Friday, October 15, 2010

KIT at Vacation Vinyl, 10/15/10

So charming and fun,
It nearly overshadowed
Their ferocious jams!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Robedoor, Nymph, Suzy Star and Sneaky Snake at Malo Fun House, 10/10/10


A cylinder of
Sound that isolates you from
Any world but theirs.


A psychedelic
LP played at 45:
Groovy and frantic.

Suzi Star

In the cocoon with
Rhythm just as it's morphing
Into melody.

Sneaky Snake

Like a cold sunrise -
Optimistic wisdom with
Mountain's majesty.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Caribou, Nite Jewel and Emeralds at the Henry Fonda Music Box, 10/8/10


The swagger with which
They developed their opus
Made that climax fierce.

Nite Jewel

The intricacy
Of each song is belied by
Relatable grooves


A calculated
Spiral of sound springing loose
In celebration.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Hey Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Echo Curio has recently been the target of some rather shitty treatment at the hand of the local law enforcement. Laws are laws, yes, but we need to update laws to accommodate a changing society, and this is your opportunity to do so if you are willing! The Curio has been a source of kindness, creativity, open-mindedness and sanity during an era of ongoing erosion of these values in every day life. Los Angeles' artists living on the cusp of the poverty line, working soul-sucking day jobs and being told they are lucky to work them need SOMETHING, something other than the vapid and over-advertised Clear Channel/Live Nation/Goldenvoice/major label BULLSHIT that America has succumbed to as a poor excuse for artistic expression. The Curio provided the something, the antidote, and it's our responsibility to appreciate them for it. If the words on this blog or those like it have ever moved you, or if you care for poetry and music and art and for wandering off the beaten path in the cloister of your neighborhood among good people with earnest artistic intentions, give Eric Garcetti (city councilman) a call at 323-957-4500, or drop him a line at Please spread the word... we can't let the seeds of brilliance languish in the bankrupt soil of Los Angeles.

More info can be found here:

With love, ire, passion and respect,

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Imagine watching
Everyone's rock n' roll dream
Exploding to life.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Pavement, Sonic Youth and No Age at the Hollywood Bowl, 9/30/10

No Age

Our Band Could Be Your
Life, lived out on the largest
And most well-earned stage.

Sonic Fucking Youth

Best by my friend, mouth agape,
"Did you see that, guys?!"


Summer's last breath French
Kissed us, a warm fare-thee-well
From a college love.