It was cool to come back to KSCR and find in the mail a signed poster from No Age, promo goodies from Dr. Dog (let me know if you'd like tix to their 8/8 show in LA), the new Sebastien Tellier and the arrival at last of this summer's albums by The Silver Jews and The Dutchess & The Duke.
Towards the end of my show this week, as I began to interview guest Marion Hodges, there was a sizable earthquake and luckily for all, I left Karl Hector & the Malcouns on continuous play as we left the building and hung out for a bit before deciding things seemed alright enough to head back. I'm glad things were alright for just about everybody in SoCal despite the size of the quake. Sandra told me she listened to my show under her desk while the house shook.
Marion came by, excited to announce the upcoming monthly club night Hungry Beat that will be taking place at Pehrspace starting in September. Go add them as a friend on MySpace.
Three local shows I'd like to promote are:
Hearts of Palm UK @ Spaceland 7/30/08, opening for The Virgins & Friendly Fires
Low End Theory @ The Airliner 7/30/08 - Thavius Beck, Ras G, Take, Computer Jay (See below for more info)
Nomo @ Spaceland Sunday 8/03/08
I heart their instrumental album Ghost Rock on Ubiquity. "All the Stars" sounds a bit like Miles Davis's In A Silent Way.
Here's the set list for 7/29/08:
CSS - Give Up - Donkey - Sub Pop
Sebastien Tellier - L'amour et la Violence - Sexuality - Record makers
Nomo - All The Stars - Ghost Rock - Ubiquity
Yo! Majesty - Break Bread - Kryptonite P*ssy EP - Domino
Matmos - Les Folies Francaises - Supreme Balloon - Matador
Doomtree - Gameshow Host - Radio Edits - Doomtree Records
Jovian feat. 10z - Conscience Observer - Solos In Stereo II - Solos
The Duchess and the Duke - I am Just a Ghost - She's the Duchess, He's the Duke - Hardly Art
Silver Jews - My Pillow is the Threshold - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea - Drag City
Vetiver (featuring Vashti Bunyan) - Sleep A Million Years - Thing of the Past - Gnomonsong
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - You Remind Me Of Something - Lie Down In The Light - Drag City
Dr. Dog - Hang On - Fate - Park the Van
Burial - Shell of Light - Untrue - Hyperdub
Flying Lotus - Breathe . Something/Stellar STar - Los Angeles - Warp
Hercules & Love Affair - You Belong - Hercules & Love Affair - Mute
Starting Teeth - xxDone - I Continue In The Nude EP - Creaked
Telepathique - Love and Lust - Last Time on Earth - Urban Jungle
Presto - Pour Another Glass Ftr Blu - State of the Art - Concrete Grooves
Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Sahara Swing - Sahara Swing - Now Again
Fire Engines - Hungry Beat - Hungry Beat - Acute
Big Flame - Why Popstars Can't Dance - CD86
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - My Man is a Mean Man - Naturally - Daptone
Otis Redding - Satisfaction (I Can't Get No) - Otis!
More on the beat spectacular at Low End tonight:
He started as a saxophonist/bassist with a sampler, who later morphed into the beatmaking behemoth that sits before your monitor. Ten years, two groups, and ten solo records later (as well as production for Saul Williams, Busdriver, Subtitle, various film scores and remixes), and Thavius Beck has become de rigeur listening for electronic music fans worldwide. Happy birthday holmes!
[The Afrikan Space Program]
With a handful of records, some blunts and an MPC, this L.A. producer has been making beats for five years now and has released a handful of EPs on the Poo-Bah label. With dub heavy bass and dusty synth beats, Ras G is a Low End favorite and we can't wait for him to bring the noise.
Take makes music that makes love. His intricate melodies are hugged by warm bass shaking tingling textures from kissing trees. He is foraging a brand of deeply listenable instrumental hip-hop. Hypnotic, psychedelic, laidback -- in other words, thoroughly West Coast.
Computer Jay was born in the late 70s with some complications. Fortunately It was a time when technology was being developed at an expediant rate, and several experiments were taking place on infants. The result: the beat maestro/cyborg known as Computer Jay. It's on like Tron!
Screening in the movie lounge:
BLADE RUNNER + THX 1138
Low End Theory goes down every Wednesday
@ The Airliner, 2419 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031
18+ | $10 guests, $5 members | 10PM-2AM | Fully stocked bar