See Janelane through the years: from the early days of a middle school musical, through their first EP and show, to their tour across the country to play at SXSW. Photos and captions courtesy of Sophie Negrini.
Janelane on Tunnel: Janelane and the rise of the DIY band, Sophie Negrini Talks Jane Lane
Jake, Alex and Sophie in middle school play, “Annie Get Your Gun”, ages 11, 12, and 13.
1st formation of Janelane in 2013 with Sophie’s sister Gina on bass, and Gina’s boyfriend Guy on drums.
August 18th, 2014: The day Janelane decided to be an official band.
October 2014: Churros purchased with the $3 we made busking for the first time at the Echo Park Lake.
September 2014: Recording first song together, “All My Words”, in Alex’s garage with a guitar hero microphone.
November 2014: First official show in Alex’s backyard, all wearing turtlenecks for the occasion.
Some time in 2014: Haircuts at band practice
January 2015: Awkward pics by trashcans before Janelane’s first paid show at Amplyfi.
March 2015: Lucas recording drums for the “Peaches and Cream” EP upstairs at the Laemmle in Pasadena.
May 2015: Alex and Jake cheesin’ with the first Janelane buttons ever made just in time for the South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival.
April 2015: The only show played without Jake Levy due to scheduling conflicts at Timewarp Music in Venice, and it will never happen again because he is the best.
June 2015: The “Peaches and Cream” EP cassette, courtesy of Danger Collective Records.
June 2015: First of many Janelane shows at The Smell, opening for No Age and Casinos.
August 2015: Echo Park Rising at Lolipop Records.
August 2015: Jake at Loyola Marymount University practicing before playing on KXLU.
August 2015: Cheesin’ in a photoshoot by Bella Sullivan in Altadena, CA.
September 2015: Messing around in the photobooth at the Bootleg Theater show with Diet Cig and Kera and the Lesbians.
February 2015: Being 90s as heck in South Pasadena, photo by Jeremy Reynoso.
March 2015: Playing at the Whip In to the little kids in Austin, Texas for SXSW.
March 2015: At Spiderhouse in Austin, Texas for SXSW.