by Brad Roberts
Ethan Gruska of The Belle Brigade will introduce selections from his debut solo album Slowmotionary on Tuesday at Hotel Cafe. De La Cuesta is hosting a weekly show every Thursday all month long at Stories Books & Cafe, and this week they feature Avid Dancer on the bill. Mark your calendars for Friday, Feb. 10 and come out to Lot 1 for the politically charged event Swans Against Trump. Here you'll witness Madame Headdress performing "Cats Against Trump", making a mockery of our current political state.
Took my first dip in the "Desert Nights" series at The Standard last Wednesday to see Haunted Summer (below) and it's such a nice intimate event I should have gone much sooner than this. Haunted Summer floated through a hypnotic, spacey set that was trance-inducing and Brendan Eder Ensemble followed with his distinctly unique woodwind, brass and percussion classical/jazz fusion. Thursday and Friday were the Pinback (at right) shows at Echoplex and The Echo about which I will write more later. Saturday was the Vert Ventures/Feed Your Head show at Lot 1 And now I rest.