It is a slow week for shows, although I am going to see a very coveted one (Radiohead) on Tuesday, but here are the best shows to see this week in Los Angeles.
Monday April 10th: Another night residency for Draemings, with Moon Honey, Psychic Love, Easyfriend at the Echo. Moon Honey is weird and dreamy and Draemings tried to reinvent glam rock … and there is a theme for this night: the lovers, so expect something a bit different I guess.
Also on Monday, Irontom continue their residency at the Satellite with HAWAI, He Monster, Arms Akimbo: I want to catch one of their residencies this month, they are releasing new music and they are an explosive live act with a stadium rock ambition.
Tuesday April 11th: Annie Hardy (of Giant Drag) at the Echo with Peter Matthew Bauer. I would totally go, if I wasn’t going to see Radiohead at the Santa Barbara Bowl! Yes, it’s a big one and I can’t obviously miss it, although I could certainly resell my ticket for a few hundreds looking at the ones on sale on Vividseats! Iman keeps praising Hardy’s new album, and if you learn about her personal tragedy, you may get crushed.
Also on Tuesday, Of Montreal is taking over the Teragram ballroom. I saw them a long time ago, and I haven’t followed them closely since, but this should be an extravagant night. K. Flay is at Amoeba… I don’t know who she is, but I saw posters in the streets everywhere, and she has a new album.
On Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th : Mount Eerie has two nights at Hollywood Forever (at the Masonic lodge): Iman thinks his album ‘A Crow Looked At Me’ is the best album of the year I guess… Be prepared for two very very heavy nights, I am going on Wednesday, and I am not sure how I feel about this, singing about death? With Annie Hardy at the Echo on Tuesday, I would see a theme for this week.
On Thursday April 13th: The Buttertones have a party at Amoeba! I saw them at the Bootleg a few weeks ago, and it was mayhem, my videos have been watched hundreds of time, and these youngsters are hot hot hot. Like the Sonics decades before them, they bring a mean sax in the middle of their surf-indie punk rock… Also, they are on Hanni el Khatib’s Label, innovative Leisure, so enough said!
On Thursday 13th, Friday 14th and Friday 15th: Icelandic treasure Sigur Ros has 3 nights at the Walt Disney Hall, where they will perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. They will play career-spanning sets, fan-favorites, and new, unreleased music (without orchestra). Bjork will be performing at the same place in a month, which shows how much Icelandic people are attached to solemn locations.
Saturday April 15th: Play Like A Girl has another women empowering night at the Echo featuring Kid Wave, Sudan Archives, Aalok, Hydro Kitten… I just saw Kid Wave, the only band I know on this list, she rocked and I could tell you that her new single ‘Everything Changes’ was co-produced and mixed by Lewis Pesacov who has worked with Best Coast, Fidlar, Deap Valley.
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – August 1975 (Volume 7, Number 3)
If I did fifty shows I’d get the money from one
a growling, prowling slap pump and just another all American
a 28 song full, full blown reggae rasta brilliance
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1975 (Volume 7, Number 2)
the boundary breaking shock rocker of the decade
Harry seems to have it sewn up
a superb songwriter who can fill an album with excellent country mainstreamers
lovely tribute to her single mom
a classical guitarist and composer and has released more than 30 solo albums
“The song is about a mental institution”
Freakout Records Announce The 10th Annual Freakout Festival Taking Place on November 10-13 in Ballard (Seattle, WA)
a diverse arrangement of voices and sounds