Photos: Matt Kivel @ Echoplex, June 13, 2014

Photos: Matt Kivel @ Echoplex, June 13, 2014

Matt Kivel | fb/mattkivel


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Notes: Ben Watt with Bernard Butler @ Echoplex, June 13, 2014

Notes: Ben Watt with Bernard Butler @ Echoplex, June 13, 2014

Ben Watt, best known stateside as half of beloved pop duo Everything but the Girl, made his Los Angeles debut as a solo artist last Friday. Touring in support of his well received new album, Hendra, his first solo effort penned under his own name in 31 years, a melancholy, occasionally heartening, expertly crafted set of folky, sometimes mildly rocking songs, Watt played to a modest, appreciative seated Echoplex audience.

A large part of the draw for the evening no doubt (Watt himself would surely admit as much) was his principal collaborator on Hendra who was billed to accompany him on guitar, Bernard Butler. Now twenty odd years on since those classic early Suede years, Butler comes to us as nothing less than a contemporary legend, and a worthy partner to Watt, who thanked him from the stage both early and late in the set. . . [Continue reading]

Ben Watt | benwatt.com


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Photos: Mr Little Jeans @ Amoeba Music, June 10 2014

Photos: Mr Little Jeans @ Amoeba Music, June 10 2014

Amoeba Music | amoeba.com
Mr. Little Jeans | fb/mrlittlejeans.com


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Photos: Tobacco @ Natural History Museum First Fridays, June 6, 2014

Photos: Tobacco @ Natural History Museum First Fridays, June 6, 2014

Tobacco | maniacmeat.com
Natural History Museum | nhm.org


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Photos: Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ Natural History Museum First Fridays, June 6, 2014

Photos: Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ Natural History Museum First Fridays, June 6, 2014

Unknown Mortal Orchestra | unknownmortalorchestra.com
Natural History Museum | nhm.org


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