BLAH, BLAH, BLAH
Candy poppy shit!
It’s ironic that PM Dawn plays L.A. this week at the dinky Joint, while Gnarls Barkley performs a two-night stand at Avalon. PM Dawn may go down technically as a one-hit wonder, but the group helped to forge a foundation for today’s crossover weirdos, making music as odd and genre-less as it was accessible. Put it another way: PM Dawn made music Brian Wilson, George Clinton and George Martin might agree on — and equally take credit for. Their recent triumph on the one-hit competition Hit Me Baby One More Time proved that PM Dawn’s sound back in the early ’90s was way ahead of its time. DJ Minute Mix has left the group, replaced by family member Dr. Giggles, but Prince Be remains — and remains proud of his aesthetic: “Bottom line, I genuinely like pseudo-watered-down, candy, poppy shit. I genuinely like alternative-rock shit. I’m just a fan of music, and I wanted to bring it to the table different.” (July 21 at the Joint; July 22 at Normandie Casino, Gardena) . . . Britpop fans: Creation Records dude Alan McGee returns to DJ at Part-Time Punks this fucking Sunday night at The Echo. Dig. (Kate Sullivan)