Thursday, November 29, 2012

Feed Your Head presents First Saturday of December at Lot 1

Here we go again! It's December, and I'm celebrating with two shows at Lot 1 this month. The first one is on Saturday, December 1st and features long-time favorites, The Hectors, who are about to release a new record, and Downtown/Union who have played for me twice before, but always impress me as a band that just keeps on getting better.

The headliners are a paltry band of ragged musicians calling themselves Summerwinterspringfall, and the less said about them, the better. Just be at Lot 1 at 11:15 PM to see them bring the house down.

I'm also presenting two new acts that feature members of other bands in their offshoot ventures. Asa Ferry of Kind Hearts and Cororets has a band with The Donna's Brett Anderson called Alpha Beta, and a trumpet player named Dayna, from a band that shall remain nameless, is in an act called Alright Alright.

It's the start of the whole crazy December holiday onslaught, so welcome it in by dropping by Lot 1 this Saturday. My next show is on December 18th at Lot 1 and stars the up-and-coming LoveyDove. But more on that later.

On a side note, I got to spend Thanksgiving with Matthew Teardrop, Judson McKinney, Ryan Fuller, and Neil Mallick of The Sixth Son (who's playing my show on the 18th) stopped by later, making it one of the best Thanksgivings I ever had, and to enjoy it with four of Los Angeles' finest young musicians was a treat. That's Phil Silvers sinking in his car near the intermission of It's a Mad. Mad, Mad, Mad World in the background. The perfect Thanksgiving movie!

Stay tuned, because "Best of the Year" lists are about to hit the street, and I'm trying to sort that out right now.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Torches Need Your Help

The energy and enthusiasm that Azad, Bridgette and Eric pour into their band Torches is really paying off. Releasing the full-length Heads Full Of Rust earlier this year to critical acclaim, they followed that with a busy tour schedule covering the Pacific Northwest and then moving across the country for some East Coast dates. Gathering more fans, coast-to-coast, they found time in their busy schedule to compose more music. Enough for a new EP.

That's where you come in. They have just a week or so to gather enough funds to finance a new recording and if you're a fan of this band, you'll look forward to new music from them as much as I am. Contribute here and be a part of Torches history: