A good year topped by Prince
very real, a week after the album dropped he was shot to death
she can swing like Count Basie swings…
everything you want from reggae by one of the greats
a rock n roll Big Thief
Ethiopian pop meets True Groove black rage unharnessed, is the third of the Haile Selassie trilogy
bedroom pop’s coming of age
instrumental last act
a minimalist and ambient sound that breaks through on Pharaoh’s sax and waves of drums before quietude stills it again
Jay and Jay shout out Elijah Mohammed and the big A itself,
Is there nowhere to see live music…????
Bethany celebrates her new-found sobriety
Best Coast: it could be heaven or it could be hell
Ezra Furman is at the Teragram Ballroom on Thursday
will it suck?
gorgeous SoCal indie pop-rock
gorgeous SoCal indie pop-rock
Death Valley Girls are at Popfuji: Indie Night on Saturday
This is a children’s album so less about weed and sad lovers…
Panache Booking’s Valentine’s Day ‘Village of Love’ For Planned Parenthood At The Teragram Ballroom, Wednesday February 14th 2018
the night definitively did belong to Ty Segall
this new edition of Girlschool was packed with stars
Who would turn down a free show, especially with Best Coast headlining?
And no, I will not make any comment on Bethany’s sexy ultra-tight black short outfit, because she would accuse me of sexism, but it is too much to say she had a rock star presence?
Three out of five late night shows are in repeats, the fourth hasn’t premiered yet and the fifth is on TBS. So in theory, we’d have to go with the fifth but in practice I am sodded if I am gonna give the nod to Ashley Monroe on Conan or anywhere else so, instead, here is present to Best Coast because I still love California Nights.
Two years ago today -more or less, I took my VIP ticket and stuck it in my ear at Governors Ball as torrential rain poured down for the entire day, eventually cancelling the activities. Man, was I upset and swore I’d never go back again and might have kept to it except, the weather improved for the next two days and then I was thisclose for West’s great performance on the Sunday and so whomp -there I was
California Nights – Best Coast – My favorite of their three albums is a collection of LA inky blue mood music which merges with Bethany’s weed inspired drowsiness and builds into symphonic OKness.
The album barely peaks and never dips, unlike the first two albums weed isn’t an essential character in the stories; she seems a little less dependent on artificial paranoia. Instead, there’s a snapshot of a woman nearing her thirties and running in place in the California days and California nights as her youth slips by and that is as close to be precisely what Best Coast want it to be.
This looks difficult but it is a no brainer. Everything I’ve heard off the new Mumford And Sons and My Morning Jacket albums has been pretty damn second rate and both look like disasters. Sure I like Palma Violets, youngsters and with talent, and I like Todd, an olderster with talent. The Metz album will be a goodie, basically definitely and Boney James… wait a second BONEY JAMES??? The most anticipated is Best Coast
‘the two of us — me and Bob — don’t look like we belong together in the same band, which is something I’ve always loved. I’ll look at photos of us together sometimes and just be struck by what a strange-looking team we are. But that’s what makes us special.’
Feeling OK – Best Coast – Third song off the upcoming album, and really, don’t we get the point by now? At some time her ongoing depression is so boring, she hasn’t even really depressed. She is just bland and meh and going through the motions. For years on end. It’s not significantly worse than anything else… still, it is like when you have a friend who always complains about their boyfriend… after awhile you’re like “for godssake knock it off” – B
the Beach Boys’ iconic catalog was brushed (in not the right order) by Norah Jones and Gingger Shankar, Heart’s Ann Wilson, The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Steve Drozd, Devendra Banhart, Monters of Folk’s M. Ward, Al Jardine, Blondie Chaplin, Boz Scaggs, Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, Local Natives, Capital Cities’ Sebu Simonian, Wilson Philips, Karen Elson, ex Magnetic Zeros’ Jade Castrinos, Adam Busch and Danny Masterson, Lucius’ Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, Doyle Bramhall II, Punch Brothers, Civil Wars’ Joy Williams, Kesha….
Direct Current is always a little frail on hip hop, which is why it isn’t the only reference we use, but otherwise it does show a singular sensibility an a good peek at the Spring of our warmth an happiness. Pick of the litter? Best Coast. I loved their new single. Otherwise, Hot chip, Paul weller, Mumford And Sons, Metz II (a band I’ve wanted to see for awhile now), Beth Hart, The Wombats…
Best Coast have made the move from the Beach Boys to the Dream Syndicate while remaining true to themselves. It is a real goodie with a sterling guitar break and a haunting, sadly sad (does anybody do sad quite as well nowadays?) vocal
A menu inspired by foods the band loves in LA or in the road. LAist got a sample of the menu, which will include: rice fritters with pear, paste and honey; pork spare ribs with crispy sweet potato; ginger panna cotta with jasmine granita and frozen grapes; and maple flatbreads
I’m getting together with Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast and we’re going to write a song. You never know where these songs are going to end up but it could be on the next Weezer record.’
The whole thing seems to have been filmed on a budget string, somewhere on a local tennis court in a Los Angeles backyard and the highest cost of the video may have been the many tennis balls sharpied for the circumstance.
Any week with a new Swift song ain’t gonna be an entire dog but the only hold over from last week is Pearl Jam and going round down this list you will find some terrific new songs
Best Coast is quite huge in its hometown! I arrived too late to see the big line outside the store, but there was one, a big one turning around the block. It was a crowd of girls, lots of Latino girls, with gay guys or straight guys, all looking very young to me, having that same Silver-lake-hipster-in-the-know look.
Dear Mary – Linda Thompson – A Linda blueprint English folk song to lead of her terrific 2002 album, Linda might take her time but she has never recorded badly and this new one finds her at the peak of her powers – A
Suffering From Success – DJ Khaled – When did everyone start whining in the world of hip hop? More of the same with Khaled plus Maybach Music – C
Sure, I don’t have the highest of hopes for it after “Roar” and the new songs from the Itunes Fest earlier this year, but still it is event programming
The once in a life time vision of the band playing in a thunderstorm at Gov’s Ball earlier this year cementing my impression that Beth is really great. With a terse, “this really sucks” and ruminations about how she wished she was in California
It's a Tradition: Pitchfork Post Their Upcoming Album Releases Once A Season, We Steal Em And Insult The Website
Still, after nearly five years, rock nyc (the little engine that can’t) is more than happy to cut and paste all their hard research and here it is