Ok first things first, I got to attend this show for FREE ninety nine thanks to this amazing new (also free) app called Loudie. Last I heard it is only available for I-phone. This app not only allows you to track all your favorite artists and see what shows your friends are going to but it also gives you access to free tickets! It’s an amazing interactive database where you can see live videos, comment on shows, see who is playing nearby and did I mention free tickets to concerts? cause that is happening! Go download it!
To our wonderful surprise our tickets also came with these fancy VIP wristbands! Thanks Loudie and Goldenvoice!
I found out about Slow Magic at the beginning of the year when he opened up for Emancipator. My mind was blow, I danced my butt off, we bonded over my Sigur Ros shirt and the rest is history. Fan for life. So obviously I have been telling everyone that will listen about this amazing artist. If you have not checked him out yet go ahead and give him a follow a like and a listen, you will not be disappointed.
His new album How To Run Away was just released earlier this month and it’s…well…MAGIC! His masked imaginary friend persona combined with his very real and lively stage presence makes quite a show.
I love seeing the progression of an artist! Going from opening to headlining his own tour in just a few short months is quite an accomplishment. He had the entire Roxy dancing from the front all the way to the back bar. Everyone was going insane! Excellent music and vibes. I finally got some vinyl too, which I have been after for some time.
I almost did not make it. I was scheduled to work all weekend, including Sunday evening. My main concern was making it inside for Blood Brothers. The festival stars aligned and miracle after miracle happened.
1. A super nice person I have never met before offered a FREE wristband for pick up in K town.
2. I was let go from work early at 7:30pm
3. Zero traffic in Los Angeles!
4. I found a FREE parking spot within a block of the festival, the 1st spot on that block to be specific.
5. Made it to the Blood Brothers stage exactly at 9:30PM!!
6. Found my friend who bought me Spicy Pie.
I took some crappy photos because I was way too far away, regardless, so thankful to have experienced this.
So obviously by now you have heard, Blood Brothers were totally amazing!
Also caught the last bit of FlyLo!
HARD Summer-Whittier Narrows-8/2 & 8/3 2014
Penthouse Penthouse/Lemaitre-The Echoplex 8/8/14
I was just going to make a photo post, but decided that I need to tell everyone that Warpaint is amazing live and you HAVE to see them if you get the chance. I saw them for the first time at Coachella and they totally rocked the tent down, so saying yes to this show was a no brainer.
I also feel the need to let everyone know that The Shrine still sucks as a music venue. Sorry not sorry. They opened up for Nick Cave, sad to report none of the Nick photos are share worthy. I am going to go on a limb and say their audiences are very different, the theatre wasn’t even half full when these magical creatures took the stage.
I really hope they do their own tour, as they only played what seemed like a 30 minute set and I know they would sell out their own show in a hearbeat. A seated venue is always a little weird for me. I felt like I was the only one standing, dancing my ass off and cheering in the middle section. At one point one of them said “I wish everyone would enjoy themselves as much as you” and I am pretty sure she was referring to me. Or maybe I have a big ego, whatever, I had a fucking blast.
Also the lighting tech could have been a little more…diverse?
Regardless, these rocking babes could play a 10 min show in a dark hallway and I would still pay to attend, so please Warpaint come back to LA for a full set at a less terrible venue, I vote for the Palladium or the El Rey. Or if anyone knows how I can get tickets to their show at the Ace Hotel in August, let me know! Please!