black heart of the universe.” Queen Caveat has been called “one of LA’s – and America’s – very best upcoming rock bands.” (LA Examiner)

The Zoo’s Roaring Nights series, which debuted in 2013 to large crowds and attracted several thousand people at its June date, concludes on Friday, August 22, 7 to 10 pm, featuring We Are Twin as headliners, DJ V Money and a food truck lineup of Baby’s Badass Burgers, Coolhaus, Lobsta Truck, Mandoline Grill, Ragin Cajun and The Grilled Cheese Truck.


LA Zoo’s ROARING NIGHTS (June 2014)-Photo Credit: Jamie Pham

Roaring Nights is presented by the landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, which draws 1.6 million visitors each year and is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered. Its lush grounds on 113 acres feature a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), whose members meet rigorous professional standards for animal welfare, the Zoo has achieved renown as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife. Among its most popular habitats are the LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles), Elephants of Asia, Campo Gorilla Reserve and Rainforest of the Americas. The private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), which has supported the Zoo in partnership with the City of Los Angeles for more than five decades and provides funding for and operates seven essential Zoo departments, has 65,000 member households representing more than 240,000 adults and children. As evidence of the Zoo’s popularity, GLAZA attracts one of the largest membership bases of any cultural organization in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Zoo is located at 5333 Zoo Drive in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.

Roaring Nights tickets, which are $18, or $15 for GLAZA members (age 18 and up with valid ID for both price levels), are available. For additional information, call (323) 644-6042.