One of the best things about being a music fan in Los Angeles is the many opportunities to see bands working out their new material live in small venues before recording. Tonight Mary and Eli Chartkoff of Monolators fame are back at pehrspace presenting “First Fridays with Mary and Eli,” a yearlong monthly residency that is a reboot of the residency the Chartkoffs hosted at Mr. T’s Bowl from 2006-2008. Tonight’s bill is a stellar lineup of new projects from RFSL faves The Pretty Flowers (Noah Green of the Henry Clay People) and Madame Headdress (the latest invention of Mary and Eli) as well as familiar favorites Scott Schultz (The LOOOONG Ride! Blog), Le Cos, and the indomitable Manhattan Murder Mystery.
First Fridays with Mary and Eli (Scott Schultz, Le Cos, The Pretty Flowers, Manhattan Murder Mystery and Madame Headdress) happens Friday June 6 at pehrspace, 325 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026. Music starts at 9pm, all ages, $5.
Madame Headdress is the latest "Experimental ish, art, soul, protopunk cute, noiseless noise" from Eli and Mary of The Monolators.
Manhattan Murder Mystery
MMM are a fistful of paradoxes. Leadman Matthew Teardrop is a songwriter’s songwriter and also the most stripped down punk in a 100-mile radius. Anything can happen on stage but at the stroke of 12 and the band will play an entire midnight set of songs “about things that I feel everyday:” professional wrestling, shitty jobs and disappointing just about everyone except the audience.
The Pretty Flowers
Noah Green, a former member of the Henry Clay People wrote “Backseat of a Cab,” the catchiest song on the HCP’s last album. The Pretty Flowers is the latest project from Green, along with drummer Eli Reyes (Rademacher) and Matt Cowan.
Le Cos have been releasing music like punk murder ballad “10 Crows” since at least 2012, but they’ve been keeping a low profile lately. Friday’s show is a chance to check out material, old and new.