agreed to judge a battle of the bands competition for a certain tequila company on Monday nights. They’re keeping me well-oiled with free tequila, tequishirts and tequichains, but it’s getting tougher and tougher to stomach these horrendous acts, to say nothing of stomaching the tequila.
Recommended Show of the Week: Street Scene. Picking a San Diego show kills me but the lineup’s just too damn strong. And the economics are there: with a two-day pass going for $85 you’ll wind up paying about ten cents a song. Don’t let me hear you whining about the drive or having to take off work either.
The Hammer Museum in Westwood has caught the free local music fever that sweeping the L.A. area. They go head-to-head with Hollywood & Highland on Thursday nights in July.
Recommended Show of the Week: Earlimart, Goldspot @ Hollywood and Highland
Today’s Mall Brand Manager needs to convince you that you aren’t going to some dumpy mall, you’re taking part in a much greater civilized community experience. Thus they exchange Mall with highbrow names like Galleria, Pavillion or Promenade. Screw that. Check out LA-based Earlimart and Goldspot for free on Thursday at the H&H Mall. But don’t buy anything.
What is Tom wearing? Pulsating rhythms, matched with blinding flashes of white light so bright you can’t see when Tom Meighan (lead vocals, co-frontman) steps onto the stage. The music continues pumping as the lights die down to find Kasabian’s co-frontman standing with a drink in his hand.