West Coast Sound was there for Dead Man's Bones' two-night, all-ages stint at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts last weekend.
Quoth reviewer Erin Broadley:
Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields took the stage as Dead Man's Bones Saturday, June 26, for the first of two consecutive, all-ages dates at Eagle Rock's Center for the Arts, performing alongside the Silver Lake Conservatory Children's Choir for a night of foot-stomping, goth-gospel mixed with the baroque pop of the Zombies.
That, combined with several dance worthy do-wop songs left us perplexed as to whether we had stepped into some sort of haunted mystic revival, or rather a junior high sock hop. Think Tim Burton and Woody Guthrie teaming up as the creative directors behind a 7th grade talent show.
Well, promoters must've caught on, because they're adding a third night this Saturday, July 3, and it's actually billed as a sock hop. No joke.
Tickets to the event are 25 bones apiece, but assuming the lineup is the same as last week's, the price of admission comes with access to “popcorn and cotton candy machines, a counter full of free cupcakes, black and white balloons, and a face-painting station” (skulls of course), not to mention magic, puppetry and other performance oddities.