Manhattan Murder Mystery
DeMarco has 3 shows at the Teragram Ballroom and 1 at the Hollywood Palladium this week
Moby is playing three shows at the Echo this week
a strong will to survive arises
I have seen both of them several times, they may represent the best underground music that Los Angeles has to offer, two bands playing with an extreme passion, two bands interesting in what they can bring into the game. I just wonder when Manhattan Murder Mystery will become famous…
I even saw a girl with a fake Kardashian-derriere and another one with a unibrow, a half-shaved head and long blonde pubic hair in front of her blue dress! Was all this real? A joyous nightmare before Christmas
The plot of the story is as somber as these bathing suits are shiny: Drug dealers stealing from each other? An escape on a boat piloted by a sort of poor’s Daft Punk? An unlucky fallen hero? A drug mogul (or is he a Nigerian Prince? A harem guard?) chopping hands as if he was auditioning for a part in the next Bible movie? I had no idea this could come alive in a parking lot.
When about 35,000 Angelinos were roasting under the sun at Made in America festival, listening to its array of mainstream music that Jay Z calls diversity, I was in Silverlake attending the first annual end of summer party, the ‘Silverlake Meltdown’ organized by Sick City Records at Los Globos.
On Saturday night, it was So Many Wizards and Manhattan Murder Mystery… Really? Matthew Teardrop, his backpack and Urban Outfitters in the same place? That was promising so I decided to go despite my usual heavy load of schoolwork.