Associated Press has a story about kooky Becky Stark and Lavender Diamond. Their debut full length comes out May 8th on Matador. Spinner’s hosting Lavender Diamond’s new video for “Open Your Heart” That looks more like Angelino Heights than suburban LA, but it’s a pretty good video.
Mitchell Frank of Spaceland Productions was named a tastemaker to watch by LA Times West. The LA Times reports “And Seven Grand, Cedd Moses' new downtown bar, has hired Spaceland's Mitchell Frank to do its live music bookings. Guests at its private May 10 opening party will be able to sample from the bar's 125 varieties of whiskey” And here’s a lengthy piece on Steve Aoki where his old partner, Franki Chan (Check Yo Ponytail) calls him a sellout.
Silversun Pickups are playing the KROQ Weenie Roast on May 19th at the Verizon Amphitheatre. Other acts on the bill are: Linkin Park, Social Distortion, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Bravery, Peter Bjorn and John, The Killers, Interpol, Bad Religion, Tiger Army, Korn, Queens of the Stone Age, Rise Against, Tim Armstrong and Plain White T’s. Tickets go on sale on Saturday.
Cold War Kids are opening for Muse at Madison Square Garden, right after playing Lollapalooza. Silversun Pickups, Elvis Perkins and Dios and Mickey Avalon are also on that Lollapalooza lineup. Lollapalooza is August 3-5 in Chicago.
Cold War Kids, The Little Ones and Elvis Perkins will be playing the Bonnaroo Festival from June 14-17 in Manchester, Tennessee.
Silversun Pickups and Cold War Kids will be playing the Live 105 show on June 9th up in the Bay Area.
Silversun Pickups and Cold War Kids will be playing the KJEE Seaside Beach show on June 8th up in Ventura.
The Broken West is heading out on the road from late May to late June for shows with the Comas, Fountains of Wayne, The Stills and the National.
Recent Show Announcements:
The Fonda: Kaiser Chiefs / Airborne Toxic Event on 6/7; CSS / Bonde do Role on 6/10; Hot Chip on 6/13
El Rey: LCD Soundsystem on 6/10 and 6/11; The National / The Broken West on 6/26
Troubadour: Let’s Go Sailing on 6/7; The Airborne Toxic Event on 6/9; Lavender Diamond on 6/16; Subtle on 8/4; Low (rescheduled) 9/28 & 9/29
Natural History Museum: Deerhoof / Autolux on 6/1
The Echo: Shearwater on 6/19; Marnie Stern on 8/2
Spaceland: Division Day on 5/24; Unsane on 6/7; The Rosebuds on 6/16; The New Year on 6/20; The Rentals will be playing every Saturday in July; Eskimohunter will be doing the Monday night residency in July
The Roxy: Mstrkrft on 5/16; Louis XIV on 6/2; Si Se on 8/4
The Wiltern: Feist / Grizzly Bear on 6/29
Walt Disney Concert Hall: Neko Case on 11/16; Gal Costa on 11/17