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In the absence of a famous person cameo (Steve O was in their "Contrary to Popular Belief" vid) - the duo had to step up their cinematography a notch to generate a similar buzz. S0 what's the video got? Warehouse? Check. Choreographed dances? Check. Cool camera tricks? Check.
Certainly a fun effort from a band that gives away all of their music for free at www.oddmodern.com.
The driving synth, Gerardo's smooth drums and Vanina's pretty voice provide the musical backdrop after their dance coordinator walks you through how exactly to do the "Wallflower." While not every person in L.A. will have what it takes to bust out the Wallflower - the 8 point moves aren't too complex and the only way you'll learn 'em is by watching this video...
This Thursday there are a handful of shows on my radar screen - but when it comes to indie rock, Vanaprasta, Hanni El Khatib and Rumspringa at The Echo are my top pick.
You may have heard Hanni El Khatib with Florence & The Machine at The Wiltern in early November, or heard music from Vanaprasta's Forming The Shapes EP on KROQ or KCRW or at Spaceland or Silverlake Lounge, or heard Rumspringa open for a handful of other local indie talent - but you've probably never had them all in the same room on the same night.
Vanaprasta & Sideways Media are giving you the chance to do that for FREE through our ticket giveaway. You could be the lucky winner of a pair of tickets AND also a limited edition 7 inch. Not only will you get too enjoy their sexy sounds at The Echo, you'll get to continue enjoying it on your record player post performance!
To enter the contest just send an e-mail to email@example.com with the word Vanaprasta in the subject or body of the e-mail. You can also enter by making a post on our facebook page or mentioning @supergoodmusic @vanaprasta and @sidewaysmedia in a tweet.
If the opportunity to cop some limited edition vinyl and see good tunes from an LA band like Vanaprasta isn't enough to convince you to come - have you seen Hanni El Khatib? Hanni killed it with Flo early in November with a stripped down indie nostalgia-inducing sound that I really dig. You can really feel that in Hanni's "Dead Wrong" video:
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Love Music Art :)
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Tonight, LA plays host to the U.S. Debut of Red Bull Music Academy's Culture Clash event. Taking place at Exchange - 4 of the hottest music troupes representing Los Angeles, Dim Mak, Stones Throw, SMOG and Dub Club hit stages for a certainly epic night.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
On Friday night big names were glowing on the marquees of Los Angeles. Dawes was back in town at the El Rey. Pretty Lights was rolling hard at the Wiltern, and Bonobo assembled an orchestra for his show at the Music Box. You can only imagine the struggle I went through to decide which one of these events to attend. Thanks to SUPERGOODMUSIC, no blood was lost during my internal battle.
Friday, 9:15 PM rolls around. I arrive at the Music Box and the line has reached around the building. The "think before you print" mantra saves the earth but wastes my time. Not having a hard copy of my ticket set me back 40 minutes due to will call moving slower than my lazy brother. (love you!) I shouldn't even be complaining - I was on guest list. Ha!
Once inside I was greeted with straight up noise. Tokimonsta was rocking her groove and, despite technical difficulties, she kept the crowd warm. Her transitions kept you on your toes; some of her mashups came from left field – but the shakers loved it. Its nice to see a girl DJ every once in a while. Represent.
However, every damn person in that theatre was there to see one man and one man only, Simon Green. You know him better as Bonobo. Correction - you had Bonobo (a full band + then some). A keyboardist/synthesist, drummer, vocalist, harpist, saxophonist and other wind instruments I won't even attempt to name, all enveloped the stage and made sweet music like it was nobody's business. This guy has been jamming for a decade; you can hear his soul hasn't aged a beat.
His sound is fresh and clean. SO fresh and so clean. Bonobo manipulated live instruments while people would walk on & off stage depending on whether or not a song required their talent. Every so often he came out and played his acoustic & the crowd would go nuts. The man conducted hue musicians & your emotions to give you a beautiful - never to be forgotten - Bonobo experience.
- post submitted by Sheida Mohammed (@ohsheida); THANKS SHEIDA
Monday, November 29, 2010
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Diplo is going to be in the house for Sam Sparro's B-Day party at La Cita tonight! This is going to be a wicked jam. I wish I didn't have so many obligations because I would go earlier to make it for free time (before 10) - but this party will rage until closing. Don't miss Diplo who just dropped a wicked mixtape that featured LA's own 12th Planet and whose remix of I Feel It All by Feist has been making my ears wet all day.
When I first heard about Dr. Dog I thought, “oh this must be some super sweet hip-hop dude” - namely because I assumed “Dr. Dog” was some mash-up of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. I was clearly mistaken. If you enter their name into Pandora Radio you’ll be greeted with a plethora of delectable rock n’ roll tunes, including that of The Beatles. The Beatles - who are, let’s face it, rock n’ roll legends. So that fact alone should lead you to believe that if they’re in that good of company then they've got to be some pretty cool dudes.
Anyway, I went to Dr. Dog Friday night at The Wiltern and had the fortune of standing behind the most wannabe hipsters in the world. They actually (and I saw this) pretended (yes, pretended) to shoot up heroin mid-dance. Naturally, I asked if they’d let me take a picture of their totally awesome dance moves (I’m rolling my eyes here), but they gawked at me, scowled and declined. Who is she? they said. Ugh, well hipster tool-ettes, I’m the chick who wants to plaster your photo all over the internet, so I can properly out you for being so lame.
But back to the music... Dr. Dog was rad - definitely a great band to see live. They had fantastic energy and a good set list to go along with it. They played a delicious sampling of newer and older tunes that had me bouncing on my feet all night long. In my opinion, it’s always a success when you leave a show feeling more energized than when you had arrived.
In any case, I definitely recommend giving Dr. Dog a listen - on the off-chance that you have yet to be turned on to this psychedelic rock group from Philadelphia. I do not recommend however, thinking that you are “too cool for school” and making pseudo shooting-up gestures in attempt to appear “bad ass." I assure you that you are not bad ass, but that you are, in fact, just an idiot.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
SUPERGOODMUSIC had the privilege of giving away a handful of tickets to some Halloween themed music events around town this weekend (thank you Live Nation, Mike Tunney, Vanguard, Key Club). We gave one special follower, @OhSheida, a full slate of treats in the form of tickets to Miike Snow at Vanguard on Friday and Janelle Monae & Of Montreal at Hollywood Palladium on Saturday night.
Sheida took it the extra mile, stopped at The Roxy for Witch Hunt before Miike Snow and then sent us this bad-ass thank you. Rock on @OhSheida. You are, undoubtedly, a fan of supergoodmusic.
MY SUPERGOODMUSIC NIGHT: October 29, 2010
After working a nine hour shift Friday, I didn’t think I’d be able to make it out. I sucked it up and gathered the last bits of energy I had and headed to The Roxy. While standing in line I saw Napolean Dynamite, a few zombies and a couple of penguins waiting to get into The Roxy’s Witch Hunt.
Playing inside was Las Vegas’ rock band, Imagine Dragons. It was their final song and Dragons frontman did not hold anything back. He jumped towards the cymbals and started slapping them. Every time he slapped it, I was getting a burst of energy. Each slap equaled a shot straight to the head. The band made me feel like a snake; their guitarist my personally charmer. After that one song I was ready to let loose.
Up next was Saint Motel. In hindsight, the only thing I wish I did for this show was to learn their lyrics so I could have sang along with the rest of the room. Saint Motel not only kept my ears happy but had some visual eye candy too. They put a spell on me with clips from Hocus Pocus and live shots of them on stage. ‘To My Enemies’ and ‘Dear Dictator‘ were my favorite songs from that night. Look, if there is one thing I want you to take away from this, it’s to support and listen to this LA native band. After their riveting performance, I could’ve been all set for the night but oh no no! It was just getting started…..
Fast forward and I’m now sitting in bumper to bumper traffic driving down hollywood trying to make it to the Vanguard. You’re probably wondering who still plays at Vanguard? Well wonder no more! The boys of Miike Snow had a 90 minute dj set that could’ve lasted twice as long and I still would’ve itched for more. Miike Snow dropped and remixed their very own Black and Blue, Animal and Silvia. As a band, these Swedes are hella talented, and as a DJ group they don’t disappoint either. They know exactly what it takes to have a good time. They took it back to the homeland playing a little Swedish House Mafia and ending the night with Rusko.
It was definitely in my Top 10 Craziest Dance Parties. The crowd at Vanguard isn’t necessarily anything I ever want to be apart of, but that infectious energy that can only be supplied by epic music experiences is. Although I probably won’t head back to the Vanguard again unless I’m accompanied by Miike Snow, all in all, I had an amazing night and I have to shout out and thank Brandon “Supergoodmusic” Dorksy for that.
The SUPERGOODMUSIC Halloween weekend started with our favorite frequently costumed indie-rock band, Saint Motel at one of our favorite venues, The Roxy.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Black Cobra, Ancestors, Black Math Horseman, Lantvrn @ Spaceland
Bilal, J*Davey, Quadron (unplugged) @ Echoplex
Raw Power Rangers, Insect Surfers @ Echo
Breathe Owl Breathe, Little Wings, The Migrant, Give Me Motion @ Bootleg Theater
The Broken Column, Act As If, Hello Vegas @ Silverlake Lounge
Fun., Steel Train, Jarrod Gorbel @ The Music Box
Lucha Va Voom @ Mayan Theatre
Sarah Silverman & Friends @ Largo
Movimiento Alterado feat: El Komandeer, El R.M., Los Buchones de Culiacan and more @ House of Blues - Sunset Strip
Built To Spill, Revolt Revolt, Finn Riggins @ El Rey Theatre
Fear, Harmful If Swallowed, The Feisty Piranhas, D.R.A. @ Key Club
Petty Crux, Inglorious Girl Band, Roswick @ On The Rox
The Damned Things, Walk The Rio @ The Roxy
Foxy Shazam, Free Energy, Hollerado @ The Troubadour
KROQ Presents: Moving Picture Show, The Suicide Denial, Modern Time Machines, The Dares, The Nervous Wreckords @ The Viper Room
Bruce Beacom @ The Mint
Dave Schulz's Halloween All-Star Jam w/ Dave Schulz, Tommy Peacock and the Feathers, raDIOTEQUE(Radiohead Tribute) @ The Mint
Mike Pinto, Kat, Remedy for Kill @ Saint Rocke
The Lowrider Band, Delta Nove @ Brixton South Bay
Whiteboy Comedy Showcase @ Room 5
Warren Charles Band, Justin Kalk Orchestra, David Serby, Tennessee Squires @ Molly Malones
Starfucker @ Detroit Bar
Rocky Horror Picture Show w/ Danny Devito & Jack Nicholson @ The Wiltern