Oh man, it's St. Paddy's Day. definitely not my favorite holiday, I suppose that's the Jew in me, but I'm not going to be a St. Paddy's Day Grinch. That's bad vibes, I hate those more so then I do watching girls puke green stuff in the streets. So I encourage you all to wear all shades of green, drink green stuff, and smoke green stuff today, and also, to go slur your words at some concerts, cause you can yell as loud as you want at a show, sometimes it's encouraged, you know, if it's that type of show. Don't bring a drum to a Phish show though, my buddy learned that the hard way.
So then, if after that intro you're like "dude, what shows are there to see?" Well here is my response:
Over on the Westside The Toledo Show is going down at Harvelle's, and that's always a good time. Dude is wild. Plus he's got dancing ladies. Don't go if you are allergic to Black & Mild smoke.
If you'd prefer blurrily stumbling through Downtown LA, then we're never ones to dissuade you from taking in a Dustbowl Revival performance. They'll be playing for free at The Redwood Bar joined by The Cerny Brothers and The Show Ponies.
There are some cool St. Paddy's day events going off on the hip side of town (Echo Park/Silverlake). Part Time Punks is never a bad call, especially on a night when they've got the CRASS tribute band covering "Penis Envy." There's also Olin's 11th Annual St. Paddy's Day Bash over at The Satellite. There they'll be performing "Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash" by The Pogues, that actually sounds like a damn good time. There's some other stuff on the Sunday calendar, so check out the blast if none of that floats your boat.
If you take it easy tonight no worries, SXSW is officially donezo for 2013, and LA is about to catch a wave of good music as a result. So keep it heady, and in honor of St. Paddy, when in doubt, puke it out!
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