Speak of the Devil… I was just talking about Conrad Keely’s (of Trail of Dead fame) album artwork for The Sword and what do I get in my mail? A notice for a one night only Keely art show. His Works in Blue Ballpoint will be shown next to Melissa Auf Der Mar’s photography on Thursday October 23rd from 6-9 at 34th East 1st Street @ Second Ave.
33third has been throwing some great live expos recently and I know they were working on expanding into a gallery space last time I stopped by there. I’m assuming that Mid City Arts is the fruit of their labor here and I’m glad that this show is going to still be running when I’m back in L.A. again for a minute over Thanksgiving. (Opens Saturday Nov. 1st @ 7 and the show runs until Dec. 1st.) The exhibit will is curated by Eye One and will feature art from Besk, Bonks, Cab, Goshe, Kopye, Kozem, Mandoe, Neo, 7Dee, and more. It’s probably worth checking out for the Cab stuff alone. The book that’s coming out alongside the exhibit features a bunch of L.A. legends like Ayer and Atlas but I don’t know if they’re going to be in the show. It’s kind of hard to imagine that their names wouldn’t be listed as a major selling point. You can check out the preview pdf of the book here and you can find out more about lost projects at their site.
Mid City Arts is located at 5113 Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019
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This post does all the work for me. Fuck “The Monster Mash,” shit is going to absolutely insane. I would sell my left leg and hop in to be able to go to this show. The notice promises a bunch of new music too, maybe this’ll be a full preview of transit transit.(!!!!)
1216 long beach ave.
downtown, la 90021
I hadn’t really heard a whole lot about …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (click the link to see what they’ve been up to in some studio vids) since So Divided came out with disappointing sales and to be honest I anticipated a trail of disintegration as I read Keely’s blog entries about his distaste for touring and his interest in fine arts and heard stories about onstage implosions. I left Dallas for Los Angeles just one day before they played a show at The Granada sure that I was missing my last chance to see their epic live show. I usually don’t like being wrong but in this case I couldn’t be happier.
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead recently announced that they are setting out on their own. (Probably smart, I feel like I’ve never really seen a good push behind one of their albums) They’ve started their own label, Richter Scale, and announced that they are putting the finishing touches on a new album with producer Chris Coady who’s been working with some high profile clients (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) To celebrate/kill some time/treat some fans, they will be performing one show at Santos’ Party House in New York as a two piece made up of Conrad Keeley and Jason Reese. Here are the details.
…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Shock Cinema, and DJ Mr.
Jonathan Toubin (New York Night Train) at DECLASSIFIED party, Santos’Party House (100 Lafayette, Chinatown, NYC), Monday August 25, 10pm – 4am, $10
I have to say I’m excited by all this information. It’ll be interesting to see what Coady does with their sound. I thought that So Divided had some pretty classic Trail of Dead material on it but it was all kind of washed out by Mike McCarthy’s squeaky clean, sterile production. I had a big problem with the drums especially, but I digress. I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for tour dates in the future. Hopefully I won’t have anything to do for the next couple of days while I wait for my ears to repair themselves.
At Stereocache we’ve seen too many blogs jump the gun with announcements (like that Radiohead Choke soundtrack) and have to offer retractions. Well not here damn it. That why we’ve held off on chiming in on Richmond VA’s Best Friends Day. I guess you could also make some joke about us being on punk rock time but we’re all too cool to go there.
Here’ the Day 1, also known as completely-useless-look-what-you-missed, info. Sounds like fun. If you are a jetsetter and dead set on participating in a big scavenger hunt there’s always Echo Park’s Fuck Yeah Fest coming up.
Scavenger Hunt Registration Begins at Chop Suey Books(1317 W. Cary St.) promptly at 12:30.
Teams must be 4 people and we have a cap of 20 teams, so don’t show up late!
Scavenger Hunt ends at 5PM at Alley Katz(10 Walnut Alley) where the show will be taking place. The doors open at 6PM for this jamer.
The following bands will be playing:
Day Two (Saturday)
Get your ass up early eat a good breakfest and drink lots of water! At 10:30 Richmond Legends Stink Eyes will be performing a once in a life time show at Fine Foods Grocery located in Oregon Hill, where you can also score stuff to grill and booze.
If you have a bike bring it here and bike with everyone out to Hadad’s Lake were this rageing show for $15 and day of hanging out with take place:
Cannabis Corpse 1:10-1:35
Direct Control 3:10-3:35
BS Brass Band 3:50-4:15(This Will Lead to the Group Photo)
Environmental Youth Crunch5:00-5:25
Polka Madre 5:40-6:05 (*stereocache kickass pick*)
Ultra Dolphins 7:00-7:30
The rest of your evening is like Choose Your own Adventure you can go to awesome shows, dance parties, bars or sleep
Day 3 (Sunday)
This day will take place at the Bike Lot. It will be the day you and your friends feel like shit but you can’t wuss out on. There will be food vendors and assorted other things to spend money on, so remember to bring cash. The Bike lot will open at 1PM and bands will start playing sometime after that.
There will be performances of the Richmond Lucha and also these great bands will be playing:
This Bike is a Pipe Bomb
The details are right out of Cloak/Dagger’s own bulletin. They rock pretty hard. Check them out if you have the means. And for goodness’ sake, click the links if you like punk/hardcore even a little I wasn’t familiar with like half of these bands before and I heard some cool stuff because of this post.
Paint It Black added a date for Saturday as well… August 16th 9pm <— TONIGHT!
PAINT IT BLACK
At 1319 Wallace Street
Off Randolph Behind Chop Suey
(Formerly Known As “Mammal Mansion”)
9pm. All Ages.
8572 For Info
Monday, August 4th Vice Magazine and Colt 45 are trying to get you drunk. They are importing Brooklyn’s Cheeseburger with The Muslims, Spider Problem, and L.A.’s own Mezzanine Owls. There will be free Colt 45 before 11 and entry will be free if you message The Mezzanine Owls’ myspace to get on the list. I’ve always been skeptical of those kinds myspace rsvps, but what the hell right? The flyer lists another site to rsvp at so maybe you should go nuts and try both.
See the flyer for the location and pretty much everything else I just said. Picture distortion is pretty much the only way I’ve managed to stay relevant on this post. If you couldn’t make that out it says King King 6553 Hollywood Blvd.
Its almost August and that means summer is starting to wind down for alot of those collegiates out there. There must be someone out there willing to defend our summer days. In this case its an area. That’s right its time for the fifth annual Fuck Yeah Fest in Echo Park. Spend your August 30th and 31st walking between the festival’s three stages at the Echo, EchoPlex and Jensen Rec Center enjoying the staggering lineup and activites including a scavenger hunt and taco eating contest. Full line-up after the jump Read the rest of this entry »