The great thing about the Jubilee is that there is so much going on. The not so great thing is that it all seems to be going on at the same time so you have to either pick your poisons or run back and forth to see snippets of as many acts as you can.
May 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment
April 21st, 2011 · No Comments
I stood dead center ready to die, since the crowd was fully vicious. I rolled with the punches even though I hadn’t slept in days, and walked through Echo Park all day long (I don’t know why)—until someone poured a full glass of beer directly on my face and punched me immediately after. I took this as a hint that I should step back a little bit and let the crazy kids kill one another adoringly.
April 1st, 2011 · No Comments
Thee Oh Sees I revisited Eagle Rock for another FYF/ERMF collaboration, in which they presented Daylong Valleys of the Nile, Dom, and Thee Oh Sees. Daylong kicked it off with an audience seeming mostly unfamiliar, with this Lavender Diamond side project. They’re heavily new wave, and their love for music is both audible and visible [...]
March 31st, 2011 · 5 Comments
I didn’t necessarily expect people to mosh for The Strange Boys, since their music is more dance-inducing than violence-worthy. But they moshed indeed, and my knees are so bruised up from being pushed against the stage that even the touch of my sheets to my skin hurts like hell.
March 24th, 2011 · No Comments
A dusty Jeep full of people (and all sorts of stuff) rolled up and a wide eyed hippie type girl with sun baked crimped long hair leaned out the window, “Is this the Growlers show?” When we told her yes her face lit up like she had just reached the holy land after traveling 100 miles through a parched desert.
March 22nd, 2011 · 5 Comments
I spent my gas/parking money to sit in the cold for nearly 4 hours and get a headache. Basically, the event should not have said that two bands were playing who did not even play. Only good news: 2,000 dollars were raised and donated to the earthquake/tsunami victims in Japan. Good Job, the Smell, you tricksters, you!
March 1st, 2011 · No Comments
FYF gave us an amazingly line-up: Cold Showers, Catwalk, Austra, and Vivian Girls. This was Vivian Girls’ of Brooklyn’s first show in L.A. in over a year, according to bassist/vocalist Katy Goodman, so the show was crowded with devoted fans. The Smell usually offers $5 shows and, despite the raised price of $8, this one sold out quickly.