ALESSIA CARA MAKES HER LOS ANGELES DEBUT @ THE TROUBADOUR

Canadian Alessia Cara made her highly anticipated Los Angeles debut at The Troubadour. Signed to Def Jam records based on her Soundcloud page that included covers of Lorde, The Neighbourhood, Sam Smith and Justin Bieber, this show marked Alessia's first headlining gig.

PINS ANNOUNCE U.S. SUMMER TOUR

Ahead of their June 9th release of their upcoming album Wild Nights, UK's PINS have released their new single "Young Girls." Also, they just announced their U.S. summer toiur which kicks off June 13rh in New York.

ZELLA DAY @ THE TROUBADOUR

Zella Day has released her debut album Kicker and she celebrated with a sold out show at LA's famed Troubadour last week.

MAKE MUSIC PASADENA SHINES IN ITS 8TH YEAR

Last Saturday, over 150 bands made their journey to downtown Pasadena to take part in Make Music Pasadena (MMP), billed as the largest free, all-day music festival on the West Coast.

WINTER @ THE ECHO

Winter's new album Supreme Blue Dream is the ideal soundtrack to your summer..

Saturday, December 27, 2008

NEW YEARS EVE SHOW


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

NEW YEARS EVE SHOW - Pity Party and Happy Hollows

Check out TIME OUT LONDON giving some lovin' from across the pond to L.A.'s own Pity Party!





And you can catch The Pity Party, along with The Happy Hollows and The Henry Clay People, when Indie 103.1 presents Club NME: NEW YEARS EVE at SPACELAND! It's $10 at the door and begins at 8:30. What a way to close out the year and start 2009!


Pity Party (pic by Timothy Norris) and The Happy Hollows (photo by Simon Cardoza) play New Years Eve at Spaceland with Henry Clay People.

Monday, December 22, 2008

MEIKO is WAAAY COOL.


On iTunes NOW! Click here Meiko - Meiko to purchase album.

I just read a cool write-up on Los Angeles-based artist Meiko at NIKKEI VIEW: The Asian American Blog.

Here's an excerpt from Nikkei View:

Meiko, a one-quarter Japanese American, or “quapa,” from Georgia by way of Los Angeles, is at the vanguard of the new folk music. At least, that’s the category where you’ll find her on iTunes. She strums and picks an acoustic guitar, so she fits the folksinger/troubadour image.

But her music isn’t based on the traditional “folk” music of the 1960s folk boom. Meiko’s the latest in a long line of singer-songwriters who came out of that earlier folk boom. Starting with the likes of Bob Dylan, and peers and disciples from Tom Rush and Eric Andersen to Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne, singer-songwriters have skirted the edges of the rock-pop mainstream, playing their own music instead of traditional songs, with acoustic instruments as their foundation.
(you can read the rest of the article HERE.)

Meiko plays the Hotel Cafe January 15th. I'll definitely be there! Below is her video for "Boys with Girls."


Monday, December 15, 2008

THE MUFFS PLAY 1ST L.A. SHOW IN OVER 2 YEARS!

2009 is going to start off with a BANG!!


The Muffs

The Muffs plan to play Spaceland in Silverlake January 16 where they are expected to perform new songs as well as old favorites.

Advanced tiks are $10 and $12 the day of the show. Get these quick! Go to www.ticketweb.com

Until then here's a video for, "Really Really Happy."

Friday, December 12, 2008

PITY PARTY & HAPPY HOLLOWS

THIS SATURDAY @ ECHOPLEX!!!!
The Christmas Sweater Festival

Get your ass outta bed for this one people! Pay what you can at the door. Entry fee starts at $5. Proceeds go to charity. Oh...and wear your special holiday sweater.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

DOLLYROTS NEWS!

Currently The Dollyrots are working on a BUNCH of new songs in hopes of a spring release. (YEE-AAHH!) AAAAAND...they will be releasing a Christmas song just in time for the holidays. I CAN'T WAIT. But until then, I need a Dollyrots fix. Here's the vid for "A Brand New Key." Enjoy!

Monday, November 24, 2008

MATHER LOUTH & FUJI MINX @ The Unknown Theater

Away from the glitz & glamour of Hollywood and in the shadows of paparazzi flashbulbs, The Unknown Theater was host to a surreal experience that included fire dancers, sultry burlesque dancing from Violet Valentine and the drug-inducing sounds of Mather Louth and Fuji Minx.



Mather Louth
photograph by picksysticks


Spoken word, art, music and theater are a few of the many things you can expect from any given night at The Unknown Theater. This night featured the mystical isolationist sounds of Mather Louth & Radio Noir. Framed by a bare stage and burlesque red as a lighted backdrop, Mather Louth's jazz influenced songs set the dark and mysterious mood that enveloped the late evening.


Greta Valenti and John Fry of Fuji Minx

photo by picksysticks


Returning to their roots, Fuji Minx opened the night with Valenti and Fry playing an acoustic set. Currently working on new material, Fuji Minx's stripped-down version of their songs translates beautifully in an intimate environment.


Violet Valentine performs at The Unknown Theater




Fuji Minx performs "Bye, Bye Love" at the Unknown Theater.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

KILLOLA WIDGET: GET YOUR FREE SONGS!


Killola trueAnthem Music

Sunday, November 9, 2008

MATHER LOUTH & FUJI MINX

Oh yeah! This Thursday at the Unknown Theater you'll be able to catch two of my favs - Fuji Minx AND Mather Louth! This is gonna be a very cool show. $10 at the door and the flier says FREE BEER!! Woo-hoo! This is gonna be one SULTRY & SEXY show. Be there!

Check out our past reviews of Fuji Minx HERE and of Mather Louth HERE!




Red Hot Greta Valenti of Fuji Minx and the Cool Blue Mather Louth.
photos by picksysticks

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

NOVEMBER SHOWS!

Nov 4 - sally jaye @ Election Day Hootenanny!
Nov 4 - HoneyHoney @ Hotel Cafe
Nov 4 - rachael cantu @ the MINT
Nov 4 - The Automatic Music Explosion @ Kibitz Room @ Canter’s Deli
Nov 4 - Lisa D’Amato @ Viper Room
Nov 5 - lavender diamond @ House of Blues w/ She & Him
Nov 5 - Liz Pappademas @ Silverlake Lounge
Nov 5 - Calamity Magnet @ THE ROXY THEATRE
Nov 5 - some hear explosions @ Club Aura
Nov 6 - Wendy Darling @ SDSU
Nov 6 - Calamity Magnet @ RED LION TAVERN *acoustic set*
Nov 6 - Happy Hollows @ The Echo
Nov 6 - Thailand @ The Scene
Nov 6 - Wendy Darling @ The Radio Room
Nov 6 - Taxi Doll @ Opera Thursdays - Special Club Performance
Nov 7 - Electric Valentine @ Martini Blues
Nov 7 - MILLIONAIRES @ Martini Blues
Nov 8 - Killola @ the Knitting Factory
Nov 8 - MARIA EVA @ Linnaea’s Café
Nov 9 - The Randies @ RAD girls Premier Party
Nov 9 - Lisa D’Amato @ CINESPACE
Nov 11 - Taxi Doll @ The Viper Room
Nov 11 - The Automatic Music Explosion @ Kibitz Room @ Canter’s Deli
Nov 11 - Lisa D’Amato @ viper room
Nov 11 - Prosper/Wreck: Allegra Prosper/Becky Wreck @ Cranes Hollywood Tavern
Nov 12 - The Automatic Music Explosion @ The Rob Z Program presents: The AME @ El Cid
Nov 12 - Cobra Lilies @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Nov 13 - FUJI MINX™ @ **SHOW** @ The Unknown Theater
Nov 13 - Mather Louth And Radio Noir @ The Unknown Theater
Nov 13 - THE DOLLYROTS @ Bar Pink **21 AND OVER**
Nov 13 - Thailand @ Silverlake Lounge
Nov 13 - Jesca Hoop @ Hotel Cafe
Nov 14 - amilia k spicer @ Froggy’s: Acoustic with Marcy Levy
Nov 14 - SPIDER PROBLEM @ The Redwood
Nov 15 - DEAD ROSE BEAUTY @ Whisky a Go-Go with McQueen
Nov 16 - ULTRAVIOLET SOUND @ Knitting Factory
Nov 16 - The Hectors @ St. Rocke - w/ The Terrapin
Nov 18 - emily wells @ Henry Fonda Theater
Nov 18 - The Hectors @ The Echo - for Wait. Think. Fast’s record release party!
Nov 18 - The Automatic Music Explosion @ Kibitz Room @ Canter’s Deli
Nov 19 - Arrica Rose @ Crane’s
Nov 19 - rachael cantu @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Nov 19 - obedient waves @ Bordello
Nov 20 - Go Betty Go @ Bordellos
Nov 21 - Gram Rabbit @ Casbah
Nov 22 - sarah tea @ On The Rox
Nov 22 - Killola (NEW TOUR DATES POSTED!!) @ Bar Pink (free show)
Nov 22 - The Automatic Music Explosion @ Fox and Hounds **CLUB DYNAMITE**
Nov 22 - Gram Rabbit @ KCRW presents @Soho
Nov 23 - The Mulhollands @ UCSB Festival
Nov 23 - Mather Louth And Radio Noir @ Mather Louth performs with the Roaring Twenties Review
Nov 25 - Lisa D’Amato @ viper room
Nov 28 - THE DOLLYROTS @ Bar Pink **21 AND OVER**
Nov 29 - LUCID FLY @ Viper Room
Nov 29 - MILLIONAIRES @ Chain Reaction
Nov 29 - Electric Valentine @ Chain Reaction w Millionaires
Nov 29 - The Wrong Trousers @ Lestat’s West
Nov 30 - Whispertown2000 @ The Troubador
Nov 30 - The Mulhollands @ Venice Rocks @ NEW LOCATION The Garter
Nov 30 - The Automatic Music Explosion @ **VENICE ROCKS** @ The Garter

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Divine Ms. Audra Mae!!

I haven't been going to a lot of shows lately. My new work schedule doesn't really care about my sleep or lack there of. But looks like there's a show worth staying awake for next Wednesday when Audra Mae plays the very cool and legendary Derby in Hollywood. Oh yeah! Can't wait. Maybe I'll take a nap before. Yeah, I know...I'm getting old....



Belonging to a fine lineage of great performers, Mae reportedly is the great-grandniece of Judy Garland, first cousin (twice removed) of Liza Minnelli and the great-granddaughter of Garland's big band leader, Bobby Sherwood. In a subtle tribute to her great aunt, Mae’s hypnotic voice in “Ruby Shoes” just captivates. Mae’s strengths rely on weaving inspiring melodies that express a tragic melancholy, proving that simplicity, to the point of near silence, can hold the purest of emotions. Thanks to karebear121 for catching this show! And check out more Audra Mae songs on her page right HERE.


Audra Mae sings "Ruby Shoes."

Thursday, October 23, 2008

FREE SHOW! ELECTRIC VALENTINE



Oct 23rd
Viper Room in Hollywood - w Inner Party System + Big City Kids
(free with RSVP to evdanceparty@gmail.com )

Oct 25th
Auld Dubliner in Riverside - free show w Metroid


Friday, October 3, 2008

ELECTRIC VALENTINE & ULTRAVIOLET SOUND @ The Roxy


Electric Valentine
photo by picksysticks

Word of advice - if you ever have a chance to watch Electric Valentine AND Ultraviolet Sound play together...GO! Last Saturday at The Roxy was simply electrifying. And cameos galore!!! From Jeffree Star, LMFAO and sexy Lisa D'Amato and her hot dancers! To top it all off, HYPER CRUSH ended the night in with an orgy of sweaty bodies thirsting for more. What more can you ask for?!! Enjoy the pics and video.


Electric Valentine
photograph by picksysticks


Ultraviolet Sound
photo by picksysticks


Electric Valentine perform "A Night With You."
vid shot by 405east



vid shot by 405east


Ultraviolet Sound
photo by picksysticks


Ultraviolet Sound


HYPER CRUSH
photo by picksysticks



CHECK OUT MORE PICS FROM THAT NIGHT IN OUR MYSPACE PICS PAGE BY CLICKING HERE!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sara Bareilles News!!!

Sara on "Lipstick Jungle" tonight!! Be sure to tune in and catch Sara Bareilles as she performs "Bottle it Up" on NBC's Lipstick Jungle! Catch the video for the song below.




AND....Sara's new DVD "Between the Lines: Live at the Filmore" comes out Oct 28th and you can see the trailer below. In addition to a complete LIVE show, the package includes exclusive acoustic performances, an intimate behind the scenes view of Sara and her band as they prepare for their first headlining performance at the iconic Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco, CA. The package will also include a bonus CD of the full length concert.

Sara is about to head off to tour so check out her site HERE for tour dates and info. She plays at Spreckles in San Diego on October 9th and her show on October 11th at the Wiltern in Hollywood is completely SOLD OUT!!!


OCTOBER SHOWS!!!

Oct. 1 - Dengue Fever @ The Barn - UC Riverside
Oct. 1 - Whispertown2000 @ The Silverlake Lounge w/ Neva Dinova
Oct. 2 - The Ditty Bops @ UCLA
Oct. 2 - the Human Value @ San Diego Fashion Week @ On Broadway
Oct. 2 - Gram Rabbit @ House of Blues
Oct. 3 - Happy Hollows @ The AVALON
Oct. 3 - THE BREAKUP @ No Future Cafe
Oct. 3 - Taxi Doll Live @ Safari Sams
Oct 3 - DEAD ROSE BEAUTY @ Anaheim Convention Center
Oct. 4 - Nico Vega @ LA Weekly Detour Music Festival
Oct. 4 - the Human Value @ Eagle Rock Music Festival
Oct. 4 - emily wells @ Eagle Rock Music Festival
Oct. 4 - THE AUTOMATIC MUSIC EXPLOSION @ LA Roller Derby Dolls
Oct. 4 - the oohlas @ henry fonda music box
Oct. 4 - Mather Louth And Radio Noir @ The Old Towne Pub
Oct. 4 - amplicati¤n @ The Galaxy Gallery
Oct. 5 - Dengue Fever @ Schooled in Song, 1st and Linden
Oct. 5 - rachael cantu @ Tangier
Oct. 6 - amilia k spicer @ Bordello
Oct. 6 - Happy Hollows @ Detroit Bar
Oct. 7 - THE AUTOMATIC MUSIC EXPLOSION @ Kibitz Room @ Canter’s Deli
Oct. 7 - Sarah Jeanette @ Kibitz Room @ Canter’s Deli
Oct. 8 - The Hectors @ Que Sera - w/ The Voyeurs and The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra
Oct. 8 - Mather Louth And Radio Noir @ El Cid
Oct. 8 - Michele @ Venice Bistro
Oct. 8 - SPIDER PROBLEM @ Club Moscow @ Boardners
Oct. 9 - Raining Jane @ Spreckels
Oct. 9 - Sara Bareilles @ Spreckels
Oct. 9 - emily wells @ Hotel Cafe
Oct. 10 - Phoenix and the Turtle @ Pharaohs Den
Oct. 10 - The Ditty Bops @ McCabe’s Guitar Store
Oct. 11 - Electric Valentine @ Steak and Shrimp Fundraiser for Education
Oct.11 - DEAD ROSE BEAUTY @ The Little Rock
Oct. 11 - Sara Bareilles @ The Wiltern
Oct. 11 - Raining Jane @ The Wiltern
Oct. 11 - tea @ THE THREE C’S
Oct. 11 - THE AUTOMATIC MUSIC EXPLOSION @ Fox and Hounds
Oct. 11 - amplicati¤n @ The Galaxy Gallery
Oct. 12 - rachael cantu @ Tangier
Oct. 12 - obedient waves @ The Air Conditioned Lounge
Oct. 14 - Michele @ Club Tangier
Oct. 14 - Lisa D’Amato @ Viper Room
Oct. 14 - THE AUTOMATIC MUSIC EXPLOSION @ Kibitz Room @ Canter’s Deli
Oct. 16 - MANDI PERKINS @ LA FASHION WEEK
Oct. 17 - The Go-Sheilas @ QBonkers
Oct. 17 - Liz Pappademas @ Edgar Varela Fine Arts
Oct. 18 - io echo @ The Roxy
Oct. 19 - rachael cantu @ Tangier
Oct. 19 - obedient waves @ Echo Curio w/Actress, Dharma Bums
Oct. 20 - Happy Hollows @ Detroit Bar
Oct. 21 - amilia k spicer @ Zoey’s Cafe
Oct. 21 - Lisa D’Amato @ VIPER ROOM
Oct. 21 - THE AUTOMATIC MUSIC EXPLOSION @ Kibitz Room @ Canter’s Deli
Oct. 22 - DEAD ROSE BEAUTY @ RARE at The Grove
Oct. 22 - Marina V @ Hotel Cafe
Oct. 22 - obedient waves @ Safari Sams w/Spider Problem
Oct. 22 - amilia k spicer @ HOTEL CAFE
Oct. 23 - Electric Valentine @ the Viper Room
Oct. 23 - MILLIONAIRES @ The Roxy
Oct. 23 - The Donnas @ Pinktober @ Hard Rock Cafe
Oct. 23 - The Randies @ Alex’s Bar
Oct. 24 - Electric Valentine @ Made you Look @ Detroit Bar
Oct. 24 - obedient waves @ 14 Below
Oct. 25 - Dengue Fever @ The Loft @ UCSD (Sleepwalking Screening, Q&A, Performance)
Oct. 25 - the Human Value @ The Viper Room
Oct. 26 - rachael cantu @ Tangier
Oct. 26 - Noush Skaugen @ FOD Fest - The Hotel Cafe
Oct. 26 - THE AUTOMATIC MUSIC EXPLOSION @ **VENICE ROCKS**
Oct. 28 - THE AUTOMATIC MUSIC EXPLOSION @ Kibitz Room @ Canter’s Deli
Oct. 29 - The Action Design @ UCR Bell Tower
Oct. 29 - Jessie Baylin @ House of Blues w/ Matt Nathanson
Oct. 29 - Jessie Baylin @ House of Blues w/ Matt Nathanson
Oct. 30 - The Hectors @ Halloween show at R Bar
Oct. 30 - Jenny Lewis @ Orpheum
Oct. 31 - Electric Valentine @ EV @ Monster Bash ’08

Saturday, September 20, 2008

KILLOLA & ACTION DESIGN @ The Roxy




Killola
photographS by picksysticks


Sorry of the lack of posts. My work schedule has changed and now I have to get up for work at 3:30 am!! Whoa! Which means I haven’t been to any shows as of late but once my body gets used to this gawd-awful schedule, I’ll be back to watching shows in no time!! Just bring on the coffee!!


Lisa Riefell of KILLOLA
photo by picksysticks


But anyways, one of the last shows I went to was Killola’s launch of their North American Tour at the Roxy! Co-headlining the event was the Pop/Alternative group Action Design.


Seeing Killola a number of times, I never get tired of watching this band. It’s like watching a new show each time. And with an arsenal of great songs, you’re sure to get a different show each night. Sparkplug Lisa Riefell looked sexy, as usual, this night in a white dress shirt. Killola, as usual, brought out the raw energy they’re famous for, playing familiar classic tunes like “Don’t Know” (one of my favorites) and newer songs, like their current hit single, “All of My Idols Are Dead” from their latest album, I AM THE MESSER which you can download for free at their widget below, courtesy of KILLOLA. You can download all ten songs for free and also get two bonus songs! How freakin’ cool is that?!!!



Killola TrueAnthem Music

ACTION DESIGN
Emily Whitehurst

Jaycen McKissick

Jake Krohn

Matt McKenzie



Action Desgin photo by picksysticks


The treat this night was seeing Action Design, whose house-party sounds energized this all-ages crowd – including yours truly. Their new album, Never Say, from Popsmear Records is available on Tuesday. It’s filled with polished vocals from Emily and Jaycen's laserlike crisp guitars along with heart-thumping beats from Jake to dance to. Self-described as, "..."a refreshing mix of the band's punk rock roots infused with hard hitting dance rhythms and catchy bass lines wrought with think memorable vocal hooks..." Never Say includes catchy songs like, “Landmines,” and "Pale Horizon” that’ll make you wanna roll down the windows and sing along at the top of your lungs. This new album is fun to listen to and it truly shows on-stage. Just finishing Warped Tour, Action Design will be touring with Killola until October but they’ll be back Oct. 29th when they play in Riverside.


ACTION DESIGN
photo by picksysticks


UPCOMING KILLOLA/ACTION DESIGN DATES:
Sept. 21 – The Middle East (Cambridge, MA)

Sept. 23 – Bernie’s Distillery (Columbus, OH)

Sept. 24 – Reggie’s Rock Club (Chicago, IL)

Sept. 25 – Club Garibaldis (Milwaukee, WI)

Sept. 26 – Cruisin’ Route 66 (St. Louis, MO)

Sept. 27 – Jackpot Music Hall (Lawrence, KS)

Sept. 29 – 3 Kings Tavern (Denver, CO)

Sept. 30 – The Paladium (Salt Lake City, UT)

Oct. 2 - Studio Seven (Seattle, WA)
Oct. 3 – The Tonic Lounge (Portland, OR)

Oct. 4 – The Blue Lamp (Sacramento, CA)

There are more pics in our myspace pics page HERE!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Monsters Are Waiting at The Getty Museum



Last Friday, I was able to catch Monsters Are Waiting at The Getty Museum's "Fridays Off The 405" series. It's a free outdoor event at an awesome location above Los Angeles so I was looking forward to seeing them play after what seemed like a very long hiatus. But boy! Word of advice - take a cab, bus or park a couple miles away and walk or ride a bike to the Getty. After being stuck in traffic for over an hour just to get into the parking structure, I managed to catch the last half of MAW's set.



Showing up in full preggo-mode, Annalee and the rest of the crew basically rawked out for a little over an hour in support of their new 6-track EP, "Ones and Zeros" from Kanine Records. Monsters Are Waiting are no strangers to the L.A. music scene. Their shows are always packed and their live shows is something you definitely have to experience. "Ones and Zeros," MAW's first EP started where their debut album, "Fascination," left off. Each song solidifying Monsters Are Waiting as the one of the best indie bands in L.A. Their lush arrangements in songs like "Crazy Love" and "Ones and Zeros" give the feeling of weightlessness in a dancehall filled with bubble-machine makers as colorful club lights wrap themselves around floating bubbles. This EP is filled with fun songs that fans of Monsters Are Waiting have come to expect. Also included in this EP is the fan favorite Stone Roses cover, "I Wanna Be Adored" which sadly I missed due to traffic.



You can get their cd on their website HERE or HERE. And check out better pictures from that night at Ross Reyes Photography HERE!!! And below is a vid for "Ones and Zeros."

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

FRIDAY!! MONSTERS ARE WAITING. See You There!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

FACELIFT LA: Lisa D'Amato, Ultraviolet Sound & Electric Valentine

One of the new best parties in town is Facelift LA and Thursday night at Hollywood’s Play Lounge proved why. It brought out an onslaught of the best club/techno/dance music groups in Los Angeles. What more can you ask for? Other than the event being free (RSVP for over 21 of course) and also having a free vodka bar until 10, on the bill this night was Electric Valentine, Ultraviolet Sound and Lisa D’Amato. Sa-WEEEET!

Lisa D'Amato



Lisa D'Amato and Dancers
photo by picksysticks

Headlining the night was Lisa D’Amato. With the lack of a stage, Lisa didn’t miss a beat. After pushing back the packed house, Lisa and her dancers put on a pulse-pounding visual and electrifying performance.

Lisa D'Amato



Lisa D'Amato
photograph by picksysticks

Best known for her appearance on America’s Next Top Model, Lisa has made the successful transition to music working with the likes of super producer/manager Cisco Adler. The model with attitude backs up her sexy image with a sexy sound that is sure to keep people coming back for more. She recently played at this year’s Coachella and you can catch her next Hollywood show September 9th at The Viper Room. Lisa’s new album is due out in the summer of 2009.

Ultraviolet Sound didn’t disappoint either. They surely know how to put on a good show. Their songs are flawless and their new debut record, O.C.D. is one of the best dance albums put out in recent years. Ultraviolet are fast becoming one of L.A.'s hottest bands around. You may have heard or even seen front-woman Sarah Hudson before. She was a guest judge on the first season of BRAVO's Project Runway and she's reportedly Kate Hudson's cousin. OR you've probably read about these guys from one of their biggest fans, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.


Ultraviolet Sound
photograph by picksysticks



Ultraviolet Sound
photo by picksysticks


Ultraviolet Sound are currently on tour until November. They come back to L.A. when they play The Viper Room on September 9th. That’s gonna be a kick-ass show for sure! And hey! Check this out. Sara Hudson’s song “Girl on the Verge” from her 2004 debut album “Naked Truth” will be featured in the upcoming movie, “The House Bunny,” out August 22nd.

Opening the night was the duo of Lauren Deadly and Chris Deadly, also known as Electric Valentine. You probably also know them as part of the electro-punk group A Kiss Could Be Deadly. The latter was named Alternative Press’ #1 Unsigned Band for 2007 and their album which came out earlier this year has generated rave reviews for their fusion of electronic, dance and pop sounds. Now this is the duo I really wanted to see. Being a fan of A Kiss Could Be Deadly and never being able to catch that band live, I was looking forward to see Lauren and Chris’ new collaboration.


Electric Valentine's Lauren and Chris
photo by picksYsticks

Few bands come out with music as infectious and mesmerizing as Electric Valentine. I dare you not to fall in love with Lauren’s electrifying vocals while Chris pours on more 80’s/synthesized arrangements with beats that are ready-made for the dance floor. If you liked the dance/rock sounds of AKCBD, then you’ll love Electric Valentine. EV is definitely a band to look out for. Their debut EP will be released either late August or early September and will feature their hit single, “A Night With You.” Until then, they’re currently on tour and you can catch them when they return to Hollywood September 4th when they play The Knitting Factory.


Electric Valentine
photograph by picksysticks

There's more pics from that night at www.myspace.com/picksysticks or just click HERE!

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: FUJI MINX IS "DUMB"

Check out FUJI MINX'S new music video for "Dumb." And what's better than seeing Fuji Minx's Greta Valenti singing one of my favorite songs? Seeing her with jet black hair, as a platinum blonde and bald!! (well...not so much the bald but you catch my drift.) Enjoy!

FUJI MINX "Dumb" Music Video



UPCOMING SHOWS:
AUG. 30TH - Orange International Street Fair (Main Stage)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

FACELIFT LA Tomorrow!

The place to be this Thursday is FACELIFT LA featuring Ultraviolet Sound and Electric Valentine!


Ultraviolet Sound
photo by Nigel Skeet



Electric Valentine
photo by Mike Margol



Monday, August 11, 2008

OH YEAH!! MIDWAY @ Mr. T's Bowl


Friday, August 8, 2008

MANDI PERKINS is Clear Channel's Artist of the Month!


Mandi Perkins is Clear Channel's "One's To Watch" artist for the whole month of August!! How cool is that! Click the pic or HERE to check it out!

Ms. Perkins' debut album, "Alice in No Man's Land" just came out on Monday!! You can get it at your local Best Buy, Virgin or Amoeba Records. It's also available on Itunes and at her website HERE.