Monday, June 22, 2009

He made me a tape of bootlegs and B-sides

It must've been about 4 years ago when I first saw Art Brut when We Are Scientists played the Music Box Theater (and The Spinto Band had opened). Art Brut's set was so much fun and unforgettable. Unfortunately, the Music Box (Henry Fonda) Theater has a retarded camera policy, so that time, I had to take mine back to the car. They didn't let me in with it. Well, back to my story. Art Brut's set was so much fun! Everyone started jumping and dancing. It was really packed in there. All of a sudden, like a freakin domino, or a wave, everyone started falling. A group of people must've fallen down in the front, and we were all packed together so everyone behind them started falling. It was totally crazy seeing it coming towards me (I was near the middle). I thought to myself, there is no way I'm falling. So I arm locked my buddies and held on tight. My body must've been tilting backwards but I used all of my leg muscles to successfully stop the fall. I'm telling you, well over 60 people must've fallen. It was great, though. Since then, I knew Art Brut is lots of fun. They played a mini-residency at Spaceland and ended at the Echo on Friday. I went to the Thursday show. Great fun. They even did a cover of one of my favorite Ramones tune! Yay!

Art Brut @ Spaceland Los Angeles, CA 6-18-09

Friday, June 19, 2009

Seven days a week, every minute of the day

I've been thinking about you. What you been up to?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I want the good life

The Nylon Music Summer Tour stopped by Los Angeles at the Roxy on Tuesday. It's so hard to go out on a weeknight when you have a full time stressful demanding job. Jaguar Love was set to go on at 8, so I had to hurry home, then get ready and hurry out. I was really sleepy and tired. We got there just in time. This was my first time seeing Jaguar Love minus Jay. All their new songs sounded great and I really liked them. Plastiscines were next. I've been wanting to see them for the longest time. The only time they came to play in LA was last summer in Pasadena at this festival and their set time was like high noon at the peak of the crazy summer heatwave. I knew I could not survive that so I never made it out of my air conditioned room. Plastiscines were great. Their energy and everything. So much more amazing in person. I said to my friend "isn't she so cute?!" and he replied "which one?!" Yes, indeed, they are all so beautiful, gorgeous, and French. Loved their set very much. Although, my one disappointment was that they didn't sing "Loser". I wanted to hear them sing in French. After them were the Living Things, a band I have been following for several years now. Their set was great as usual. Gasp at Eve's hair and striped pants. (side note: if you know me at all, or if you've been following this blog, you know my love for vertical striped pants.) Anyways, I can't get over their amazing sense of style, natural cool, and rockin' songs. My friends and I were tired at this point and we decided to call it a night. Honestly, I would've stayed for Patrick Wolf, but the only song I know is "Magic Position". Plus, let me remind you it was a Tuesday night. Couldn't take many good pictures because there were too many heads in front of me. Argh!

Jaguar Love


Living Things