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Tim & Eric Present: To Live and Deejay LA

Posted by Eric Brightwell, April 27, 2015 10:54am | Post a Comment


Tim "Modern Brit" Shimbles
(Amoeba employee and frequent traveling companion on California Fool's Gold) and yours truly are going to DJ a set of "locals only" music called To Live and Deejay LA on 12 May at the Melody Lounge in Chinatown. (Click here to join the Facebook event page). 



Los Angeles is a big place... bigger than the island of Jamaica in fact. It's home to an estimated 10,116,705 people, making it by far the most populous county in the USA (and home to more people than 43 entire states). The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim census area is also the mostly densely-populated region in the country. I've had a long and hard think, aided by suggestions, trying to come up with a great list of Angeleno musical acts (and no, I didn't forget Red Hot Chili Peppers). Just for the occasion* I painted a huge map of every community in the county and every neighborhood in Los Angeles which has helped stoke the memory. 


Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's Map of Los Angeles Communities and Neighborhoods



Attendees can expect to hear some, if not all (it's taking place from 10pm until 1:45am) of the following Angeleno acts: Abstract Rude, Aceyalone, Allah-Las, The Amplifiers, The And ActionsThe Angry Samoans, The AntarcticansArabian Prince, Armored Saint, Art Pepper, AshesThe Association, Autolux, The BallroomThe Bangles, The Beach Boys, Beachwood SparksThe Beat, The BeesThe Belairs, Best Coast, Bill Perkins, Black Flag, The Blasters, The Blendells, Blood on the Saddle, Bloods & Crips, Bob MarkleyBoo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.The Bourbon Saints, Boyce & HartBread

Buddy Collette, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, The Cadets, Cambalache, Canned Heat, Cannibal & the Headhunters, Captain Beefheart, The CarpentersChico Hamilton, The Chymes,  Circle Jerks, The Common ColdCongo Norvell, Cruzados, Darlene LoveDavid Crosby, Dead Angle, Death Valley Girls, Deepest Blue (The Doves), Dengue Fever, Dennis Wilson, Destruct, The Devil Bats, The Dickies, The DilsDino, Desi & BillyDJ Quik, DokkenThe Doors, Dramarama, The Dream Syndicate,

Dum Dum Girls
, E. Coli, Eazy-E, Eddie & The Showmen, The Egyptian Lover, El Chicano, The Electric Prunes, Emily's Sassy Lime, Emitt RhodesThe EmperorsEric DolphyThe Everpresent Fullness
The Exiles, Faster Pussycat, Father Yod, Fatlip, Fear, The 5th Dimension, fIREHOSE, Fishbone, The Flesh Eaters, 45 Grave, Freestyle Fellowship, The Friends of DistinctionThe Full Treatment, Funkdoobiest, FurtherThe Garden Club

Gary Lewis & the PlayboysThe Generators, The Geraldine Fibbers, Germs, Giant Drag, The Go-Go's, The Grass RootsGreat White, The Groop, The Grown-Ups, The Gun Club, Guns N' Roses, Gwenmars, Hearts and FlowersHeidecker & Wood, Herb AlpertHexHollywood Rose, The Hondells, Ice Cube, The Jaguars, Jan & Dean, Jane's Addiction, Jay Rock, Jenni Rivera, Jesse Lee KincaidJoe Byrd & the Field Hippies, Johnny Horton, Joint Effort, Just Too MuchKaleidoscope, Kendrick Lamar,

Kim FowleyKing Tee, The Knack (1960s), The Knack (1970s), The Knights of DayL.A. Dream Team, L.A. Guns, The LA UntouchablesThe Lamp of Childhood, Las Cafeteras, The Last, Lavender Diamond, The Lazy Cowgirls, The Leaves, Lee Harvey (Lee Jones), LemonaLena Park, Lifter, Lone Justice, The Long Ryders, Longstocking, Los AbandonedLos Lobos, Love, Lowell George & The FactoryThe Manson Family, Marvin & Johnny, Mary Jane Girls, Mary's Danish, MellowHype,

The Merry-Go-Round, Midnight Movies, Mike G, The Millennium, Minutemen, The MixersThe Monkees, The MoonMötley CrüeThe Motorcycle AbelineMoving UnitsThe Music MachineMyka 9, N.W.A., Nate DoggThe Nerves, Nino Tempo & April StevensThe Nitty Gritty Dirt BandNo Solution, October County, The OdysseyOingo Boingo, Opal, Opus 1, The Others, The Palace GuardThe Pandoras, The Partridge FamilyPasternak Progress, Patsy, The Peanut Butter Conspiracy

The Penguins, The Penny ArkadePenny Dreadfuls, The Pharcyde, PidgeonPleasure featuring Billy Elder, The Plimsouls, Poco, Poison, Possum DixonThe Preachers, The Premiers, Pretty Boy Floyd, Puro Instinct, The Quick, Quiet Riot, Radio Vago, Rain ParadeRandy Newman Ratt, Redd Kross, René & Angela, Rising SonsRitchie Valens, Rodney-O & DJ Joe Cooley, Roger Nichols TrioThe Romancers (The Smoke Rings), The Rose Garden,  Rose RoyceThe Runaways, The Safaris,

Sagittarius, 2nd II None, The Seeds, ShakeThe Sharp Ease, Silver Needle, SISU, Snap-Her, Snoop Dogg, Sonny & CherThe Sounds of Sunshine, Sparks, Spirit, The Standells, The Stone Poneys, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Sugarplastic, Suicidal Tendencies, The Sunshine Company, The Surfaris, Sweater GirlsThe Sylvers, Sylvester, T.S.O.L., The Tartans, The Teddy BearsTex & the Horseheads, Thee MidnitersThorinshieldThe Three O'Clock, Things To ComeTierraTom Russell,

Total ChaosThe Turtles, Ty Karim, The TydeTyler, the Creator, Union 13, The United States of America, The UVs, Van Halen, Van Stone, Very Be Careful, W.A.S.P.The W.C. Fields Memorial Electric String Band (aka ESB aka Fields)The Walker Brothers, Wall of Voodoo, 王力宏, War, The Warlocks, Warren GThe Watts Prophets, Wax, The Weirdos, The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, World Class Wreckin' Cru, The Yellow BalloonThe Yellow PaygesX, ZipcodeZolar X, Zoot Sims 

...and more if you've got suggestions*

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*not really
**Sorry, no Eagles

Noise Pop Band Spaceships Chat Before Their Melody Lounge Performance Oct. 9

Posted by Billy Gil, October 3, 2014 04:30pm | Post a Comment

Spaceships have come up from being outsiders to L.A. who just started a band together in 2010 to being written up in LA Weekly as darlings of the DIY community. The band, consisting of Kevin LaRose on drums and Jessie Waite on guitar and vocals, recorded their first LP, a blast of brash, melodic noise pop called Cool Breeze Over the Mountains, in the apartment they shared (look for the record in-store!).

Now they've got a month-long residency at Melody Lounge in Chinatown every Thursday night. Oct. 9 will be Amoeba Night, featuring Amoeba employees performing and DJing all night, with Spaceships (LaRose works at Amoeba Hollywood), myself playing in Crystales and DJing with Subtle Cues, and with Amoeba's Sean Evans DJing as well. I took a minute to speak with LaRose about how they got to where they are and what they're up to now.

You self-released your first LP last year. I know you guys recorded it in your apartment, can you talk a bit about how you managed that? Did your neighbors ever complain?

We recorded parts of it in our apartment, but stuff like the drums were recorded in various practice spaces around Los Angeles. Thankfully, no one ever complained.

The sound of it is really great, a sort of mono, full noise with a kind of muffling reverb softening the blows like a blanket. What did you actually use, recordingwise?

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