Archive for June, 2010

watch The Black Keys get their asses kicked by a bunch of kids in “Tighten Up” – or at the Palladium in September

June 30th, 2010

awww…. there’s nothing cuter than children assaulting adults. took me a bit to get into the new Black Keys album, it’s got an AWFUL lot of Gary Glitter/T. Rex influence to it, but i’ve grown into it and it’s pretty fun to shake your ass to. (yours, not mine. there’s nothing fun about shaking my ass.) Black Keys are playing the Hollywood Palladium on Monday, September 27th. (tix here)

Photo Gallery: Brandi Milne + Natalie Shau @ Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City

June 29th, 2010

ain’t nothin’ but a she-thang with Brandi Milne and Natalie Shau at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City. show is up through July 7th.¬†check out pics from the opening here.

TONIGHT: WTTD Los Angeles recommendations for Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

June 29th, 2010

The Submarines surface in Costa Mesa at Detroit Bar with A B & The Sea

i don’t really like the new album much, MGMT-itis again, but if you snag them early enough today you can get $10 tickets at Goldstar for Blitzen Trapper @ the El Rey (here) and their older stuff is pretty okay – woops! never mind, it sold out, sorry folks.¬†back on sale again, wtf? have to get ‘em by two pm.

Crystal Castles “Celestica” + Hard Summer Fest in August

June 28th, 2010

i’m somewhat disappointed in Crystal Castle’s new album as a whole… it suffers from 2010’s most rampant disease in the hipster swine community (no, not herpes), MGMT-itis, a distinct and significant lack of anything catchy. Alice Glass is cute and all, but i feel pretty much the same way about this video. (Hipster Runoff’s aka indie rock’s Perez Hilton has an amusing¬†breakdown of it here, and this little treatise on trying to maintain non-sell-out-status in a self-marketing world is spot on.) C.C. is playing smell-A August 7th for Hard fest, tix are only sixty bucks, and with a killa lineup including Tiga, Soulwax, Green Velvet, Major Lazer, and Diplo, it’s likely to sell the fuck out (NOT LIKE CRYSTAL CASTLES though!!! they keep it REAL!!!) so get your tix here and get ‘em fast.