On Saturday, Moby will play at Jail Guitar Doors: Rock Out 5!
Cherry Glazerr is playing at FIGat7th on June 7th
The Soft White Sixties are at the Echo on Thursday
a sumptuous symphonic band with layers of instrumentation and a cinematic approach to music. Their album is a lush orchestral affair, with poignant strings and Kristianne Bautista’s amazing and soulful voice. A must have. Essential tracks: ‘Forever Found’
Tthe festival is happening over 20 locations, stretching along Sunset Boulevard and beyond, and it has become a real challenge to run from one place to another, going indoors then outdoors then indoors again, inside the Taix restaurant, inside the Echo, down to the Echoplex, back to the outdoor main stage, I am already exhausted
I had seen the next band De Lux before, but they played an impressive set as if they had increased their range and diversified their songs. I like their post-disco sound with a funky undertone, and I couldn’t get David Byrne out of my head as Sean Guerin’s vocals sounded really close to that of the Talking Heads’ frontman
The Talking Heads are the first reference that comes to mind, Sean Guerin‘s vocals are very reminiscent of David Byrne’s monochord and unique style, but all this is also so James Murphy in the most LCD Soundsystem sense of the term, that you will end up dancing in the street
Their set had a 80s-dance music revival flavor, no doubt about it, but at the same time it was complex, full of disco loops, funky bass, and even a bit tropical. It was at time so layered and buoyant than I had the impression they were playing several tracks at the same time