Local Stuff: New Ariel Pink, Haim and Grass Widow Videos

Posted by Billy Gil, June 8, 2012 02:06pm | Post a Comment
ariel pinkHey y’all. Every Friday I’m gonna check in with what’s popping in the LA/SF area music scenes, plus my show picks for LA. This week Ariel Pink debuted a new song — well, a cover, really — called “Baby,” from his forthcoming album Mature Themes, due Aug. 21 on 4AD. The ultra-smooth jam features Dâm-Funk on a cover of a song by Donnie & Joe Emerson. It’s pretty great, as is the original — listen to the original here and check out the amazing record sleeve. They look like Scott Baio and Corey Haim if they were conjoined twins. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti will be in SF Oct. 1 at Bimbo’s 365 Club and LA Oct. 5 at the Fonda Theatre.


haimSpeaking of Haim, the wonderful LA pop trio of singing sisters has a video for their summer jam “Forever.” I blogged a while back about how rad this song is, and now there’s a cool wheely-poppin’ video to accompany it. I need to find a pool right now.


Another awesome female trio, SF’s Grass Widow, has a spooky new video for its post-punk shoegazer “Goldilocks Zone,” off of its recently released Internal Logic album. Someone said somewhere it’s like “Mystery Science Theater 3000” and “Twilight Zone.” It totally does remind me of This Island Earth.


Shows this weekend:

Friday: J.D. McPherson at the Echo (8:30 p.m., $12)
Saturday: Black Lung Zine fest with Wounded Lion, Dirt Dress, Pool Honeys and more at the Mime (7:00 p.m., $3 before 9 p.m., $5 after)
Sunday: Darkwave Night at the Echo with Ballerina Black, Peeling Grey and Flaamingos (10 p.m., $8)

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