A new weekly list of suggestions to get your live music fix, under $20.
TUESDAY, April 23rd
Palma Violets @ The Independent // $15 // British lo-fi rock ‘n roll
WEDNESDAY, April 24th
Fol Chen @ Amoeba Music // Free – 6pm // American Electronic
FRIDAY, April 26th
Kevin Burke + John Carty @ Brick & Mortar // $15-20 // Irish Bluegrass Fidlers
SATURDAY, April 27th
Broken Water + Synthetic ID + Permanent Collection @ Thee Parkside // $8 // grunge + punk + psych rock
SUNDAY, April 28th
Marnie Stern + Sisu (Sandra Vu of Dum Dum Girls) @ The Rickshaw Stop // $12 // guitar shredding / experimental noise rock
Posted in San Francisco
Warm and nostalgic tinged with dark imagery are the band Widowspeak from Brooklyn. Haunting vocals pair with 1950’s pop ballads and 1970’s psych influence producing a dreamy and western-tinged take on rock & roll. Their sophomore album, Almanac, was released this past January and accordingly, the album speaks of the cyclic nature of life – love, youth, travel, weather & seasons, and time.
Widowspeak with Sisu @ The Chapel March 31st
Doors 8pm // Show 9pm
Posted in San Francisco
We have some great news for you to star your Monday morning before SXSW 2013 begins. This year we’re a part of our first-ever SXSW day party! For 2013, mxdwn.com is officially the media sponsor for Manic Fest Destiny III, put on by our good friends at Sideways Media, Tallest Man Records, Tijuana Gift Shop and Swing House Studios. This has been a long time coming for us at mxdwn, and we’re thrilled to be a part of this event. This one is 100% free. No badges or wristbands are required to enter. RSVP link below.
Posted in News
Contrary to what their name may imply, Dum Dum Girls are not a Spice Girls-esque powerpop girl group from the 90’s. Dum Dum Girls are in fact a noise-pop group fronted by a lead singer named Dee Dee, originally formed in California but now bi-coastal, and named after an Iggy Pop song and an album by The Vaselines - not a small fruity lollipop (yeah I know…last part is kind of bummer). Their hazy, languid melodies will get stuck in your head for days (try listening to “Bedroom Eyes” without humming it once afterwards, I dare you) and their dreamy lo-fi charm will win you over instantaneously. They’re playing a show at the Echoplex on May 18 and if you’re into cute girls who double as extremely talented musicians, you should consider buying tix. If not, then…have fun with your cat/iguana/pet rock/DVD collection. Kidding. But seriously. Get tix. Cheers!
What: Dum Dum Girls w/Young Prisms, Tamaryn & SISU
1822 Sunset Blvd (Enter on Glendale Blvd. at alley near 1154 Glendale Blvd) 90026 Los Angeles, CA, US
When: May 18, 2012
Tix: $15 here
Posted in Los Angeles