Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mayer Hawthorne x A Strange Arrangement

What "A Strange Arrangement," is the name of the album by Mayer Hawthorne - a fitting title to the type of music Mr. Hawthorne creates. The first time I heard it, I wasn't sure what I was listening to. The music had that classic motown sound but the video was too contemporary and a white dude was singing. My initial thought was it was a spoof video, some random guy singing along to an old classic Motown song I never heard before. Then I payed closer attention to the lyrics and they were too current. So I did some research and discovered Mayer Hawthorne was creating something new yet paying homage to an old classic sound - call it Vintage Music. His album is one of my favorites and is on repeat on my iPod. Take a listen and you'll soon be singing along to the catchy hooks and upbeat music.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Broken Bells Return to Los Angeles

The Broken Bells have just announced a few more domestic dates in March and make a much anticipated return to Los Angeles after their debut performance at The Bootleg Theater last week.Tix to their March 14th date at The Troubadour go on sale at 1pm PST. Their NY show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on the 10th of March has already sold out so you can expect the LA show to sell out in the time it takes you to watch an episode of What's Happening!! Speaking of which, I've been getting a lot of requests to provide private links to share the videos i took from their debut performance, which were removed from Youtube at the request of their label Sony. I WILL NOT SHARE any of these videos and the reason can be found in a very special episode/Rerun of What's Happening!!! feat. live performance from The Doobie Brothers. See video below, referred by EJL.

If you're not able to score tix out here they will have a couple dates in Europe next week and then will be heading over to Austin, TX for SXSW after their LA performance....and don't underestimate the possibility of a Coachella addition in April. Their debut album comes out on the 9th of March. "Vaporize" and "The High Road" are now available for a free download with every preorder!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

TV Tuesday: A Very Special Episode...

Is it me or is Television so unflattering these days? Who remembers when you would stay at home on Friday nights just so you could order pizza and watch the latest episodes of "Perfect Strangers", "Step By Step", "Family Matters" and "Full House" on ABC's TGIF, or even random Saturday morning cartoons like "ProStars" and "Camp Candy" from the incredible production company DIC and super-producer Peter Engel's "Saved by the Bell" and "California Dreams?" Maybe I'm stuck in a moment and i can't get out of it but this was what my childhood was all about. If you've been following us you know by now that I might overstate my fair share of Nass-talgia, but the event that's happening tonight at Cinefamily's Silent Movie Theatre happens once in a life-time.

Tonight, we will witness half a dozen fine prime-time quintessential sitcoms involving themes of death, cast members getting backhanded across the room by drunken guest Stars (hint hint-rhymes with Lom Ganks)..., prostitution, surreal dream sequences by Alex P and much more as "very special episodes" get way too specialized. Come one, come all and share laughs since the in-studio audience was forbidden to during the recording. Our favorite example is below courtesy of Youtube's chrono2300 with a special remix edit featuring Le Tigre's version of "I'm so Excited".

To get YOU so excited/scared for tonight's main event, we've included a special party favor from the episode in which this takes place.

mp3 - Saved by the Bell - Put Your Mind To It

Also, be sure to check out IGN TV's top 10 special episodes and please join the Jesse Spano Facebook support group.

Weird Science from Dan Black

The electromagnetic British supa-star Dan Black is about to land on the west side of his brief US tour in support of the recently released full-length debut, ((UN)), through the Paris/NY based The Hours. Dan will be performing tonight at Dim Mak's Tuesday night weekly at Cinespace (Flier on right) and then one last Los Angeles stop at Spaceland for their Club NME Wednesday series. "Symphonies", the string-laden masterpiece with Kid Kudi, is featured on HBO's impressive "How to Make it in America - The Mixtape"... speaking of mixtapes, Dan is eating one above but has made sure to make digital copies of Weird Science, his own lil' experiment mixing DNA strands of hits by Kate Bush/Madonna/Henryck Gorecki, Busta Rhymes and the Boss in the Dan Black bunsen burner. It's available for Download right here. Below is the video for the aforementioned "Symphonies" sans Kid Kudi but with the best motion picture title exhibitions I've ever seen. Thanks to FoundTrack's resident Voice-Over Mixtape Introducer Tatonka for hipping us to this way back when.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Discovery Zone - United By Sound

United by Sound (UBS) is the LA duo of Jeni Ivey & Timo Ceniceros. UBS has been around for a minute (AKA several years) but the songs on their myspace look pretty fresh and i agree with the bands tongue in cheek bio that it make my ears look better.

They opened for Little Dragon back in '08 so i'm assuming they've spent a majority of this past year working on new material. Hopefully their FREE show tonite (11pm) with a full band at The Bootleg as part of Red Arrow Messenger's residency will be a sign of things to come. Flier down below.

Weekly Events Calendar: Found in LA (Feb. 22nd-28th)


Monday / February 22nd

- Princeton @ 89.9fm KCRW (Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley - 11:15am)
- Princeton, Castledoor, Los Angeles New Music Ensemble (LANME) @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Useless Keys, Free Energy, Moon Over Moscow @ Echo (FREE)
- Red Arrow Messenger, United By Sound, Damn Sons @ Bootleg (FREE)
- Sean Carnage Presents
Ellie Fortune, Mason Lindahl, Subtle Selves, more TBA @ Pehrspace
- Tommy Santee Klaws, Gamble House, Fort Wife, Regrets and Brunettes, Italian Japanese @ Silverlake Lounge (FREE)
- RRind (Oakland/Chicago), Slime Queen (Oakland), Moment Trigger, Mikki Maus, Concrete, Shiva, Wrong Hole @ Women of Crenshaw (1852 Crenshaw blvd)
- Jacqueline Becker @ Dakota Lounge
- Jennifer Quiroz (Record Release), Jil Hennesy, The Little Stevies, Emily Elbert @ Hotel Cafe
- Bumtech, Tubby Boots, Ashish @ Tribal Cafe
- The Icarus Line, Broken Mirrors, Werewolf @ Alex's Bar (Long Beach)
- Dub Frequency Presents Clean/Cut feat. Robot Love (Danceism), III Bones (Gottadancedirty), The Kids Are Radioactive (Binary), Kid EZ (Danceism), more @ Standard Downtown (Free w/RSVP)
- Funkmosphere feat. Dam-Funk @ Carbon (Culver City)
- "Shampoo" (1975), "Boogie Nights" (1997) @ New Beverly Cinema - Jason Reitman guest-programs the Beverly
- LA Film School's Shorts Night Series @ Space 15 Twenty
- LA Moth StorySLAM feat. Tradition @ Air Conditioned Supper Club

Tuesday/ February 23rd
- Goldspot @ 89.9fm KCRW (Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley - 11:15am)
- Dinosaur Jr. @ Trouabadour (FREE with rsvp to
- White Noise and LA Record Presents Free Energy, The Blank Tapes, Early Dolphin @ Spaceland
- Buzz Bands LA Presents Glacier Hiking, Haim, Kitten, Go West Young Man @ Echo
- A&R Knights feat. Heartstop, Beta Wolf, Halo Stereo, Hypo Twins @ Roxy (On the Rox) - Promising evening of unsigned bands. Free with a music industry business card.
- Ferraby Lionheart, All Spots To Black, Charlie Wadhams @ Bootleg (FREE)
- Houndstooth Radio Presents Roll the Tanks, Bill Clark Star Vehicle, On the Spanish Moss, Torches in Trees @ Silverlake Lounge
- Blessed Deep, Puppies and Kittens, Garbaj Kaetz @ Echo Curio
- Lots O' Crap Open Mic Night, Ellie Fortune @ Tribal Cafe
- Strong Arm Steady @ Roxy
- Butch Walker (Record Release), Jay Nash, Sonos, Brianna Rettig @ Hotel Cafe
- Dim Mak Tuesdays feat. live performances from Dan Black, Taylor Lock and the Roughs (Rooner/The Like) plus DJ sets by Race Banner, Jasepi and resident DJ's Them Jeans, Dan Oh @ Cinespace
- The Return of Sigalert feat. The Libra Twins (Tita Poe & Dr. Wu), Rubb Creeme, Justin Sterling, Chenpants, Nathan (aka Concuboy) @ Mountain Bar (FREE)
- Mas Exitos feat. special guest DJ Tropicaza, plus resident selectors Ganas, Enorbito, Lengua, Hoseh, Chico Sonido @ Verdugo Bar (FREE)
- Origami Vinyl Presents Record Club @ El Prado (FREE)
- Mathieu Schreyer (KCRW) @ Bar Marmont
- Cinefamily Presents TV Tuesdays feat. A Very Special Episode @ Silent Movie Theatre - Many a TV sitcom has been hazily defined in our memories by its "very special episodes", come see half a dozen of the finest examples of what happens when a "very special episode" gets waaaaaaaay too special.
- "All Stewardesses Go To Heaven" (2002) @ Skirball Cultural Center

Wednesday / February 24th
- KROQ and CLUB NME Presents Dan Black @ Spaceland
Oliver Future, The Delta Mirror, Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound, Queen Kwong @ Echo
- KCRW Presents Goldspot, Raul Malo with Kelly Dalton, Austin Hartley-Leonard @ Hotel Cafe
- Nicole Simone, Penelope Fortier, Sonus Quartet @ Bootleg
- Sarah Burton, Faye Blais, Rob Laufer @ Silverlake Lounge
- The Rescues, Lucy Schwartz @ Troubadour
- Visqueen @ Amoeba (FREE)
Elaine Layabout's Hella Hipster Hoedown #10 feat. The Mystery Lights, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Hi Ho Silver Ho, The Shade, The Layabouts @ Echo Curio
- Bathroom Murders with special guests Snow in Africa, Once (NY/NY), The Wallburds plus Resident DJ's Mr. Sleep, Keith 2.0, DJ N @ Boardner's (Club Moscow)
- True Widow, Lantvrn, The Burlington Family @ Three of Clubs (Marathon Live)
- New Clear Child, Access, Hollyboots, more TBA @ Mr. T's Bowl
- Visqueen, Steve Soto & The Twisted Hearts @ Alex's Bar
- Renegade Vision Presents D.R.E.A.M. Sessions Volume 2 feat. GWIL and Nickname (Harbor Area, D.R.E.A.M.), Ashtrobot and Mychael K (Renegade Vision, D.R.E.A.M.), Timeboy (Brainfeeder), Dr. Strangeloop (Brainfeeder, Renegade Sessions), Teebs (Brainfeeder) @ Bar Lubitsch (FREE)
- Red Bull Thre3Style International DJ Competition feat. Special Guest DJ Mix Master Mike (The Beastie Boys), host Eric Dlux (Power 106) with contestants Thee Mike B vs Morse Code vs Dirty Dave vs Hoff vs Cheapshot vs DJ Prophet vs Fashen vs DJ Politik, Special guest Judges J Rocc (Stones Throw), Gary Richards (HARD), Jeremy Dawson (Shiny Toy Guns), visuals by Greg the Dude, more @ Playhouse
- Fulgeance, Deru plus residents Daddykev, DJ Nobody, Emcee Nocando @ Airliner Club (Low End Theory)
- Soul in the Park feat. GB, One Name, The Art of Re-Interpretation and Resident DJ Rani D @ Footsie's (FREE)
- "Commando" (1984) , "Class of 1984" (1982) @ Aero Theatre - Discussion in between films with director Mark L. Lester
"Breaking Away" (1979), "Bottle Rocket" (1996) @ New Beverly Cinema - Jason Reitman guest-programs the Beverly

Thursday / February 25th
- The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Nico Vega, Once @ Glass House (Pamona)
- Visqueen, Bear Hands, Adam Bones @ Spaceland
- Andrew Lynch, The Section Quartet, Downtown/Union, Eagle & Talon @ Echo
- Audra Mae, Spring Summer, Senator and the New Republic @ Bootleg
- Cheese on Bread, Diamonds Under Fire @ Silverlake Lounge
- Venus Bogardus @ Silver Factory Studios
- Elle Fortune, Mason Lindahl, Featherbeard, Jeffertiti's Nile @ Echo Curio
- Cheap Trick @ House of Blues (Sunset Strip)
- MeShell Ndegocello : Ventriloquism (Covers) @ Largo
- Dan Wilson (Semisonic), Jim Bianco, Joe Ryan, Dylan Trees, Laura Meyer @ Hotel Cafe
- City of Progress, Whqles, Water and Power, Wrag and Bone, and Cousins @ Synchronicity Space
- LaLonnie Swagger Presents Lazy Stalkers, Little Baby Justince, more TBA @ Mr. T's Bowl
- The Henry Clay People, Le Switch, Olin And The Moon @ Prospector (Long Beach)
- Afro Funke Presents Afro Funke's Sound System with residents DJ's Jeremy Sole (KCRW), Glenn Red and Steven Lopez (live painting) @ Zanzibar
- Le Branche Presents Comme a la Maison @ R-Bar - Password = Le Branche
- Afex Thursdays feat. DJ Adam 12 and special guests @ Temporary Spaces II
- Dance Right feat. special guests TBA with resident DJ Pubes @ La Cita (FREE w/RSVP)
- Down & Derby Roller Disco @ Echoplex
- Victor Gastelum: Selected Works (Opening Reception) @ Track 16 Gallery - Runs through March 27th

Friday / February 26th
- The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Nico Vega, Once @ El Rey
Pepi Ginsberg, Pepper Rabbit, Jacuzzis, Me & Heath @ Viper Room
- We Were Promised Jetpacks, Bear Hands, The Lonely Forest @ Troubadour
- Truth & Salvage Co. and friends, The Quiet, The Steeelwells, Cameron Rafati, Karima Francis @ Hotel Cafe
- Strange Boys, Chain and the Gang, Neverever @ Echo
- Memory Tapes @ Spaceland
- When You Awake's 2 Year ANIMAL Party feat. Eric Johnson (of the Fruit Bats/The Shins), Leslie and the Badgers, Breathe Owl Breathe and Shakey Graves! @ Bootleg Theatre
- Dramaturgy Presents The Downtown Train, Tricky Sizzler, Ralpheene, Spring Queen @ Echo Curio
- Timonium, Silian Rail, Summer Darling, Powerdove @ Pehrspace
- The Haters, Sissy Spacek, Gerritt Witmer and Paul Knowles, AMK @ The Smell
- Very Be Careful @ The Mint
- Corridor + Estelle Raskina @ Origami Vinyl (FREE)
- Drowning Swans [Ignacio Gonzalez/ Andrew Felix/ Bizzart], Walter Gross, Ars Poetria, Cyan Ides @ L'Keg Gallery
- El Camino Real, Push to Transmit, Black Sequin Disaster, In Sepia, Suns of Jimi @ Mr. T's Bowl
- Control Presents Lee Burridge, Danny Howels plus resident DJ Mr. White @ Avalon
- alterEgo Events Presents Mr. C @ King King
- MFG & Graciecakes Presents PYT feat. special guests TBA and resident DJ Chris Holmes @ Temporary Spaces II (FREE w/RSVP)
- Calling All Kids feat. special guests TBA plus resident DJ's matthewdavid (Dublab), sodapop (anticon) @ Hyperion Tavern
- Purple Lounge Fridays feat. special guests TBA @ The Standard Hotel Hollywood (Purple Lounge) - FREE w/RSVP
- Dam-Funk with full live band @ Occidental College
- "Bird" (1986) @ LACMA (Essential Clint Eastwood)
- "Reservoir Dogs" (1992) @ New Beverly Cinema (Midnight Screening)
- Grand Fresh Presents: A Sneaker Documentary: "The Line UPS" - Season 1 ; Episode 2 @ Space 15 Twenty

Saturday / February 27th
- Dirty Projectors with special guest Alarm Will Sound and the Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
- Four Tet, Nathan Fake, Active Child @ Echoplex
- Goodie Mob, B.O.B.@ Club Nokia
- Scout Niblett, Dirt Dress @ Spaceland
- Astra Heights (Record Release), The Romany Rye, Lemon Sun, Jeffertiti's Nile @ Bootleg
Zee Avi, AM @ Troubadour
- Evan Dando, Graydon, Brendan Hines, Senator and the New Republic, Tiny Television @ Hotel Cafe
- Elephant Micah, Power Dove @ Echo Curio (3-5pm)
Evening Show feat. Pangea (Tape Release Party), God Equals Genocide, Moses Campbell, guests @ Echo Curio
- Brunch with The Mother Hips! @ Origami Vinyl (Noon) - expect a nice little sun-drenched acoustic set
- Corridor / Estelle Raskina @ Origami Vinyl (7pm)
- Mississippi Man, Amanda Jo Williams, Olentangy John @ L'Keg Gallery
- The Cartographers, Joe Sullivan and the Mountain Meadows, The Clouds, The Never Never, Kera and the Lesbians @ Mr. T's Bowl
- The Meek, Black Rainbow, DJ Sometime, Savage Fantasy, DJ Talisman @ Show Cave (Eagle Rock)
- Bipolar Bear, Residual Echoes, Neverever, Twisted Stars @ The Smell
- Bei Bei @ Amoeba (FREE)
- Saturday Nights at the Getty feat. Emily Wells, Money Mark @ Getty Center (SOLD OUT)
- Artichoke, Earthworm Ensemble @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts (2-5pm)
- Calvin Harris (DJ Set), Rebel Rave feat. Damian Lazarus, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler @ Avalon
- "Videodrome" (1983) @ New Beverly Cinema (Midnight Screening)
- "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987) @ Regency Fairfax Theatre
- Matt Connors (Opening Reception) @ Cherry and Martin Gallery - Runs through April 3rd
- Verizon Presents Koufax and Torre: Safe at Home @ Nokia Theatre
- Reyner Banham Loves LA: The Lowdown on Downtown: The Secret History of LA @ Esotouric Bus Tours - Bus starts at Phillipe the original. Anything after that spot is icing on the cake.

Sunday / February 28th
- LA Phil Presents Angelique Kidjo @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
Pehrspace and Space Waves Booking Presents Tenlons Fort, Elephant Micah, Miniature Soap, Ben and Bruno @ Pehrspace
- Azatlan Underground, Subsistenzia, Guerilla Queenz, In Lak Ech @ The Smell
- The Macaroons @ Echo (early show)
- Scream (original lineup), The Holloys @ Echo
- Angela McCluskey, Tongue and Groove plus Songwriter's Sunday lineup TBA @ Hotel Cafe
- The Smiths/Morissey Night @ The Echo (Part-Time Punks)
- Cartune Xprez: 2010 Future Television @ Cinefamily (Silent Movie Theatre) - The travelling roadshow of animated experimental cartoons, live videos and multimedia performances
- "Fletch" (1985), "Into the Night" (1985) @ New Beverly Cinema
- Yelp Presents Community Potluck @ Space 15 Twenty

Long - Running Events
- Feb. 12th - Feb. 26th - The Essential Clint Eastwood @ LACMA - Feb. 3rd - 28th - William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary (Masonic Lodge) - Jan. 8th - Feb. 28th - 20th Annual Celebration of Iranian Cinema @ Billy Wilder Theater (UCLA)
- Feb. 13th - March 3rd - "You Are Not Falling, You Are Floating" w/David Hochbaum @ Corey Helford Gallery
- Nov. 14th - March 7th - "Sport: Iooss & Leifer @ Annenburg Space for Photography
- Nov. 19th - March 7th - "Road To Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-68 @ Skirball Cultural Center
- Feb. 25th - March 27th - Victor Gastelum: Selected Works @ Track 16 Gallery
- Feb. 27th - April 3rd - Matt Connors @ Cherry and Martin Gallery
- Nov. 15th - May 03rd - Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years @ MOCA
Long-Running Events
Feb. 14th-July 3rd - Ulysses Guide to the LA River @ Pasadena Museum of California Art

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The Radio Dept. - Heaven's On Fire

Sunday, February 21, 2010

UPDATE - Bootleg videos from the Broken Bells Debut - UPDATE

Reason #5,672 on why I religiously listen to KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic:

- You can hear Jason Bentley break secrets on the debut performance from Broken Bells, the highly anticipated collaboration between Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and James Mercer (The Shins)....

... And therefore, I was able to procure a handful of tix to the sought-after showcase at LA's best new venue, The Bootleg Theater of the FOLD Booking group. Tix were sold out less than an hour after the announcement last Friday morning. The response to a few floating singles on the internet has been more than complimentary and apparently that was only the tip of the iceberg as James Mercer seemed befuddled when hearing the crowd sing lyrics to music that's never been performed to the public. They played the entire self-titled effort live in sequence and then a curtain call from the insatiable fans brought the James and Brian back for an encore including a cover of Neutral Milk Hotel's "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" and then the rest of their full 6-piece setup for the grand finale, a cover of the 60's hit by Tommy James & the Shondells, "Crimson and Clover". See video below and ten others in chronological order at the FoundTrack youtube page.

UPDATE - The videos have been removed due to copyright infringement. I hope some of you were able to enjoy what we experienced last Friday. Please do what you can to see these guys live and buy their self-titled debut on March 9th through Sony.

Upcoming Tour Dates
3.1 - Paris, FR @ Nouveau Casino
3.3 - London, UK @ ICA
3.17 - Austin, TX @ Stubbs (SXSW) < ---- with Spoon, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, & The Walkmen

Friday, February 19, 2010

Discovery Zone - Bikos

Last night I happened upon a Culver City collective at the Hotel Cafe just after witnessing the disappointing Laker loss on one of the biggest screens I've ever seen. Bikos, which rhymes with Meepos, you know..the island where Balki Bartokomous (Perfect Strangers) hails, was personally responsible for lifting my spirits with their high-energy eccentric rock and roll. Unfortunately a late weekday billing at 11pm left a scant number of spectators at the hotel ; however, we were all treated to a great exhibition ending in a rush to inherit their free demos. Their charming set culminated with a few solid cuts including the epic "That Is Mine" that I'm looking so forward to hearing on their forthcoming LP later this Spring, which i should add is getting some mixing from Beck's engineer of choice. Lead singer Gabriel Pearlman shouty vocals reminded me a bit of Eddie Argos (Art Brut) but coupled with Miki Burton's vox they give off a bit of the vibe of the Friedberger siblings (Fiery Furnaces), Los Campesinos or a new indie rock version of the b-52's. Each member in the sextet are outstanding in their own right, including accomplished bassist Dave Jones (Magnolia Thunderpussy/SST), Daniel Hur on lead guitar, Jaron Halmy alternating between the piano and keys, and Austin Wester on the drums. Their proclivity in shifting rhythms and time signatures over each composition is great. Catchy hits "You Want It", and "Make Your Sound Sound" has been getting a lot of play on KXLU's Demo-listen. Bikos has a number of shows lined up in the next few months, including their next in their hometown at the Cinema Bar on March 18th.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Found in LA - The Cairo Gang / Audra Mae - UPDATE

The Cairo Gang are led by singer-songwriter Emmett Kelly (pictured top with the sweet epcot center shirt) who used to play with Beth Orton and guested on Will Oldham's (Bonnie Prince Billy) "The Letting Go" ; The Cairo Gang take their name from the British intelligence agents that were sent to Dublin during the Anglo-Irish war. The gang had an impressive self-titled debut in '06 through Narnack that was revered by Pitchfork. UPDATE - They were scheduled to play with Crooked Cowboy and Johnny O'Donnel tonite at the echo (flier on the right). However, they are in Europe supporting Cleveland's Baby Dee and the release of their new 7" "Holy Clover" through the UK label Tin Angel Records. They should be back in Cali in the spring. Meanwhile, head over to their myspace to check out a great new batch of deep soft rock in the vein of
of Magnolia Electric Company/Kings of Convenience/J. Tillman (Fleet Foxes).

Oklahoma native Audra Mae's got a voice that rocks you gently with a sweet country twang. After moving to LA, she hustled and bustled around town, performing at various clubs before garnering the attention of LA based indie, SideOne Dummy. She gained considerable recognition after covering Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" in an episode of Sons of Anarchy and has also penned songs for Susan Boyle. Audra's currently working on her debut album with producer Ted Hutt (Flogging Molly, Gaslight Anthem, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones), which will be a stripped-down acoustic affair. Until then, you can find some gems in her digital Haunt EP.

Audra's in the middle of a slew of LA dates including a special acoustic evening tonite at La Brie's, formerly known as The Scene Bar in Glendale. She will be performing along with Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters. If you don't get a chance to see her tonite she's performing in one week (Feb. 25th) at the Bootleg Theatre along with another one of our favorite singers Jennifer Furches (Spring Summer).

Monday, February 15, 2010

Weekly Events Calendar : Found in LA (Feb. 15th-21st)


Monday / February 15th

- Useless Keys, Aushua, We Barbarians, Science @ Echo (FREE)
- Princeton, Le Switch, Wade Ryff and Friends, Adam Stern @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Red Arrow Messenger, Maxim Ludwig, He's My Brother She's My Sister @ Bootleg (FREE)
- Gamble House, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Horse Stories, La Fonts @ Silverlake Lounge (FREE)
- Peter Weiss (Feat. DSS and Nick Dewitt, Josh Klinghoffer, Black Church @ Echo Curio
- Sean Carnage Presents Foot Ox, French Quarter, Kevin Greenspon, W.H.I.T.E. @ Pehrspace
- Arrington De Dionyso (of Old Time Relijun), Emily Lacy, Woah Hunx @ L'Keg Gallery
- Teddy Thompson @ Largo (Little Room)
- Funkmosphere feat. Dam-Funk @ Carbon (Culver City)

Tuesday / February 16th (FAT TUESDAY)
- Build An Ark @ 89.9fm KCRW (Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley - 11:15am)
- Clipse, Gift of Gab, Hottub plus special guest Mike Posner @ Roxy
- A&R Knights feat. The Trademark, Oh My Stars, Diamond Light and Summer Obsession @ Roxy (On the Rox) - Promising evening of unsigned bands. Free with a music industry business card.
- Alkaline Trio, Cursive, The Dear and Departed @ Glass House (Pamona)
- Rickie Lee Jones @ Vista Theatre
- Dios (Record Release), The Henry Clay People, Signals @ Troubadour (FREE)
- Aquarium Drunkard Presents The Magic Kids, Pearl Harbor, Dunes @ Echo
- Mia Doi Todd, Becky Stark, Farmer Dave Scher (Beachwood Sparks), DJ Frosty (Dublab) @ Spaceland
Lissie @ Hotel Cafe
- Ferraby Lionheart, John Gold, The Sweet Hurt, Dough Rollers @ Bootleg (FREE)
Houndstooth Radio Presents Roll the Tanks, Vanish Valley, Hello Dragon, Hungry Angry Baby @ Silverlake Lounge
- Cheese On Bread, Royalchord, Big Whup @ Echo Curio
- Bananas feat. Performances by SIRAH, Alpha MC, Colonial Fever, Versis, Rogue Venom and Butta Rico, Sun Sound Energy, Rheteric Ramirez, Jules Vernes @ 4343 Leimert blvd Leimert Park 90008
- Dim Mak Tuesdays Presents A Special Guest International DJ, Congorock (Fools Gold), 12th Planet (Smog), Camo UFO's plus resident DJ's Them Jeans (EP Release Party), Dan Oh (Bday Boy) @ Cinespace
- Origami Vinyl Presents Record Club @ El Prado (FREE)
- Mathieu Schreyer (KCRW) @ Bar Marmont
- Branches (Mardi Gras: Fat Tuesday Edition) feat. Chico Mann (NY) and Jeremy Sole (KCRW), Bobby Soul @ Commonwealth Lounge (FREE) - Drink specials ; Festivities begin from 2pm to 2am.
- Amoeba Celebrates Fat Tuesday @ Amoeba (3pm)
- Para One @ Arena Nightclub

- "One Too Many Mornings" (2010-Sneak Preview) @ Cinefamily's Silent Movie Theatre - 8pm SOLD OUT/2nd show to be added soon ; Join us for a cast & crew Q&A after the screening! ART
- "Louis Armstrong: Good Evening Ev'rybody" (2008) @ Grammy Museum (Reel to Reel)
- Dissident Poets: I Am Neda @ Hammer Museum LA - A Collection of dozens of original poems in support of those who speak out for freedom around the world.
- LA Moth StorySLAM feat. Love Hurts @ El Cid

Wednesday / February 17th

- Cold Cave, Avi Buffalo, The Smith Westerns, Best Coast @ The Glass House (Pamona)
- Oh My Stars, I Hate Kate, Summer Obsession, Curtains For You @ Spaceland (CLUB NME)
- The Watson Twins, Deep Sea Diver, Daisy McCrakin @ Bootleg
- Under the Asbury, Joshua Norton, Mason Reed, Diving Bells @ Silverlake Lounge
Arrington De Dionyso's (of Old Time Relijun) Malaikat Dan Singa, Corey Fogel, Infinite Body, Kevin Greenspon @ Echo Curio
Alkaline Trio, Cursive @ House of Blues (Sunset Strip)
- Casxio with special guests Mata Leon, Socadia plus Resident DJ's Mr. Sleep, Keith 2.0, DJ N @ Boardner's (Club Moscow)
- Austin Hartley-Leonard, Caitlin Crosby, Matt Hires with Jason Castro, Reni Lane @ Hotel Cafe
- The Dough Rollers @ The Stronghold (Venice)
- Last American Buffalo, The Hereafter, Irna T and the Harlots @ Three of Clubs (Marathon Live)
- Mother Turf, The Boy, Tubby Boots @ L'Keg Gallery
- Friends of Friends Music Night feat. Shlohmo, Ernest Gonzales, Sodapop plus residents Daddykev, DJ Nobody, Emcee Nocando @ Airliner Club (Low End Theory)
- Blitz the Ambassador @ UCLA (Bruin Plaza)
- Monday Night Social/Melodic Presents Stanton Warriors, Eva and Patricio @ Ecco
- New Noise Wednesdays feat. Barry Sobel Show and guest DJ's @ Bar Lubitsch
- Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music (Book Signing/Reading) @ Space 15 Twenty

Thursday / February 18th
- Exene Cervenka @ 89.9fm KCRW (Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley - 11:15am)
- Fanfarlo @ Amoeba (FREE)
- FYF/MFG/Echo Presents Cold Cave, The Smith Westerns, Best Coast with DJ Michael Stock (Part-Time Punks) Mario Orduno (Art Fag Records) @ Echoplex
- Crooked Cowboy and the Freshwater Indians, Cairo Gang, Johnny O' Donnel and Famous Players, John Webster Johns @ Echo
- “An Evening of Cock Rock” feat. Imaad Wasif with Two Part Beast, Lou Barlow & the Missing Men, Avi Buffalo @ Spaceland
- Medeski, Martin & Wood @ El Rey
- See Green, Ives the Band, Audrey Ryan @ Silverlake Lounge
- MeShell Ndegocello @ Largo
- Brother Sal, Pete Bernhard (The Devil Makes Three), Kenneth Pattengale, Bikos, Alysha Brillinger @ Hotel Cafe

- Sierra Swan, Ghost, The Strange Familiar @ Viper Room
- An acoustic evening with Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters), Audra Mae @ La Brie's (Formerly The Scene)
- Shoenberg Knife Fight Ensemble, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Seasons @ Echo Curio
- Random Patterns, Alpine Decline (First show ever) @ Synchronicity Space
- Rare Grooves, Black Elephant, Traps, ps, The Happy Hollows @ The Smell
- Linda Vista, La Font, Wartime Blues, David Shane Smith @ Mr. T's Bowl
- Dead Ghosts (B.C.), Indian Wars, Bare Wires, Gestapo Khazi @ Redwood Bar & Grill
- The Mystery Lights, Dirt Dress @ Alex's Bar
- Bella Novella, The Soft Hands, The Like, DJ Frankie @ The Prospector (Long Beach)

- Afro Funke Presents live performance from Blitz the Ambassador (Ghana), Blk Nature (Refugee All Stars) with resident DJ's Jeremy Sole (KCRW), Glenn Red @ Zanzibar
- Le Branche Presents Comme a la Maison Vinyl Night @ R-Bar - Password = Le Branche
- Afex Thursdays feat. DJ Adam 12 and special guests @ Temporary Spaces II
- Girls Just Wanna Play (With Boys) feat. laDyJ's Valida, Louisahhh!!!, Lady $inclair, T'N'T' @ The Standard Hollywood (Purple Lounge) - FREE w/Password <-- delivered with RSVP - girlswannaplay at gmail dot com - Facebook invite
- Dance Right feat. special guests TBA with resident DJ Pubes @ La Cita (FREE w/RSVP)
- Cold Cave Pre-Show Party @ Origami Vinyl - No performance but...Free Beer, Hang with the Band, Buy Wes's book...
- Post Punk Junk feat. "Athens, GA: Inside Out" (1987) @ Cinefamily (Silent Movie Theatre) - Documentary chronicles the happening music scene in Athens, GA in the mid-80's, led by the success of the B-52's and R.E.M. Producer Bill Cody will be in attendance for a Q&A
- "After Hours" (1985) , "Desperately Seeking Susan" (1985) @ Aero Theatere (Santa Monica) - Discussion between films with actress Rosanna Arquette
- Best of the Animation Block Party @ New Beverly Cinema
- Boston Celtics vs LA Lakers @ Staples Center (7:30pm broadcast on TNT)
- Space for Creativity Open Mic Event @ Space 15 Twenty

Friday/ February 19th
- Angela McCluskey @ 89.9fm KCRW (Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley - 11:15am)
- An Evening with Randy Newman @ Royce Hall
- Imaad Wasif & Gilded Splinters @ Pappy & Harriet's (Pioneertown, high desert)
- Ancestors, Black Math Horseman, Intronaut, Mountain of California @ Spaceland
- Fitz and the Tantrums, Pop Noir @ Echo (Club Underground)
- I Promote Good Bands Presents Radars to the Sky, One Trick Pony, Mississippi Man, Rademacher @ Echoplex
- Danny Chaimson and the 11th Hour @ Home Restaurant (Silverlake)
- P.O.S., Grieves with Budo, Dessa @ Troubadour
- Truth & Salvage Co. and friends, Jonah Matranga with special guests, Honeycombs (Record Release Show), Square on Square @ Hotel Cafe
- Jon Brion and friends @ Largo
- KRS One @ Roxy
- The Damned @ House of Blues (Sunset Strip)
- Harlem (Texas), Audacity, Blue Jungle, Cobalt Cranes, Cosmonaut @ L'Keg Gallery
- howardAmb, Vaginals, Farraday Trippers, Sleepwalkers Local, Missincinatti, La Fog @ Synchronicity Space
- Old Toy Trains, Subtle Selves, Jubilee Singers @ Pehrspace
- Tera Melos, All Leather, F'N A!, Wet Dreams @ The Smell
- C-Horse, The Lonesome Heroes, Rocking Horse People, The Terrapin @ Echo Curio
- Six/&/Julian, Research Society, StirFry and the Hammerheads, The Franks, Tracy Dean and Jesus @ Mr. T's Bowl
- Collissions ,Tubby Boots @ McWorld (5011 W. Adams Blvd)
- Control Presents Vitalic, Guest DJ Ladytron, Acid Girls and Mr. White @ Avalon
- MFG & Graciecakes Presents PYT's IAMSOUND Showcase feat. live performance from New Villager plus IAMSOUND (System) & Dan (Cosmic Kids) with resident DJ Chris Holmes (Ashtar Command) @ Temporary Spaces II (FREE w/RSVP)
- Calling All Kids feat. special guests TBA plus resident DJ's matthewdavid (Dublab), sodapop (anticon) @ Hyperion Tavern
- Purple Lounge Fridays SMOG Edition feat. Emu, Pablo Hasaan , DJ Unit, Dustmite @ The Standard Hotel Hollywood (Purple Lounge) - FREE w/RSVP
- WeSC's Great Things Together & Stereo Skateboards Presents Leisurely Woodsman (Opening Reception) with live performance from Foggy Mountain Saw Players @ WeSC (144 S. Robertson Blvd.) - An Art Show by the world famous professional skater Clint Peterson. Free drinks courtesy of Pabst Blue Ribbon. RSVPLA at WeSC dot com
- "My Little Country" (2008), "The Legend of Gordafarid" (2008), "Final Fitting" (2008) @ UCLA's Billy Wilder Theatre (20th Annual Celebration of Iranian Cinema)
- "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986), "Election" (1999) @ New Beverly Cinema - Double Feature selection by Jason Reitman

Saturday / February 20th
- Mishka LA Opening Night Party feat. live performances from Wavves, Best Coast, The Franks with host Andy Milonakis, DJ's 12th Planet (feat. Ras Kass), Franki Chan, Killing Spree (Gibby Miller & Zane is Trouble) @ Three of Clubs - RSVP at mishkanyc dot com
- KCRW presents Fanfarlo, April Smith and the Great Picture Show @ El Rey
- Andrew Bird @ Bovard Auditorium
- Harlem, Dante vs. Zombies, J. Worthington Foulfellows @ Spaceland
- Brendan Benson, Frank Fairfield @ Troubadour
- Tinariwen @ Royce Hall
- Wild Yaks, Wet and Reckless, The 1921a, Cosio @ Redwood Bar
- VOICEsVOICEs playing as their alter-ego Gold Ether @ Origami Vinyl
- The Entrance Band, Lights (NY), Pocahaunted @ Bootleg
- Sarah Bettens, Clayton Senne @ Hotel Cafe (Early Show)

- Meiko, Brandon McCulloch & the Deadbirds @ Hotel Cafe (late show)
Norman Kim, Lilavois, Relax to Paris, Ventriloquists, A Living Daylight, Amad Jamal @ Dakota Lounge
- Sidestepper @ Luckman Theatre
- Chuck Dukowski Sextet, Insects Vs. Robots, The Shrine, Voodoo Merchant @ Echo Curio
- Fantastica Bastidas, Peg Leg Love, Health Club, The Crystelles @ L'Keg Gallery
- Eternal Triangle, Seasons, George Glass, Magick Orchids, The Transmissions @ Pehrspace
- National Treasure, Wires on Wheels, Milo's Favorite Music, Lovely Bones, The Decos @ Mr. T's Bowl
- Gestapo Khazi @ The Prospector (Long Beach)
- Eskuche Presents Skirts & Skins feat. Jacques Renault (Runaway/DFA), Justin Miller (DFA), Devin Flynn (Pixeltan/DFA), Cosmic Kids @ Temporary Spaces Vol. 2 - FREE before 11pm w/RSVP - RSVP at smokeandmirrorslife dot com
- Flow feat. Steve Beltran, Raul Campos (KCRW) @ King King
- Sharam and D. Ramirez @ Avalon
- Electronic Boutique feat. The EC Twins @ The Purple Lounge of the Standard Hotel in Hollywood (RSVP)
- Hungry Beat feat. DJ Marion Hodges (KCRW) @ La Cita
- "About Elly" (2009) @ UCLA's Billy Wilder Theatre (20th Annual Celebration of Iranian Cinema)
- "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986), "Election" (1999) @ New Beverly Cinema - Double Feature selection by Jason Reitman
- "The Karate Kid" (1984) @ Academy Cinemas (Pasadena)
- It Was On Earth That I Knew Joy (Opening Reception) @ Scion Installation Space - Runs through March 13th- VIDEO TEASER
- 2THE WALL: Group Exhibition (Opening Reception) @ New Image Art Gallery - Running through March 2nd
- Mishka LA (Store Opening) @ 1547 Echo Park Avenue - Store opens at noon. Opening Reception from 7-9pm. Afterparty at Three of Clubs with bands.
- Pechakucha Night For Haiti @ SCI-Arc (Keck Lecture Hall) - an evening of talks from some of the city’s brightest civic-minded thinkers, presented in the popular PechaKucha format.
- Make It Better: An Evening of comedy with Will Ferrell and friends Tenacious D, Demetri Martin, Tim & Eric, Nick Swardson, Aubrey Plaza, Rob Riggle & more @ Nokia Theatre
- Reyner Banham Loves LA: The New Chinatown @ Esotouric Bus Tours

Sunday / February 21st

- P.O.S., Grieves with Budo, Dessa @ The Glass House
- Sloan, Taylor Locke & the Roughs, The World Record @ King King
- Mirah, Rachel Cantu, Morgan Meyn (Whispertown 2000) @ Bootleg
- Hell Ya Night with Baron Von Luxxury, Dev, His Orchestra, Jamison @ Spaceland
- Kicking Skunks, David Lee Paulson (AKA Minions), Duality and guests @ Echo Curio
- Zombelle, White Widow, 60 Watt Kid, E&E with DJ's Mahssa, Jim Hey, Buttertooth @ Show Cave (Eagle Rock)

- The Dough Rollers @ R-Bar
- White Lung (Vancouver, B.C.), Nu Sensae (Vancouver, B.C.), Friendly Neighbors, NASA Space Universe @ The Smell
- Come Together For Haiti Benefit feat. Truth & Salvage Co. (live) with DJ's Thee Mike B, Jose Galvan (Indie 103), Zen Freeman, Dave Vaughn @ Bar Lubitsch - Vodka sponsor, catered BBQ, raffles, silent auction, more.
- "Black Man's Cry: The Inspiration of Fela Kuti" Official Listening Party feat. Egon (Stones Throw) @ Palate Food & Wine (933 South Brand Blvd.) - 4pm-8pm Food Specials & Free Wine (While supplies last)
- Factory Records Nite with guest DJ Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) @ The Echo (Part-Time Punks)
- Give Up: Post Valentine Heart Deflation Special feat. DJ's Dntel, frosty, Mahssa and Sodapop @ Hyperion Tavern (FREE)
- "The Natural" (1984) @ UCLA (Billy Wilder Theatre) - Cinematographer Eric Steelberg (Up in the Air, Juno, (500) Days of Summer) to appear in person to discuss the career and work of cinematographer Caleb Deschanel on The Natural.
- Jesco Night: "White Lightnin" (2009) , "Dancing Outlaw" (1991) @ The Cinefamily (Silent Movie Theatre)
- "Shampoo" (1975), "Boogie Nights" (1997) @ New Beverly Cinema - Jason Reitman guest-programs the Beverly

Long - Running Events
- Feb. 10th - Feb. 17th - "Waiting For Armageddon" (2009) @ Downtown Independent Theatre
- Feb. 12th - Feb. 26th - The Essential Clint Eastwood @ LACMA
- Feb. 3rd - 28th - William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary (Masonic Lodge)
- Jan. 8th - Feb. 28th - 20th Annual Celebration of Iranian Cinema @ Billy Wilder Theater (UCLA)
- Feb. 20th - March 2nd - 2THE WALL: Group Exhibition (Opening Reception) @ New Image Art Gallery
- Feb. 13th - March 3rd - "You Are Not Falling, You Are Floating" w/David Hochbaum @ Corey Helford Gallery
- Nov. 14th - March 7th - "Sport: Iooss & Leifer @ Annenburg Space for Photography
- Nov. 19th - March 7th - "Road To Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-68 @ Skirball Cultural Center
- Feb. 13th - March 13th - "Please Remain Calm" @ Mark Moore Gallery
- Feb. 20th - March 13th - "It Was On Earth That I Knew Joy" @
Scion Installation Space
- Nov. 15th - May 03rd - Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years @ MOCA
- Feb. 14th-July 3rd - Ulysses Guide to the LA River @ Pasadena Museum of California Art