Jason Flom is in and Andy Slater is out, as EMI merges Capitol and Virgin under one label group. The “restructuring program will result in additional workforce reductions throughout our U.S. operations.” Ouch. Good luck to everybody involved.
You can download a bootleg of the Arcade Fire’s recent show at St. Michel Church in Montreal HERE. Download at your own risk as bootlegs never really do them justice. That warbly voice has a lot more charm when you’re actually there.
Silversun Pickups sign with Q Prime Management. Now they share a management company with Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shania Twain, Muse, Fountains of Wayne, Gillian Welch and Nickel Creek.
The Shins, Lily Allen, Cold War Kids and Rodrigo y Gabriel are playing KCRW’s “A Sounds Eclectic Evening 6” at Gibson Amphitheatre on April 14th. Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 27th.
Speaking of the Cold War Kids, they recently announced a show at El Rey on 2/21. Tickets are already on sale for that one.
Bright Eyes recently announced two shows at El Rey on 3/7 and 3/8. Tickets are currently on sale for those over at Ticketmaster unless it already sold out (sorry if it did).
Elvis Perkins has a show booked at Largo on 3/24. You better call and get those dinner reservations now. Largo’s a great spot to see somebody like Perkins. He’ll also be at the Jensen Rec Center the night before.
Simon Dawes will be doing the free Monday night residency at the Echo in February.
Sparta just announced a show at the Echo on 2/17; Oh No! Oh My! will be there on 2/24 along with some of my local faves, the Deadly Syndrome and Let’s Go Sailing. The Helio Sequence and Dirty on Purpose will be there on 3/20.
The Spinto Band, Dios (malos) and the Changes will be at the Troubadour on 3/4/07. The Sword will be there on 3/12.
Peter Bjorn & John will be doing an in-store at Fingerprints in Long Beach on 2/2/07.
Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker will be at Safari Sam’s on 2/15. Nudist Priest (Judas Priest cover band that performs in the nude) will be there on 2/24.
Yes Me To Death will be doing a free Sunday afternoon residency at the Scene in February. I think I’m supposed to DJ the last one.
Eastern Conference Champions are doing the free Monday night residency at the Silverlake Lounge in February.
As I previously announced local good guys, Division Day are doing the free Monday night residency at Spaceland in February.