Los Angeles duo De Lux is back with a new video to “It All Works All The Time”. These guys are a hit in the realm of post punk dance revival acts like Rapture, Talking Heads, !!! (chk chk chk) and Scissor Sisters. It’s very fun laid back music that you can dance to.
Watch “It All Works All The Time” from the Innovative Leisure band De Lux.
Last Thursday I saw international music coming to LA in the form of Iceland’s best electro dance pop trio Steed Lord and Australian psychedelic/dream pop band Flower Drums at Los Globos in Silverlake, California. The Icelandic hipsters were out in full force supporting Iceland band Steed Lord and although it wasn’t the largest crowd until the headliner Steed Lord got everybody dancing, it was still a fun show filled with new songs I have come to enjoy.
Last Thursday, The Burning Ear put together a fantastic free show with Los Angeles funky brother duo Das Tapes bringing their dance vibes to The Spare Room at The Roosevelt Hotel for Glenn Close’s birthday. It was a fun night and one of the best free shows I’ve been to since Das Tapes and the audience not only sang happy birthday to Glenn Close while she was bowling nearby the stage, but I met actor Michael Pena and told him how I enjoyed his movies, he said thanks and gave me a bro hug, it was awesome! Yet the best part of the evening was hearing Das Tapes perform their new jam, “Fetish” which is an absolute hit that sounds like a mix of Classixx, Poolside, Toro Y Moi and Chromeo.
Stream and download the new track from Das Tapes below.
A couple Friday’s ago I saw Com Truise at Echoplex. This show felt like being in the game Tron but with drugs like speed and cocaine to enhance your skills in the game. It was almost surreal, especially since Com Truise had the lights going in accordance to the beats he was making; truly a sweet show to be at although some vocals would be nice. I really enjoyed all of it as the music puts you in a trance to dance and feels great but I would love some damn vocalist on stage with Com Truise, that would make things really interesting.
Anyways it’s tough to pick a favorite but the most memorable was probably “Brokendate”. Watch the interesting video for that song below.
Saturday night I saw one of the best performances of a DJ singing ever in Brooklyn’s Chris Glover aka Penguin Prison performing live at Echoplex. The only other DJ who also sang that possibly rivals how awesome of a performance I saw Saturday night might be that of Mystery Skulls back in October at Culture Collide Festival. (more…)
Courtesy of Wind-Up Records, they’ve given us two tickets to giveaway for Thursday’s show to see two rising bands out of Australia, including one of my absolute favorite acts, Strange Talk and another I’ve slowly become a fan of, The Griswolds.
To win 2 tickets to see Strange Talk and The Griswolds this Thursday at The Satellite, email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject CONTEST and mention why you deserve tickets to see both Australian acts at the Satellite on Thursday. Contest ends Thursday at noon PST and if you don’t win, I highly recommend going to the show, more details on it here.
Below read more about both bands including links to my favorite songs from each! (more…)
Last Thursday, courtesy of Groundsounds I had the pleasure of seeing UK alternative dance rock band Crystal Fighters at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. It was an excellent show as Crystal Fighters proved to have lots of energy, engaging the audience with clapping, dancing and many fun moments to sing along.
I highly recommend seeing this band as they know how to get the crowd dancing and there were quite a few cute hippies in the audience to mingle with if you go see Crystal Fighters. This band won’t produce fans that fold their arms when watching them, but produce much dancing, singing along and attractive hippy chicks. Although there were many songs I heard that I didn’t know before the show, I still enjoyed most of them very much but especially loved “Plage”, “You & I” and “LA Calling”. I also really liked that when it felt like Crystal Fighters was done performing like after they performed “Plage”, they came back and performed even more, it was a never-ending dance party! Enjoy those three tracks below.
Last Saturday, a few buddies and I caught, Armand Van Helden, aka 1/2 of critically acclaimed DJ duo Duck Sauce, at Create Nightclub in Hollywood. His DJ set went by super quick although it lasted for over two hours, which shows how entertaining of a set he performed, which was mostly disco and progressive house, lots of fun!
Anyways, I don’t remember a ton of what he spun, but when he performed 2009 Duck Sauce hit “Anyway” and the latest Duck Sauce single, 2013′s “It’s You”. Oh and also his 1996 classic, “The Funk Phenomena”; watch music video’s for those three songs below.