Beck is an artist that has surpassed any and all expectations placed on him. Starting auspiciously with an explosive hit in the form of indie-folk-rap mega hit “Loser,” he incisively chopped up every genre imaginable, reinventing his sound with every progressive release. Along with Radiohead, he quickly attained a paragon status, managing to eschew both the limitations of conventional style, as well as any need to be concerned with protecting his “sound.” Now, almost twenty years from the point that the U.S.A. first became aware of him, he’s taken another courageous leap forward. Having almost a year ago released his massive Song Reader book, he has now plunged head first into encouraging an eager world of performers to cover his content. Read more…
On October 3rd, Father John Misty will play a benefit gig at the Bootleg Theater.
The night will raise funds for Mayla Embry, the daughter of producer/songwriter Aaron Embry. She was diagnosed with leukemia last month.
Tickets for Misty’s gig went on sale earlier this week, and are available in three tiers: General Admission ($17), Angel ($50), and Archangel ($100), depending on how much you can and are willing to donate to Mayla’s aid. Support will come from Inara George (one half of the Bird and the Bee) and Becky Stark of Lavender Diamond.
Misty, the solo project of former fleet Foxes drummer/percussionist J. Tillman, will presumably perform some songs from his recent album Fear Fun at the gig. But who knows what else he’ll do? He’s a pretty unpredictable character, and if you don’t already have plans for October 3rd make sure to pick up a ticket to this gig – it’ll be a great show AND you get to help donate to a good cause.
For more on Mayla & her situation, click here.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Doors: 7:30 PM
The Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90057
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Jack White wears many hats- and now he is wearing that of producer/drummer for two country duets featuring actor John Reilly performing with Lavender Diamond’s Becky Stark and Tom Brosseau, as reported by Pitchfork. Listen to the songs and check out a video of Reilly and Stark performing in L.A. after the jump: Read more…
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Imaad Wasif has announced that he will have three special shows at Spaceland in Los Angeles, CA during the first three Thursdays of February. Each evening, fans will be exposed to different music and a different set of acts. MXDWN received details from Wasif ’s label, Tee Pee Records (a description of the show is included under each date). Read more…
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