by Brad Roberts
Even though Los Angeles was about to be hit by it's biggest winter storm in years (which included the tornado) I had to get down to El Rey to see Allah-Las (at right) on Thursday, December 11th. I also wanted to see all three of these local bands break out on the big stage so I knew I'd be spending the whole evening there
I recalled seeing Dream Boys at The Echo at Echo Park Rising earlier this year and liked them so I got there as they were still in their first song. Dream Boys (above) play dream pop with an appropriately relaxed vocal style even though three of them sing. Nice melodies and precise playing, even with the sound mix at El Rey a little bass heavy, they still sounded good. The 30 minute set included some of their best songs and provided an appropriately inviting opening for what was to come.