1. If you are overwhelmed by the Spaceland Block Party line up, here’s a starter kit of what you’ll be hearing that weekend:
The wisdom and rapid word play of Snow Tha Product:
Garage rock meets Velvet Underground drone from Preoccupations:
The nu soul + sass from Tanika Charles:
We’re gonna have something for everyone ….or at least anyone with good taste in music.
Tickets to Spaceland Block Party here.
2) You got the warning! Get your black goth wardrobe to the cleaners and ready for the inaugural CLOAK & DAGGER: DUSK TILL DAWN. It takes place on Oct 20 & 21st at The Globe and Palace Theaters in DTLA. Jesus & Mary Chain! She’s Got Revenge! TR/ST! This event is happening with our favorite good-time-Charlies, the party boys of Restless Nites.
Tickets to Cloak & Dagger: Dusk Till Dawn here.
3) Fatal Jamz’s Marion Belle is always ready for his close up. He headlines The Echo on Friday and we’re pretty sure he’ll be showing off his black lipstick, platform shoes and sequin cape. If your music taste falls into 70s glam pop with a record collection that contains Sparks and Cheap Trick (wait! these references may be way too old!), come see FATAL JAMZ with special guests Franky Flowers, BOYO, and Sugarcube.
Tickets to Fatal Jamz at The Echo here.
4) Every band we love is already playing Echo Park Rising, so we turned the Monday Night Residency over to blogger, journalist, and music head Jeff Weiss. His Passion of the Weiss LA Weekly column and blog runs ahead of the curve by miles. At the core of this residency is Pioneer 11- a duo who has limitless, trippy, moody, and exploratory beats stashed in their backpacks.
Learn more about Pioneer 11 and check out their show dates here.
5) Stu Larsen is a songwriter/storyteller, and his intimate portraits of travel and home are plucked quietly with an acoustic guitar. He did what many only dream of- to simplify, leave security, and follow what’s in front of him. Hear what happens when you travel and get to write songs in Scotland, Spain and Brighton Beach.
Tickets to Stu Larsen here.
6) Words do matter, and here are some good ones. Patti Smith remembers her friend – poet, playwright, musician, actor and American treasure, Sam Shepard. Read this note and hear the rhythm…feel the warmth and sadness… it’s kinda like a really good song. But you gotta have the words. Thank you Mr. Shepard for “Fool For Love” and everything else you did
Read Patti’s words here.