1) We’re the first to admit that we add new programming like an over achieving member of the junior high student council, planning too many after-school dances. But we just have so much we want you to hear! Spaceland Block Party is happening Sept 16 + 17 in DTLA. We’re taking our discovering new talent ethos and taking it to the streets so to speak. We’ll have the only LA appearance of Amelia Airhorn (the Knocks and Skylar Spence project), the long awaited return of The Horrors, our hometown heroes WAVVES, plus our new young faves Wilsen and Alex Cameron. (Oh yeah, Joey Bada$$, Vic Mensa, Highly Suspect plus a lot more will be playing too!)
2) Tonight (Thursday July 20) is another one where we cram a weeks worth of shows into one night. Why do we do this? Because we can! Here’s a quick overview and yes, there’s something for everyone!:
Echo: Cap’n Jazz (FYF presents) • SOLD OUT
Echoplex: Dead Kennedys • SOLD OUT
MOCA: Zola Jesus – RSVP here
Globe Basement: SMERZ – Tickets here
Santa Monica Pier: Eric Bourdon / Mr Elevator – RSVP here
Regent: The Marked Men / Royal Headache (FYF presents) – Tickets here
Levitt Pavilion: Ethio Cali / Brainstory – RSVP here
3) Daina Feuer’s Bloody Death Skull is weird and wonderful, a music collective that deconstructs the 1950s American dream using toy instruments, a ukulele and fuzzed out guitar. It’s like a kids birthday party with both chocolate cake and the scary clowns. They continue their Monday night residency with other colorful characters Chrome Canyon, LA Takedown, and r.r. barbadas.
4) Taking a moment to brag about two sold out shows: Dhani Harrison (son of that Harrison, and if you millennials don’t know who that is listen to this.) On Wednesday, a real bonafide rock band: Wolf Alice. May be worth it for you to leave the house on both occasions to see if there will be any tickets at the door.
5) The world famous mighty mighty Dub Club relocates to The Regent next week for one night only, and it’s going to be FREE ! This party will include performance from Sister Nancy and Tom Chasteen spinning from his vinyl collection of 70s Jamaican reggae classics, dancehall and dub. This is something you want to experience.
6) It’s going to happen. Just wait. Echo Park Rising Aug 17- 20, 2017.