Went to see The Tontons and The Veevees on Friday. It was AWESOME! The venue was moved last minute to some tiny building that’s behind The Mint cuz some jerk bought out the mint, supposedly 10k cash. But aside from the amateur set up it was way cool. Made for a very intimate experience. The Veevees are like a throwback rock&roll group. Dirty and sexy. I’m all for it. They were definitely having as much fun as possible and the sexy lead singer Sophia Urista was drankin on tequila on stage. We were 2 & half Mexicans deep in that bitch lol. (Inside joke you had to be there). After The Veevees performed Sophia hung out with the crowd (and ME!!) for a bit. i told her I’d go see them at the viper room last night but I couldn’t make it :( sorry babe. She’s a total babe. A little raunchy and very funny. Were like 2 peas in a pod *swoon*. Quick aside: I went to a random event last summer. Dos Equis Bazaar Noir and guess who the lead singer of that band was? FUCKING SOPHIA! So fuckin cool. Anywho. The guitarist was really dope and he liked my shirt, so best friends forever. The drummer seemed like one of those coolest guys in the room type people. I didn’t get to talk to him but he was totally cool. It was oozing all him, the cool was.
Shit before I even walked in the venue I saw Tom (bassist for The Tontons) outside. He had got separated from the rest of the group. We chopped it up for 30-45 min. He’s way cool. Anyway. Right before The Tontons took the stage I touched lead singer Asli Omar and told her she was amazing. I was ready to stan but I think I kept cool. But man is she a cutie. But ITS TIME FOR THE TONTONS! The first thing I noticed was how fucking lush Adam’s guitar sounds live. He’s a fucking genius-maniac on that thing. It’s a thing of beauty. Everything about their performance was mesmerizing. Asli on vocals. Tom on bass. Justin killin the drum. But Adam truly stole the show. Asli’s voice is so unique and beautiful live. If she was on 100? Adam was on 1000. Every song sounded amazing. And my favorite song, “Pony”, sounded so ill. There was this spacey airiness live that’s not present on the recorded version. And that’s all Adam being a gawd. Man it was truly a great night. I need to attend more shows on my own.
I hope if there were any proceeds they were ALL donated to a charity and/or Trayvon Martin’s family.
So last night I went to see TV Girl. They were super awesome forever. They opened with the song I had hoped most that they would perform! I like to think they did that just for me. They however did NOT do Louise which made me a little sad. But only a little because their entire set was crackin. But let me tell you, HOLY SHIT! BROTHERTIGER WAS THE BEST EVER! He was the 2nd opener and he was perfect. Kid from Brooklyn, first time in LA. Some real synth/dream pop stuff, you know the shit I LOVE. He had one jam that reminded me of Lisa Lisa and it was just beautiful. Needless to say I’m a total fan now. The kicker of the evening? My brother came with me to the show. He NEVER goes out with me, so this made it super awesome forever. It was at this hella small place in Echo Park, Lot 1 Café. IT was very hot, but very intimate. Moral of the short story: TV Girl and Brothertiger are AWESOME as shit you better get familiar
My homegirl went last year and said it was killer. So now you gotta go this year! TONIGHT!! What up Shabazz!
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TERRACE MARTIN * DJ BATTLECAT
MIKE & KEYS (fka THE FUTURISTIKS)
DAE ONE * SWIFF D * STEVE LOBEL * WOODYS PRODUCE
JAMES KOO * MIR HARRIS
1:00 – 1:45 Passman Tips With Professor KG
Seven tips from the highly acclaimed ‘All You Need To Know About The Music Industry’
1:45 – 2:20 Recess with DJ Paul Printz
2:00 – 3:30 Bare Necessities II
Panelists: Battlecat, Terrace Martin, Swiff D
Producers detailing their top5recording studio items
3:30 – 3:45 Recess with DJ Paul Printz
3:45 – 5:00 What Do They Expect?
Panelists: Steve Lobel (WeWorking), DaeOne, Mir Harris(ASCAP)
Music executives let producers know what is expected as musicians pre and post production
5:00- 5:15 Recess with DJ Paul Printz
5:15- 5:45 Suite 12: Music Producer eContest – Sponsored by Propellerhead & BLENDS
Panelists: Mike & Keys, James Koo (D.R.U.G.S), Woodys Produce
Producers submit three tracks – 2 producers will press play and receive a live mentor session
5:45 – 6:00 Salutations
Yo come fucks with my mans and his girl. She’s an amazing artist. On April 5th Jaq Dutch is having another art show. And it’s her bday. And guess what? All you gotta do is show up and drank wit us. And maybe, just maybe, buy some dope ass art from a local who’s bout to blow up. Spend $200 now. Sell it for $330383733738389 later.
And just like that I’m going to my first NFL game to see my favorite team. The Denver Broncos (yo ass shoulda knew that tho). Not only that, but it’s a weekend trip, a mini vacation, if you will. Me & Her. Can’t believe it. She did that. All on Her own. Amazing, She is.