Monday August 31st 2009, 12:54 pm
In Living Color: Gold Dust Presents Western Outlaws
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gold-dust3The Four ladies of Gold Dust

Thanks to everyone who came out to Space 1520 last Thursday for Gold Dust Presents Western Outlaws: An Evening of Live Music, Crafts and Film. The crafts were amazing, Leslie and the Badgers slayed the audience with their beautiful tunes, and Sam Peckinpah’s ‘Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid’ was…well…Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson and James Coburn! Doesn’t get any better than that.

3866316834_8b20138693Watching ‘Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid’

You can catch Gold Dust (aka Victoria, Sasha, India and I) this Thursday at our now bi-monthly night (that’s the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month) at Footsies where we’ll be spinning our particular blend of classic rock, country rock, southern rock and classic country. You can also catch Gold Dust at Leslie and the Badgers’ Monday night residency at the Echo in September. When You Awake is presenting the entire residency and Gold Dust will be gracing the turntables on Sept. 21st. Hope to see y’all there! Check out more pics of the evening after the jump.

Monday August 31st 2009, 11:19 am
Ticket Giveaway NYC: Pettyfest
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We are giving away a pair of tickets to check out Petty Fest 2009: A Tribute to the Music of Tom Petty on Thursday, September 3rd at the Bowery Ballroom. The Cabin Down Below Band will be performing with special guests Hymns, The Pierces, Jody Porter of Fountains Of Wayne, Nicole Atkins, Morning Pages, Jesse Malin, Sammy James Jr of The Mooney Suzuki, Adam Green, Love As Laughter, Matt Romano and Rodrigo Amarante of Little Joy, Steve Schiltz of Longwave, Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Mikki James of Burke, Teenage Prayers, Antony Ellis of Five O’Clock Heroes and more. The show is 18 + with The London Souls supporting. To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela @ (subject: Petty Fest) and tell us about your favorite Petty tune. Include your first and last name in the email. One winner will be picked and contacted. Tix for the show are $12 advance/$14 door.

YouTube Preview ImageTom Petty- I Won’t Back Down

Monday August 31st 2009, 1:47 am
Video of the Day: Grizzly Bear
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YouTube Preview ImageGrizzly Bear- Deep Blue Sea

Grizzly Bear singing the old sea shanty “Deep Blue Sea” live at Minehead during All Tomorrow’s Parties 2007. Obviously not the best sound/video quality, but the image of the group singing this beautiful tune on the beach with the sound of the waves in the background is totally worth it.

Friday August 28th 2009, 8:38 pm
Tonight in LA: Os Mutantes
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Os Mutantes

Looking for something cool to do tonight? Why not stop by the Echoplex to see legendary Brazilian psych rockers Os Mutantes? The band first emerged in 1966 and were linked with the Tropicália scene alongside Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil. They re-emerged in 2006 and are set to release their first new record in 35 years, Haih, on September 8 via Anti- Records. The show is 18 + with DJ Nobody and Buyepongo supporting.

YouTube Preview ImageOs Mutantes- A Minha Menina

Friday August 28th 2009, 4:01 pm
Ticket Giveaway: FYF Fest Presents Save Our State Parks
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We are giving away two pairs of tickets to attend FYF Fest Presents Save Our State Parks on Saturday, September 5th at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. AA Bondy, Dios and Lucero are playing amongst a host of others. To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela @ (subject: Save Our State Parks) and answer this question: What is the smallest California State Park? Two winners will be picked and contacted. Tix for the show are $21 with one dollar of every ticket going to support Homeboy Industries and Harvest of Hope Foundation for Migrant Farm Workers.

Friday August 28th 2009, 3:43 pm
In Living Color: Paleface, Justin Gordon and Homesick Elephant
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Paleface showed true rock charisma at his show on Monday night at the Hotel Cafe by refusing to hold back his performance despite a sprained ankle he had sustained at a show several night’s before. Despite the obvious pain, he danced around, shared the duo’s incredibly infectious tunes, and even got the folks at Hotel Cafe singing along with him (which is quite a feat at a place known for holding industry showcases and mellow singer songwriter types). Justin Gordon and the Wrecking Ball proved quite impressive as well. I knew Gordon’s songs from record but was curious to see how they would translate live. Quite well would be the answer and with a bit more of a rocking edge that lended itself perfectly to a spot on version of Neil Young’s “Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere”. I look forward to seeing both of these acts again in the hopefully not-so-distant future. More pics from the night, taken by India Brookover, are after the jump.

Friday August 28th 2009, 12:21 pm
Video of the Day: Peter Green
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YouTube Preview ImagePeter Green- Heavy Heart

Peter Green, post-his Fleetwood Mac days,  performing “Heavy Heart” on Top of the Pops in 1971.

Thursday August 27th 2009, 11:59 am
Deer Tick Announces New Tour Dates
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Deer Tick just announced a 4-month tour that will take them across the US, Canada and Europe this fall and winter. If any of you made it out to see Deer Tick on July 4th in Los Angeles, you can attest to the fact that those boys put on one hell of a show and I, myself, am planning on making the trek out to Joshua Tree on October 10 and 11 (which also happens to be my birthday weekend) to see them. Check out all the dates after the jump.

YouTube Preview ImageDeer Tick- Friday the 13th


Thursday August 27th 2009, 11:13 am
Video of the Day: George Harrison and Paul Simon
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YouTube Preview ImageGeorge Harrison and Paul Simon- Here Comes the Sun

George Harrison and Paul Simon performing an incredibly beautiful version of “Here Comes the Sun” live on Saturday Night Live in 1976. Check them out on “Homeward Bound” after the jump. Horrible video quality but the sound is worth it.

Wednesday August 26th 2009, 1:12 pm
Tomorrow in LA: Western Outlaws
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Come by Space 1520 tomorrow, Thursday, August 27th for a free screening of the Sam Peckinpah classic ‘Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid’, starring James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan (in his first theatrical role). Prior to the film, we will be hosting a craft fair from 5-8 pm with music provided by my all girl-dj collective Gold Dust from 5-7 pm and a super special secret performance of one of LA’s very best bands from 7-8 pm. Movie starts promptly at 8 pm. Oh! and bring a blanket!

A Sampling of the Booths at the Craft Fair. More tomorrow! :

L.A. Native
A jewelry line inspired by the canyons, beaches, and city streets that they grew up on. They make tribal trend jewelry and accessories with a rock and roll twist using a combination of the finest new and reclaimed vintage materials


Nicholas Potash
Custom Mayan antiquity, occult- inspired jewelry.

Space Dungeon
Space Dungeon
Professionally tested grunge metal garmets


Eso Meliae
A highly modern take on Eso Meliae’s Colombian roots, fusing indigenous design and distinctly modern materials and techniques.


Vintage inspired Jewelry. One of a kind. Always Handmade.