Monday, April 26, 2010

Sarah Negahdari and the Sad Solids 8.08.08 - Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA.

( Photo: Jeff Koga )

From the archives.

Awhile back, Sarah Negahdari and the Sad Solids (a.k.a. kind of The Happy Hollows acoustic) played at Spaceland as part of a line-up that also featured Kárin Tatoyan, Learning Music, and Rocco DeLuca. While we have featured The Happy Hollows before on this blog, this show is different - besides being an all-acoustic show, the only "Happy Hollows" material covered was their song "Tell Me" (from their debut E.P. Bunnies & Bombs)Also, if the reader recalls, last year Death To Anders covered their song "Driver" at Radio Free Silverlake's "Undercovered" show last year.

This was definitely a fun and unique show that included a cover of Neil Young's "Heart Of Gold." The sad solids haven't seem to have done any shows like this for awhile, but perhaps they will do another one someday. In the meantime, enjoy this one.

1.) Driver MP3
2.) Rag Doll MP3
3.) Follow Me MP3
4.) Captain Neg (?) MP3
5.) Voodoo MP3
6.) The Giver MP3
7.) Window MP3
8.) For The Record (Sarah solo) MP3
9.) Heart Of Gold (Sarah solo) (Neil Young cover) MP3
10.) Tell Me MP3
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cobra Lilies 4/19/10 - Silverlake Lounge, Los Angeles, CA.

( Photo: Cobra Lilies Myspace )

On Monday night, Cobra Lilies played a show that was part of So Many Wizards' month-long residency at Silverlake Lounge. Cobra Lilies is a band that started out as a side project of The Monolators but in time has grown into ( according to their myspace ) "a Weird Folk singing and dancing supergroup formed from the ranks of some of Los Angeles’ most celebrated underground rock and folk bands" that includes members of Divisadero, Cat Hair Ensemble, Smells Like Flan, Ema And The Ghosts, and Shiloe. Last year, they released their debut EP In the Key Of Bicycle Bell (those songs were included in tonight's setlist) and are in the midst of currently recording new material.

Recorded by "markp."

Thanks to Ema for the setlist.

1.) Introduction MP3
2.) Wild Love MP3
3.) Diamond Mine MP3
4.) Blame It On The Boy MP3
5.) The Rock and Roll Song MP3
6.) Cop Car MP3
7.) Tiny Dot In The Deep Blue Sea MP3
8.) She Grows Wings At Night MP3
9.) There's Always Love MP3
10.) "Soundcheck" MP3
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Happy Hollows 6/30/08 - Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA.

( Photo: redletterbrad )

From the archives.

Awhile back, The Happy Hollows played the final date of a month-long June 2008 residency held by Afternoons (who are now going by the moniker Shadow Shadow Shade)at Spaceland. We are no strangers to The Happy Hollows brand of "fast and irreverent noise-pop," having posted a show of theirs last year. Since then, they have been steadily becoming a presence on the national music scene - from releasing their first full-length album Spells to being featured in a Samsung mobile phone commercial.

The setlist for this show was a fairly long and varied one (for a residency slot) that sampled from their two EP's (Bunnies and Bombs and Imaginary) and their (at the time) future LP. It's an interesting look back at a band that has come so far, and will continue to go further.

1.) Stein MP3
2.) Labyrinth MP3
3.) Shark MP3
4.) Colors MP3
5.) Megaman MP3
6.) Trick or Treat MP3
7.) Flower Children MP3
8.) Lieutenant MP3
9.) My Wet Tongue MP3
10.) Monster Room MP3
11.) Delorean MP3
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Monday, April 12, 2010

Moonrats 3/29/10 - Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA.

(Photo: Jeff Koga)

Last month, Moonrats closed out with a bang their month-long Monday night residency at Spaceland (along with Warpaint) Moonrats is the brainchild of ex-Pretty Girls Make Graves founder/guitarist Nathan Thelen along with drummer Jason Echeverria and keyboardist Aska Matsumiya, and is described as "combine[ing]melancholy arrangements and dissonant textures with smoky atmospherics and an understated muscular delivery that drifts across the listener’s ears like a soft caress by bruised knuckles." This show was a great way to end their successful residency, and definitely worth a listen.

1.) Sweet Thing MP3
2.) Boasting Ghost MP3
3.) FLM MP3
4.) ONE MP3
5.) Good Night Blues MP3
6.) The Way Down MP3
7.) Riding Around MP3
8.) Blue White and Red MP3
9.) On the Mountain MP3
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Monday, April 5, 2010

Warpaint 3/29/10 - Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA.

(Photo: Jeff Koga)

Last week, Warpaint helped close out Moonrats month-long Monday night residency at Spaceland. This show was a particularly important one for a couple of reasons - it was the last one they will have done in their hometown of Los Angeles for awhile (before touring part of the U.S/Europe,and introduced new material. We of course are no strangers to Warpaint, having posted a show of theirs at the same venue last August (which actually proved to be a very popular download)

Warpaint has been described as a shoegazey, "jammy, psychedelic dreamy riffage indie band," and this was well demonstrated at this show. They are due to release their debut LP next summer (an EP of theirs entitled Exquisite Corpse was made available back in October)Show itself was quite good, there may be some chatter in the background.

Update 3/31/11: This show is no longer available due to label/management issues.