Monday, December 31, 2007
TONIGHT IN NYC FOR NYE: KUDU + MOBY + SLICK RICK
Friday, December 28, 2007
NEW SOUNDS: TEAM WATER POLO
Very, very catch music here and according to their Myspace page, the songs I received that are on this EP, it was all made with only a mic, a couple of guitars, and Garageband! Check out 'Letting Go' on their player and if you're a UK reader, check them out everywhere on tour with JOE LEAN & THE JING JANG JONG.
Labels: Team Water Polo
Friday, December 21, 2007
TONIGHT IN LA: RADEMACHER @ THE ECHO
Thursday, December 20, 2007
NEW SOUNDS: FANTASTIC MAGIC
According to Abandon Ship Records, the first EP is "a magical trip on a pegasus through a field of LSD by three wizards". The new songs will put you in a trance, in a dreamlike state, perhaps somethng close to being on a magical trip on a pegasus. The gorgeous "Flowerbeds" is simple and drifts like BEACH HOUSE, and the rest moves from Ummagumma-era PINK FLOYD to CAN to DEVENDRA to YEASAYER. The whole collection is pleasantly haunting and now the question is how can I get them up to Los Angeles to play a show, and then with what band??
They actually are playing tonight for Free at Whistlestop in San Diego - see the flyer below.
TONIGHT IN LA: ARMY NAVY @ THE ECHO
TONIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO: THE BLACKS & SUGAR & GOLD
Option two is provided by our dear friends at POPSCENE, as they always bring a great night of dancing to your favorites, but also add SUGAR & GOLD (FS30) to their Holiday Gala at 330 Rich. Tonight they have the extended late night license, so it's a great end up.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
NEW SOUNDS: GRAND POCKET ORCHESTRA
Labels: Grand Pocket Orchestra
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
TONIGHT IN LA: CASTELDOOR @ BOARDNER'S
IT'S A SAD, SAD DAY IN SEATTLE: THE CROCODILE CAFE CLOSES
Labels: The Crocodile Cafe
Monday, December 17, 2007
MGMT & YEASAYER HIT THE ROAD TOGETHER IN 2008
01.17.08 - Chapel Hill, NC (Local 506)
01.18.08 - Atlanta, GA (The Earl)
01.19.08 - Baton Rouge, LA (Spanish Moon)
01.20.08 - Houston, TX (Walter's On Washington)
01.21.08 - Dallas, TX (Granada Theater)
01.22.08 - Austin, TX (Emo's Jr)
01.24.08 - Phoenix, AZ (Rhythm Moon)
01.25.08 - San Diego, CA (The Casbah)
01.26.08 - Los Angeles, CA (The Echo)
01.28.08 - San Francisco, CA (Bottom Of The Hill)
01.30.08 - Portland, OR (Holocene)
01.31.08 - Seattle, WA (Neumo's)
02.02.08 - Boise, ID (Neurolux)
02.03.08 - Salt Lake City, UT (Kilby Court)
02.04.08 - Denver, CO (Hi-Dive)
02.06.08 - Omaha, NE (The Slowdown)
02.07.08 - Minneapolis, MN (7th Street Entry)
02.08.08 - Chicago, IL (Schubas)
02.09.08 - Toronto, ON (El Mocambo)
02.10.08 - Montreal, QC (La Salla Rossa)
02.12.08 - Allston, MA (Great Scott)
02.14.08 - Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
02.15.08 - Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda's)
INDUSTRY HEROES PROFILE: KEITH JOHNSON (IMRO)
TONIGHT IN LA: THE SPORES @ THE VIPER ROOM
Saturday, December 15, 2007
NEW SOUNDS: ALBERTA CROSS
I had downloaded 'Lucy Rider' off of who knows which blog and I think I just played it on the wrong day, because it just sat there until recently. It was once I downloaded "Old Man Chicago" that made it all click, made me go back to all the songs, and fall in love with this band in the same way I fell for THE AVETT BROTHERS earlier in the year. WOW! I can't even believe this band is from London, it feels like something in the Midwest, has touches of NEIL YOUNG, MY MORNING JACKET and early JAYHAWKS at times. Their full-length, "Thief & Heartbreaker" comes highly recommended from the Future Sounds bunch, it's a creeper and it's got strokes of magic baked in. So better late than never, ALBERTA CROSS.
Here's the video for 'Lucy Rider'
Labels: Alberta Cross
TONIGHT IN LA: LITTLE RADIO CHRISTMAS PARTY
Friday, December 14, 2007
NEW SOUNDS: CATHY DAVEY & KARIN TATOYAN
First up, from Dublin, Ireland, CATHY DAVEY. WOW! A voice like an angel and some spunk and a sense of pure fun for a change. I was instantly taken by "Reuben", a song that can pick up your day if you can turn it up loud enough. Then slide into "Sing For Your Supper" and "Can't Help It" and you'll understand how the entire full length, "Tales of the Silversee" (Parlophone) plays out. She's spent all her time in Ireland and the rest of the UK, and I have to figure out a way to get her to the States.
Here is "Reuben" (mp3) thanks to Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream.
Now for some home cookin', Los Angeles based KARIN TATOYAN. I just was tipped off about and this 23 year old gal with a colorful history has something haunting about her voice. Kind of reminds me of Harriet Wheeler of THE SUNDAYS or like a HOPE SANDOVAL. I have been really playing "Fit In" in heavy rotation off her Stereotype Records EP, "History Of Stains". She's playing the Echo with the RADAR BROTHERS in January (21) and then the Troubadour a few days later (25).
KUDU'S IILVIA FEATURED IN SPANK ROCK & BENNY CASH'S - 'B.O.O.T.A.Y' VIDEO
Thursday, December 13, 2007
INDIE 103'S DARREN REVELL FEATURED IN URB MAGAZINE
This week's Big Sonic Heaven Currents:
Monday – Thursday Nights On Indie 103-1 Los Angeles
Programmed & Hosted by Darren Revell
For week of 12/10/07
(Weeks On) Artist/Titles Label
(7) Sigur Ros – Hljomalind XL
(9) Radiohead – House Of Cards, All I Need, Nude Radiohead.com
(15) Siouxsie – They Follow You, Sea Of Tranquility Decca/W14
(15) Film School – Two Kinds, Dear Me, Sick Hipster Nursed By Suicide Girl Beggars
(3) Asobi Seksu – Then He Kissed Me, Stay Awake Gigantic Music
(2) Bat For Lashes – Horse And I Caroline
(14) Taken By Trees – Lost And Found Rough Trade
(8) Let’s Go Sailing – Sideways Yardley Pop
(7) The High Violets – Chinese Letter (Ulrich Schnauss Mix) Reverb
(11) Tearwave – Lotus Flower Projekt
Taken By Trees
Let’s Go Sailing
SONICFLYER SIGNS TO XTRA MILE RECORDINGS (UK)
It's not hard to forget SONICFLYER's "Sun In My Pocket", a track you heard back on FS27, well a congratulations goes out as they'll be giving it a proper release on XTRA MILE RECORDINGS in January of '08. They'll be touring in the UK in January and we're trying to pull them over to next year's SXSW.
TONIGHT IN LA: SCISSORS FOR LEFTY, MOVING UNITS & TIGERCITY
NEW SOUNDS: SPIRAL BEACH
Labels: Spiral Beach
TONIGHT IN SAN DIEGO: FILM SCHOOL PLAY THE SD MUSEUM OF ART
Labels: film school
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
TONIGHT IN LA: VOXHAUL BROADCAST + MORNING BENDERS
EYES IN ELEGANCE 11:30pm
VOXHAUL BROADCAST 8:50pm
MORNING BENDERS 8pm
PIN ME DOWN SHOWS UP IN THE NME & ON KITSUNE COMP
Pin Me Down's 'Cryptic' will be featured on the new compilation put out by très chic French label, Kitsuné Music: the 'Kitsuné Maison 5 Gold' compilation, out on CD/LP/digital December 10th (next week) in Japan and February in Europe (details to come).
01 - Fischerspooner - The Best Revenge
02 - Late Of The Pier - Broken (Fairy Lights Mix)
03 - Alan Braxe - Addicted
04 - David E. Sugar - To Yourself
05 - Pin Me Down - Cryptic
06 - M.I.A. - XR2 (Silverlink V Kicks Like A Mule Aka 92juk)
07 - The Teenagers - Homecoming (Gentelmen Drivers Rave Mix)
08 - AutoKratz - Pardon Garçon
09 - Digitalism - Pogo (Digitalism's Robotic Remix)
10 - DatA - Aerius Light (Kitsune DJ Friendly Edit)
11 - Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Let's Make Out (Extended Mix)
12 - Rex The Dog - Circulate
13 - Bitchee Bitchee Ya Ya Ya - Fuck Friend (CSS Remix)
14 - Friendly Fires - On Board
15 - Big Face - I Wanna Be A Style Crusader (DatA Remix)
16 - KID - I'll Never Know
17 - Cazals / Yelle - To Cut A Long Story Short (Vicarious Bliss Mellotron Mix) / A Cause Des Garçons (Tepr Remix)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
LED ZEPPELIN IS BACK - PLAY STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
02 Arena, London, England
“Good Times Bad Times”
“In My Time Of Dying”
“For Your Life” (1st time played live)
“Trampled Under Foot”
“Nobody’s Fault But Mine”
“Since I’ve Been Loving You”
“Dazed And Confused”
“Stairway To Heaven”
“The Song Remains The Same”
“Misty Mountain Hop”
“Whole Lotta Love”
“Rock And Roll”
Labels: Led Zeppelin
Monday, December 10, 2007
TONIGHT IN LA: TWO GREAT SHOWS
Now who doesn't love rockin' for a good cause? Over at Safari Sam's tonight is a benefit for Huntington's Disease and it has a batch of great bands performing, like one of my favorites, THE MOVIES, as well as former Future Sounds band,THAILAND (FS26). The Movies are built around the man they call Timothy James, and his flare for dark, post-punk sound, and their album 'American Oil' ' was one I played until it wore out and their first release, 'In One Era Out the Other', even more. Go to the way back machine and listen to the track, “Scary Footsteps".
Sunday, December 09, 2007
NEW SOUNDS: HERE HERE
San Francisco's HERE HERE is the latest, a young band with nothing but their whole career ahead of them, and out of the starting gates they're already getting a good push by Live 105's Aaron Axelson. I just caught them last week at the Mezzanine, where they opened up for FILM SCHOOL and A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, and after maybe four total shows, they are selling their own shows out in the Bay Area and have that 'buzz'.
Their 'Boy With An Orange EP' is gorgeous and has depth and even though it's self-released, it is available on Itunes and Emusic. I'll tell you right now, this is a band that many will be talking about in 2008.
Labels: Here Here
Friday, December 07, 2007
SATURDAY NIGHT @ THE DETROIT BAR: LEMON SUN + THE WILDBIRDS
Lemon Sun will be supporting THE WILDBIRDS (FS26), one of our favorites from the past at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, a little place we've had our share of TankFarm Future Sounds nights at in 2007.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
IT'S ON TONIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO: FUTURE SOUNDS + THE RUMBLE + FILM SCHOOL
1. THE RUMBLE @ HARLOT - our SF monthly indie rock night with THE OWL, BAGEL RADIO, SONICLIVING & ATLAS. DJ Omar of POPSCENE will also be in the mix.
Starts at 9PM tonight.
2. FILM SCHOOL @ MEZZANINE - Just a few blocks away, Film School plays with A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS and local buzz band, HERE HERE. The after party is back at THE RUMBLE.
3. FUTURE SOUNDS, the music video show, comes to life at The Rumble. We'll be filming episode one live at the party.
You'd better be a die-hard 'Project Runway' fan to not get out of the house tonight and mix it up.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
TONIGHT IN LA: MISS YOUR FACE PARTY
Haven't seen VOXHAUL BROADCAST yet??? How many more great articles in the LA Times do you need before you get out and see them? Get out there tonight to THE AIRLINER, that freaky venue way out there in a place you don't go very often, where kids still have fun and aren't just standing with their arms crossed. Last time I was there I loved seeing all the kids making out, getting drunk and dancing everywhere, almost felt like a town with a youth culture. The ladies behind MISS YOUR FACE know how to throw a good party. Only $3 (unless you're under 21).
Labels: Voxhaul Broadcast
Monday, December 03, 2007
LOS ANGELES TONIGHT: POOR RICHARDS PRESS - A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS
Going head to head over at the Viper Room is a very strong line up of A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, EULOGIES and IN WAVES. A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS are the self-proclaimed "loudest band in New York", so put your ear plugs in and check out this shoegaze/sonic act.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
COCO B'S 'MODERN LOVERS' REMIX
DOWNLOAD IT HERE. (mp3)
Labels: Coco B's