Thursday, May 24, 2012

GETTY'S "SATURDAYS OFF THE 405" KICKS OFF WITH DUM DUM GIRLS

Dum Dum Girls
Dum Dum Girls kick-off Saturdays Off The 405 at The Getty Museum.
photos by picksysticks
Museums house everything old and antique - paintings, sculptures, pottery, books and furniture. You can say it's a Hipster's wet dream.  So, last Saturday, Hipsters converged to The Getty Museum not for the vintage art but for the band Dum Dum Girls

The Dum Dum Girls kicked off The Getty's  "Saturdays Off The 405," a free outdoor concert series from 6-9pm that features up-and-coming bands along with DJ sets to set the mood while people picnic, mingle and drink cocktails - all while enjoying the picture-esque views above Los Angeles. 

Known for their hip, fuzzy, Mazzy Star meets Shangri-Las West Coast beach vibe, the quartet are currently on tour promoting their most recent album Only In Dreams.  It's the second album from the group, offering a more mature sound with deeply personal songwriting from front-woman Dee Dee and features, for the first time, all members playing and singing together on the album.  


And to showcase how much they’ve grown musically as a group, Dum Dum Girls played their songs from old to new, in chronological order, it seemed, starting from their 2010 debut album I Will Be and then transitioning to their most recent release, Only In Dreams. 

Dum Dum Girls
DJ Neil Schield
DJ Neil Schield
photo by picksysticks
Opening the night was DJ Neil Schield of Origami Vinyl spinning LPs, a welcomed musical escape for those eating out in the courtyard.  And judging by the positive reception of all those in attendance, the night was a success.  Offering many programs throughout the year to reach out and encourage younger and professional groups to visit the Getty, the Saturdays Off The 405 series has proved popular when it first debuted back in 2007 when it was first called "Fridays Off The 405."  The response was encouraging as the museum thought up of ways to develop a new generation of art lovers and museum supporters.  And what they've created was a space for people who share the same interests enjoy art while listening to music and drinking cocktails. 


Dum Dum Girls


The next show on June 16th brings Allen Stone and his smooth vocals to the Getty.  July 14th welcomes Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang and Nick Waterhouse and his vintage R&B will echo over Los Angeles on July 28th.  

Saturdays Off The 405 photo gallery with Dum Dum Girls.
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