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Posted in events, la record, mp3 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2008 by chrisziegler

Download: Greater California “It’s Great” (shea M gauer remix)

(from Trust Us on Fidotrust)

Download: Devon Williams “A Truce”

(from “Elevator” 45 on L.A. RECORD)

Download: Thee Makeout Party “Slack”

(from the Audacity split on Trabajo—one of the best 45s of the year!)

UPDATE: Topped for tonight!

L.A. RECORD, Article 1 and ZCONTROLS present the first of hopefully many shows I’ll be setting up at Prospector. This falls right after the Last Saturday event at {open} around the corner so come to that then walk on over to this! If you don’t know the bands, Greater California are Zombies/Pet Sounds pop done by quality rock scholars—actually, every band playing tonight has record collections that warrant formal acknowledgement by the Secretary of the Interior, which is why every band will get to do a DJ ste, too—and Devon is my personal pick for California’s Alex Chilton, though many others hear a lot of Go-Betweens, and thee Makeout Party is real-deal ’76 style suburban rock ‘n’ roll something between the Real Kids and the 1910 Fruitgum Company. I personally witnessed them coax an Elks Lodge full of feisty buffet-sated grandmothers up to very vigorously dance. I believe the Velvet Underground started almost the same way. 9 PM and $5 for 21+ gets you control. Tentative next event is a last-minute Monday night show with Detroit’s brain-bursting Human Eye, who are like Hawkwind closely advised by Roky, Iggy and Helios Creed. Stay tuned for confirms on that.



Posted in events, la record, mp3, oc weekly with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2008 by chrisziegler

emily rose

Download: Devon Williams “A Truce”

(from “A Truce” 45 on L.A. RECORD)

Great press for Devon to advance my show at the Prospector tomorrow. (THAT’S DEVON WILLIAMS AT THE PROSPECTOR IN LONG BEACH TOMORROW NIGHT!!!! CLICK HERE FOR MUSIC AND REASONS TO GO!!!!) Full fun below.

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Posted in library with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2008 by chrisziegler

All the MP3s from the past week. Sorry for delay but L.A. RECORD was going to press. A lot of podcasts this cycle. All music inside below.

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Posted in events, la record with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2008 by chrisziegler

Via L.A. RECORD. Excited as my neighborhood turns into my record collection. It’s like Soundwalk Private Reserve. Greater California will be playing a show I’m doing at Prospector on Oct. 25 (with Devon Williams—his first-ever time in Long Beach—and thee Makeout Party!) and if you’d like some background on this event, link to my feature is here.

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Posted in events, interviews, la record, mp3, oc weekly with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2008 by chrisziegler

sean from new fidelity

Download: Blank Blue “All The Shallow Deep”

(from Western Water Music Vol. 2 on Ubiquity)

Download: Greater California “It’s Great” (shea M gauer remix)

(from Trust Us on Fidotrust)

Download: Crystal Antlers “Parting Song For The Torn Sky”

(from the EP on Touch and Go)

Here is a little blurber on this weekend’s Schooled In Song, which is soon going to be the Eagle Rock Music Fest of the South Bay. (Same way Eagle Rock Music Fest will probably soon be the new Sunset Junction.) Got some interview outtakes for this one, too, but for now this will be the Sunday to flatten all previous Sundays. Full article here with bits on Blank Blue, Greater California, Jay Buchanan, Crystal Antlers and Dengue Fever. And I would also like to say how happy I am that Long Beach has a street fest this solid. With the last-min addition of Paperplanes, this becomes a very inclusive and impressive line-up.

Last year’s Schooled in Song festival at the Carpenter Center taught locals just how healthy homegrown music can be: “500 people walked away saying, ‘What amazing musicians in our midst!’” remembers organizer Justin Hectus, who had the Dibs, Deccatree, Chris Paul Overall and more raising money for Long Beach arts programs. But now class is really in session. A partnership with the University by the Sea arts-and-culture fest—named after an old-timers club at which boring lecturers were voted offstage—pairs more than 30 bands with off-the-wall classes in which Long Beach personalities (such as Mayor Bob Foster) wax academic on everything from Roman history to swashbuckling (“museum-quality” weapons provided). Other areas of study: “Laughter Yoga,” “How to Be a Drag Queen,” “The Rise and Fall of Fender’s International Ballroom,” plus composting workshops, crepe-making, and a whole bunch about alcohol and/or the consumption of.

Set times below. This is a free all-ages show at First and Linden in downtown Long Beach that starts at 10ish Sunday. And don’t skip Grobaty’s preview here, either.

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