Friday, December 30, 2011

Reflecting on 2011: Year in Review

So, as many of you are aware and are still following this blog, this year's "year in review" will be a bit truncated due to my life "off-line" getting quite busy this past few months. However, there were some notable highlights from this past year, and hopefully there will be more to come in 2012.

Back in January, we were fortunate to attend The Monolators residency at the now-departed LaBrie's lounge in Glendale, recording nights one, two, and four. It ended up being a memorable series of shows.

In February, we caught an interesting Sara Lov show at the Bootleg Theatre that served as a release party for her latest release I Already Love You, a album of covers. Also that month, we put up the second half of C-Horse's residency at Casey's Irish Bar - a band who was a new discovery for Recording L.A.

May brought us our great presentation of the third night of the Seasons residency at Casey's Irish Bar. (with Odd Modern) This month also saw the return of Agent Ribbons to Los Angeles, with tour stops at Bardot and Origami Vinyl, playing very good back-to-back shows. (rumor has it they will be returning to our fair city next spring, so keep your eyes peeled for that)

In June, we caught the second night of C-Horse's residency at the Redwood Bar & Grill, which featured a strong line-up that included Ema and Her Lady Parts(full band effort from Ema and Her Ghosts) and The Damselles and the TC4. June also brought us the intense and memorable tribute to the The Movies, which featured several area bands and musicians paying tribute to the now-disbanded band in the form of covers of their most well-known songs.

Finally, in July we caught The Henry Clay People (which was a long time in the making) at the closing night of the Hammer Museum's yearly "Also I Like To Rock" series. Tomorrow night, they hold their semi-annual (after skipping last year) NYE show at The Satellite, and it promises to be a fun time.

And that's all for now, folks. Stay tuned for next year, where I will try to post more often, pending other obligations. First order of business though, is a Facebook page, which has been long overdue on my end.