Yep, it's that time of the year again - the quarterly roundup, where I list the shows that you may have missed the first time they were posted, and discuss our recording activity during this time period.
Admittedly, I would have liked to have gotten posted more new shows than I actually did - and May was exceptionally light (due to educational commitments) June was also lighter than I would have like, though not for lack of trying - two shows didn't turn out very well recording wise (though, parts of one may be featured in an idea for an upcoming posts I'm toying around with) and one, although wouldn't have been complete, failed to save when one of my batteries died (lesson learned: just because you may think you have enough power left, doesn't mean you actually do)
April was pretty much dominated by the Jesca Hoop "Farewell to Los Angeles" residency (though, not sure how much of a parting that was - she's doing 3 shows in town later this month) and two same-night performances by The Ditty Bops, along with a nice little set by Avi Buffalo at USC. While there was only one new show in May, at least it was a good one - the Giant Drag reunion performance at The Troubadour. June featured two good little shows - an exclusive acoustic Bat For Lashes in-store and a strong Agent Ribbons opening set (for one of the night's of Castledoor's June residency)
In the archives department, I tried to cull from a variety of performances - in April, we posted about Earlimart (a recent Live Music Archive inductee) and Sara Bareilles (a previously unreleased recording featuring a rare recording of "Can't Change My Heart"). In June, shows by singer-songwriters Sara Lov, Laura Weinbach, and Liam Carey were featured, along with a set by new-ish band LANDy (the musical project of actor Adam Goldberg)
Sara Bareilles 5/19/06 - The Hotel Cafe, Hollywood, CA.
Earlimart 10/04/08 - 10th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival, Los Angeles, CA.
Jesca Hoop 4/01/09 - The Hotel Cafe, Hollywood, CA.
Jesca Hoop 4/09/09 - The Hotel Cafe, Hollywood, CA.
Avi Buffalo 3/29/09 - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
Jesca Hoop 4/16/09 - The Hotel Cafe, Hollywood, CA.
Jesca Hoop 4/29/09 - The Hotel Cafe, Hollywood, CA.
The Ditty Bops 4/26/09 - McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA. (late show)
The Ditty Bops 4/26/09 - McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA. (early show)
Giant Drag 5/16/09 - Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA.
Sara Lov 3/26/07 - The Hotel Cafe, Hollywood, CA.
Liam Carey and Laura Weinbach 6/30/07 - The Hotel Cafe, Hollywood, CA.
Bat For Lashes 6/14/09 - Lucky Brand 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA.
Agent Ribbons 6/15/09 - Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA.
LANDy 10/04/08 - 10th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival, Los Angeles, CA.