This is by far the best video interviewI've seen from them. It takes some time to load up so just be patient. According to MTV they are "Indie".....hmm. If you can afford it don't miss them at The Hollywood Bowl this Saturday, Oct. 1st. They go on at 6:30 sharp! Or, if you're like me, let's hope they do a $10 homecoming show at The Fold.
According to Aaron Espinoza Earlimart have made a mutual agreement to leave Palm Pictures and search for a new label. you can bet the suits are making phonecalls and knocking down doors with their checkbooks in hand. You can catch the final leg of their "30hz tour" this coming week. Support comes from Richard Swift.
Hometown heroes Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will be playing at The Henry Fonda Theater next week, October 8th to be exact. The big news is that Mark Gardeneris not only the opening act in the states but rumor has it he's playing some RIDE tunes with a full backing band, no joke. And if that didn't get your panties in a bunch, B.R.M.C. might just be accompanying him on a rendition of "Leave them all behind". Whammy!
The El Rey theater is a beautifully designed building, a perfect setting for our upcoming songwriter. As Mia takes the stage it's still very quiet, well-lit, and not too many people in attendance. Within minutes a group of dedicated fans slowly creep up toward the stage and people begin to appear from out of nowhere. Mia Doi Todd is an incredible vocalist with a range that surpasses many singers. The first person that came to mind was Joni Mitchell, but Mia's delivery is definitely stronger and dreamier. She played many tunes from her recent album "Manzanita"(Plug Research). By the end of her set there were over a hundred people sitting down, clinging to the stage separator, trying to get up front. Mia Doi Todd is refreshing and serene. The $7 Corona was totally worth it.
Helen Stellar @ Molly Malone's
I barely made it to Molly Malone's to catch the last half of Helen Stellar. I pull up and there's this huge tour bus that's designed in "Elizabethtown" print and advertising. I'm thinking to myself, "Cool. There's a party bus for fans." Yeah right. Free beer? It's already gone. Cameron Crowe? Not there either.
Helen Stellar fuckin' rock. Yep I cursed. Not in a Billy Squire kind of way, but more like Radiohead. I say Radiohead because of the details in the songwriting and well-delivered vocals. Even though they are noisy and bring the wall-of-sound there are melodies in every song. They also got the hooks, guitar sound and tone. I overheard some guy saying "they sound shoegaze" (Ladies & gentlemen, I've never slapped a man, nor am I violent, but tonight there was temptation). Since when were "shoegaze" bands concerned about songwriting and having a decent vocalist carry a tune? Okay, except for Lush. Helen Stellar played a handful of songs from their last three EP releases: "Newton", "Below Radar", and "I'm Naut What I Seem". The word is that Cameron Crowe's label will be reissuing all of these EPs in the future on vinyl. Check their website, or here, for upcoming or gigs.
Hi. New bands have been added to "the starting line-up". Some new gigs to see too. Thanks to everyone and all the bands for the positive feedback.
Radar Brothers on Tour w/The Clientele!!!
From Their website: "The Radar Bros. will be joining The Clientele for a handful of dates in November".
11.09.05 Casbah - San Diego, CA (w/ The Clientele) 11.11.05 Knitting Factory - Los Angeles, CA (w/ The Clientele) 11.12.05 Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA (w/ The Clientele) 11.14.05 Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR (w/ The Clientele) 11.15.05 Chop Suey - Seattle, WA (w/ The Clientele)
Sabrosa Purr residency at Silverlake Lounge
Sabrosa Purrwill be at The Silverlake Lounge every Wednesday in October. And according to the band website their new album, Music from the Violet Room, "is finished and will be available on I Tunes beginning Oct 4, 2005!"
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2. Spent most of the time getting drunk/celebrating a birthday in the South Bay with my posse.
3. Watched Helen Stellar rock Hangar 1018 in Downtown L.A. on Sunday night for a Hurricane Katrina Benefit Show.
Thanks for asking.
The return of Eskimohunter.
According to Mr. Jason 71 the band is releasing a CD EP entitled "Musical Snowglobe Machine" this Fall on So Sweet Records.
New Languis EP
The always tasteful PEHR Records will be releasing the new Languis EP entitled "Other Desert Cities" on November 15th. The new lineup also includes members of Aberdeen and Tristeza. We'll keep you posted about their next gig.
Colored Shadows, Spaceland's October Residents.
According to their website, they're scheduled to go on at 11 p.m. every Monday in October at SPACELAND. If you haven't heard their material you can purchase their brand spankin' new EP from their website. Remember, Monday residencies at Spaceland are free so you have no excuse.
Autolux tour update:
"NIN TOUR NEWS: Autolux has requested that ticketholders show up to shows at 6:30. Times printed on your tickets are innaccurate. Autolux has no control over when they take the stage, so show up early!"
***Autolux will play The Hollywood Bowl this Saturday, Oct. 1st.