By Kathryn Pinto
In the coming week all kinds of bands that have been laying low, on hiatus or out of the country are coming out of seclusion and playing live in LA. Knowing that I'll be on the road this weekend and next week, every band I've been waiting to see booked a show on the exact dates I'll be gone. Rather than RSVP my regrets allow me to share those shows with you here. Go see some music, buy some merch, maybe even get a sweaty hug after the show.
Tonight, Thursday August 9 at the Echo
Psychedelic garage rockers the Black Apples play a show for the release of their 7" and debut a fresh crop of new songs. Young Hunting, Habits and Single Palms play in support.
The Happy Hollows
Saturday August 11 at the Satellite
Guitar shredding pixie Sarah Negahdari and the guys have been busy lately, but some yet to be announced awesome news means that this will likely be the last Happy Hollows show for a few months. Don't miss it.
Saturday August 11 at the Bootleg Theater
Other musical configurations featuring of many of the same guys (the Mid Cities, the Breakups) have made appearances this summer, but the modern surf sound of the Californian songbook will be on stage Saturday in direct competition with the Happy Hollows. Choose wisely.
Ship Collective veterans Earlimart have famously been on hiatus for the past four years but now have an upcoming album that even Pitchfork deigns to acknowledge. The duo play Monday at the Fonda opening for Jason Lytle's legendary central valley outfit Grandaddy. The members of Earlimart were one half of Lytle's other recent project, the excellent Admiral Radley.
Earlimart "97 Heart Attack"
Thursday August 16 at the Bootleg Theater
If you didn't have a chance to see Alpine Decline in their heavy, sweaty, intimate, neutron bomb of a show at Homeroom last week, this is your opportunity. The two are in town from China, where they teach a class in American Culture among other things, to master their upcoming record. Do not miss.