Monday, May 30, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
I had the good fortune of seeing Tommy Santee Klaws twice during the past week, and since I haven't seen them since the release of their CD, Rakes, last November, I was taken aback, all over again, by the breathtaking quality of this band. On Thursday, May 19, I headed to The Echo to see this band that I've been following for a few years now, and to see a couple of new videos they were premiering this night.
Naturally, I had to attend their set at Silver Lake Junction the following weekend and was I ever glad I did. There I got to see an ever expanding crowd fall under the spell of this band. I saw a lot of bands at The Junction, but I don't think I saw as well a though out or so meticulously performed set all weekend. And the audience couldn't help but feel this was something special. I was so happy to see this many people so moved by this music. Watching a young band like this completely win over an audience is such a privilege to witness.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
I really enjoyed the Cinco de Mayo celebration at Echoplex on May 5, 2011, and although I got plenty of great Mariachi music, it was also a Calexico show (photos above and below by Kappi), and the chance to see this band in a venue like Echoplex was an experience to treasure. I've only seen them at the El Rey or The Fonda before and as great as those shows were, here I got to get up close and really watch the phenomenal camaraderie this band has with all of their guest musicians. At times there were as many as nine or ten performers on stage. And the sound was tremendous.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The next night, May 10, 2011, I was at El Rey. This was and the 13th time I've seen Pinback and I knew that, as they are between albums, it would be easy to get up close. It was a really nice crowd and sparse enough that you could move around. I made sure to get there early because Kenseth Thibideau was opening, and he opened for Rob Crow last December at The Satellite. Of course, anyone who is a fan of Pinback is going to be immediately taken with the deep, thumping sound that defines Kenseth Thibideau's music, but it would be for nothing were it not for the beautiful melodies he weaves into the deep fabric.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
I'm proud to announce the 3rd anniversary show for this blog at Lot 1 Cafe on Monday, May 9. It's very hard to believe it's already been three years, while it's hard to believe it's only been three years.
When I started Feed Your Head I really had no idea where I was going to go with it. I didn't know if anyone would be interested, if I'd burn out real quick, or it would just get swamped in an ocean of music bloggers. Well, actually, it released a whole new creative outlet for me, and once I started writing, I didn't want to stop.
Week of April 1 - 7, 2011: