Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Sea Level Going Away Party @ Safari Sam's
Thanks to everybody who came out to the official Sea Level Going Away Party at Safari Sam's last Friday. We had a great turnout, the bar made money, we were able to pay the bands and everybody had a lot of fun. Special thanks to Division Day and the Switch for playing and Kevin Bronson and Marcos for DJ'ing and funny man Matt Dwyer for the comedy. The Switch and Division Day are two up and coming bands that keep getting better and better every time I see them. If you haven't seen these two local bands, do yourself a favor and catch their live performance. Big ups to Aquarium Drunkard, Scott, Joe, Jax, Jeff and the LAist for helping spread the word and showing up and having a good time. It was nice to see so many LA bands show their respect for one of the true supporters of the local music scene. I was way too drunk by the end of the night, but I do remember seeing members of Silversun Pickups, Earlimart, The Broken West, Irving, Radar Bros. and Let's Go Sailing (I'm sure I'm leaving out about 50 other bands). Thanks to Safari Sam's for hosting the party, cooking us dinner (I hear the cheeseburger there is excellent. The penne pasta was quite good too.) and the free drinks. Thanks to Sylvia for pretty much planning the whole thing and Graham and Todd for opening the store in the first place. One tip - if you're planning something like this make sure to designate a photographer to take pictures. And preferably make it a photographer who's not drinking massive quantities of beer and Maker's. I snapped a few of the bands but totally missed out on the DJs and crowd. D'oh.