Thursday 4/30: The Blood Arm, Sweaters @ Bordello Wye Oak @ Silverlake Lounge Los Lobos @ The Coach House Mary Mary @ HOB Anaheim Xu Xu Fang, Downtown/Union, The Voyeurs, Voices Voices @ Echo Silversun Pickups, Eulogies, Love Fuzz @ Echoplex Rain @ The Grove of Anaheim Boz Scaggs @ Canyon Club Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros @ The Regent Theatre Ben Lee, Low Vs Diamond @ Troubadour Sweet @ HOB Sunset
Friday 5/1: Wolfmother, The Ruby Suns @ Natural History Museum The Black Lips @ El Rey B-Side Players @ HOB Anaheim Unwritten Law @ Roxy Theatre Eek-A-Mouse @ Brixton South Bay Death Pilot @ Viper Room Starsailor @ Troubadour Comedy Central Live @ Wiltern
Saturday 5/2: Celtic Woman @ Greek Theatre Black Label Society & Sevendust @ Wiltern Chris Cornell @ HOB Anaheim Mike Doughty @ The Coach House Eek-A-Mouse @ Roxy Theatre Yann Tiersen @ El Rey Theatre Robin Thicke / Jennifer Hudson @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live Black Lips @ Glass House Third Day @ Club Nokia Curtis Peoples @ Knitting Factory Kreator @ HOB Sunset
Sunday 5/3: Napalm Death @ The Key Club Maria Taylor @ Troubadour Black Lips @ Detroit Bar Katie Melua @ Amoeba Music Panteon Rococo @ HOB Sunset Mike Doughty @ Brixton South Bay Manic Hispanic @ El Rey Theatre Chris Cornell @ Wiltern
Monday 5/4: Juliette Commagere @ The Echo Static-X @ HOB Sunset Steel Panther @ Key Club Black Lips @ El Rey Theatre
Wednesday 5/6: Seal @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live Ryan Bingham @ Troubadour J Holiday / Day 26 @ The Grove of Anaheim Hard Truth Soldiers Tour @ El Rey Theatre Mika Miko @ Amoeba Music Bobby V @ HOB Sunset
Drexel University (whattup Philly!) freshmen Chiddy Bang have flooded the interwebs over the past few weeks with Cool Kids-style tracks with indie rock samples. The result is your next big thing in hip hop. I present to you Proto, Xaphoon Jones, Fresh Kid Z and Tennis Brown.....Chiddy Bang.
New track from Axel Willner aka The Field. This is the first I've heard since his excellent 2007 debut From Here We Go Sublime.
The Field- The More That I Do
Catch The Field on tour with The Juan MacLean:
05-21 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs 05-22 Philadelphia, PA - Pure 05-23 Washington, DC - Black Cat 05-25 Atlanta, GA - The Earl 05-27 Miami, FL - Liv at the Fountainbleu 05-29 Austin, TX - The Mohawk 05-30 Houston, TX - Numbers 05-31 Lubbock, TX - Cactus Courtyard 06-03 San Diego, CA - Casbah 06-04 Pomona, CA - The Glass House 06-05 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon Hollywood 06-06 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine 06-07 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge 06-08 Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge 06-09 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richards on Richards 06-11 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge 06-12 Denver, CO - Beta 06-13 Aspen, CO - Belly Up 06-16 Chicago, IL - Double Door 06-17 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop 06-18 Toronto, Ontario - Tattoo 06-19 Montreal, Quebec - Les Saints
I saw Golden Filter at the Coachella Good Life party on Sunday at the Viceroy which was actually a really fun event. Free booze and food was passed while the homie Spank Rock killed as people did flips off the stage and into the pool. Doug E Fresh even came out and beatboxed while Naeem and the Ninjasonik dudes freestyled. I got a farmer's tan. Insane day.
Anyway, back to The Golden Filter. They are a three piece electro-pop group with a Little-Boots-y girl singer. I could only dig up their single "Solid Gold" and a Cut Copy remix they did, but be on the lookout for them down the line. I know they have a bunch of songs because they played for over an hour at the party (including a cover of The White Stripes' "The Hardest Button To Button").
After much wrangling, I am so proud to present the first in what I hope to be many Ultra Stimulation Presents concerts. I invite any and all Los Angeles area music fans can come out and support my quest to bring quality independent music to the Westside. Heck, I'll even buy you a beer if you do.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 8pm Dakota Lounge (formerly The Temple Bar) 1026 Wilshire Blvd. Tix $7 at the Door. 21+
CASTANEDA A blog favorite, Silverlake's own indie pop heroes. You have heard their single “Wait For Me” on Indie 103.1 (RIP)
FADED PAPER FIGURES Infectious Postal Service-esque electro-pop trio from Irvine in only their 2nd LA show and possibly their last before band member John moves to the East Coast in June.
BIG MOVES Girl fronted dance rock band that has been making noise in the local scene as of late, with airplay on KCRW and KPFK. One to watch for sure.
MEVANSA Emotional indie folk group from Fontana,CA
Thursday 4/16: The Budos Band @ The Echo Aterciopelados @ HOB Anaheim Crystal Antlers, Har Mar Superstar @ Eagle Rock Arts Center Los Campesinos! @ Detroit Bar Britney Spears @ Staples Center Born Ruffians @ Spaceland The Black Keys @ Glass House TV on the Radio @ Ventura Theatre Mims @ Key Club Avenged Sevenfold @ Club Nokia Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ L.A. Sports Arena The Derek Trucks Band @ Wiltern
Friday 4/17: COACHELLA Britney Spears @ Staples Center It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Live) @ Troubadour Kylsea @ Echoplex Kevin Rudolf @ HOB Sunset John Prine @ Wilshire Theatre New Kids on the Block @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Saturday 4/18: COACHELLA Tainted Love @ Key Club Warner Drive @ Viper Room Kenny Wayne Shepherd @ HOB Sunset Abe Vigoda @ Spaceland It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Live) @ Troubadour New Kids on the Block @ Hollywood Palladium
Sunday 4/19: COACHELLA Britney Spears @ Honda Center India.Arie @ The Grove of Anaheim UB40 @ HOB Anaheim Cary Brothers @ Roxy Theatre Tom Morello + Special Guests @ Troubadour
Monday 4/20: Fool's Gold @ The Echo Cinema Bizarre @ Knitting Factory Sashamon @ Viper Room Hillsong United @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live The Whip, The Henry Clay People @ Spaceland Saint Motel @ Troubadour The Presets @ Glass House Squirrel Nut Zippers @ El Rey Theatre Britney Spears @ Honda Center Kottonmouth Kings @ The Grove of Anaheim Steel Panther @ Key Club
Tuesday 4/21: Heartless Bastards @ Spaceland The Whip @ Cinespace Lenka @ Detroit Bar James Pants @ The Echo The Boxer Rebellion, Funeral Party @ Troubadour The War On Drugs @ The Echo Jeff Beck @ El Rey Theatre Blasphemous Rumours @ HOB Sunset Throbbing Gristle @ Royce Hall
Wednesday 4/22: Dan Deacon @ Troubadour Ooklah the Moc @ Roxy Theatre Jeff Beck @ El Rey Theatre The Devil Wears Prada @ Henry Fonda Theatre Queensryche @ HOB Anaheim
To say that I am anxious to hear Daniel Merriweather’s new album “Love & War” (due out on April 28th) may be the understatement of the year. With production by Mark Ronson and appearances by Wale, Adele and lord knows who else this could be a sleeper album for sure.
Check out three songs that have leaked below and check back for more once the album drops.
Daniel Merriweather- Chainsaw
Daniel Merriweather- Change feat Wale Daniel Merriweather- Water And A Flame feat Adele
Really solid album from Nashville's Paper Route. Atmospheric keyboards and fast guitars combine to form something beautiful here. I don't really want to write much more to sway your opinion of these guys but this is playable pretty much start to finish. Go out and pick it up. Paper Route- Wish (click divShare logo to download)
The newest mix from our favorite Valerie dude College. Futuristic and 80's at the same time. Timeless.
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01 - College - The Golden Messenger 02 - I.M.S - Dancing Therapy 03 - College feat Anoraak - Fantasy Park (Loose Shus Remix) 04 - Sneaky Sound System - When We Where Young (Breakbot Remix) 05 - Live Element - Something About You 06 - Clio - Eyes 07 - V.U.L.V.A - White BMW (Legowelt Remix) 08 - The Hasbeens - Make The World Go Away 09 - College feat Minitel Rose - The Energy Story (DVAS Remix) 10 - Miami Horror - Make You Mine 11 - Fred Falke - 8:08 pm @ The Beach 12 - Coeur de Pirate - Comme Des Enfants (Le Matos Andy Carmichael Remix)
Thursday 4/9: Travis @ HOB Anaheim Robert Cray Band @ The Grove of Anaheim Yonder Mountain String Band @ HOB Sunset Dar Williams & Melissa Ferrick @ Roxy Theatre Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers @ The Key Club Spindrift @ Spaceland Dengue Fever @ Echo Diz Gibran @ Viper Room Del Tha Funky Homosapien @ Glass House
Friday 4/10: El Ten Eleven @ Home The Disco Biscuits @ HOB Sunset Monotonix, The Mae Shi, Anavan @ Spaceland Leonard Cohen @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live Chelsea Girls @ Roxy Theatre Travis @ Wiltern Flying Lotus @ Echoplex Los Fabulosos Cadillacs @ Gibson Amphitheatre OK Go @ HOB Anaheim The Fab Four @ The Grove of Anaheim Dark Star Orchestra @ El Rey Theatre
Saturday 4/11: Fitz & The Tantrums @ Bardot Electric Valentine @ Knitting Factory Blind Pilot @ Spaceland Devlin & Darko, VHS or Beta @ Shrine Auditorium The Disco Biscuits @ HOB Sunset KCRW RadioActive @ Park Plaza Hotel Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees @ HOB Anaheim Michael Schenker Group @ Canyon Club Dark Star Orchestra @ El Rey Theatre Leonard Cohen @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live Junior Brown @ Canyon Club Cold @ Whisky A Go Go An Café @ Avalon
Sunday 4/12: Silversun Pickups @ Glass House La Roux @ Roxy
Monday 4/13: Fools Gold @ Echo Lykke Li (DJ Set) @ Standard Hollywood Steel Panther @ Key Club Jenny Lewis @ Glass House Friendly Fires, Hockey @ Troubadour The Henry Clay People @ Spaceland
Tuesday 4/14:: Friendly Fires @ Detroit Bar Taproot @ Key Club Mad Professor @ HOB Sunset Craig David @ The Mint TV on the Radio @ Glass House The Toadies @ El Rey Theatre Kimya Dawson @ Troubadour Collie Buddz @ Roxy Theatre
Wednesday 4.15: Black Lips @ Detroit Bar Dragonforce @ HOB Anaheim Bloc Party @ Hollywood Palladium Junior Brown @ Key Club Freeway @ Knitting Factory Wavves, Fol Chen @ The Echo Lemon Sun @ Spaceland Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band @ Glass House India.Arie @ Club Nokia Aterciopelados @ Conga Room Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ L.A. Sports Arena
Catch the dirty electro-rock stage show that is a Peaches concert:
5/15 Philadelphia, PA Theater of the Living Arts 5/16 New York, NY Webster Hall 5/17 Boston, MA Paradise Theater 5/18 Montreal, PQ Club Soda 5/20 Toronto, ONT Phoenix 5/21 Detroit, MI Majestic Theater 5/22 Chicago, IL Metro 5/23 Madison, WI Majestic Theater 5/25 Denver, CO Gothic Theater 5/26 Salt Lake City, UT In the Venue 5/27 Boise, ID Knitting Factory 5/29 Edmonton, ALB Starlight 5/30 Calgary, ALB Ballroom 5/31 Vancouver, BC Commodore 6/1 Seattle, WA Showbox 6/2 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom 6/4 Reno, NV 211 North 6/5 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom 6/6 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda 6/7 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda 6/8 Joshua Tree, CA Pappy's 6/11 Austin, TX Emo's 6/12 Dallas, TX Granada 6/13 New Orleans, LA House of Blues 6/15 Atlanta, GA Masquerade 6/16 Chapel Hill, NC Cat's Cradle 6/17 Washington, DC 9:30
Tracklist: La Roux - Quicksand (AutoKratz Remix) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero (MSTRKRFT Remix) Sneaker Pimps - Post Modern Sleaze (Mongoloids In Weehawken Remix) Mowgli - Pa Po Pon Gil & Wil - Funk Train DJ Mehdi - Tunisia Bambatta DJ Mehdi - Tunisia Bambatta (Mercury Remix) Jack Beats - What (Boy 8 Bit Remix) Blackfinger - UMF(DZ Remix) Udachi and Jubilee - Paypur Foamo - Everything Cool The Bulgarian Ft. Spoek - Crazy Dog Biscuit (Kink Remix) Roska - In Your Handbag Chuckie - Drop Low (Hardwell remix) Rico Tubbs - Gets No Better (Udachi Remix) DJ Ayres - Aphids Win (demo mix) Crookers - What Up Yall / Rye Rye - Bang Diplo & Laidback Luke - Hey Little Boots - Stuck On Repeat (Fake Blood Remix) Felix Baumgartner & Juan Kidd ft Lisa Millett - Now You're Gone Son of Raw - A Black Man In Space House of House - Rushing To Paradise (Walkin' These Streets) La Roux - In For the Kill (Skream Remix)
I wasn't sure I was going to love this since I am such a big fan of The Knife, but a few songs in to the debut I realized it is hard to hate on Karin Dreijer Andersson's hypnotic voice no matter what the incarnation. Really solid album here.
Thursday 4/2: Lily Allen @ Wiltern Har Mar Superstar @ Bootleg Plain White T's @ HOB Sunset Autolux @ Detroit Bar Candlebox @ Galaxy Concert Theatre Warped Tour Kickoff Party @ Key Club Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit @ Spaceland Kid Sister @ Echoplex Bonnie "Prince" Billy @ El Rey Theatre Jeremy Jay, Princeton, Tartans @ The Smell Robert Francis, The Parson Red Heads @ The Troubadour
Friday 4/3: Little Big Town @ Club Nokia Strung Out @ Detroit Bar Busdriver @ Natural History Museum KROQ'S Kevin & Beans April Foolishness @ Gibson Amphitheatre Lamb of God @ Hollywood Palladium The Atomic Punks @ HOB Sunset The Get-Up Kids @ Troubadour John Brown's Body @ Roxy Theatre Acid Mothers Temple @ The Echo The Haunted @ Key Club
Saturday 4/4: Kaskade @ Vanguard Bamboozle Left @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Mishka & Dirtyheads @ Galaxy Concert Theatre Stereo Total / Leslie and the Ly's @ El Rey Theatre Tortured Soul @ Roxy Theatre Ratatat @ Hollywood Palladium Gin Blossoms @ Canyon Club Sonos @ Home Puscifer @ Club Nokia Rachel Yamagata @ Troubadour Great Lake Swimmers @ Spaceland Berlin @ HOB Sunset Denis Leary @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live
Sunday 4/5: Bamboozle Left @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Beth Hart @ Knitting Factory Cut Chemist @ The Echo Asher Roth @ Key Club Puscifer @ Club Nokia Autolux @ Glass House Monday 4/6: Fool's Gold @ Echo The Script @ Troubadour Moody Blues @ Fred Kavli Theatre The Henry Clay People @ Spaceland Sparks the Rescue @ Viper Room Steel Panther @ Key Club The Bird and the Bee, Juliette Commagere @ Echoplex
Tuesday 4/7: Megadeth, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage @ Club Nokia Clem Snide @ Spaceland
Wednesday 4/8: Raekwon @ Key Club Billy Currington @ HOB Sunset Living Things @ Spaceland Local Natives @ Bordello Alexi Murdoch @ El Rey Theatre Dark Star Orchestra @ HOB Anaheim