Austin Psychfest natives, Christian Bland from the band The Black Angels and Lee Blackwell from the bands Night Beats and Night Sun, have assembled a new psychedelic lo-fi rock group called The UFO Club. Their debut self-titled album has received some attention from a few respected music magazines such as Psychedelic Baby.
San Francisco’s drone psychedelic rock band, Wooden Shjips, is making there way down to Los Angeles to bless our earholes with their fuzzy-rock goodness! All in celebration for Thrill Jockey’s 20th anniversary at The Echoplex on Friday the 14th. With bands like Liturgy, Trans Am, and Man Forever, this is going to be an insane show!
On October 18th we have a real treat for all of you jazz fans out there! In Temecula at the Downtown Community theatre at 7:30pm, a brand new jazz trio called Accidental Tourist will be having a release concert for their recently released album, The L.A. Sessions. Headed by German pianist Markus Burger, the band also consists of rhythmic power players: Drummer Joe LaBarbera (best known for his works with Bill Evans & Tony Bennett) and bassist Bob Magnusson (best known for his works with Art Pepper & Bobby Shew).
Since 2003 with their self-titled debut album, The Black Lips have been a band that has shown no signs of losing any energy or gusto, which is impressive for a band that has been around for almost a century. This is why I am very excited to say that they are coming to the great and powerful OC to play a show at the reinvigorated Observatory in Santa Ana!
Very seldom do you come across a band capable of generating a live show that surpasses every expectation you previously had for them. The Santa Barbara based band, Gardens & Villa, proved to be one of these exceptions, after I attended their recent show at The Troubadour.
Secretly Canadians very own Gardens & Villa are playing this Friday at one of LA’s best venues, the Troubadour. The show is in support of their first self-titled LP under Secretly Canadian’s label. The album made a lot of buzz for the band, which earned them a spot in California’s biggest music festival, Coachella.
The brilliant and awesome Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros are “home” in LA at the Greek tomorrow night! With their upcoming album “Here,” due to be released at the end of this month, tomorrow night’s show will be one to remember.
“Relish in the panty dropping sounds,” says San Diego’s Crocodiles in their teaser video for their upcoming album Endless Flowers. The quote perfectly describes the rawness of this band’s sound in the previous two albums, Summer of Hate and Sleep Forever, and Endless Flowers will most certainly run along side that. Check out the teaser here. (more…)