UPSET THE RHYTHM FEST w/LUCKY DRAGONS, NO AGE, GOWNS, FOOT VILLAGE + MORE AT THE SMELL IN JULY
Upset the Rhythm is the independent London label that’s always taken good care of Los Angeles—they were one of the labels participating in that first burst of No Age vinyl in 2007 and also put out releases for L.A. bands like Soft Boiled Eggies and BARR and now Foot Village, who will be releasing their Anti-Magic on Upset The Rhythm this July. And they’re also helpful in other ways—right now they’re helping Sun Araw (Cameron from Magic Lantern) and Pocahaunted on their U.K. tour. Next month, L.A. will return the favor with a special Smell show gathering together Upset the Rhythm bands from coast to coast as one of three special U.S. shows. Full details from Foot Village’s Brian Miller below:
UPSET THE RHYTHM COMES TO THE US!
Upset the Rhythm is a London based record label / booking agency that specializes in introducing small, DIY, Smell-esque American bands to UK and EU audiences. Chris and Claire, who run the label, have been incredibly successful at cultivating a large and young audience for American bands in the UK. Often, they gather large audiences for bands that, in the US, would be happy to just see a dozen kids at a show! Despite being in the UK, they are one of the most enthusiastic patrons of US bands. They were the first to put out No Age on vinyl, book
large tours for bands at no profit to themselves, and have an incredible roster of bands that includes BARR, Lucky Dragons, Gowns, High Places, Former Ghosts, Death Sentence: PANDA!, KIT, Foot Village, and a ton more. Despite their importance to American bands, UTR is not very well known in the US.
Those of us in Foot Village were inspired to pay tribute to UTR in celebration of our first release on the label. So, this July, instead of just playing a typical record release show, we have organized a showcase of bands on Upset The Rhythm at the Smell. The response from the bands was so overwhelming that both a San Francisco and New York showcase have come together as well. Chris and Claire will be flying out for all of these.
PARTY NUMBER ONE: NEW YORK
Friday July 3rd @ MONSTER ISLAND BASEMENT
Wet Hair (Shawn from Racoo-oo-oon)
128 River St @ Metropolitan Ave
L-Bedford, G-Metropolitan, JM-Marcy
8:30pm | all ages | $tba
PARTY NUMBER TWO: LOS ANGELES
Sat July 11th @ The Smell
Death Sentence: PANDA!
The Urxed (Rob from High Places)
No Age DJs
all ages / $8
247 S. Main St.
Los Angeles CA 90012
PARTY NUMBER THREE: SAN FRANCISCO
July 12th, Sunday, Club Sandwich presents Upset the Rhythm SF Showcase
@ The LAB
Death Sentence: Panda
2948 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
5 pm $8 all ages