Daiana FeuerMom says, "He takes his music very seriously"
So the world didn't end on Saturday. And from the looks of this kid in the picture, he would have been very disappointed if the Rapture had taken place and he never got his chance to play at the Silverlake Jubilee in around 18 years. H ... More >>
Daiana FeuerWHAT: Amanda Jo WIlliams, Simon Stokes, John Carpenter, and Feeding People
WHERE: The Echo
Amanda Jo Williams' first Monday night residency show at the Echo set the bar high for this month's exploration of contemporary outlaw culture and family bands. John Carpenter ... More >>
Daiana FeuerTearist's Yasmine Kittles post-pool depressionOne often leaves The Standard Hotel questioning reality, for many reasons, which makes the hotel's Downtown rooftop an appropriate setting for experimental performance and the fashionably interested. That's what The Series is all about ... More >>
Most keep their shirts on, sorry guys!
[UPDATE, 1/27/2011: We listened to our beloved commenters, so here's "People's Choice: Commenters Pick 4 More Female Drummers in L.A. for Our List!"]
Do you like women? Do you like drums? Do you like women on drums? If you answered yes to any of these q ... More >>
Out today on Upset The Rhythm: Second album New Love from L.A. band Former Ghosts, which is Freddy Ruppert (This Song Is A Mess But So Am I) with friends Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), Yasmine Kittles (Tearist) and Nika Roza Danilova (Zola Jesus). Last album Fleurs was unflinchingly intimate--a b ... More >>
Daiana FeuerRegan Farquhar gets PhysicalAbout a year ago, Regan Farquhar sat in The Casbah Cafe drinking mint tea. He poked at his cake like it represented everything about his latest Busdriver album, Jhelli Beam.
He'd been eating it since he was fifteen years old and it just wasn't as appet ... More >>
Daiana FeuerTeen Inc. takes up space Study the line between letting loose and letting go. Letting loose is something accomplished with the body. Letting go might be a cerebral thing done at a Nite Jewel and Teen Inc. show.
These two bands participate in a nebulous music cluster residing in ... More >>
Timothy NorrisGhostland Observatory at Sunset Junction 2010
[View more photos of the good, the fun and the grotesque in Timothy Norris' slideshow "Sunset Junction 2010: Day One with Ghostland Observatory, Bad Brains and more."]
Dancing puppets, sexy masseuse referees, Rough Trade salesmen w ... More >>
Daiana FeuerWelcome to the Jubilee
The first Silverlake Jubilee succeeded in bringing out the area's finest and strangest. There must have been one dog for every three people, permeating the event with cuteness and providing nature's best clean-up crew. Not one scrap from the 40 taco trucks a ... More >>
Daiana FeuerBanjos and fiddles and washboards, oh my! The Old Time Social and Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest proved it's hip to be square-dancing. Taking over some of the most unique dusty locales around, these two events brought together promising practitioners of old-time music and colorful h ... More >>
Daiana FeuerPK-14The China Invasion tour made it all the way from Beijing to Eagle Rock's American Legion Hall, a community center that doubles as a venue for little rock shows. Carsick Cars, PK-14, and AV Okubo arrived from Beijing via Austin with press clips from Spin, Time and The Economis ... More >>
Daiana FeuerMia Doi ToddAt one point during Mia Doi Todd's performance last Sunday at the Bootleg Theater , everyone took a dip in the river of life.
The cool, refreshing waters became irresistible. Todd stood there beckoning on a lily pad. Her voice began and ended in a whisper but the midd ... More >>
Pocahaunted, Eagle Rock's self proclaimed "Olsen twins of blissed-out drone," played one last local warm up gig last night at the Echo Curio before heading to Texas and SXSW. The Curio storefront was packed with a young, chill crowd who danced to the beat of ace weirdo drummer Ged Gengras and swayed ... More >>
Mi Ami, Lucky Dragons, and Foot Village @ the Smell, January 23.
The Smell concluded its two-day anniversary celebration with a magic trick. Lucky Dragons made rainbows appear out of a projector, literally playing the light by waving blank CDs in front of the lens. This capped off a night in which ... More >>
AA Bondy spun folky yarns at the Echo on Saturday, exuding a shy but witty charisma. He requested the disco balls be turned on with a tinge of we-don't-have-these-where-I-come-from, which nourished an image of him sitting on a rickety back porch beneath an Alabama moon, a guy who sees a vampire in t ... More >>
Night number two of Manimal Vinyl's Echo residency began with its feet planted on the ground and worked its way up the body. Loving Thunder's loud metal-ish music loosened toes, Rainbow Arabia rapped knees using tropical percussion, Jessica 6 sent blood rushing to the pelvis, and then We Are The Wor ... More >>
West Coast Sound's Daiana Feuer has apparently been moonlighting as too-hip location scout! She writes:
These tUnE-yArdS videos were released today by Dublab for their Vision Version series. They take bands and shoot them in unique L.A. spots. tUnE-yArdS was shot at the Echo Park Time Travel Mart. ... More >>
Review by Daiana Feuer. View more photos in Anna Webber's slideshow.
The Smell will not stink for long.
After ten years collecting sweat, The Smell's fundraiser for an A/C unit, last Wednesday night, brought out excited supporters, but also protestors who enjoy asphyxiating. Neither party could r ... More >>
Review by Daiana Feuer.
Back in the distant mists of last April, the Echo held its first ever all-ages residency for Avi Buffalo (then and now supported by his mate Bobb Bruno). Since then, it seems 18-year-old Avi Zahner-Isenberg and his bandmates skipped much of the learning curve and went strai ... More >>