It is technically “holiday season” and Los Angeles is already getting its fair share of presents in the form of music. Sure, Roger Waters is performing tonight – but if you aren’t already committed to that – look no further than the Bag of Vagabonds Ramble going down in Santa Monica.
Local favorites of mine Risers are hitting The Basement at 2640 Main Street (also known as The Victorian) and are joined by Gamble House, Hi Ho Silver Oh, The Drakes, LA Font, Fatty Dearest and Gentle Hands. Oh yeah, and Voxhaul Broadcast was just added!
Its rare that such a smoking line-up of rising indie graces a westside stage, but maybe this Midnight Ramble spells a changing of the times….or maybe it is just a special present for the westside. Who knows?
What I do know is that you shouldn’t miss The BV Ramble. Its free with RSVP (hit up email@example.com), drinks will be cheap and the festivities run from 7 pm – 1 am. There will be food trucks and live art, screen printing and even an area to donate clothing and shoes to benefit the Tashirat Orphanage.
AND, just for the sake of being a historian, The BV Ramble derives its name from Levon Helm’s famed series of “Midnight Ramble” sit ins where the famous member of The Band would invite musicians old and new to to sit in and get dirty with music, jokes and dancing. The sessions would turn out cool takes on standards as well as originals from the participating musicians. In tune with the tradition of the rock legends midnight parties, Bag of Vagabonds has adopted the format for their very own party – The BV Ramble.