This was my first time back to the junction in a few years. Ever since Sonic Youth played in 2002 I’ve either been out of town or hiding in fear, recalling back-to-back years of parking woes. This year I’m pleased to report we had no problems finding a great parking spot. I’m not telling you where it is, so don’t ask.
Having seen a questionably amazing documentary about the band Friends Forever a few years ago, I had great intentions of watching them play last night and asking them a few rapid-fire questions. It would likely have gone down something like this:
You have been tasked with taking Brian Wilson out to dinner before his show at the Hollywood Bowl. Where do you take the pop legend, and why?
Recommended Show of the Week: Walkmen @ Spaceland. Hamilton Leithauser’s vocal chords will be put to the test as the Walkmen play the second of two Saturday shows. Sales of Mentho-Lyptus Halls in the Silverlake region should hit record levels.
Whether he likes it or not, Newcombe is the breakaway star of DIG!, the Sundance Grand Jury-winning documentary presumably responsible for the sold-out dates on his current tour. People turn out in droves eagerly anticipating Newcombe’s drunken egomaniacal antics, which he delivers in spades.