August 16th, 2012 · No Comments
DESERT DAZE DAY 9 AND 10: DEAD MEADOW, SPINDRIFT, AHKIYYINI, MYSTERIOUS EVERYTHING, SLEEPY OWL, JOY, STRANGERS FAMILY BAND, SILVER CHORDS, BAREFOOT SHRUBS, CROOKED COWBOY, COSMONAUTS
May 3rd, 2012 · 3 Comments
Let me spell it out as clearly as I can: STOP HERO-FUCKING ROGER WATERS’ RICKENBACKER 4001S. If you must steal, at least copy some obscure riff from the Orange Bicycle or Aphrodite’s Child or the third West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band album; then only me and DJ Nobody would know you’re biting people’s songs.
January 31st, 2011 · No Comments
October 16th, 2009 · No Comments
Download: The Hoof and the Heel “Fireworks” [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (from the And All The Tigers EP available from the band) The Hoof and the Heel is the new band from longtime L.A. RECORD illustrator Christine Hale—she does all our comics as well as many many illustrations!—and her friends from Montreal, [...]
October 12th, 2009 · 7 Comments
Even in a jumpsuit with enough pockets for the apocalypse, no one is fully equipped for this weekend. People will lose flutes in teepees and see alligators in guitar-neck shadows chomping on the heads of musicians; and emerge from Pioneertown alleys on Sunday morning without pants.
September 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment
Cobra Lillies are a free-for-all freak folk band made up of several Eastside bands. The band began as a side project for The Monolators, and every time I see them they have new members and routines, which have included stomp dancing, cheerleaders, and tonight a flamboyant fashion show sketch to open the show. There were bicycle bells ringing throughout the night and all sorts of weird, down-homey folksy instruments.
August 20th, 2009 · 4 Comments
Country-clad strangers huddled around the bar and red-lit couches, holding beers and cookies rather than guns. The DJ played Hank Williams between bands until they ran out of his material, then Loretta Lynn took over. Chilling on the tiered chairs within The Cowboy Show’s intimate vibe, the audience sat rapt, almost hypnotized, every time a band took stage.
August 12th, 2009 · 4 Comments
L.A. RECORD likes fresh and spicy meat. We couldn’t wait for Amanda Jo Williams to wipe the dust gathered on her Jumbo Western in the long cross-country trek. Her quirky country style lets her be as comfortable strumming songs about sex as she (and her twins) are rhyming about poop. This interview by Daiana Feuer.