I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to start watching the second season of Portlandia. So many rad cameos like Annie Clark, Johnny Marr and Mr. Brock here. Damn you full-time work/school!!!
Downtown Lobby: The Fonda Theatre Is Back Open! -
After a couple of months in limbo, we’re happy to hear that the venue formally known as The Music Box will be opening it’s doors again! Back in January we posted photos of the eviction notice that was served by Sheriffs to the previous owners which gave them until the end of the month to…
Oh fuck yeah. Also glad that people will no longer get confused when I call it “the Fonda”.
Superhero Math Adds Up Pop Culture Heroes and Villains
By Lauren Davis
Designer Matt Cowan has been playing around with pop culture maths, designing poster that outline the logic behind the characters we love, including beloved icons from Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Indiana Jones, Star Trek and others!
Japandroids at the Pitchfork Day Party in Austin. Photo by Will Deitz.
Last night was too fun for words. It was one of those experiences that you will always remember when thinking back on a particular phase of your life. One of those nights you never want to end. This wasn’t solely due to the fact that all four bands were fantastic, for this was expected. It was the unexpected that made for such a memorable time.
I think I’ve found my new favorite LA venue in the Blue Star. Though it’s in downtown LA, it’s in the middle of nowhere. This makes for plenty of free parking, nobody to complain about noise, and ease of sneaking some drinks pre-show. I’m also excited to have found a new friend with which to get drunk at punk shows with in my homie Coco. Oh and there was the additional excitement of running into my coworker and being introduced to his awesome group of like-minded cohorts. But enough personal stuff. Let’s talk performances:
TacocaT - Crazy awesome start to the show. Each member was extremely charismatic in their own way. Vocalist Emily Nokes danced around the stage like a sweeter version of Jenn Clavin singing about vaporizers and psychic cats while drummer Lelah pounded her Slingerland kit like nobody’s business. They got chants for “one more song”, but guitarist Eric reminded everyone that “We’re in a time crunch! It’s 2012!!!”
Pangea - Always a pleasure to see these local punks in action. Good as always. Burger just repressed their LP, so get it before it’s gone!
Guantanamo Baywatch - Super rad surf-punk. Plenty of upbeat drums, gnarly bass, and twangy, reverb soaked guitars. I had only heard a couple tracks by these guys before the show and I was thoroughly impressed by their set. So much dancing ensued. Of course it helped that we were three tall cans in.
Mean Jeans - Oh was there Mean Jeans! Definitely the snarkiest bunch of the night, but that’s what made them such a fun time. SInger Billy announced that they’re alternating between “tight” and “loose” sets throughout this tour and it soon became apparent that last night was a “loose” one. They slammed through hit after hit covering subjects that ranged from running out of cigs to throwing stones like Keanu Reeves. And speaking of covers, they played an awesome rendition of Zombie by the Cranberries. Definitely looking forward to the next time those dudes make it through LA.
Where you can find Miss Bandita and I tonight
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