Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bo-Peep and Black Tales tear down Bordello - Monday 3/16

Bo-Peep, Tokyo’s overadorably happy 3-piece girl rock collective makes their LA debut at Bordello on this Monday, March 16. Their fast, short, and catchy tunes will have you dancing. Deerhoof, beware. Bo-Peep’s vocals & harmonies are reminiscent of the good punk rock from the 80’s, ie. Black Flag and the Dead Kennedys, with a little bit of the Ramones and Sonic Youth thrown in just for giggles.

"It's hard to imagine the extent of this 3-piece girl band's dense, intense sound piercing the world as it does". – BOUNCE Magazine, Tower Records, Japan.

Check out this fan video of a live performance from 2007.

Alaska in Winter w/ Juliette Commagere - March 26 @ Bordello

Brandon Bethancourt, AKA Alaska in Winter, is a one man production who sings, plays piano, accordion, melodica, synthesizer, electro drums & programming. Think Daft Punk, Kraftwerk, Crystal Castles or Goldfrapp with male vocals. Since the inception of Alaska in Winter, Bethancourt has released a handful of music including “Holiday,” his 2nd full length album. Bethancourt's high school buddy Zach Condon of Beirut, contributes his trumpet and ukulele efforts, while Heather Trost from A Hawk & A Hacksaw plays the violin.

Alaska in Winter is joined by Juliette Commagere, New Villager and Dr. Rosen Rosen on Thursday, March 26 at Bordello. This will probably be the last chance to catch Ms. Commagere (whose jawdropping rendition of "Every Time You Say Goodbye" floored me a few weeks ago at Home) before she hits the road with The Bird and the Bee and then Ry Cooder.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sara Lov Live at Home Fri Feb 20 - Freeee

Our songstress of choice Sara Lov performs at HOME - 2500 Riverside Drive this coming Friday evening the 20th February at 10pm. This event is Free! Joining her on the night are Manuok from S.D. and Toby Burke of Horse Stories. DJ Melissa Renee Hernanadez of Lo and Behold! opens festivities at 9p and spins into the night.

Also Thanks to Kevin Bronson for pointing the way to this little gem that Sara Lov recently posted to the web.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Hot girl on Girls action.

Doods dig Girls, girls dig Girls - the scraggly SF white boy (not girl) band. This is a show you do not want to miss. Girls will journey down to the Southland and play a long awaited Los Angeles show on February 26th at the Silverlake Lounge with Wounded Lion.

Christopher Owens and Chet JR White perform pop songs that contain aggressive dramatic guitar playing with bright catchy hooks. Think Jesus & Mary Chain, MBV, and Glasvegas. Last year, their limited edition 7” entitled “Lust for Life,” sold out in just a week. The song is not a tribute to or an Iggy Pop cover, but a fun happy song that will have you singing along and dancing to after a few listens. The band has received rave reviews and accolades from SF Bay Area press (as well as our pals at Pitchfork Media and Gorilla vs Bear) and are currently working on new material for their forthcoming debut full-length.

Check out their video for “Lust For Life” here:


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Free at Home Restaurant - Viewing Party for Manu Chao on ACL

Saturday, January 24th - Home Restaurant - 2500 Riverside at Fletcher in Silverlake - Free
Nacional Records presents...
Viewing Party for MANU CHAO's performance at Austin City Limits - 8pm - 2am

Episode airs at 8pm
DJ Mexican Dubwiser spins from 9p into the night
Including a special live performance from LA SANTA CECILIA at 11pm

“The Spanish-French singer’s U.S. performances are rare, and his American television appearances even rarer. Everyone in the room for the intimate taping seemed to recognize it was a special evening and the entire audience was on its feet well before Manu Chao took the stage. And we remained standing, dancing for the bulk of the show. The performance was an exhilarating journey as the defiantly political artist sang with raw heart that transcended any language barrier. It was also an exercise in audio whiplash as the pace of the show vacillated between easy skank and breakneck, moshable ska.” - Austin360.com