Saturday, July 12, 2008

Upcoming Shows thru July 18

This looks like it's going to be a pretty good week, show-wise, and just wanted to recommend a few.

Today (July 12) is the Arts District Downtown Music Festival going on at the corner of 5th St. and S. Hewitt St. beginning around 2 and going till 8. Bands include Death To Anders, Radars to the Sky, The Changos and others and it's free.

Monday's free residency for Princeton at the Silverlake Lounge provides another chance to see the phenomenal Fol Chen create their special magic and other great local acts, Willoughby and I Make This Sound. This show usually gets going around 9 or 9:30.

Tuesday is this months installment of "Let's Independent!" at Boardner's which I always look forward to, not just for the music but the great audience this Radio Free Silver Lake event always gathers. I listened to myspace samples of each act and it looks like Joe Fielder has come up with 3 winners again. The Black Pine, Exit Music and The Black Kites are the band names and you should check them out. The event is now $6. (next to nothing) and Dewar's drinks are $3. and it's always worth every penny.

Wednesday is part of Inara George's run at Tangier, and with or without her band, The Bird and The Bee, she is always worth seeing. Collaborating with Van Dyke Parks, who helped create her forthcoming album, and Grant Geissman on guitar and Joe Karnes on bass, Inara will perform, with Parks on piano, material from the new album. Should be a really lovely evening. Last minute note: Looks like this week's advance tickets are sold out, but they're also performing next Wednesday, July 25 and advance tickets are available. I just got one.

Then comes Friday night and Earlimart at Spaceland. Based on their last show at Amoeba (July 8), this should be a terrific show, highlighted by lots of new material. Also appearing will be Hocus Pocus (featuring members of Dios, who are a favorite California band) and the local legends, The Movies. I feel certain this will be a remarkable show and it's on a Friday night!
And, just a note, I can't stop playing "Hymn and Her". Is it Earlimart's best yet?


1 comment:

Bronson said...

Yep, "Hymn and Her" is Earlimart's best. That album, and the new Darker My Love, have provided the soundtrack to my March Toward Unemployment.