Archive for June, 2010

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

The tree that was the Velvet Underground has borne all manner of strange fruit since its inception and Hackamore Brick’s One Kiss Leads To Another, from 1971, may very well have been the first of its direct descendants. Brooklyn based, the band predates both Modern Lovers and Television’s VU fascinations with vocal turns clearly indebted […]

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

An asthmatic, wheezing, pump organ…drums, harmonica, a guitar and Zach Tillman’s vocal storytelling. This is the sound of Seattle’s Pearly Gate Music. MP3: Pearly Gate Music :: Daddy Wrote You Letters ——————— + Download Pearly Gate Music via eMusic’s 35 free MP3 no risk trial offer ____________________________________________________________________________________

Monday, June 28th, 2010

No Jacket Required kicks off this Friday at the Grandstar in Chinatown with three of my favorite locals: the World Record, Le Switch and Les Blanks. This threesome kills every time they gig together. Look for No Jacket Required bills the first and third Fridays of every month at the Grandstar on Broadway in L.A. […]

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 26 (SIRIUS), and channel 43 (XM), can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. Looking for the LA tribute to Television’s Adventure, L’Aventure? You can download it: here. SIRIUS 147: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ The […]

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Last year Aquarium Drunkard released RAM On L.A. — a local music compilation featuring eleven Los Angeles artists each covering a track off Paul McCartney’s 1971 LP, RAM. Today we’re following that up with L’Aventure — a local music compilation featuring eight Los Angeles artists paying tribute to Television’s sophomore LP, Adventure. Like its predecessor, […]

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

This Tuesday, June 29th, AD Presents Tame Impala at the Silverlake Lounge. Buy tickets now — early show just added. Very much expected to sell out.

Friday, June 18th, 2010

I was never quite sure what to make of people’s outright indifference towards, or ignorance of, Television’s sophomore album Adventure. Here you have a legendary band’s follow-up to an unquestionable masterpiece debut (Marquee Moon), and the most common reaction I would receive when discussing it was either an admission of having never heard it or […]