Even though Los Angeles was about to be hit by it's biggest winter storm in years (which included the tornado) I had to get down to El Rey to see Allah-Las (at right) on Thursday, December 11th. I also wanted to see all three of these local bands break out on the big stage so I knew I'd be spending the whole evening there
I recalled seeing Dream Boys at The Echo at Echo Park Rising earlier this year and liked them so I got there as they were still in their first song. Dream Boys (above) play dream pop with an appropriately relaxed vocal style even though three of them sing. Nice melodies and precise playing, even with the sound mix at El Rey a little bass heavy, they still sounded good. The 30 minute set included some of their best songs and provided an appropriately inviting opening for what was to come.
Christmas approacheth and lots of bands are on break so the pickings begin to thin out this week. But there are parties and holiday events to usher in what is bound to be a deadly next week. A couple of busy nights lead up to a fairly quiet weekend.
Monday things are still hopping with all the residencies offering lots of reasons to venture out on the first day of the week. Lord Huron are in town to play a benefit at El Rey and Psychic Love have picked up a date at Harvard & Stone also on Monday.