by Brad Roberts
I'm looking forward to this Saturday's show at El Cid with the super groovy indie pop band Dutch Party, for Bebopalula (at right) are playing too, and this brand new band is already making waves, and who bring a great big dose of fun to their music. Also appearing, Sure Sure who I don't know much about but any band compared favorably to Grizzly Bear and Field Music by Deli Magazine has to pique my interest.
Thursday night offers a triple bill at The Satellite that is possibly the best line up of the week. Lady Low always dazzles with their flowing melodic anthems and powerful vocal performance, together with a rich string sections, and they headline this show with stirring support from psychedelic band Ultra Violent Rays and more soaring vocals from Alright Alright, who have enriched a couple of my nights at Lot 1.
Bunch of interesting sets all over town all week as well. On Wednesday Derde Verde and The Pretty Flowers are at Silver Lake Lounge, and Jenny O. is at Hotel Cafe. Friday The Dead Ships are hosting a Record Release Show at The Hi Hat. On Saturday Sego, Francisco. The Man and NONA at Bootleg Bar. On Sunday Pearl Charles graces the Grand Ole Echo with a headlining spot at Echoplex.
Had the most fun at the Manhattan Murder Mystery, Seasons show at The Viper Room last Wednesday. I was right, this was the first time MMM (at right) had ever played this fabled club, and it was perfect for them. Best sounding set I've ever heard from them and kudos to The Viper Room sound guys. Seasons (at left) played about seven songs and each one topped the previous one. They also benefited from the great sound.