KATHLEEN HANNA + ADAM HOROVITZ + TY SEGALL – PANACHE VILLAGE OF LOVE @ TERAGRAM BALLROOM
As couples left the Teragram Ballroom on Valentine’s evening to do whatever they were going to do, they left with information and knowing they can count on Planned Parenthood to be there for all their reproductive health care needs–should that need arise.
Panache Booking’s annual Village of Love raised money with ticket sales (show was sold out) and a raffle where people scored big–VIP tickets to Coachella, Bikini Kill tickets, amps and a guitar, and so much more. All proceeds went to Planned Parenthood Los Angeles.
All of the artists had 10 (a few 20) minutes to play their hearts out with mostly covers. Jess Williamson began the evening with hauntingly beautiful vocals, Night Shop (Justin Sullivan) followed with another 10 minutes of incredible vocals and need to watch out for this one.
Shannon Lay embraced having a broken heart and being able to write incredible music through the heartache. Dent May took it to the next level by jumping off the amp, Mikal Cronin serenaded us with a few solids.
This is when the energy in the room took a fast turn. Behold Melanie Faye. She had a band that included her producer Mac DeMarco and magnetized us with her guitar skills.
You could hear a pin drop as Julie Byrne took our souls with her vocals.
The moment had come. Money Mark, accompanied by a very talented band that included the one and only Kathleen Hanna and her husband Adam Horovitz went next level with covers of “War Pig” and “Paranoid” as Hanna jumped into her “Annie” costume. Horovitz kept a low pro hanging back on guitar as he let Hanna shine. We cannot wait until April for the Bikini Kill shows at Palladium.
Yet, the evening was not over. No. Amen Dunes stood alone on stage with his guitar and gifted us with yet another 20 minutes of glorious music.
As the clock struck 12 and many were thinking of heading home to sleep or getting cozy with their Valentine, Ty Segall stopped us from leaving and turned it to 11 with a few Buzzcocks’ covers and trying to get Cronin on the right keys for AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.” Segall handed his guitar over to a fan in the front and another Village of Love was in the books.