Posts Tagged ‘BRMC’

I don’t know what it is with music from the UK, but they put out some good stuff! I was just introduced to Band of Skulls at a free KCRW event at Annenberg Space For Photography in conjunction with the really great exhibit “Who Shot Rock and Roll.”

Band of Skulls is BRMC meets The White Stripes meets The Black Keys a.k.a something I really like. I’ve been playing their latest album that came out last winter titled Sweet Sour, and I dig almost every song on the album, which is a rare occurrence. OH YEAH. Girl bass player, too! 🙂

They were really good live, which adds to them being one of my favorite new bands. They’ve been around since 2004, but their debut album didn’t release till 2009, so they are relatively new. Anyway, definitely take a listen to their new album and catch them live if at all possible.


If you like: Blues, Soul, The Black Keys, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Last night at The Foundry on Melrose, I discovered the music of Johnny Moezzi. For the few hours that I sat there I was fixated. (According to Johnny, it is very un-LA of me to stay through all the sets. I laughed and said ‘Why leave when I’m enjoying it?’).
Johnny and his band of the evening, Dale Jennings on electric bass and Jim Goodall on drums, aurally illustrated a story in front of my eyes with each song. Johnny is lyrically and musically talented. From his very pleasing, soulful voice that resonated with these blues stories to the technically sound guitar interjections to the diverse writing style of each song, Johnny Moezzi and his band are sure to capture the ears of all their listeners. Whether they were playing a slower ballad or an uptempo song, the music was easy to groove to, and you could tell by looking at the audience dancing about freely.

Check out his self titled EP on bandcamp and stay tuned for his upcoming record. I think it maybe be called “Don’t You Worry”…unless he was telling the audience “Don’t you worry, we’ll have our new record out soon.”
One of my favorites that they played last night was called “Fat Mama.” There were a lot of great ones that I think will be featured on the new album. Anyway, keep your ears open for that, buy the EP in the meantime, and sign up for his mailing list on his website. If you’re in LA, check out a live show–the next one is on St. Patty’s day downtown. Didn’t catch which venue, but if you’re reading this and you know, be sure to let me know, so that I can post it.

Check out some snippets I recorded from The Foundry

As I am typing, a hurricane named Irene is traveling up the Eastern Coast…soon to hit NYC. New Yorkers have turned into zombies; grocery stores have been flooded (excuse the pun) with people who have one thing on their mind–‘buy’. Buy everything in sight. I stood in line for an hour this morning and watched frantic people shovel food into their carts–eggs, bread, milk. What are they going to do make an egg sandwich and drink a glass of milk? Make french toast? What if the power goes out? Then what will happen to their precious eggs and milk? New Yorkers were going overboard to say the least. A couple behind me eyed a sheet cake. “17$ That’s a great price!” they exclaimed with glee. They laid it gently on top of their muffins, party tray of salami and 3 kinds of cheese, cans on tuna, milk, grapes and 24 pack of water. Others tossed balls of fresh mozzarella in their cart, yogurt, bags of chocolate. I, myself, fell victim to a package of Oreos and a bottle of Perrier. I wanted bread, but they ran out.

You have to be on your toes with this hurricane. To paraphrase Bloomberg, if you haven’t evacuated now, it’s too late. I am going to a hurricane party tonight at the bar around the corner.
You never know what is going to happen. I thought about filling my bathtub up with water like someone told me to do. I also thought about buying a flashlight, but I’ve resorted to candles and matches if need be.

If the power does go out, the only thing you can really do while awake is listen to music. Therefore, I am making a “Hurri up Irene Playlist,” which should be enjoyed in the dark of an electricity free apartment/home. By the way, the playlist isn’t long because your computer’s battery life will probably run out.

If your power is still on, turn off your lights. I mean it!
1. “Enter One” –Sol Seppy hear it here
2. “Trois Gymnopedie” –Erik Satie hear it here
3. “So Real” –Jeff Buckley hear it here
4. “Hurricane Drunk” –Florence + The Machine hear it here
5. “Howlin’ For You”– Black Keys hear it here
6. “Blue Lips” –Regina Spektor hear it here
7. “As Sure As The Sun” –BRMC hear it here
8. “Silencer” –RIBS hear it here
9. “Videotape” –Radiohead hear it here
10. “Moldau” –Smetana hear it here
11. “Goodnight Irene” — 20th century American folk songhear it here

“Thought and beauty, like a hurricane or waves, should not know conventional, delimited forms.” –Chekhov