Sunday, December 23, 2007

Found in LA (Dec. 24-30th)

Monday Dec. 24 (CHRISTMAS EVE)
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!




Tuesday Dec. 25 (CHRISTMAS)
MERRY X-MAS
Phoenix Suns @ Lakers - battle between the Pacific division's finest




Wednesday Dec. 26
??? - I'm Stumped



Thursday Dec. 27
Spaceland On Ice @ Pershing Square - every thursday this past month Spaceland has presented live indie music on the ice rink in Pershing Square. This weeks bands are still to be announced.




Friday Dec. 28
Digital Underground @ Viper Room


So Bad It's Good Presents "Mommy Dearest" @ Vista theatre-
So Bad It's Good Film Fest presents the 1981 camp classic "Mommie Dearest." Also, the audience member with the best Joan Crawdord costume wins dinner for two at Saddle Ranch Chop House and a guest appearance on Fox TV's "That's So Hollywood."


Saturday Dec. 29

Mars Volta @ Echo-plex

Crystal Method @ Vanguard


Sunday Dec. 30

Celtics @ Lakers -
the NBA's best comes to LA to renew one of sport's most historic rivalries

Psychedelic Furs, Persephone's Bees @ Key Club

Melvins @ echo-plex

Nikka Costa @ Roxy

Long-Running Events

Mary Poppins/ 6 Classic Looney Tunes Cartoons
Thru-wed. Dec. 26th
New Beverly Cinema


Rhino Records Pop-up Store
Dec.1-31st
8032 West Third Street
temporary shop opening up for the month of December selling vinyl, DVD's, limited edition posters etc.

Takashi Murakami
Oct. 29- Feb. 11th, 2008
MOCA at the Geffen Contemporary

Dali : Painting & Film

Oct. 14- Jan. 6th, 2008
LACMA

Giant Robot Biennale 50 issues Art Exhibition
Nov.3- Jan. 13th, 2008
Japanese American National Museum

Obey Giant Shepard Fairey Solo Exhibition
Dec. 1- Jan. 14th, 2008
170 South La Brea AveLA, CA 90036

Downtown on Ice

Nov. 16- Jan. 15th, 2008
Pershing Square
530 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Resources

KCRW Presents
LosAnjealous.com
Upcoming.yahoo.com
Going.com
Metromix.com


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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Photos from FoundTrack's Holiday Party - Wed 12/19 !!!


CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL GALLERY!


Thanks for playing Boys and Girls!:

Where: Bar Lubitsch, 7702 Santa Monica Blvd, WeHo
When: Wednesday, December 19, 6:30pm - 1:30am

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Found in LA (Dec. 17-23rd)

Monday Dec. 17
Blind Boys of Alabama @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

Great Northern , Happy Hollows, the Spores @ Viper Room

The Binges, WIldbirds (FREE) @ Spaceland


Tuesday Dec. 18

Oliver Future @ Viper Room

Castledoor @ Boardner's

Blair @ the Mint

Mighty Six Ninety, DJ Jason Eldredge @ Troubadour

Chick Corea @ Catalina Jazz Club


Wednesday Dec. 19
FoundTrack Holiday Party @ Lubitsch


Mariachi USA Festival @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

Vimby Showcase @ Safari Sam's

Caroline on Crack's Holiday Tingly Mingly @ Seven Grand



Thursday Dec. 20
Ozomatli @ House of Blues (sunset)

Lilys, Mezzanine Owls @ Spaceland

Army Navy @ echo


Friday Dec. 21
Ozomatli @ House of Blues (sunset)

Homesick Elephant @ Tangier

Lilys, Ariel Pink @ Spaceland

Busdriver, Daedelus @ Troubadour

Pinback @ Avalon

Plimsouls @ Safari Sams

Saturday Dec. 22
RRIICCEE @ Jensen Rec Center - spontaneous collective between the two musicians (Vincent gallo and Eric Erlandsen) and exhibits the creation of composition within a live performance. For all appearances, the outfit does not perform pre-written music and is not limited to the boundaries of one specific musical genre.

Shiny Toy Guns, War Tapes, Moving Units @ Wiltern



Sunday Dec. 23
Wu Tang Clan @ House of Blues (Sunset)



Long-Running Events

Rhino Records Pop-up Store

Dec.1-31st
8032 West Third Street
temporary shop opening up for the month of December selling vinyl, DVD's, limited edition posters etc.

Takashi Murakami
Oct. 29- Feb. 11th, 2008
MOCA at the Geffen Contemporary

Dali : Painting & Film

Oct. 14- Jan. 6th, 2008
LACMA

Giant Robot Biennale 50 issues Art Exhibition
Nov.3- Jan. 13th, 2008
Japanese American National Museum

Obey Giant Shepard Fairey Solo Exhibition
Dec. 1- Jan. 14th, 2008
170 South La Brea AveLA, CA 90036

Ice Skating @ Pershing Square
Nov. 16- Jan. 15th, 2008
530 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Resources

KCRW Presents
LosAnjealous.com
Upcoming.yahoo.com
Going.com
Metromix.com


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Monday Dec. 24th-30th

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Found in LA (Dec. 10-16)

Monday Dec. 10
Click Hear @ El Rey - LA Weekly presents The Mezzanine Owls, Tweak Bird, The Valley Arena, The Black Ghosts, Le Switch, Travel By Sea


David Gray @ Wiltern

Deerhoof @ Avalon

Persepolis Screening @ Arclight (Sherman Oaks) - Q&A to follow screening with directors Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Parronaud



Tuesday Dec. 11

The Last Gimme Shelter Benefit @ The Roxy - Featuring Pete Yorn, Matthew Sweet & Suzanna Hoffs, Phantom Planet, Donavan Frankenreiter, Peter Himmelman, Jesca Hoop, Mandy Moore, Megan Jacobs and more.


Oliver Future, J*Davey @ Viper Room

Squirrel Nut Zippers, Eleni Mandell @ El Rey

David Bazan, J Tillman @ Spaceland

The Shy's, Eastern Conference Champions @ Troubadour


Wednesday Dec. 12

Bjork, Ratatat @ Nokia Theatre


Ben Lee @ El Rey

Mia Doi Todd, Sara Lov @ Tangier

Jesca Hoop @ Troubadour


Thursday Dec. 13
West Indian Girl (FREE) @ Bordello- Free with RSVP- rsvpla@metromix.com

Moving Units, Scissors For Lefty @ Echo-Plex (FREE)

Richard Hawley, Ferraby Lionheart @ Troubadour

Sweeney Todd Screening @ Hammer (FREE)- Filter magazine and the Hammer are presenting this late night happening featuring music by guest DJ's in the courtyard and a special early screening of Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
RSVP required for entry- rsvpla@filtermmm.com . Box office opens at 6pm the day of to take first 250 people.


Spurs vs Lakers @ Staples Center



Friday Dec. 14
Modular Records Winter Social @ Echo-Plex - LA Riots, Publicist, Anavan, Royal Rumble and Dj Sets by Daisy O and Boom Bip- rsvp link-


RZA, Amad Jamal@ El Rey

The Morning Benders, Let's Go Sailing @ Echo

Fold Presents - Christmas Sweater Party @ Crash Mansion - The Deadly Syndrome, Ekimohunter, The Mae-Shi, The Pity Party, Happy Hollows


Saturday Dec. 15
Mellowdrone @ Echoplex

Angel City Drive-In Movie Night - A Christmas Story - Angel City Drive-In is a twice a month movie night in a parking lot in downtown LA at 240 west 4th st. (2nd floor) , Los Angeles CA. 90013






Sunday Dec. 16
The Night of Union Rumi Festival @ 7 Dudley Cinema in the Sponto Gallery (Venice Beach)- 800 year anniversary of the beloved sufi poet. Open-mic followed by a screening of the documentary "Rumi: Turning Ecstatic" followed by a Q&A and discussioin with director Tina Petrova



Long-Running Events

Rhino Records Pop-up Store

Dec.1-31st
8032 West Third Street
temporary shop opening up for the month of December selling vinyl, DVD's, limited edition posters etc.

Takashi Murakami
Oct. 29- Feb. 11th, 2008
MOCA at the Geffen Contemporary

Dali : Painting & Film

Oct. 14- Jan. 6th, 2008
LACMA

Giant Robot Biennale 50 issues Art Exhibition
Nov.3- Jan. 13th, 2008
Japanese American National Museum

Obey Giant Shepard Fairey Solo Exhibition
Dec. 1- Jan. 14th, 2008
170 South La Brea AveLA, CA 90036

Ice Skating @ Pershing Square
Nov. 16- Jan. 15th, 2008
530 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Resources

KCRW Presents
LosAnjealous.com
Upcoming.yahoo.com
Going.com
Metromix.com


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Monday Dec. 17th-23rd

Monday, December 3, 2007

Sunday, December 2, 2007

December '07 Liner Notes


Track 1 - Perfect Timing (This Morning) - Orba Squara
Album: Sunshyness (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Res Freq
Release Date: 1/30/07
Founder: Andrea Canter- KCRW

Comment: Track has been edited to form intro. for our December mix as a mock of the advert for the iphone (see below), which will be the most sought after holiday gift of the '07 season...the mixtape that is ; )







Track 2 - Nutty Jingle Bells - Al Hirt
Album: Have a Merry Little Al Hirt (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Delta
Release Date: 8/1/00
Founder: Brainwerk - Check The Cool Wax

Comment: Nutty version of the classic jingle from the late Al "He's the King" Hirt /AKA "the Round Mound of Sound"





Track 3 - New Violence - White Williams
Album: Smoke (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Tigerbeat Six
Release Date: 10/09/07
Founder: Other Music

Comment: Debut from New York's Joe "White" Williams has been one of the top selling albums at Other Music's digital store




Track 4 - Bully - Fortune

Album: Fortune EP (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Disque Primeur
Release Date: 12/10/07
Founder: Derek Davies - Good Weather for Airstrikes

Comment: With comparisons to an electro-version of Phoenix, Fortune is leaving listeners wanting more.


Track 5 - The Mole Man - SchwaB

Album: The Moleman Single (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Self-Release
Release Date: 11/19/07
Founder: Dan Wilcox - KCRW

Comment: Unsigned retro-soul funk five piece from East London. John Peel played their song "dj's in a row" in his last show ever.





Track 6 - Love You So - The King Khan & BBQ Show

Album: The King Khan & BBQ Show (Sample/Purchase)
Label: In the Red
Release Date: 11/20/07
Founder: Other Music

Comment: Long awaited reissue of the Canadian garage rock duo and former members of the Spaceshits




Track 7 - Rodney King - Amad Jamal
Album: Promo (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Urban Umpires
Release Date: 11/20/07
Founder: Garth Trinidad - KCRW

Comment: New single from the active local artist from Los Scandalous!





Track 8 - Music Is Ruling My World - Kutiman

Album: Kutiman (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Melting Pot Music
Release Date: 10/26/07
Founder: Jeremy Sole - KCRW

Comment: Psychedelic spacey afro-funk from Israel. Ophir "Kutiman" Kutiel believe it or not was just introduced to the music of James Brown and Fela Kuti just four years ago yet it seems this home assembled album speaks from the soul of these deceased legends.





Track 9 - Boa Sorte/Good Luck - Vanessa Da Mata

Album: Sim (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Sony BMG Europe
Release Date: 8/06/07 (IMPORT)
Founder: Anne Litt - KCRW

Comment: The Brazilian singer-songwriter has commissioned Ben Harper to lay vocals on "Boa Sorte"




Track 10 - Fair Weather Friends - Daedelus

Album: Fair Weather Friends EP (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Ninjatune
Release Date: 10/16/07
Founder: Jason Bentley - KCRW
www.myspace.com/daedelusdarling

Comment: "Contrasting IDM styled cut-ups with childlike arrangements from the 30's and 40's, Daedelus has refined a style that has no imitators. Exactly the kind of music you’d expect from a scarily well-connected hip hop nut who happens to dress in Edwardian clothing and names himself after an Ancient Greek Legend." -ninjatune





Track 11 - Trick For Treat - Neon Neon

Album: Raquel EP (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Lex
Release Date: 11/18/07
Founder: Gorillavsbear.net
http://www.myspace.com/neonx2

Comment: New project with Gruff Rhys of the Super Furry Animals and Boom Bip. The album Stainless Style (FEB 2008) is themed around the life of John Delorean, and features Spank Rock, Yo Majesty and Fat Lip. Oh and if you didn't know, John Delorean is the genius engineer who gave you the time machine in Back to the Future. Speaking of Time Machine, Boom Bip has just put together a 35-minute mixtape which would have been suitable in the cassette player of the delorean. Do yourself a favor and get a hold of this at Pitchfork while it lasts...it even beats an episode of alex p's Family Ties.






Track 12 - Punch Out - Statik Selektah

Album: Spell My Name Right (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Showoff/Brick
Release Date: 11/06/07
Founder: Gorillavsbear.net

Comment: For those of you who were deprived from your Nintendo power, this track features the music from the classic boxing video game, Mike Tyson's Punch Out. Statik is obviously a genius as a Selektah of samples. Doc Louis must have put this track in Little Mac's walkman if he was going to have a shot at getting past Mr. Sandman and Soda Popinski .





Track 13 - 11h30 - Danger
Album: 12" (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Ekleroshock
Release Date: 9/14/07 EP
Founder: Derek Davies - Good Weather for Airstrikes

Comment: I guess the torch has been passed from Justice and the Ed Banger crew to a new line of french new-rave. Danger names all of his songs after times and dates. "11h30" would have to signify for how long i would have to listen to this song before it loses its appeal.






Track 14 - Tyrants - Black Mountain

Album: In the Future (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Jagjaguwar
Release Date: 1/21/08
Founder: Pitchfork Media

Comment: If this is any indication of Black Mountain's In the Future, it's already secured a spot on my top albums of 2008 list. The name of the album is ironic as the Canadian band have clearly been influenced by Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Neil Young to name a few. But listening to this epic masterpiece is like hearing them all play on stage at once. This song has been made available as a free download available on the Jagjaguwar website.





Track 15 - Gole Yakh - Olivier Bernet and guests

Album: Persepolis Original Soundtrack (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Caroline/EMI
Release Date: 1/15/08
Founder: NPR's All things Considered

Comment: "Persepolis began life as a French-language graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. It described her childhood in Iran and her life in Vienna and Paris after the Iranian revolution. Now Satrapi has a hand in re-creating her story as an animated movie.

In May, Persepolis won the grand-jury award at the Cannes film festival. It will be France's submission at the Oscars for best foreign-language film.

Satrapi is pleased, but the Iranian government is not. It denounced the film and got it dropped from the Bangkok International Film Festival. "

-NPR's All Things Considered - "Highly acclaimed 'Persepolis' Denounced by Iran"

I highly recommend the film as well as the soundtrack, which is already available for digital purchase on itunes. The music has been beautifully arranged by Olivier Bernet. The film is in French and "Gole Yakh" (Frozen Flower), which wasn't featured in the film is sung in Farsi and carries a traditional and classic Iranian fabric of sound.




Track 16 - Shift (alternate version) - Grizzly Bear

Album: Friend EP (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Warp
Release Date: 11/05/07
Founder: Thomas Golubic - KCRW

Comment: This haunting song was my first introduction to the experimental brooklyn band Grizzly Bear's debut "Horn of Plenty" in 2004. They've included an alternate version here on their new Friend EP, in which they also revisit the Phil Spector's "He Hit Me".





Track 17 - December Will Be Magic Again - Kate Bush
Album: This Woman's Work Anthology (Sample/Purchase)
Label: EMI
Release Date: 10/20/98
Founder: Amoeba Music

Comment: "December Will Be Magic Again" was a between-album single by Kate Bush. It was released for the holiday season on 17th November 1980 and peaked at number 29 in the UK Singles Chart. -Wiki


Here is the video for her christmas special in 1979





Track 18 - Anyone Else But You - The Moldy Peaches

Album: The Moldy Peaches (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Rough Trade
Release Date: 9/11/01
Founder: Pitchfork Media

Comment: Music plays a big role in the upcoming highly anticipated indie flick Juno and we can thank lead actress Ellen Page for helping select the songs her character would listen to. Juno has a soundtrack comprised of tunes by the Kinks, Belle & Sebastian, Sonic Youth, Cat Power, Mott the Hoople, and Kimya Dawson in various guises (solo and as part of the Moldy Peaches and Antsy Pants).

For full tracklisting of soundtrack and how it was curated, read Page's phone interview with Pitchfork here.




Track 19 - That Was the Worst Christmas Ever - Sufjan Stevens
Album: Songs for Christmas (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Asthmatic Kitty
Release Date: 11/21/06
Founder: Amoeba Music
wiki- songs for christmas

Comment: Sufjan is now the most featured artist on the Foundtrack and rightfully so. I highly suggest inclusion in every christmas compilation. Last winter, Stevens released this box set of five separate EP's of Christmas related songs and carols. The box set includes a poster of Sufjan Stevens, an animated short for "Put the Lights on the Tree" by Tom Eaton, an essay by Rick Moody, two original short stories by Stevens, stickers, comics and a sing-a-long book for all five discs. although a year old, this timeless piece would make for a great gift especially since i've been underwelmed by this season's christmas releases thus far.






Track 20 - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

Album: Peace on Earth- A Holiday Album (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Non-Profit Charity Album
Release Date: 11/13/07
Founder: Caleb Palma - hardtofindafriend.blogspot.com

Comment: I heard this track on Caleb Palma's holiday mixtape which he's selling from his blog. 100% of the proceeds benefit Toys For Tots. For track listing and more details check out his blog.




Track 21- At the Top of the World - Amiina feat. Lee Hazelwood

Album: (Sample/Purchase)
Label: Ever
Release Date: 12/18/07
Founder: Pitchfork Media

Comment: This short story was the last recording of Lee Hazelwood's before his passing in August. The incredible thing is that it seems as if he wrote this piece after his passing. Amiina, Sigur Ros' backing band offered their "hilli" track to appropriately follow Lee's great spoken word. The song is great but the video is even better (see below).





Track 22 - Silent Night - Korea
Album: Merry Christmas - Korean Holiday Compilation (Sample/Purchase)
Label: ?
Release Date: ?
Founder: Brainwerk - Check The Cool Wax

Comment: This was dug up from the dusty holiday crate of vinyl from Brainwerk's Check the Cool Wax blog and more specifically from their Christmas Wax Vol.2 compilation.


Found in LA (Dec. 3- Dec. 9)

Monday Dec. 3
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings @ Amoeba (FREE) - to get a preview of her live performance be sure to tune into KCRW on Monday morning to hear her perform live on Morning Becomes Eclectic

Carbon/Silicon @ Troubadour - SOLD OUT - New collaboration of Mick Jones and Tony James

Vampire Weekend, Grand Ole Party @ Echo - Columbia University grads (vampire weekend) creating a buzz with their "Upper West Side Soweto"



Tuesday Dec. 4

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings @ El Rey


Port O' Brien, Cave Singers @ Echo

Mama Suki @ the Scene

Alela Diane @ Bordello

Sasha Sacket @ Temple Bar


Wednesday Dec. 5

Juno - Opening Night of the highly anticipated indie film in select theatres

Bodies of Water @ Mr. T's Bowl- Local Eagle Rockers just got signed to Secretly Canadian

Bloodcat Love @ Spaceland - Club NME Night

Pinback, Datarock, Sea Wolf, Spoon @ Avalon


Ask A Ninja @ El Rey - Live Stage debut of the award-winning series of comedy videos about Ninjas in pop culture. Performing with Hard n' Phirm and Patton Oswalt.



Thursday Dec. 6

Eyedea & Abilities @ Knitting Factory

Midnight Movies @ Spaceland

Boom Bip, Junkie XL, Young Americans @ Viper Room


Friday Dec. 7

Dengue Fever @ Getty Center - SOLD OUT - Friday Nights at the Getty

Jon Brion @ Largo

Andrew Bird @ Orpheum



Saturday Dec. 8

Scissors For Lefty @ Roxy

Jon Brion @ Largo

Five-Four Clothing Sample Sale (Men's Clothing) - 10am-5pm at 2444 Porter St. LA, CA. 90021 . Take care of your Chirstmas shopping early for once.


Sunday Dec. 9

Five-Four Clothing Sample Sale (Men's Clothing) - See details above

David Gray @ Wiltern

The Sounds, The Bravery @ Avalon

Prefuse 73 @ Troubadour




Long-Running Events

Rhino Records Pop-up Store

Dec.1-31st
8032 West Third Street
temporary shop opening up for the month of December selling vinyl, DVD's, limited edition posters etc.

Takashi Murakami
Oct. 29- Feb. 11th, 2008
MOCA at the Geffen Contemporary

Dali : Painting & Film

Oct. 14- Jan. 6th, 2008
LACMA

Giant Robot Biennale 50 issues Art Exhibition
Nov.3- Jan. 13th, 2008
Japanese American National Museum

Obey Giant Shepard Fairey Solo Exhibition
Dec. 1- Jan. 14th, 2008
170 South La Brea AveLA, CA 90036

Ice Skating @ Pershing Square
Nov. 16- Jan. 15th, 2008
530 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Resources

KCRW Presents
LosAnjealous.com
Upcoming.yahoo.com
Going.com
Metromix.com


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Monday Dec. 10th-16th