1) This short week has us in a flurry as we wrap up details for an event we’re announcing on Tuesday 7/11. It will be a party. You should be there. There’s going to be music. And carnival rides. And cool stuff we love. And I’m still hoping for a Clown Car Wash…
2) Goat yoga. Yes, it’s a thing. So is black ice cream, which we highly recommend. We like these things, you should try them; we just suggest you don’t do them at the same time.
3) After all those fireworks ripping through the neighborhood, do you need some quiet time? Come to the show at Pico-Union on Friday and hear a trio of singers / songwriters / troubadours who’ve lived, lost, struggled, and survived. Headliner Sean Rowe sings with grit and moody grace. Also on the bill is former Giant Drag front woman Annie Hardy and Cory Becker. Pico-Union has plenty of parking and we’ll be serving beer and wine. There’s time to explore the space which was built in 1909 as the original location of the Sinai Temple.
Tickets for Sean Rowe at Pico-Union Project here.
4) We know most of today’s dance music functions with “the drop”, heavy bass, synthesizers, repetition and rhythm, but sometimes it’s good to go back to the basics. We have three dance nights, all on Saturday, that will be good for your old school soul. Funky Sole still reigns supreme at The Echo with James Brown getting you on the floor. Modern Funk Fest In the Echoplex will offer up KDAY-style funk and grooves, while over at the Regent- it’s a night of oldies, funk & freestyle curated by Karina, Que Madre of Chulita Vinyl Club and DJ Rawn.
Funky Sole at The Echo: Free before 10:30 PM, $5 after
Tickets for Modern Funk Fest at Echoplex here.
Tickets for Scam and Jam at The Regent here.
5) Morning activities: keeping the cat off the keyboard while exchanging emails with Julian T. Schoen on support for the upcoming Smerz show at the Globe Basement on July 20. Playing from the Mac Book Air, the new haunting, minimal, glitchy-vibey track from Smerz released yesterday.
…Lineup decided and the cat is off the keyboard and now shedding on the couch. All’s well.
Tickets for Smerz at Globe Theatre Basement here.
6) Discover Mapache at Grand Ole Echo on Sunday. It’s breezy California country from a duo that can harmonize and have been nurtured by Gospel Beach/ Beachwood Sparks Brent Rademacher. Quality stuff and the art of songwriting lives well. Sometimes it is just the simple things that stand out the most, “… falling like a stone for you.”
Grand Ole Echo at The Echo: Free before 5pm, $5 after 5pm.