The week started off with a bit of a Coachella hangover that was quickly cured by Keith Masters‘ electro majic at Libertine for Hunnypot Unlimited.
The electro-party carried over into Tuesday with performances by Steve Aoki, Felix Cartal and Tiesto – as well as resident staples Them Jeans and Dan Oh! – at Cinespace for Dimmak Tuesdays. The party jumped until 2 am easy….
Wednesday saw me roll to the Troubadour for a trio of rising bands – Bad Rabbits, Young Veins and Foxy Shazam. Although they played in that order – I must say that I thought Bad Rabbits provided the most exhilarating performance of the three. The soulful voice of their lead, and his range, is absolutely incredible. Despite the fact that Young Veins contains two members of Panic At The Disco!, I left thinking they gave the weakest showing of the sets. Foxy Shazam was a whole stage show – from coordinated headbanging to the keys man playing with his feet and his crazy beard.
Thursday saw me get super super ill….which unfortunately meant I had to miss John Fulford’s Jingle Schmingle that featured the up and comer Chiddy Bang. Also meant I missed Bonobo
Today, I tried to get back on the train and went to the Entourage set to facilitate some product placement and show Keith Masters what LA is like, then to the THC Expose to link up with Grassroots California and then the after party to see some cannabis themed bands like Los Marijuanos.
Although not the insanity of Coachella, it was a wild week. We hope to see you all out again at a show sometime soon.
FYI – tomorrow night Redman and Barrington Levy are playing at Vanguard.