Download: The Entrance Band “Grim Reaper Blues”
One of my favorite L.A. bands (used to be Long Beach, too—bassist Paz lived right downtown) playing one of their too-rare local shows at Troubadour tonight with Devendra’s new-ish band Megapuss and Strokes’ drummer Fab’s new band Little Joy, named after exactly what you think it’s named after. Entrance had a gloriously combustive streak in 2006 where they were probably one of the best bands in the city: power-trio like Hendrix led (and singer/guitarist Guy plays upside down, too) with every player top-notch and every song distended past expectation. The recorded “Grim Reaper” above just does not do justice to the live version. Guy got really good at teasing out that little intro and people would just be shivering and salivating in place until he let the band kick in. They have been lying pretty low for a long time so I wouldn’t miss shows. Good news is they’re posting tons of homemades on their myspace for purchase. One of my favorite L.A. RECORD interviews was with Entrance, too.