Oakley Hall Plays Spaceland Tonight
Another one of those nights in LA where there's four or five enticing live events.
Oakley Hall / The Long Winters / What Made Milwaukee Famous @ Spaceland ($12) – Flavorpill thinks you should check this out. Oakely Hall was started by the former guitarist of Oneida. They’re from Brooklyn and get called “psych-country” and also get the occasional Fleetwood Mac comparison. They’ve got a good reputation as a strong live act. Download “Living in Sin in the USA” The Long Winters are on Barsuk and they’re from Seattle. I’ve owned two of their albums and must confess that I don’t understand their appeal. Download The Long Winters’ “Pushover” What Made Milwaukee Famous is an indie pop band from Austin, TX and they’re label mates of The Long Winters on Barsuk. They’re playing Morning Becomes Eclectic today. Download “I Decide”
The Broken West (fka the Brokedown) @ the Echo ($5) – The Brokedown had to change their name to the Broken West. Sucks for them, but at least their new album on Merge isn’t out yet (it comes out in January). Check out their Myspace page for a preview of tracks from their new album. They sound really good. They’re heading to New York early next month to play the Merge showcase at CMJ.
Subtle @ Knitting Factory ($15) – For the Anticon Records crowd. From the KFLA’s site: “Combining the robotic clunk of Jel's programming and drum-machine playing with a rich and textured instrumental bank of cellos, woodwind, live drums, synths and other anomalous tone-generators, Subtle create space-pop akin to that of Tortoise, but with a dynamic approach to song-writing that is becoming synonymous with the Anticon imprint.”
Jedi Mind Tricks @ Troubadour ($22)
Two Sheds @ Silverlake Lounge ($8) – Joe at Radio Free Silver Lake loves this band and has an interview HERE. He compares them to Cat Power, Mazzy Star and PJ Harvey.
The Feeling / Rocco DeLuca @ Key Club ($14) - Craving a Kiefer Sutherland sighting?