1) “Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There’s not some trick involved with it. It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things.” – Tom Petty. Thank you Tom, you will be missed and your songs will live on.
2) Pinegrove is a secret that jangles in your pocket like shiny trinkets and loose change. It’s the kind of music you need to hear in good times or bad times. They’ll help you believe in humanity and integrity. They’re also going to make you smile and sing along. Read their review of “Cardinal” here.
Tickets to Pinegrove at Echoplex on 10/5 here.
3) Vista Kicks are your new fave band that may not be for the coolest of kids but it sure is a good time. They celebrate their release Booty Shakin’ Music on Saturday and it’s going to be a party. This is good guitar fun that has some glam and groove. If you could remember 70s AM radio it would sound like this.
Tickets to Vista Kicks at The Echo on 10/7 here.
4) Before Ableton Live and Traktor Pro DJ programs, DJs got their hands dirty digging through crates and pulling vinyl from record sleeves. On Sunday, turntable masters Cut Chemist and Shortkut with J Rocc come together in real time to recreate the 20 year anniversary of Cut’s debut, “Live at the Future Primitive Sound Sessions”. This is the kind of stuff that’s a master class and could inspire you to drop all those DJ computer programs all together.
Tickets to Future Primitive 20th Anniversary at Echoplex on 10/8 here.
5) We have two shows at the Pico Union Project. The Pico Union Project built in 1920s was originally a synagogue then a church and now a multi cultural gathering space. Think of going to these shows as a little exploration in your own back yard.
10/11 with experimental electronic artist Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith whose new release Kid combines classical compositions with nature sounds and Far East inspiration. Listen to the full stream on NPR here.
Tickets to Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith with Maria Usbeck + DJ Alejandro Cohen (Dublab) at Pico Union Project on 10/11 here.
And just added on 10/20, Homeshake’s Peter Sagar, former guitarist of Mac DeMarco’s band. We love his lyrical twist and laid back cool.
Tickets to Homeshake at Pico Union Project on 10/20 here.
6) We were really happy to see LA Weekly give some attention to Desert Daze mastermind Phil Pirrone. You’re going to be there, right?
I mean you have to! There really isn’t any where else to be…
Tickets to Desert Daze 2017 here.
“Even the losers get lucky sometime…”
’til next week!