Friday, July 16, 2010

Billy Childs Trio @ Vitello's July 23rd

Heres something more on the jazz side of things and a little outside the scope of this site, but I like Billy Childs playing immensely and drummer Joe LaBarbera is just awesome. I highly recommend!

Fridays performance will feature:

Billy Childs - piano
Tom Warrington - bass
Joe LaBarbera - drums

Special guest appearance - Dwight Trible - vocals

Time: July 23 · 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Location: Vitello's Jazz Club
4349 Tujunga Ave.
Studio City, CA

Open Gate Presents: "Strange Events" July 29th

Heres a great performance that should have many surprises:

"Strange Events" - An evening of performance and music in a great little theater.

Featuring Mitsu Salmon (back from Kyoto etc.), the OGT Band, and some great guest artists.
Artists include: Mitsu Salmon, Jones Welsh, Doug Knott, Will Salmon, George McMullen, Bill Casale, Spencer Ludwig, Vinny Golia ...and Joe Berardi.

$15 tickets ($10 students and seniors)
limited seating, parking is on the streets (plan ahead)
Information and Reservations at
or (626)795-4989

Time: July 29 · 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Son of Semele Theatre 3301 Beverly Blvd LA, 90004 ( in Silver Lake)
Created By: William Salmon, Doug Knott, Mitsu Salmon, Jones Welsh

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Confabulators @ South Pasadena Music Center July 23rd

Very tragical mirth featuring Rich West as Mayo Grout in The Confabulators, improvisation on graphic notation and hard tunes for readers starring (in order of appearance) Haskel Joseph - guitar; Brian Walsh - reeds; Jeff Schwartz - bass; Sarah Phillips - keyboards; Jerry Wheeler - trombone; Charles Sharp - reeds; Dan Clucas - trumpet/cornet; Bruce Friedman - trumpet/flugelhorn; and Nathan Smith possibly making a cameo. Experiments in hocket, variations, and counterpoint for modern minds and grooving bootys.

Date: Friday, July 23, 2010
Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: South Pasadena Music Center
Street: 1509 Mission St.
City/Town: South Pasadena, CA

Angel City Arts presents Mercury Falls + Norton Wisdom - Live @ Royal/T


$15 admission at the door. $10 for students

RSVP on facebook

For one night only San Francisco-based Mercury Falls (written by Ryan Francesconi and Patrick Cress) will perform music from their debut record, Quadrangle. They will be joined on stage by one of L.A.s treasures, live painter Norton Wisdom. Wisdom will have a rich musical landscape on which to paint his lush, texture-rich canvas. The music of Mercury Falls combines ambient textures with driving rhythms and the freedom of jazz. The two idioms fit together like a glove to create an exciting night of sensory stimulation.

Mercury Falls was born out of a multi-media project called Octagon, combining a jazz quartet with four dancers and a live painter. The quartet was first named Quadrangle and performed a series of shows together in 2005. San Francisco-based label Porto Franco Records has enabled the band to reunite and finally release their debut record five years later. Members of Mercury Falls have performed or recorded with Tom Waits, Joanna Newsom, String Cheese Incident, the London Symphony, Jolie Holland, Lili De La Mora, Sean Hayes, Michelle Amador, Scott Amendola, Nancy Ostrovsky and Telepathy.

Mercury Falls manipulates a combination of ambient beats and textures with the freedom and feel of jazz. Their fresh approach to melody is a seamless connection between acoustic artistry and imaginative programming. Subtle electronic coloring, created through field recordings, is combined with the traditional jazz combo and countless musical influences. With the music of Mercury Falls, you'll hear the naked acoustic guitar as it moves across a varied digital soundscape; driving ride cymbal accompanying serene unison melody; or the cry of saxophone over the pulsing tone of upright bass. Mercury Falls will bring you to a place of emotion; from hope to heartache, always with a sense of wonder.

From 1979 performance painter Norton Wisdom has worked with musical ensembles and spontaneously paints images that capture the essence of the moment and has exhibited and be collected by museums and galleries around the world. You must see this unique and original artist perform live with band to appreciate his talent. Performance Collaborations include Disney concert hall with organist Christoph bull: Monterey jazz fest. 2005. Lincoln center united nations "bloodless diamonds": Wisnter Olympics 2002, Salt Lake. Opening of the Baliagio Hotel Las Vegas. Premier of the Cirque Du Soleil, George Clinton, Beck, Flea, Mike Watt, and Badal Roy to name a few.

Royal/T will open at 7pm and will be serving an eclectic selection of Japanese/French tapas and beer/wine/sake drinks.





Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010
Time: 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Location: Royal/T
Street: 8910 Washington Blvd
City/Town: Culver City, CA

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Music by Casey Anderson, Cecilia Lopez, and Jacob Wick @ Pieter PASD

New venue Pieter PASD having new music by Casey T. Anderson, Cecilia Lopez, and Jacob Wick. Will be a great night of music.

Start Time: Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 8:00pm
Location: Pieter PASD
Address: 420 West Avenue 33, Unit 10, Lincoln Heights
City/Town: Los Angeles, CA

Noise Night Out @ The ResBox 7.15 w/ SMEGMA, Joe Potts, Wormses

July's Resbox is for the noise fan It will feature legendary noise outfit Smegma, Joe Potts, and Wormses!
Come check it out Thursday the 15th at the Steve Allen...



- WORMSES (San Francisco)
feat. Bobby Adams (Loachfillet) + Tony Dryer + Jacob Felix Heule (Basshaters)

Thursday, July 15, 8PM
ResBox @ Steve Allen Theater
The Center for Inquiry
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027

$10 at the door or reservations at: (800) 595-4849
more info: (323) 666-4268

all ages + free parking in lot

ResBox presents an eclectic roster of experimental music luminaries and emerging artists on stage every third Thursday of the month at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood.

Now in its third year, ResBox alumni include Lukas Ligeti, Carl Stone, Z'EV, Steve Roden, Soriah, Laetitia Sonami, Tatsuya Nakatani, Vinny Golia, Motoko Honda, Ezra Buchla, Lisle Ellis, Steamboat Switzerland, Leticia Castaneda, David Scott Stone, Elise Baldwin, G.E. Stinson, Jim McAuley, Daedeuls, Baseck, Phillip Greenlief, Thollem McDonas, Alex Cline, Marco Eneidi, Urban Electronic Music, Kadet Kuhne, Becca Mhalek, Ice Cream, Brotulid, Metal Rouge, Ronit Kirchman, Dottie Grossman, among many others.

"The only place in town to tap the really freaky brew." -

And check out our ResBox series video clip on YouTube...

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