Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Weekly Fliers (6/1/09)

Hello, it's been a while. Sometimes life gets in the way of the things you want to do. Sometimes things in life get so overwhelming you're put in a position where the smart choice is to just drop everything and pickup the things that really matter. This blog is one of those things. I do this blog first and foremost for myself. Even if no one read this at least it's something that should be like mantra for me. I do this blog because I love music and always will. Music is a huge part of my life and that will never change. It's one of the few things in my life that has been constant.

That being said let's move forward. This week we've got some really cool stuff to tell you about. First off is the Cochina Festival. This is the 6th consecutive year and this year's lineup will not disappoint. This year they've got Ezra Buchla, Guitarded, Clark 8, Rapid Youth, Hounds, John Thill, Whitman, Pizza!, Stellaluna, plus more! There also pre and post parties happening. The warm up party is happening this Friday at Ports O' Call Bedroom at 2136 E Deodar, West Covina with Nitemate, Pat Regan, Desert Figues, Queen Victoria, and Good Morning Valentine. The Post Party will be happening at The Smell in LA. Performing will be John Thill, American Gil and the Major Dudes, Serows, Stellaluna, and Beckett Warren Zevon. This event will be awesome and is not to be missed. Hopefully I'll be able to get to go to at least one day.

Also happening this week are the opening nights for a couple DJ nights at a couple great venues. First off we've got The Rip Up at J Dee's Landing with Turbo Teen, Freshmess, DJ Vichhy, and Charlie Luthergates. The other one is a Reggae/Dub night entitled Stronghold, hosted by DJ Journee. This one is taking place at this really cool and chill spot called Club Trinidad. Check them out. Also go check out The Racket Club playing at Shenanigans in Palm Springs. They're a great new band that has emerged with a very unique sound. So unique that they seem very out of place with the rest of the bands that are playing that night but whatever. That should be fun.

Last but not least is the reunion of The Velvet Underground performing live at the Echo on June 7th! No Joke!!! No tickets will be pre-sold for this event so first come first serve!!! This will be huge!!! Still don't believe me? Check out the Part-Time Punks myspace page!!!

That's it for now! Thanks for checking back with me. Hopefully this week I'll have some reviews for you and maybe an interview or two. Take care and always check with the venue for any last minute schedule changes or cancellations!