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Used record stores in LA
I knew about Amoeba and Record Surplus. Apparently I need to check out Freakbeat and Atomic, and Fingerprints if I ever make it down to Long Beach.

Super-useful, how did I not see this before.

Monthly mashup party at Safari Sam's. Could be fun, this Sat they're using Wiimotes for mixing.

Ambient sleepover with Dublab, this Saturday in downtown LA
Aww man, I'm going fer sure. Live set from dntel, bunch of other nonsense, woo. event info here

Andrea's band.

Howdy Chauncey (?),
I've got an underground electronic music event to submit for your site.

Nasty Sonix Presents:
DUBSTEP INVASION FROM THE BAY

Featuring
DJUNYA (Narco.Hz) >> http://myspace.com/djunya
SELECTOR DUB-U (Sub FM) >> http://myspace.com/selector_dub_u
KUSH ARORA - Live Dubsession >> http://myspace.com/kusharoramusic
SUBTEK (Grime City) >> http://myspace.com/subtek
SAM SUPA (Grime City) >> http://myspace.com/samsupa

and your Nasty residents:
STAYPUFT DJ (Cutetheory, Nasty Sonix) >> http://myspace.com/staypuftdj
RICKY DEF (Holy Ghost, Nasty Sonix) >> http://myspace.com/rrnnrr

Hosted By EMCEE CHILD >> http://myspace.com/emceechild

SATURDAY MAY 12
1651 W Temple St, LA CA 90026
10PM / $10
18+

Links:
http://www.nastysonix.com
http://grimecity.sfdubstep.com/
http://www.holy6host.com

Flyer:
http://timspace.com/nastysonix/images/invasion/webflyer.jpg


Cheers,
Tim

Best house music nights in LA, hands down.

Non-mummified classical music in Los Angeles outside the Disney (well ... some of the concerts are at Redcat.) The programs look fantastic. How have I not heard about this?

Captain Ahab, Avanan(?) and Books on Tape at the Smell on Sunday. Maybe, maybe...

hallucination city
At the end, during the final crescendo (the whole concert was sort of a slowly pulsating crescendo, Akira-like) the conductor, who was urging a hundred electric guitars onward, put one finger to his ear and shook his head: "what? I can't heear you"

Los Angeles house music / Headinghome / Futurehouse
Ok, you are really fucking cool. You're a loosely associated set of labels, promoters, production companies, and friends. You get NYC legends to spin at your loft parties. You have titans like John Tejada and obscure geniuses like Dubloner. You DO NOT HAVE A MAILING LIST FOR EVENTS YOU FUCKING FUCKING IDIOTS, FUCK.

my review of the Walt Disney Concert Hall show with Dntel, Boom Bip, John Tejada and the Orb

So I went to the Disney Orb thing. Had lotsa fun running around the building. Dntel played mostly directionless hums+clicks, which I enjoyed a lot for some reason. Boom Bip were ... decent post-rock but nothing I wanted to sit and listen to for extended periods. John Tejada played sick sick tech-house, of course. And the Orb...

What to say about the Orb? Everybody else got 45 minutes, they got three hours. They were two bald guys, one German and neat and sort of hyperactive, the other English and looking like a washed-up old punk.

Basically, Thomas Fehlmann played all the good shit using a Powerbook. Alex Paterson would try to mix stuff in using some turntables and cd decks. His beatmatching was absolutely shit for most of the night, one time Fehlmann just cut his sound and went into Because/Before, after which Alex stormed off stage.

Thomas spent the first two hours trying to hold the set together while Alex trainwrecked all over the place, all while nursing Alex's ego (coaxing him back onstage etc.) Apparently he got sick of this, because the last hour was Alex, solo, playing a mediocre dj set.

But there were some great moments: the first part of the set, when Fehlmann got the crowd dancing (including a bunch of people right up front, security was freaked). Me and my friend were thinking Paterson wasn't even going to show up, when we noticed a fat old punk dancing on the side of the stage. He seemed ecstatic.

And when Alex's beatmatching worked, the fusion of his stuff with Fehlmann's was perfect. (In my unkinder moments I wished Fehlmann would just give him a bunch of buttons to press to trigger amusing sound samples, and leave the beats alone.)

TURNTABLE LAB LOS ANGELES
Before this opened LA didn't have a single decent record store with listening stations. So heeellllls yeah.

LA Philharmonic: Minimalist Jukebox
I may just dig out my old student ID and try to scam rush tickets to all of these performances.

Minimalist Jukebox March 18th at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Orb, Dntel, John Tejada, Boom Bip.
Hot damn!!!
Tickets not yet available, shit.

DJ Q-bert and Lateef at the Knitting Factory, Feb 25th.

LA-based dj, show at the Red Buddha on Cahuenga on the 20th. Hip-hop and grime and such. Betting on white belts and fauxhawks in the crowd, but whaddaya gonna do.

ArthurBall Feb 25-26 LA
Music festival, outside in Echo Park, featuring Joanna Newsome plus lots of bands I've never heard of. Also films. Also a "vibrational healing chamber".

Compression
Last friday of every month at King King. Tech-house, electro, techno, goodstuff.

The Jazz Bakery
LA jazz venue. Real jazz seven nights a week. Citysearch sez you sit on plastic chairs and "the chardonnay wasn't even chilled." Sounds awesome.

LA weeklies

Sunday
Jazz on the patio at the Cat & Fiddle (haven't been)
Thai food stalls at Wat Thai temple (haven't been)

Wednesday
Dub Club at the Echo (haven't been)

Friday
Jon Brion at Largo (have been. liked it ok.)

Saturday
Thai food stalls at Wat Thai temple (haven't been)

Fateless Flows Collective, Los Angeles
They just released a great idmdowntempo compilation called "Shadowmath".

possible tracks for friday night at lacma
sonic youth, "providence"
"Run Into Flowers"
Planet Funk, "Chase the Sun" (Adam Freeland rmx)

Burning Spear tour dates
LA August 22nd. Full band, heavy heavy bass - I'm not a huge reggae fan but I just read a review of this show that got me pretty excited.

brewery art walk
this weekend, 11am to 6pm both days

resfest
this weekend

friday night looks like pure gold

l.a. music stuff
"Amoeba on Sunset Blvd. will no doubt blow your mind
Aron's on Highland

Eric Frans runs a decent web site

e.l.m./pax put on most of the idm-related shows

and pick up the LA weekly on Thursday evenings. With all that, you'll
have more than enough to keep yourself entertained."

socal museic
imputor (san diego)

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