Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Gangi Seeks Out Band Members



Gangi (Los Angeles, CA)


LA Record is reporting
that Gangi are looking for band members. Think you got chops? See below:

FROM LA RECORD:
Touring for awhile as a duo, Gangi is now looking to put together a full band. If you are interested or want to learn more please contact info[at]playwhitenoise.com. If you are not familiar with Gangi please stream their last album [here].

Gangi is looking for:

Musicians that can sing harmonies is a plus

A bass player (who could double on synths would be great)

Fellow progammers/beatmakers

Synth player

Drummer

For more information check out: myspace.com/gangimusic

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Avi Buffalo Residency Ends TONIGHT with Divisadero, Greater California


philippe de sablet


[MP3] Avi Buffalo - What's It In For
[MP3 Avi Buffalo - Truth Sets In

[MP3] Divsadero -
The Boxer's Daughter

Looking for a FREE place to rage tonight after the announcement of Prop 8 being upheld by the California Supreme Court? Come to the Echo to see Avi Buffalo and Divisadero!

Divisadero will be playing at 8:30pm sharp so be sure to get there early! The band will be celebrating the re-release of their amazing album on our very own JAXART Records. Greater California and The Lawyer Who Became King will also perform while the gents from LA Record will be DJing all night long.

Avi Buffalo will have handmade tee-shirts for sale for just $12. Be sure to pick one up. All the money will go to finance the band's first ever tour! More on that later this week.

Read an interview ith Avi Buffalo over at LA Record.com.



LA Record Presents

AVI BUFFALO FINAL RESIDENCY NIGHT AT THE ECHO!

-with -
Divisadero - (Lefty Re-Release Party) - 8:30PM Sharp!
Greater California - 9:30pm
Avi Buffalo - 10:30pm
The Reporter Who Became King - 11:30pm
DJ Sets By LA Record

8:30pm / FREE for 21+, $7 for under 21 / All Ages

Avi Buffalo Plays at 10:30PM SHARP! Show starts early at 8:30pm.

THE ECHO
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
(At Lemoyne In Echo Park)



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Monday, May 11, 2009

Tonight In Los Angeles: Gangi Residency At Spaceland + LA Record Release Party



LA Record will celebrate their latest issue TONIGHT at Cha Cha Lounge. Ill be stopping by that later but first...



Gangi will be racking up points with Residency Night 2 featuring the amazing lads in Saint Motel. Crooked Cowboy and Free Moral Agents will also perform.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hecuba - Paradise


Hecuba (Los Angeles, CA)

[MP3] Hecuba - Miles Away

The first time I saw Hecuba was opening for Nico Stai at The Troubadour. I hate to say it the show wasn't terribly good and I was in a fowl mood so I kind of wrote this band off. Then I heard their new album Paradise at the strong urging from our good friends over at LA Record. I'm eating my words now.

"Miles Away" is an eclectic and fabulously avant garde track complete with African-inspired drums, sirens, cutting synths, and fabulous alliteration. The track continues to build into a fever pitch by the end. To put it bluntly Paradise is fabulously weird and not in an ironic lets-fuck-around-with-keyboards-and-call-it-art kind of way. There is significant thought behind this record.


The band will be playing a series of dates this summer with Bats For Lashes. LA Readers can catch them June 16th at The El Rey Theatre

Paradise is out now on Manimal Vinyl. We heart them so much!

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Monday, March 09, 2009

Your Plans For TONIGHT



So I'm turning 25 yrs old at midnight. Friends if you wish to celebrate the merriment of my quarter century of existence then please come to Cha Cha Lounge TONIGHT!

CHA CHA LOUNGE
2375 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

It is the issue release for the SXSW issue of LA Record and the crew will be out spinning top quality records and hanging out drinking $2 PBRs. I'll be spinning a few of my favorite country and honky tonk inspired tunes. Head over around 10:30pm

More event details can be found here:


Photo by Benjamin Hoste

Earlier in the evening at ON THE ROX I will be playing the thunder stick (that's bass in case you didn't know) with Spider Problem. we go on at 9pm so if you're not opposed to $7 parking come and hang out before heading to cha cha! Its free with RSVP and 18yrs + Details can be found here.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Huge Local Update. Local Natives, Happy Hollows, Clays, Rademacher, Red Heads, Hell Ya!

I have been out of the local loop for the past fortnight laid up with the flu. Just because I've been incommunicato doesn't mean I don't keep up with what's going on.

Ladies and gentlemen - the ROCK INSIDER KNOWS ALL AND SEES ALL.

A brief little catchup on what's going around the LA Scene right now.



Local Natives are doing a residency at Silverlake Lounge all month long. I have known these boys for years back when they were still called Cavil At Rest and I was booking them on shows at The Key Club. The band recorded their forthcoming full length with Mr. Raymond Richards at Red Rockets Glare and have been chronicling their weekly shows over at Web In Front. If you have the opportunity to catch them this month you absolutely should. This band is LOOOONG overdue to blow the fuck up.



On to local heroes - Happy Hollows. The band are gracing the cover of this month's LA Record and will be taking the stage at the Echo this Thursday in support of the launch of their label and management HEART. The Movies and Anni Rossi will also perform.



The Henry Clay People and Rademacher will be opening for the Airborne Toxic Event on their 6 week U.S. Tour. A lot of the dates are already sold out. The tour kicks off in San Diego tomorrow night and will hit the Henry Fonda this Thursday. Classical Geek Theatre and Web In Front have interviews with Rademacher and The Henry Clay People will be doing a tour diary for Buzz Bands on their adventure around the country.



Avi Buffalo shocked and amazed everyone who attended their show at Pehrspace on Saturday with Fol Chen and Karin Tatoyan. It was also Fol Chen's release show for their new album Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made out now on Asthmatic Kitty. It was my first show out since getting sick and I spent the entire night outside listening in because it was SOO PACKED you couldn't breathe. Not good for someone with an irrational fear of being trampled. Avi Buffalo have new tunes up on their myspace page and will be playing at The Echo later this month with Holloys and Underground Railroad To Candyland.



TONIGHT there is a last minute free show at The Echo TONIGHT with one Helluva lineup - Light FM, The French Semester, The Spires, and a special midnight set by The Parson Red Heads. Psssst! The Redheads will also be releasing a new 7" on this spring!


ALSO TONIGHT: Hell Ya! At The Viper Room with Dukes of Daville. My friend Heather signed this duo to Capitol Records. It can only be described as "Hip-Pop" with insanely catchy tunes that are sure to be guilty pleasures.



and finally...EVERYONE AND THERE DOG GET YOUR ASS ON TWITTER. LA-Underground has an amazing comprehensive list of all the LA Bands, Blogs, Labels, Promoters, News and Culture spots using twitter. You seriously can't be in the know without it.

PS. Add Rock Insider and JAXART on Twitter :)
http://www.twitter.com/rockinsider
http://www.twitter.com/jaxartrecords

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Around The Blogs: Post Election Edition



"Change Has Come To America." Barack Obama is our next President. I watched Obama's acceptance speech last night and was moved to tears. Watch it right here. Find full election coverage at CNN.com.

In local news Proposition 8 passes with a 52% vote. I'm soooooo unbelievably bummed. [READ ARTICLE]

Check out LA Record's Exit Poll Podcast [DOWNLOAD PODCAST]

Speaking of podcasts Kevin Bronson also started a new music podcast called "The Buzzsicle" featuring music from The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, rademacher, The Sweet Hurt and more [DOWNLOAD PODCAST]



The Henry Clay People
's new LP For Cheap Or For Free is finally available on iTUNES. Read all the details at Aquarium Drunkard. The band is currently out on a short west coast run. Good luck on tour!! [READ ARTICLE]



Hipster Runoff's hilarious take on voting in the alt culture. [MUST VIEW NOW]

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Friday, October 31, 2008

What Are Your Halloween Plans?


The Ronald Regan People (Los Angeles, CA) Photo by la-underground
Well now that the Little Radio Creep Show is no longer it looks like my Halloween plans are a bit up in the air. The Ronald Regan People aka The Henry Clay People have decided to move the show to the Cat and Fiddle in Hollywood Tonight. This is more than likely where I will wind up because I'm going to see a screening of the new Justice "A Cross The Universe" DVD at 7pm TONIGHT at the Montalban Theater up the street and I can take the metro there. Party is on tonight!

VIDEO: Justice-Across the Universe




Classical Geek Theater has all the details of The Ronald Regan People show [READ POST]
ps. I SO DID NOT GET YOU SICK MOUSE. WHO YOU CALLIN' A HARBINGER! WE'RE IN A BLOGGER FIGHT!

LA-Underground has a list of all the awesome Halloween events you should haunt tonight. Check it out here.

LA Record will be presenting Roky Erickson and The Black Angels at The El Rey tonight. I think I've mentioned this about 4 times this week. Should be a super stellar show! [READ INTERVIEW]

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

It's My Party And I'll Cry If I Want To...




Thats right ladies & germs I'm turning 24 yrs old this weekend and to celebrate I'm hosting an afternoon PRE-SXSW PIZZA PARTY with LA Record and Tough Shoes Saturday March 8th.

We're taking over the Silverlake Lounge for a special matinee show with FREE PIZZA (while supplies last) and performances from Crystal Antlers (who you absolutely need to check out), Thee Ohsees, Unnatural Helpers, and the mind blowing duo The Dodos.



The Dodos had to cancel their show at The Smell Saturday night so this may be your last chance to see them in LA for a while. If you've never experienced them live check out the video below from their live set for MP3.com.

Doors open at 4PM. You can pre-order tickets online for $8 right here. Day of the show tickets are $5 before 6PM and $8 after so get there early, grab a slice, and stay all afternoon.

This is my official b-day celebration. I leave on Monday for Texas and wont be back for 10 days so if you miss it you owe me a bottle of McCallan's.

[MP3] The Dodos - Jodi
[MP3] Crystal Antlers - Parting Song For The Torn Sky
[MP3] Thee Ohsees - It Killed Mom



WATCH VIDEO - The Dodos - Paint & Rust (Live At Fort Funston Under A Bridge - SF)


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Friday, January 11, 2008

Hot Podcast Alert: LA Record



Get it on iTunes or Download Direct

[MP3] LA Record Podcast - Episode 7

LA Record recently released their seventh podcast. The hour long mix is loaded with classic country, americana favorites, hip hop, soul, and folk rock tunes. These fellers sure know how to make a killer mix. When the mix is playing I feel like I'm at my favorite downtown dive bar enjoying an nice cold beverage instead of being stuck at my desk sucking down coffee like its the cure for being short.
Tracklisting:
Hey Tonight -Creedence Clearwater Revival
Sweet Things to Come - Tom Fogerty
Clear Night For Love - Roky Erickson
Standin' - Townes Van Zandt
The Good Lord Giveth And Uncle Sam Taketh Away - Webb Pierce
Georgia Pines - Link Wray
Stone River Hill Song - Euphoria
Kiss Money - Bob Neuwirth
Hairy Ass Hillbillies - Jerry Jeff Walker
Blue Umbrella - John Prine
Girls Today (Don't Like To Sleep Around) - Doug Sahm
The Virgin - Gene Clark
The Girl Who Danced Oklahoma - Terry Allen
Special Friend - Larry Davis w/ Alex Chilton
L.A. Freeway - Guy Clark
Something New - Kim Fowley
Last of the Rockstars - Elliott Murphy
I Ain't Worried About Tomorrow - Jimmy and Johnny

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