by Brad Roberts
At The Echo on Friday night to see the terrific set by The Veils, I was chatting with Kevin Bronson when he let slip that there were rumors of a gigantic secret show on Saturday. All one needed to do was get in line before 8 AM at El Rey to try to get a ticket. By now everyone knows this was for The Rolling Stones at Echoplex (above). I was too busy...and that will have to be my excuse. The historical nature of the show and the fact that I leaned more toward The Stones than The Beatles during their 1964 and 1965 "Get Off My Cloud"/"Ruby Tuesday" era, makes me kind of sorry I missed it. Now beginning their sixth decade in the limelight, The Rolling Stones kick off their newest tour on Friday night at the slightly less intimate Staples Center.
Last week was packed with good shows, and this week looks just as busy. On Saturday there's a mini music festival called The Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk at Burke Triolo Studio and three stages staked out across South Pasadena, with Torches, Tapioca and the Flea, L.A. Witch and Mt. Ossa among others slated to play. Starts at 2 PM. And be on the look out for shows with NO, Haunted Summer, Tall Tales and the Silver Linings, The Black Apples, Pam Shaffer, Pageants and so many more. Enough to keep you out every night.