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
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Here is what is going down in LA tonight. Recommendations in bold.
Reigning Sound, The Ettes @ Spaceland
Dub Club @ Echoplex
The Nervous Wreckords, Taylor Locke & The Roughs, Hunting For Wolves @ Bordello
All Spots To Black, Welldiggers Banquet, Woolen, Drunk on Crutches @ Silverlake Lounge
Bullet For My Valentine @ Hollywood Palladium
Neil Sedaka @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
Hunnypot @ Highland (Billboard Film & TV Music Conference After Party)
Lucha Va Voom @ Mayan Theatre
w00tstock: An evening of Geeks + Music w/ Paul and Storm @ Largo
Lotus, Mux Mool @ House of Blues
Gorillaz, N.E.R.D. @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Goodbye Elliott, Lido Beach, The McGrath Project, Kristeen Young, Ka Crash @ The Roxy
VersaEmerge, Anarbor, The Dangerous Summer, Conditions, Inheritance @ The Troubadour
Tab The Band, Joel Stein Band, The Harm, James Mulvey @ The Viper Room
Halloween Conflict @ The Central SAPC (LA Motorcycle Themed Halloween Party)
Dinah Steward @ The Mint
Wax Poetics Presents: Sauce ft. Adrian Younge & The Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra, Dj Smiles Davis, Alfred Hawkins, Niko Noir @ The Mint
Koko Powell (bassist for Edgar Winter) @ Saint Rocke
Father's Day, The McDaniels, Laco$te, clipping @ The Smell
Ash and Snow, David Avram, Joel Alpers, Justin Avery, Jeremy Bieber, Martin Estrada, Brett Farkas, Annette Frank, Derek Frank, John Sosin @ Molly Malones
Good Wednesdays @ Detroit Bar
Justin Beiber @ The Honda Center
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Mark Sultan, Kelley Stoltz, My Pet Saddle @ Spaceland
Owen Pallett, Little Scream, Woom @ Echoplex
Club Underground @ Echo
Widespread Panic, Big Organ Trio @ Greek Theatre
Jail Weddings, Sweaters, Amanda Jo Williams @ Bootleg Theater
Minus The Bear, Tim Kasher, The Globes @ The Wiltern
Dutoit Conducts Romeo and Juliet @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
Alex Metric, Sound of Stereo @ Avalon
Vince Gill, Gary Mule Deer @ Club Nokia
Vieux Farka Toure, Taj Mahal @ Royce Hall (UCLA)
Wiz Khalifa, Yela Wolf & Dj Bionic @ The Music Box
Four Year Strong, Comeback Kid, The Wonder Years, American Fangs @ House of Blues
RECOIL w/ Conjure One, Architect, Sonoio @ El Rey Theatre
Electric Six, The Constellations, Deathrow Romeos @ Key Club
KROQ Locals Only: The Darlings, Death Punch, New Year’s Day, Majority Lost @ The Roxy
Azure Ray, Time Fite, Whispertown (Solo) @ The Troubadour
The Ruse, Krashkarma, Prohibition Rose, The Southerners, Melia @ The Viper Room
An evening w/ MarchFourth Marching Band @ The Central SAPC
Ryan Montbleua Band, Jason Spooner, Nala Kete @ The Mint
Fishtank @ Saint Rocke
Captain Ahab, The Slaves, Kevin Shields, tik///tik @ The Smell
Black Elephant, Dirt Dress, Deaf @ Pehrspace
Neo Soulounge, Q. Dixon @ Brixton (Dive)
DJ Icey @ Vanguard
Vintage Trouble, Jessie Payo @ Harvelles
UK Subs, Total Chaos, Blood Penny, Informal Society, License to Kill @ Brixton South Bay
All On Seven, Rich Pagano and the Sugarcane Cups, Jason Liebman, Samantha Behymer, Kristin Flammio @ Room 5
The Round Table Band does “Revolver”, Ben Kolarcik, The Blaggers @ Molly Malones
Static Fridays @ Detroit Bar (Free before 10:30)
Yelawolf @ Bardot
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Like many chart toppers, the song popularized a catchphrase - this one "toot it and boot it" which DOES NOT mean farted and vomited. Those down with street culture know the reference and probably understand the song - but not everyone is so I'm here to break down the song for you...
The easy going hipster-hop anthem tells a tale of a man meeting a woman on the first night, taking her home for intercourse and asking her to leave afterward.
The song introduces the protagonist, presumably YG, in the opening chorus. He is at the club trying to meet women. After successfully meeting said woman, he convinces her to go to his abode ("crib") by saying hello ("wassup"). Rather than leave something to the imagination, the protagonist confidently lets us know that he successfully got laid ("know I fucked" or, for the radio version, "know I f...d"). After fornicating or "toot(ing) it" the protagonist than kicks the female out or "boot(s) it."
If you were wondering how the story man conquered the booty, YG quickly tell us in the first verse that it was because the female found him attractive and desired to copulate. Our confident protagonist believes he is superior, but is nonetheless willing to engage in sexual relations with this woman. After the female expresses her desire to have the protagonist engage in intercourse with her, he accepts the invitation by giving the female permission to "run it."
YG reminds his audience that he is able to get women easily ("yo I'm a pimp bitch straight game never no sipping"). He also illustrates the size of his genitals through verbal imagery and recollections of the female having difficulty walking post coitus ("and after we did it she was walking with a limp.") Apparently he wants us to know that the intercourse was unprotected and that he is ready for another woman as well. ("bust it open, leave it wet, you know i leave it soakin'/who next I don't ever close, I stay open")
After again reminding listeners of the circumstances under which he met the female, YG opines that the promiscuous female fell in love with him and felt stupid when he asked her to leave his house once the sex was over. It is clear at this point that the protagonist likes to kick women out of his home after intercourse.
In the second verse, our protagonist presumably speaks to a new female having booted the previous one. He advances requests to have sex and tells the potential female mate that she should acquiesce to his requests to have sex with her and make her leave afterward. He tells her she should do this because of his status that she is aware of. He insists she knows where she can find him in the aforementioned club.
The protagonist expresses his delight at the potential female finding him attractive and contemplating their future sexual intercourse. This female has invited several of her friends to join the protagonist's entourage. Once both parties exit the establishment, this new female proceeds to engage in sex, apparently in the position of doggy style. The female involved makes her buttocks cheeks clap together. She and YG engage in intercourse multiple times. But, "only for one night" and then she's "gotta go."
The chorus resumes followed by a short banter third verse that reminds us that the protagonist's female sexual partner(s) had sex with him and was(were) forced to leave his house which resulted in her(their) feeling stupid.
YG performs at Key Club this Wednesday, October 20th. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading "Behind The Lyrics" for a shot at winning a pair of tickets.
Toot It And Boot It lyrics
I met her in the club
then I said wassup
I took her to the crib
and you know I fucked
yea toot it and boot it
toot it and boot it
toot it and boot it
thats why I toot and boot it
She think im cute, she wanna have Sex
girl knock it off you know you cant have this
and she told me run that, i told her run it
and she never seen a chick until she met my magic stick
yo im a pimp bitch straight game never no sippin
And after we did it she was walking with a limp
bust it open leave it wet you know i leave it soakin
who next I don't ever close, I stay open
i met her in the club, you know i was drunk
i asked her name and then i said i wanna fuck
and im YG and you know I fucked
and she fucked back like a little slut
and she fell in love ya
and she felt stupid cuz you know
i toot it and boot it
girl let me toot that boot that stop actin stupid
acting like you dont know me like who that
walked in the club but ill fly things
im in the back girl you know where to find me
and I love how she think im cute
and she dont even wanna tell me what she wanna do
its me and my crew her and her friends
and they all trying to leave with us when the club ends
and she toot it from the back and you know she made it clap
and you know I run it back like
only for one night and she know im on like a switch on light
hey girl I can have you feelin right
I can supply the pipe
just make sure its tight
we can do it all day only for one night
and after that you gotta go
i toot it to the left i toot it to the right
fuck with me we gonna do it all night
i seen a bad bitch i swing my hat back
and after i hit its on my back
cuz i toot it and boot it
and made her feel stupid
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Are Promoters & Talent Buyers Nervous?
LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip & Sleigh Bells at The Hollywood Bowl
Miike Snow and Mark Ronson's Business International at The Wiltern
Kruder & Dorfmeister, Jason Bentley, J-Boogie at Club Nokia
Grum and Acid Girls at Avalon
Jamaica, Nightwaves, French Horn Rebellion, Parallels @ Echoplex (Tilt 3 Year Anniversary)
Much of the talent performing that night is making the almost mandatory stop in Los Angeles prior to heading North for the Treasure Island Music Festival, although not all of the talent is (Grum, Acid Girls, Nightwaves, French Horn Rebellion, Parallels are not on TI).
Now, you can't fault any of the acts for routing themselves through Los Angeles. Of course they WANT to play here. Of course their agents, management, publicists and fans want them to play here. We are the most important city for music in America these days so it behooves these artists to play here. AND there certainly is an audience to support any one of these acts individually on any given Friday night BUT FOR the immense amount of competition.
There are six different shows that all have some indie electro flavor. Sure some are bands and some are DJs/beatmakers - some more rocker and some more electronicized, some foreign and some domestic. I will accept that there are niche markets each artist attracts. However, I just think the presence of so much market competition will draw away from the crowd at some of these amazing shows and at the very least cause hard decisions. I myself want to go to every show, and yet, I can only physically be at Hollywood Bowl and then maybe Avalon or Echoplex (because those shows will probably go later).
Had the promoters or talent buyers strategically planned for the competition, they may have captured a repeat offender like myself. Friday clearly was not the only night available night. Die Antwoord is coming from Treasure Island Festival to LA for a performance on Sunday. Miike Snow is playing at Club Nokia Thursday too. I'm hitting up Miike Snow at Club Nokia on Thursday night, but that show was announced after their Friday show at The Wiltern. (How those two shows are working from a contractual stand point is absolutely beyond this lawyer (me). At least one of those venues (Wiltern in particular - who announced it first) should have some Radius clause that would, at the very least, prohibit a show within one day within a ten mile radius at a COMPETITOR's venue no less! (If either venue does not have that clause - feel free to contact me about revising your contracts, I have experience in that department).
In addition to the tough decisions next Friday, for any potential attendee that might go to the above shows, if they had already elected to make the jaunt to San Francisco for Treasure Island and are on an indie hipster's budget, there is probably no reason they would go to Hollywood Bowl, The Wiltern, Club Nokia or The Music Box if they had to pay for it. Ticket fees alone might be prohibitively high. Even if they are not on a budget, some fans aren't necessarily down to see the same act twice in back to back days, especially when they are liable to play close to the exact same set (did someone just cough LCD Soundsystem?).
What bothers me the most about 10.15.10 is that, as a former talent buyer myself I feel like some of these venues and/or their talent buyers should have seen the potential conflict and pushed for the shows to be a day or two earlier or Sunday or Monday or Tuesday.
For all I know, maybe these venues got exceptional discounts on the talent on the basis of the market competition. Maybe the buyers got a deal on some of them - like LCD and Miike Snow - because of the fact that they both played the market multiple times in June. However, I'm going to go ahead and assume that didn't happen.
Rather than have the venues suffer at the door, the bar staff suffer from less patrons, and each act and venue overall make less money - it looks like a little more strategic planning may have helped everyone's bottom line.
All that said Tickets are still available for the Hollywood Bowl, The Wiltern, The Music Box, Avalon, Club Nokia and Echoplex.
Friday, October 8, 2010
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Thursday, October 7, 2010
Its a shame Theophilus isn't performing for more of the crowd at the event because he brought a welcomed change to the mostly indie rock line-up. BUT, he is off to Stockholm to work on some more recording. We wish him well and can only hope that the rest of Culture Collide Festival is as good as opening night :D
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
We're giving away our last pair of Guided By Voices tickets for The Wiltern tonight. Don't sleep on this opportunity.