1) What is Vallis Alps? A minimal cool dreamy poppy electronic duo that plays Echoplex on Friday night. And just as an aside, if you’re trying to find a band name, I suggest you check out these interesting facts that may be an inspiration:
Imagine this, “I’m going to go see An Island Ruled By Rabbits – they have a new single out on Carpark.”
Tickets to Vallis Alps at Echoplex on 9/8 here.
2) I could be self indulgent and tell you about a time when I took a train from a small Greek village to London with only twelve US dollars in my pocket. And how I rode that train for two and a half days, eating only a Snickers candy bar and some bread, then sneaking on a ferry from Amsterdam in order to make it in time to hear the voice of Kirk Brandon in person at the Lyceum in London. But I digress… Kirk Brandon, frontman for Spear of Destiny and Theater of Hate makes a rare appearance on Monday at Echoplex supporting the second night of Chameleons. It’s a pretty good slice of post punk heaven…
Tickets to Chamelonsvox (2nd night) + Theatre of Hate + The Wraith at Echoplex on 9/12 here.
3) Jesse Jo Stark commands the stage for the Mondays in September; don’t let the name-dropping connections of Cher, Bella Hadid, and Chrome Hearts keep you away. She’s got that haunting sultry vibe that sounds a little more like late night drives to the desert than the Malibu surf. Good too. Joining her this Monday is Tashaki Miyaki, Ruby Haunt and Laura Jean Anderson (who we don’t hear enough of !)
Check our her residency schedule here.
4) Marshall Crenshaw pens witty well crafted pop songs from a different era including the classic line, “you’re my favorite waste of time…” or those of you with a seasoned heart that appreciates Nick Lowe, Buddy Holly and the British Invasion. And he’ll be joined by those monsters of sound from Nashville, the incomparable Los Straitjackets a driving force of surf guitar and early garage rock n roll.
Tickets to Marshall Crenshaw Y Los Straitjackets at The Echo on 9/12 here.
5) Three voices and one new record, Berlin-based the Mighty Oaks bring their charming indie folk music – full of hand claps and sing alongs! Get the campfire and s’mores going.
Tickets to Mighty Oaks at The Echo on 9/13 here.
6) Before the word “authentic” was a marketing buzzword, it could apply to these two amazing spirits who passed away this week. Leaving the music/art/fashion scenes of Los Angeles a little dimmer. Two different personalities, two different scenes but they added so much to everyone that knew them. They each made an impact on Los Angele … There aren’t enough words nor are even these the right ones. There will be plenty of tributes and celebrations.
Our love and prayers go to the friands and families of Sean De Leer and Josh Schwartz. Your Spaceland family applauds you for all the music and inspiration you gave us …