los angeles

The Morning Benders open for Broken Bells at Music Box in Hollywood 5/19

Highly anticipated Broken Bells show with The Morning Benders this Wednesday at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre in Hollywood. For those who don’t know, Broken Bells is the amalgamation of L.A.-based producer Brian Burton AKA Danger Mouse and James Mercer, lead singer from indie-music heavyweights The Shins. The Morning Benders newest album Big Echo (produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear) is a beautiful blend of lo-fi percussion, melodic arpeggios and soft falsetto. Guitars with heavy reverb harken back to surf rock of the 50s and 60s, while a wurlitzer smoothes it out for a laissez-faire listening experience. Both bands are bi-coastal and both bands completely rock.

   

Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Gonjasufi spin at Echoplex 5-15

The Flying Lotus and his posse of underground beatmakers will entrance the audience at The Echoplex this Saturday night, May 15, honoring the release of the new album Cosmogramma. The Gaslamp Killer’s eclectic mélange of break beat, electronic fuzzes and pops, and sampled soul will be on turntables too, along with the Vegas vet Gonjasufi.

 
   

Wires in the Walls @ Pehrspace in Echo Park, Friday May 14

The ambitious quartet Wires in the Walls will undoubtedly enrapture fortunate onlookers at Pehrspace this Friday night, May 14. Get over to Echo Park to check out the eclectic mix of epic lyrics, swaying melody and pure heart that these boys exude.

 
   

Pizza! Party at The Echo 5/18

Who doesn't love a Pizza! Party?  The band that captivated your hearts and souls this month is scheduled to perform at The Echo on May 18th.  It's sure to be a good time. 

   

Jamie Drake to serenade the Hotel Cafe

Local songstress Jamie Drake will be celebrating the release of her debut album When I Was Yours at Hotel Café on May 13th. The show will feature Drake with a full band that features members of The Parson Red Heads. Sally Jaye, Amanda Jo Williams and Brother Sal (one of the best piano players in the city) will play as well. Things will get started at 7pm.