Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Wish I could attend this show tonight. As a follower of The French Semester (photo below by Olivia Hemaratanatorn) for the last year, and with their previous CD Good Friends Only I Could See vying for a position on my 10 Best list, I look forward to the Forces Afield EP featuring their newest line up. And Seasons, too. I've probably seen them more than any other band this year and they have yet to disappoint me with a lackluster set. They never give less than 100%. With The Monthlies and The Spires on the bill, this makes for one of the week's top shows. And it's presented by my friends at ISGOODMUSIC.

I have to work tonight and much of my spare time is spent concocting all these end-of-the-year lists, so I'll not be out a lot this week. I'm part of the Radio Free Silver Lake compilation committee, so that will appear first. I'll be posting my Feed Your Head 10 Best lists closer to the end of the year. And I was invited to take part in the Deli Magazine poll of the best break-out bands from L.A. to look for next year.

When I first started writing this blog a year and a half ago, I couldn't have imagined I would be in a position to participate in this sort of thing...and I can't believe how much fun it is. It's been a year of big changes.



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Matthew said...

Hey Brad,

The The French Semester's EP release show with The Monthlies and The Spires was great. I went with a virgin patron of any sort of live music and he didn't wake up saddened by a lack of sleep the next morning. The Monthlies and the Spires kicked ass as well and I now have a few more favorite tracks that I'm constantly playing. TFS even covered THE CSNY song, 'Our House', which in their style sweeps along comfortably. Wish ya was there man. Gave a bunch of pics to Jon Hershfield, so he has those if you want some. Cheers!