Our friends at Flavorpill and Perrier are putting on a great daytime party at Sound Nightclub this Friday, August 7th. And while we have this filed under ticket giveaways, the great thing is that EVERYONE WINS.
DJ SOSUPERSAM will be spinning the tunes, you will be dancing on your lunch break, and when it's all over, you will be given a free bagged lunch to take back to the office! Sounds like a great way to start the weekend. Did we mention it's free?
This is a real good week for real good shows. Am I just saying that because I run a music blob that centers on live concerts and therefore need to feign enthusiasm for the moving parts of the music industry all the time? You'll never know.
But I do know that you can't go wrong with these five shows. And I mean that, man. So help me blob.
Remember when First Aid Kit (click that if you like reading 6 year old band profiles) first floated into pop's consciousness when they were little kids doing that Fleet Foxes cover? They're all grown up now and play The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian, a pretty perfect place for this soaring stuff, I'd say. Also, remember Fleet Foxes?
Tame Impala (click that if you like reading 5 year old band profiles) play a cemetery and people are DYING to get into this one. My dad still thinks that joke is funny. How about you? But moving on, it's true. Demand is great. Both of these shows are sold-out. But remember, where there's a will there's a pay.
*my dad also thinks “I've told you a million times to stop exaggerating" is a real side-splitter too. If my dad sounds like the type of guy you'd like to know more about, read my interview with him as he recounts seeing The Beatles live in concert in 1966…..if you dare.
Brooklyn punk's Big Ups(click that if you like reading 3 year old band profiles) play The Echo and they're fucking good. I've told you this a million times. And maybe tonight you'll finally listen. Go get your face blown off. You'll thank them for it after you pick your sloppy smile off from the floor.
Who doesn't like Sharon Van Etten (click that if you like reading 5 year old band profiles)? Nobody. Well, nobody I want to be around, anyway. If you don't like Sharon Van Etten let's never hang out. If you do, what time should I come over on Saturday before we head over to The Theatre at Ace?
Perhaps you'd like to get your face melted off this week? If so, do I have a treat for you. Japan noise band Melt Banana (and TORCHE) play The Roxy and if you don't bring earplugs to this one you're a sick twisted monster and don't want to one day hear the sweet cries of your cute smelly grandchildren. Safety first, yo. Magnets, yo.
De La Soul is a legendary hip-hop crew. You know this. But did you know they are playing Annenberg Space for Photography this week? Did you also know it's free (w/ RSVP)? Finally, have you ever even heard of Annenberg Space for Photography? You have now.
You may not be up on LVL UP but you should be (and I should mind my own business) because this new-ish Brooklyn band is really good. Go see them at the small-ish VLHS Warehouse in Pomona this week so one day you can maybe impress someone by saying that you did. The excellent Upset also play. What a day!