Recommended Show of the Week: Rapture @ Viper Room & Troubadour. OK, you know how no one is supposed to know when The Rapture is coming? Not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father? Well, I ran into the Lord Saturday night at The Joker on Pico. One Jager shot led to another and after our sixth round He happened to mention The Rapture was coming not once, but twice this week–Wednesday at the Troubadour and Thursday at the Viper Room. I probably shouldn’t be sharing this with you. But he didn’t say I couldn’t tell anyone so when it happens just act totally surprised.
Recommended Show of the Week: Wrens @ Troubadour. You gotta admire a band that turns down a million dollar contract to avoid watering down their sound. If a label offered me half that amount I’d turn my band into the second coming of the Pussycat Dolls. But we’d be much hotter. The Wrens play Doug Weston’s Troubadour Saturday night.
Audree was front row center at last week’s Arctic Monkeys show and took these photos
Recommended Show of the Week: Animal Collective @ El Rey. When a band’s sound is unconventional they’re quickly tagged with the “experimental” label. The vast majority of times the experiment alluded to is a failure often involving a horrible laboratory explosion. Not so with Animal Collective–the band had a eureka moment with last year’s album, Sung Tongs, and continue their mastery with their latest release, Feels. The Collective bring their science to the El Rey on Tuesday.