It’s not technically accurate to say the Henry Clay People’s 2nd Annual Rock and Roll Circus “came to town” Friday night, since most of the acts on the bill are from around these parts, but the event was a spectacle nonetheless. The night featured electric sets at the Echoplex by a bunch of HCP friends
The FemBots have set off in yet another direction while in many ways returning to their beginnings. Born out of improvisation and experimentation, Calling Out (2008) sees the FemBots once more stretching themselves musically to produce an album that is daring yet accessible.
The Happy Hollows are a raucous three piece indie-rock band from Los Angeles that plays fast and irreverent noise-pop. The group is fronted by Sarah Negahdari (vocals/guitar) and held together by the rhythm section of Charlie Mahoney (bass/vocals) and Chris Hernandez (drums/vocals).
The Henry Clay People formed in 2002 as Vallejo by Knife. After some lineup changes they officially changed their name to The Henry Clay People in 2005, after which they’ve played hundreds of shows, have toured the United States multiple times, and have performed at Lollapalooza, SXSW, Austin City Limits Festival, and Sasquatch Music Festival.
For those that haven’t sampled the ’00′s response to the ’80s, tonight is the night for you, because The Dance Party is playing another show at Crazy Girls, which is something of a strip club, but it can hardly be called a strip club since all the girls wear bikinis, so it’s more like a
I’m not sure why this smooth jazz cover of Beck’s Sexx Laws never took off. It seems like a perfectly quiet-storm way to start your day, with a cameo from Jack Black to boot. via Beck.com
Okay, the title is probably false. But I know when I first saw the cover to MJ’s “Music and Me“, I thought, “holy crap, Michael Jackson actually plays guitar?” Because we all hear about Prince being a 400-instrument virtuoso who’s mastered everything from electric bass to soprano piccolo, but I’ve never seen Michael hold anything
As a self-respecting man, I can’t stand watching the View. But sometimes I’m bound and gagged and forced to watch it, and occasionally there’s someone interesting. A few months ago I heard Condoleezza Rice touch on her expectations as a growing musician: “I thought I was going to play Carnegie Hall. I mean, I was a
There’s a lot of talky writing about this Modest Mouse vid over at BoingBoing, including a link to the making-of, but I’d just say watch it and appreciate all the very creative and very disturbing things happening here. I, for one, am a sucker for any cross-section of earth that belies all the stuff hidden