Unfortunately, the rumours that Sea Level Records in Echo Park is going out of business at the end of June are true. For more than five years, Todd and Sea Level have served a valuable niche and been huge supporters of the local music scene. I've been turned on to a lot of great bands through the store, met a lot of great friends (including my girlfriend) and wasted countless hours browsing the shelves. Sea Level will be sorely missed.
Sea Level and You Set the Scene already had plans to co-present a show at Safari Sam's on June 22nd (it was never meant to be the going away party). Big thanks to Sea Level Sylvia for organizing the whole thing. She got a couple of great local bands that are part of the Sea Level community (Aaron from the Switch and Seb from Division Day have even spent time working there). Sylvia and Todd will be DJ'ing along with Nikki from Silversun Pickups, Kevin Bronson from LA Times/Buzz Bands and Magic Marcos from the Movies. So come out on Friday June 22nd and buy Todd a drink (he likes Jameson) and wish him well on future endeavors. Hopefully the mood will be festive. Enjoy some cool bands, dance to some cool DJs and have fun.
Thanks to Tony Cervone for designing the poster. When he designed it, we didn't know it was Sea Level's going away party. It's an homage to Love's great song, "Orange Skies."