|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.
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Labels: avi buffalo, classical geek theatre, happy hollows, Hell Ya, henry clay people, jaxart, la record, la underground, local natives, parson red heads, rademacher, Silverlake Lounge, web in front