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Much Ado about The Living Sisters's "How Glad I Am"

The Living Sisters are rather enigmatic. Information on them is scarce, and it's hard to find a reason why considering this trio of vocalists are about as good as "supergroups" can get. Inara George (of The Bird and the Bee), Becky Stark (of Lavender Diamond) and Eleni Mandell (of ...Eleni Mandell) make up what is seemingly a throwback pop outfit (we say "seemingly" because only one track exists in the ether, "How Glad I Am," featured on their MySpace page) -- and they're sharing the stage with Brian Wilson on December 6th at Disney Hall. In this age of over saturation, consider this a rare kind of intrigue.

   

Neil Young Tribute Show This Friday @ Bootleg

In hopes of raising funds for the non-profit Children's Music Fund, country blog When You Awake and the Bootleg Theatre are hosting a Friday night bill loaded with local acts playing Neil Young favorites. Acts include The Chapin Sisters, Delta Spirit, Restevrant, The Parson Redheads and a ton of others. Save the music simply by coming out and enjoying it. (Click here for full listing of acts and online ticketing)

   

2 FREE Tickets to for Rare Terry Riley/Kronos Quartet/Mike Einziger Set

First person to e-mail hugo@thedelimagazine.com gets 2 free tickets to Kronos Quartet and minimalist legend Terry Riley's Disney Hall set on November 21. It's the opening night to the Left Coast, West Coast series (which will feature Brian Wilson and Inara George in a couple weeks, but how would we know that...?) so race to your inbox and shoot us an e-mail right now. 

Published on Fri, 13 Nov 2009 19:26:17 0 Comments | Post a Comment

Hollywood Brewfest Guarantees Loads of Booze, Deli LA Favorites

 

For $45 (just hear us out), enjoy unlimited tastings from over 35 breweries and live sets from Great Northern, Nico Stai, Castledoor and other Deli LA favorites all day Saturday at the Music Box in this year's Hollywood Brewfest (21+, tickets can be purchased here). At face value, it's a steep entry fee, but it's all day buzz-pacing, a great bill and all the booze you can responsibly consume. This is bang-for-your-buck at its finest.

Published on Thu, 12 Nov 2009 17:05:57 0 Comments | Post a Comment 
 

Regrets & Brunettes Turn Heads, Guitars

On the heels of the release of their debut LP "At Night You Love Me," blues rock-based Regrets & Brunettes are playing some local dates to preview fresh material. The relatively new group (their MySpace page dates them as seven months old) have already turned some heads with recent opening slots for Delta Spirit and The Henry Clay People, but the newfound attention could also be owed to vocalist Richard Bivens's technique of playing a right-handed guitar in left-hand method. Now that's how you get the ladies.

Regrets and Brunettes channel the melodic eccentricity of Brian Wilson with the grit of Neil Young, and they're not shy to wear it on their sleeves. As pop for the more distorted crowd, they're worthy of a listen (or even a glimpse of aformentioned technique), so jot Nov. 30 for their set at The Echo. They share an impressive bill with Seasons and Downtown/Union.

Published on Tue, 10 Nov 2009 17:19:49 1 Comments | Post a Comment

   

Chamber Pop's Horse Stories Set for Two LA Shows

Horse Stories | Hummingbird (We'll Be Okay)

Horse Stories (project of singer/songwriter and producer Toby Burke) is for the fragile sort: under all the delicate layers of Burke's quiet pop compositions are sinking themes ("We all heal so slow / that it aches") that evoke darker Cat Stevens and of more contemporary Wilco. The warm recordings of Horse Stories latest (and most critically acclaimed) release "November, November" will have its LA previews this Thursday at Three Clubs and during a free set at Origami Vinyl on Saturday.

   

Thomas' Apartment Third Release

Thomas' Apartment released their third full-length album this past week. Entitled Tuesday Night Lights, the album is concerned one of their most emotionally releases to date.

The band has released a few free tracks from Tuesday Night Lights on their website. They encourage you to listen to them and tell a friend. I would personally recommend the band's three album package for ONLY $20. What a deal!

Visit the band's website for tour dates and to score great deals.

- Nicholas Palumbo

 

Pablove Across America Benefit Concert

Pablove Across America, a cycling journey across the US for pediatric cancer research/awareness, will be hosting a benefit concert on Saturday, November 21.

Pablove Across America was founded by Dangerbird Records' co-founder Jeff Castelaz and his wife in honor and memory of their late son, Pablo. The program

The benefit concert will be held at Avalon (Hollywood) on November 21 and will feature acoustic sets by an all-star roster.

Tickets for the event can be found here. All proceeds will go to Pablove Foundation.

- Nicholas Palumbo