Thursday, February 24, 2011

Update: C-horse 2/18/11

*Post has been fixed. Again, sorry for the inconvenience.*

(Sorry for the inconvenience, but apparently I had forgotten that in order to fix the setlist order of the show, I would have to re-tag and re-upload all the files as well. I hope to get this fixed by tomorrow at the earliest. Till then, the post has been set to "draft" status. Thanks.)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

C-horse 2/18/11 - Casey's Irish Pub, Los Angeles, CA.

(Photo: Erin Stone)

Last Friday, C-horse performed at Casey's Irish Pub in downtown Los Angeles. This was the third night of their month-long Friday night residency at the aforementioned venue. While this is our first time featuring C-horse here, we have done a couple of posts on The Karabal Nightlife, a now-departed band that C-horse members Lindsay Mancha and Courtney Olsen were once a part of. Described as "creat[ing] three-minute slices of candy-coated edginess, more prickly live than on their debut album," their music is also described as "laced with intricate vocal harmonies and packed with a powerful pop sensibility." Closing out with a cover of The Buzzcock's "Everybody's Happy Nowadays," it was a pretty good sounding show.

(Recording by Mark P.)

(setlist is from stage sheet)

(setlist updated 2/23. Thanks Lindsay!)

1.) Introduction MP3
2.) What MP3
3.) Stars MP3
4.) Tongues MP3
5.) Beds MP3
6.) Know Me MP3
7.) Spoon MP3
8.) Whiskey Coke MP3
9.) Enough MP3
10.) Oh Reconcile MP3
11.) Squeeze MP3
12.) Everybody's Happy Nowadays* (C-horse original cover version) MP3
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FLAC (lossless) files available by request.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sara Lov 2/12/11 - Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, CA.

(Photo: Sara Lov Facebook)

Last Saturday, Sara Lov held a pre-Valentine's Day show/release party for her new covers album I Already Love You at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. Held in the actual "theater" part of the venue (most concerts are in the front area), the elevated seating and flat stage gave the performance a sort of Sessions at West 54th sort of feel, and also featured cupcakes and handmade wooden Valentine's (given away with cd/t-shirt purchase) We of course are no strangers to Sara Lov, having featured an older acoustic performance, a full-band outing at the Hotel Cafe, and last year's show at the El Rey Theatre.

The setlist for tonight's show was cleverly split in two - the first half concentrated on covers and the second on Ms. Lov's own material (from her debut LP Seasoned Eyes Were Beaming)The covers were an interesting selection, running the gamut from Evanescence's "Sally Song"* (which is not on the aforementioned cover's album, yet played as a tribute to a friend) to The Magnetic Field's "Papa Was A Rodeo" to Ron Sexsmith's "Just My Heart Talkin'" to The Smith's "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" (which was previewed at her El Rey show last year) to the 1980's classic Thompson Twins anthem "Hold Me Now." This was a wonderful show, and came out pretty good - a must have for all Sara Lov fans.

*technically it's called Sally's Song, but since it was Sally Song on the setlist, I'm going with that.

FLAC's will be uploaded in the next few days (hopefully)

1.) Introduction MP3 (Broken link fixed, sorry)
2.) Sally Song (Sara Lov original cover version) MP3
3.) Papa Was A Rodeo (Sara Lov original cover version) MP3
4.) Just My Heart Talkin' (Sara Lov original cover version) MP3
5.) There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (Sara Lov original cover version) MP3
6.) Hold Me Now (Sara Lov original cover version) MP3
7.) A Thousand Bees MP3
8.) Tell Me How MP3
9.) Just Beneath The Chords MP3
10.) New York MP3
11.) Fountain MP3
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Monolators 1/25/11 - LaBrie's, Glendale, CA.

(Photos by Jeff Koga)

Last month, The Monolators concluded their month-long Tuesday night residency at LaBrie's in Glendale. And what a night it was, capping off with an extra-long (okay, it's the longest set we've seen them do, lol) epic set. It was a fitting finale to a month of excellent performances (sorry about night three, their were some technical difficulties on my end) that promised pretzels and "no setlist repeats" (the latter which ended up being broken as you will see, ha ha)

Tonight's setlist focus on The Monolator's latter catalog, specifically their last full-length LP Don't Dance and their latest release/double EP Silver Cities/Ruby I'm Changing My Number. The first encore was a cover from their Kickstarter series, KISS's "God Of Thunder." Due to audience demand, a second encore was played, and broke their "no repeats" streak - "Let's Be Best Friends In Space" (performed at the 1/11 show) This show was a amazing end to their residency, and we hope to see them again soon.

1.) Intro/Soundcheck MP3
2.) Silver Cities MP3
3.) Oh No, Everything Has Changed MP3
4.) Don't Dance MP3
5.) Spider In the Woods MP3
6.) Hearts Going Steady MP3
7.) French TV MP3
8.) This Is Goodbye MP3
9.) Pickup Ford MP3
10.) E1: God Of Thunder (Monolators original cover version) MP3
11.) E2: Let's Be Best Friends In Space MP3
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FLAC (lossless) files available by request.