EXPLORE AT UTRIP
I’m gonna be honest. I still don’t *really* understand what this site is or who uses it, but they gave me a (pro-bono) chance to shout out my favorite places for food, music, booze, caffeine, etc. in Los Angeles. Plus, they promised to call me an expert. To see my picks, go to Utrip, click “See Itinerary,” and then enter an arbitrary date (you’re not going to do this, I know, it’s okay). From there (ha), click on the little “Overview” tab above the map. FINALLY, you can scroll down to see some of the junk I like: Diablo, Vacation Vinyl, the Elliott Smith mural, Forage, Origami Vinyl, Hotel Café, Square One, Thirsty Crow, Amoeba Music, The Satellite, the Griffith Park Observatory, Sqirl, The Echo/Echoplex, Silverlake Ramen, the Troubadour, Guisados, Bootleg Theater, Elf Café, and the Hollywood Bowl. Oh, and “Sunset Strip” (barf) is supposed to be “Sunset Junction” (rad).
Posted in food, lists, rando
Tagged Amoeba Music, Bootleg Theater, Diablo, Echoplex, Elf Cafe, Elliott Smith, Forage, Griffith Park Observatory, Guisados, Hollywood Bowl, Hotel Cafe, Origami Vinyl, Silverlake Ramen, Sqirl, Square One, Sunset Junction, The Echo, The Satellite, Thirsty Crow, Troubadour, Utrip, Vacation Vinyl
Luke Wilson's wrists, between the act and the blood.
Got to wax all serious-like about my favorite combination of sound and celluloid ever thanks to a thoughtful A.V. Club reader. This link goes to the second page (my post is the fourth one down) but the entire thing’s worth perusing.
Machina Muerte founder Mestizo name-checks Elliott Smith
Quick bloggy bits from around the L.A. underground (and up). Share ’em.
- FEATURED: L.A. Rapper Mestizo Name-Checks Elliott Smith*
- Heart Music’s Free EP w. Baths, Teen Daze, Light Pollution, more
- Vice Cooler’s Rwanda Benefit LP, ft. No Age, Dan Deacon, Gossip
- Finally! Listen to Synth-Punks Tearist’s Brand New Track “Headless”
(all stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)
* “Elliott Smith’s death gets a mention — a display of Mestizo’s ability to intertwine classic rap braggadocio with harrowing reality and emotive introspection.”
Posted in LA Weekly, news
Tagged Alpha Pup, Baths, Dan Deacon, Deerhoof, Elliott Smith, Fol Chen, Hawnay Troof, Heart Music Group, Human Suit, Light Pollution, Low End Theory, Machina Muerte, Mestizo, Mt. Eerie, No Age, Rwanda, Teen Daze, The Gossip, Vice Cooler, Xiu Xiu
Hello. Here’s some news.
Earlier this week, Kill Rock Stars announced that it’d acquired the rights to Elliott Smith’s first and last records — 1994’s Roman Candle, originally on Cavity Search, and 2004’s posthumous ANTI- release, From A Basement On A Hill — and that reissues are scheduled for April 6, 2010… [The label also] releas[ed] a free MP3 of a heretofore unheard Smith track… “Cecilia/Amanda”… But despite the usual tendency of the blogosphere to swallow whole all things downloadable and gratis, at least one writer has taken issue with the track.
Read on here, on West Coast Sound (via LA Weekly).
INCHES002 is up! The second installation continues on the same L.A.-centric path as the first, exploring five additional releases from five different local artists on five different nearby independent labels (with free MP3s). The releases are chosen with an eye toward both content and outward packaging.
This week’s gold medal-winner:
Mayer Hawthorne, "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out"
Featured in INCHES002: Mayer Hawthorne (Stones Throw), Vibes (Not Not Fun), Frankel (Autumn Tone), The Polyamorous Affair (Manimal Vinyl), and Bipolar Bear (olFactory). Again, future installments will include reviews, interviews, guest bloggers, outings, and more.
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Posted in album reviews, columns, LA Weekly, photography
Tagged Aquarium Drunkard, Autumn Tone, Bipolar Bear, Charles & Eddie, dance music, DJ culture, Eddie Chacon, Elliott Smith, Frankel, free mp3, garage rock, INCHES, independent music, Italo disco, Jim Smith, Los Angeles, Manimal Vinyl, Mayer Hawthorne, Not Not Fun, olFactory, Pocahaunted, psych-funk, scuzz-punk, Stones Throw, Sun Araw, The Polyamorous Affair, The Smell, Vibes, vintage soul, vinyl
All Smiles’ Oh For The Getting And The Not Letting Go (via The A.V. Club)