June 03 2016

From Rising Stars to Superstars: A Look Back at the History of Standard Sounds

Just as every Standard is a different experience, so too are the musical inspirations that that go into The Standard’s world. It makes sense: the perfect soundtrack or performer for The Standard, Hollywood isn’t necessarily what you’d want at The Standard, High Line, and vice versa. Which is where Standard Sounds, our in-house audio command center, comes into play—it’s all about creating the perfect vibe for the time and place, which is no small feat. One result is that The Standard has played host to some epic performances through the years. From rising stars to certified superstars, from Chaka Khan to The Kills, from Jenny & Johnny to Tegan & Sara, The Standard’s stages have seen more than their fair share of talents. We dipped into the archives for a look back at some of the more memorable, momentous, and mind-altering performances of years past. To be honest, it's all a bit hazy. 

Erykah Badu, High Line, 2015 / Cults, Hollywood, New Year's Eve, 2011 / Chromatics, Le Bain, 2012 / Chaka Khan, High Line, 2012
Erykah Badu, High Line, 2015 / Cults, Hollywood, New Year's Eve, 2011 / Chromatics, Le Bain, 2012 / Chaka Khan, High Line, 2012
Erykah Badu, High Line, 2015 / Cults, Hollywood, New Year's Eve, 2011 / Chromatics, Le Bain, 2012 / Chaka Khan, High Line, 2012
Erykah Badu, High Line, 2015 / Cults, Hollywood, New Year's Eve, 2011 / Chromatics, Le Bain, 2012 / Chaka Khan, High Line, 2012
Erykah Badu, High Line, 2015 / Cults, Hollywood, New Year's Eve, 2011 / Chromatics, Le Bain, 2012 / Chaka Khan, High Line, 2012
Kanye West, High Line, 2010

Kanye West, High Line, 2010

Patti LaBelle + Lady Gaga
High Line, 2011
Mary J. Blige and Wyclef Jean, High Line, 2010 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/moby-unplugged">Moby</a>, East Village, 2013 (Photo Joy Jacobs) / Jenny and Johnny, Hollywood, New Year's Eve, 2011 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/backstage-with-tegan-and-sara">Tegan and Sara</a>, East Village, 2013
Mary J. Blige and Wyclef Jean, High Line, 2010 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/moby-unplugged">Moby</a>, East Village, 2013 (Photo Joy Jacobs) / Jenny and Johnny, Hollywood, New Year's Eve, 2011 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/backstage-with-tegan-and-sara">Tegan and Sara</a>, East Village, 2013
Mary J. Blige and Wyclef Jean, High Line, 2010 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/moby-unplugged">Moby</a>, East Village, 2013 (Photo Joy Jacobs) / Jenny and Johnny, Hollywood, New Year's Eve, 2011 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/backstage-with-tegan-and-sara">Tegan and Sara</a>, East Village, 2013
Mary J. Blige and Wyclef Jean, High Line, 2010 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/moby-unplugged">Moby</a>, East Village, 2013 (Photo Joy Jacobs) / Jenny and Johnny, Hollywood, New Year's Eve, 2011 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/backstage-with-tegan-and-sara">Tegan and Sara</a>, East Village, 2013
Mary J. Blige and Wyclef Jean, High Line, 2010 / Moby, East Village, 2013 (Photo Joy Jacobs) / Jenny and Johnny, Hollywood, New Year's Eve, 2011 / Tegan and Sara, East Village, 2013
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/Solange-Susan-miller-baja-east-camp-standard">Solange</a>, Miami Beach, 2016

Solange, Miami Beach, 2016

<p><i>Oktoberfest Oompah Band, The Biergarten at High Line, 2010 (Photos Joy Jacobs)&nbsp;</i></p>
<p><i>Oktoberfest Oompah Band, The Biergarten at High Line, 2010 (Photos Joy Jacobs)&nbsp;</i></p>

Oktoberfest Oompah Band, The Biergarten at High Line, 2010 (Photos Joy Jacobs) 

John Legend
High Line, 2014
The Rapture, Le Bain, 2011 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/the-kills-perform-at-the-top-of-the-standard">The Kills</a>, High Line, 2012 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/all-wild-all-the-time">Wild Cub</a>, Downtown LA, 2014 / Kelis, Hollywood, 2013
The Rapture, Le Bain, 2011 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/the-kills-perform-at-the-top-of-the-standard">The Kills</a>, High Line, 2012 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/all-wild-all-the-time">Wild Cub</a>, Downtown LA, 2014 / Kelis, Hollywood, 2013
The Rapture, Le Bain, 2011 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/the-kills-perform-at-the-top-of-the-standard">The Kills</a>, High Line, 2012 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/all-wild-all-the-time">Wild Cub</a>, Downtown LA, 2014 / Kelis, Hollywood, 2013
The Rapture, Le Bain, 2011 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/the-kills-perform-at-the-top-of-the-standard">The Kills</a>, High Line, 2012 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/all-wild-all-the-time">Wild Cub</a>, Downtown LA, 2014 / Kelis, Hollywood, 2013
The Rapture, Le Bain, 2011 / The Kills, High Line, 2012 / Wild Cub, Downtown LA, 2014 / Kelis, Hollywood, 2013
Ellie Goulding
Downtown LA, 2012
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/texting-all-the-way-to-the-banks">Banks</a>, High Line, 2014 / Zebra Katz, Hollywood, 2014
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/texting-all-the-way-to-the-banks">Banks</a>, High Line, 2014 / Zebra Katz, Hollywood, 2014
Banks, High Line, 2014 / Zebra Katz, Hollywood, 2014
WET
East Village, 2015
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/nile-rodgers">Nile Rodgers</a>, High Line, 2015 / Rita Ora (and a friend), High Line, 2015
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/nile-rodgers">Nile Rodgers</a>, High Line, 2015 / Rita Ora (and a friend), High Line, 2015
Nile Rodgers, High Line, 2015 / Rita Ora (and a friend), High Line, 2015
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/ecstatic-thumbs-up-for-terry-richardsons-book-launch">Azealia Banks</a>, Miami Beach, 2012

Azealia Banks, Miami Beach, 2012

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/preaching-to-the-choir-with-the-preatures">Preatures</a>, High Line, 2015 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/st-lucia-on-the-roof">St. Lucia</a>, Downtown LA, 2013
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/preaching-to-the-choir-with-the-preatures">Preatures</a>, High Line, 2015 / <a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/st-lucia-on-the-roof">St. Lucia</a>, Downtown LA, 2013
Preatures, High Line, 2015 / St. Lucia, Downtown LA, 2013
Nicolas Jaar
Le Bain, 2011
Fiona Apple, High Line, 2012 / &nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/florence--the-machine-sing-stan-darde-a-love-song">Florence + The Machine</a>, High Line, 2011&nbsp;
Fiona Apple, High Line, 2012 / &nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/florence--the-machine-sing-stan-darde-a-love-song">Florence + The Machine</a>, High Line, 2011&nbsp;
Fiona Apple, High Line, 2012 /  Florence + The Machine, High Line, 2011 
Diego Garcia
Downtown LA, 2013
Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Le Bain, 2012 / <a target="_blank" href="http://articles.latimes.com/2001/mar/05/news/cl-33488">Fischerspooner</a>, Pre-Opening Concert at Downtown LA, 2001
Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Le Bain, 2012 / <a target="_blank" href="http://articles.latimes.com/2001/mar/05/news/cl-33488">Fischerspooner</a>, Pre-Opening Concert at Downtown LA, 2001
Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Le Bain, 2012 / Fischerspooner, Pre-Opening Concert at Downtown LA, 2001
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.standardhotels.com/culture/empress-of-buscabulla-los-angeles-">Empress Of</a>, Downtown LA, 2015&nbsp;

Empress Of, Downtown LA, 2015 

Martha Wainwright
East Village, 2012