By Brad Roberts
It was nice to see the L.A. Weekly acknowledging what we have known here for quite some time. That L.A. is the "best American city for music". True, I live here, and don't have anything to compare it to, but that "best American city" tag seems like a fact that is impossible to ignore. Musicians gravitate here in disproportionate numbers for a very good reason. And together with all the other artists who flock here, there is bound to be a co-mingling of these different disciplines that melds into one big creative community. That has been my observation over the past nine years, ever since I jumped into the local music scene. The support I see extended from every artist to every other artist has been the biggest revelation of all the things I've learned.
The exhilaration I feel every night that I go out, knowing I will be among people I know and watching musicians I admire and respect, always fills me with anticipatory glee. I just had to post a picture that shows off our wonderful January weather as well, as this is also pulls people here like a magnet.
This week's dose of glee will include shows like the final Monday night residencies for this month including Vanaprasta at Bootleg Bar, or a show with Babies On Acid and Seasons at Harvard & Stone also on Monday. Tall Tales & the Silver Linings close out their Tuesday residency at Los Globos with The Spires. On Wednesday, there's Grizfolk and In The Valley Below at The Troubadour, and Friday night offers very stiff competition including the Badass Bands Blog Anniversary celebration at Silver Lake Lounge with LA River Bend and Young Creatures. My Feed Your Head show presents Auditorium and Jill Avilez among the guests on Saturday at Lot 1. And there's much more...