October 25, 2007
THE HAPPY HOLLOWS www.happyhollows.com The dancy, Pixies-ish convulsiveness of this Sarah Negahdari-led trio is undeniable. Their debut album is almost ready. -- KING ELEMENTARY www.kingelementary.com Gritty, straight-ahead rock on the quartet's forthcoming debut "No Cure for the Living Room" avoids the campy pratfalls of many hair bands. Get your Bic lighters ready. -- LOW VS DIAMOND www.lowvsdiamond.
August 6, 2010
POP MUSIC Silversun Pickups The Silver Lake poster band for indie-meets-arena success will headline a night at the Greek Theatre with Against Me! and fellow Spaceland denizens the Henry Clay People. Expect lots of fuzzed-out guitars, bombastic drumming and almost-anthems that spiral in and then blow out with force. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave. 7:30 p.m. $35-$38. http://www.Greektheatrela.com. Music at the Zoo Because every single L.A. public institution now has to have indie rock bands playing at night, no less than the L.A. Zoo will host the fast-rising soul-pop quartet Voxhaul Broadcast, the prickly noise punk of the Happy Hollows and the atmospheric tangle of Useless Keys.
October 22, 2007 |
The Silversun Pickups are moving on up, and they're taking their friends and fans with them. The L.A.-based quartet has outgrown the small Silver Lake rock clubs where the group has been a staple for more than six years, selling out the 2,200-capacity Wiltern well in advance of Saturday night's homecoming show. But the band is still very much a part of the close-knit musical community from which it arose.
September 23, 2007 |
Inara GEORGE, the singer for the Los Angeles indie-pop duo the Bird and the Bee, is a clotheshorse who refuses to set foot inside a clothing store. "It's the whole dressing room, trying-on-clothes thing," says George, a pixie-pretty 33-year-old, whose halcyon voice helped make the Bird and the Bee's debut album one of the biggest success stories in alternative music this year. A follow-up EP, "Please Clap Your Hands," comes out Tuesday.
February 7, 2010 |
It's the night after New Year's Eve and hundreds of kids are crammed into the Smell, the downtown DIY tabernacle of the Los Angeles avant-garde. A sweating mass of art students, skate punks and subterranean scene staples ecstatically moshes to a blistering set from Mika Miko, an (almost) all-girl punk rock quintet celebrating its dissolution the only way the group knows how: with a farewell performance heavy on serrated guitars, funky bass lines and one of the band's singers, Jennifer Clavin, screeching lyrics about turkey sandwiches into a Soviet-style red telephone doubling as a mike.