Happy Halloween. The LA concert calendar gets some real treats on this night - like the LACMA Halloween Ball featuring a Stanley Kubrick Exhibition and the soundscapes of Daedelus and his Archimedes exhibition. Wickedly ill is one apt way to describe that event.
The same could be said for another location that Daedelus is familiar with - The Airliner and Low End Theory. Karreim Riggins, Nastynasty, Daddy Kev, Nobody, Gaslamp Killer and Nocando all get down plus an very very special guest. If you want to figure out who that is - you better be wearing a costume or be prepared to cough up a nice benjamin - because its a $100 cover for the costume-less. Another Halloween party is taking place at The CenTRILL SAPC. Its not really spelled like that - but with Trill Murray, Inspired Flight and Minnesota all performing at a special Halloween jam, it should be for this night.
As far as dance parties go though - I may be most excited for the sexy new disco of Disclosure at El Rey Theatre. If you want hot sexy dance tunes - look no further than these boys from across the pond.
Elsewhere - I really like Dustbowl Revival at Virgil. They will be having fun - no matter whether they're rocking a 5 piece or 10 piece or something in between (rumor has it there will be a healthy lot of them for Halloween). The Mint hosts the well traveled Donna The Buffalo with support from The Makepeace Brothers, All Time Low rocks The House of Blues on Sunset, and local soulful funk crew House of Vibe All Stars hold things down for westsiders at Harvelles. For a list of other shows - see below:
Lamb of God, In Flames, Hatebreed, Sylosis @ Hollywood
Halloween Extravaganza feat. Hollywood Roses, LA Velvet @
The Viper Room ($500 Cash Prize for Sexiest Costume)
House of Vibe All
Stars @ Harvelles
Sound Boy, Tres Dubois, Behr (La Nuit) @ El Rey Theatre
Battalion of Saints, Witchaven, Rough Kids, Internal
Corrosion, Cholos on Acid, Marauding Ghouls @ Key Club
Low End Theory w/
Karreim Riggins, Nastynasty, Daddy Kev, Nobody, Gaslamp Killer, Nocando, VerY
VERY SPECIAL GUESTS @ The Airliner ($100 Cover w/out Costume; $10 Cover w/
Halloween Party w/ Cover Bands TBD @ Silverlake Lounge
So Many Wizards, Palm Reader, Traps Ps, Sleeping Bags, DJ
Lilly (KChung) and DK Cristina (KXLU) @ The Smell
Hollywood Hex @ Belasco Theater
Halloween Babylon w/ Bleached (Covering Misfits &
Ramones), Hunx as Gayracula, Heaven @ The Echo
Dub Club w/ Jah Faith & The Royal Lineage, Skull @
Echoplex (FREE before 10)
Lost Marauders, Dead Day Revolution, Brainspoon, Rockett
Queens @ The Satellite (FREE)
Donna The Buffalo,
Makepeace Brothers @ The Mint
All Time Low,
Special Guests @ House of Blues – Sunset
Flight, Trill Murray @ The Central SAPC
DJ Fang Face, DJ Lew Siffer @ Amoeba Records
Halloween 2012: 4 DJ’s, Costume Contest @ King King
Halloween 2012: Marcus Schossow, A-Baum, Grizzly Adams @
4th Annual Zombie Prom w/ Nikko Six @ Detroit Bar
Kiss My Ass, Nawgahyde @ Brixton South Bay
Naughty School Girl Night w/ Peg Leg Love, Ingenue, Revolutions Pride, Deathsquad Demongods @ Redwood Bar
The Resurex!, La Cholita & The Creeps @ Sliderbar
AJ, Tay from Allura @ Saint Rocke
Omar Rodriguez-Lopz Group @ UC Riverside
Colt Ford, Boarding House, JJ Lawhorn, Hollywood Yates @ Coach House
Helicopter Showdown @ Constellation Room
45 Grave @ Malibu Inn
Downtown Attraction, Black Magic Driver, Mal and Mad Temple @ Down and Out Bar
Faster Pussycat @ Whisky A Go Go
The Dustbowl Revival, Moonsville Collective, Bastards of Belleville @ Virgil
LACMA Halloween Ball feat. Stanley Kubrick Exhibition and Music by Daedelus w/ Archimedes Installation @ LACMA
Rumor on the Sunset Blvd. is that emerging dance club and late night unwind spot, Club Los Globos, closed its doors today after having their dance and live music permits cancelled by the city on October 29, 2012. Although the motives behind the rescinding of their paperwork are not yet clear to me - local resident discontent probably has something to do with it as the venue caught some flack for its penchant for all night events and intoxicated patrons. But - what do you expect from a music venue?
Los Globos was a welcomed addition to the after hours menu of venues, as well as becoming a hub for emerging talent and hot promoters and labels (Iheartcomix, Mad Decent, A Club Called Rhonda, Vice, SMOG and LA Records had each thrown events there). Owner Steve Edelson made true on his promise of maintaining the club's Latin identity, while simultaneously expanding its musical horizons with a larger dance floor that was DJ friendly and improving the downstairs sound. Coupled with Edelson's other property holdings in the neighborhood - Globos was shaping up to be a legit force in competing for and hosting late night dance events. Provided the venue can reacquire their permits, the venue could reopen in as little as 45 days, just in time for holiday celebrations and New Years Eve events. We're putting in a little SUPERGOOD prayer that the permits are reacquired or reinstated. Until then - the club remains closed with the exception of private events.
Its Halloween eve - so repress your costumes and embrace them for the second to last time of 2012. Tonight there are a host of events to choose from - including traditional Halloween style shenanigans like The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Yost Theater or a costume dance party, like at Dim Mak Studios.
Close to Dim Mak, Miike Snow along with Niki & The Dove lay down some sexy tunes - so maybe hit up the Hollywood Palladium before closing down Dim Mak. Another worthy Halloween eve concert is Cadence Weapon at The Satellite - where he is joined by Fat Tony and Subtitle for a night of eclectic hip-hop.
An unexpected Halloween treat comes in the form of Aziz Ansari and friends who roll out laughter at Largo for an Obama Benefit.
Other notables include Bob Mould at El Rey Theatre, The New Limb at The Central SAPC (for FREE) and BuzzBands 4 Year + Anniversary party at Federal Bar with Voxhaul Broadcast, Gliss and more.
Miike Snow, Niki
& The Dove @ Hollywood Palladium
Mischief Night w/ Stellar Corpses, Plague Vendor, Brian
Burn, The Knitts @ The Viper Room
The Saturdays @ The Viper Room
Parker Ainsworth, The Peoples Mic @ WitZend
Stevie Starlight @ Harvelles
Bob Mould, Abe
Vigoda @ El Rey Theatre
Aziz Ansari President
Barack Obama Benefit Show @ Largo
Avalon Omega, Sue Ray, Leggy Peggy @ Silverlake Lounge
Retox, Bastard Noise, To The Point, Happy Pill Trauma @ The
Daughter, Choir of Young Believers @ Bootleg Theater
Tammy Faye Starlite’s Defense of Opposite Marriage Tour:
“Doom 2012” @ Bootleg Bar
Balmorhea, Spindrift, Patrolled By Radar @ The Echo
Cadence Weapon, Fat
Tony, Subtitle @ The Satellite
Harper Blynn, The Brendan Hines, Alex Wong, Tyler Lyle @ The
Caravan of Thieves, Rubberneck Lions, Moon @ The Mint
Close followers of the LA live music scene or frequent foot traffickers of Sunset in Silverlake and Echo Park may have noticed an absence of Check Yo Ponytail shows this week - but rest assured, Franki Chan, Danny Johnson and family are not asleep at the wheel. They are steering their party to an epic two year celebration.
They've recruited the biggest party animal of them all - Andrew W.K. - to headline their (re)birthday party at The Echoplex that includes additional music from Icona Pop, Diamond Rings, Cherie Lily and Aleister X. Its 18+ and advance tickets are only $10 - so there is no doubt this thing sells out. Get your tickets - or try to win them via SUPERGOOD, but we've only got one pair to share so you might just want to buy....If you feel like testing your luck too - just tweet out @checkyoponytail @supergoodmusic @iheartcomix and @andrewWK to enter or email us at email@example.com.
If you didn't think the epic birthday party was enough of a treat - Iheartcomix is also hosting Dark Dark Dark, Emily Wells and Miss M.E. at The Echoplex on the 5th and Mount Kimbie with Grenier and Groundislava on the 8th at Los Globos. Look for giveaways to those shows in next week's Concert Blast.
UPDATE: YUKSEK just got added to It's A School Night.
YUKSEK - Always On The Runby umusic Ease back into your week tonight with your choice of free indie shows (costumes optional). Tops on the SUPERGOOD list is Robert Delong's final residency performance at Echoplex. He celebrates the pending release of his Global Concepts EP - which technically drops at midnight. There will be a limited run of physical copies - which will be available at tonight's show. Download his latest remix here (its Two Door Cinema Club). Delong is joined by Hott Mt and Hot as Sun, so it should be a great time.
Over at The Satellite Voxhaul Broadcast joins in the fun that is Last in Class's residency. Also free. As is Jason Joseph & The Spectacular at The Hotel Cafe if you want a little funky soul in your step. Buyepongo serves up the same at Del Monte Speakeasy as do the vinyl loving DJs at Funkmosphere.
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour at Troubadour, Family of the Year and Terraplane Sun at The Viper Room and Steelwells with The Lonely Wild at Bardot for Its A School Night. IASN is free with RSVP, but the others will cost you a little bit of paper (not much).
Steelwells, The Lonely Wild, Emma EJWertz, Ghost Beach (DJ Set), Chris Douridas @ Bardot (Its A School Night)(FREE w/ RSVP)
Family of the Year,
Terraplane Sun, Young Rapscallions @ The Viper Room
The Mixx @ Harvelle’s
Abby Hankins, Storey & THe Tellers @ Redwood Bar
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Millionyoung @ Troubadour
Metal Shop w/ Little Miss Nasty, House of Zombies, Motley
Too, Megalomania-x @ Key Club
Manzanita Falls, Hearts and Minutes, Empty Palace @ Lot 1
Stonefeather, Sleep Lady, Gypsyblood, Sad Robot @ Silverlake
The Spyrals, Cab 20 @ Origami Vinyl (FREE)(6:30)
Kera & The Lesbians, Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel,
Herbert Bail Orchestra @ Bootleg Bar
Robert Delong, Hot As
Sun, Hott Mt @ The Echoplex (FREE)
The Monolators, Sara Radle & The Mockinbirds, Haunted
Summer, The Do-It To-Its, Del Scorcho @ The Echo
Last in Class, Very Special Guest (Voxhaul Broadcast?), Drug Cabin, Brainstorm, DJ Brent Bolthouse @ The Satellite
Jason Joseph & The Spectacular, The Dunwells, Churchill,
Gabriel Kelley @ The Hotel Café (FREE after 9:45)
Skee, Anahita Skye, Joe Dunn, Rebecca Zoe @ The Mint
David Bisbal @ House of Blues – Sunset
Kenneth Aaron Harris, Dinner and A Suit @ Room 5 Lounge
Brick5 (D.R.E.A.M. Brigade), Brand B (DirtRaid) FONIKS,
Tantrum & Unholy, CakeLadyOg, Iclytes @ Los Globos
Residual Echoes, Strangers Expanding, Headband, White Mania
@ Los Globos
Buyepongo Live @ Del Monte Speakeasy (FREE)
Fellow Bohemian, Big Monsta, The Meeting Places, Young
Empress @ Detroit Bar
On this last Sunday of October you could spend your day watching football and recovering from the Halloween weekend that was - or you could continue to hit the pavement and get your metaphorical trick or treat on.
If you're looking to do the latter - start in Venice today with the friendly folks from Jam In The Van at the rally for Matt Kline for Venice City Council. JITV's recruited a few artists to get in their rig - like Robert Delong, Zach Deputy and locals Restavrant - so roll thru to see what their recording experience is like in the flesh...and while you're at it, vote if you're a Venice resident.
Speaking of JITV, van veteran Meiko joins Donovan for a set at El REy Theatre tonight. Lights and Arkells at Fonda Theatre or Anya Marina & Friends at The Hotel Cafe might please a similar crowd.
IF you need your Sunday to be a bit more turned up - consider the Boo Over at Lure, the Dance of the Dead at Drai's Hollywood with Yuksek, Thee Mike B and DJ Metric, Armin Van Buuren at Exchange LA or join the beachside party at Del Monte Speakeasy for Bacchanal with guest appearances from members of De La Soul's band and resident DJ's Mr. NumberOnederful and DJ Bu$rider. Note that costumes are required for the Boo Over - which you can RSVP for here.
For a full list of shows - see below.
With Philosophy of Soul, Chasing Colors, Dark Heavens, LNE,
Depth Charge Anthem @ The Viper Room
Back Pocket Memory, Tommy Miller & Friends, Bristol to
Memory, Spence, Rudi, The Christopher Brothers, Stefan Alexander @ The Roxy
The Toledo Show @ Harvelles
Donovan, Meiko @
El Rey Theatre
Red Fang, Black Tusk, Lord Dying @ Troubadour
Conquerors of the World, Septciflesh, Krisiun, Melechesh, Ex
Deo, Enquisition @ Key Club
Armin Van Burren,
Darin Epsilon @ Exchange LA
Silent Hill Halloween Party @ Belasco Theater
Lights, Arkells @
Public Image Limited (PIL) @ Club Nokia
Mark Mallman, Transfer, State to State, Hustle and Drone,
Palace Ballroom @ Bootleg Bar
Converge, Torche, Nails, Kvelertak, Dangers @ The Echoplex
Dignan Porch [Captured Tracks], Catwalk, Grmin @ The Echo
Anya Marina &
Friends, Brendon Walsh & Ron Funches, Kita Klane @ The Hotel Café
Emily King, Lisa Tucker, Dave Cavalier, STAMPS, Arnold Maur
@ The Mint
Cult of Youth, Pure Ground, Jack Ladder & The
Dreamlanders, Survive @ Los Globos
Cubensis – A Grateful
Dead Tribute @ The Central SAPC
Girl Next Door – Halloween Spooktacular @ King King
Touch of Death: Dance
of The Dead w/ Yuksek, Thee Mike B, DJ Metric @ Drai’s Hollywood
feat. Matt Demerritt (De La Soul), Joey Reina, Woody Aplanalp, Davey
Chegwidden, Matthew Silberman, Mr. NumberOnederful, DJ Bu$rider @ Del Monte
KRS One, LuckyIAM
@ Yost Theater
Scare-aoke @ Detroit Bar (FREE)
Daniel Bambaata Marley, Audible Mainframe, Dub 8 @ Saint
Two Door Cinema Club,
Friends, Bad Veins @ The Observatory
Further Seems Forever, Chris Conley, Weatherbox @ House of
Blues – Anaheim
The Hobart Brothers, Jon Dee Graham, Freedy Johnston, Susan
Cowsill @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Collie Buddz, The
Hold Up, New Kingston, Los Rakas @ SLO Brew
Kevin Miso, Zach Deputy, Trevor Green @ Coach House
Zach Deputy, Robert Delong, Restavrant + More @ Main + Abbott Kinney Rally for Matt Kline