Archive for December, 2010

CAN’T GET ENOUGH AMERICANO?

Posted in MUSIC on December 13, 2010 by Keyvon

I first heard this track of all places on LA’s mainstream radio station Power 106 last week. I thought that it was just another DJ playing “We Speak No Americano” for the billionth time, but when I heard the drop I knew this was some fresh shit. There hasn’t been a time that I’ve DJed in the past few months where the crowd hasn’t asked for “Americano.” Don’t get me wrong, I love the song (it’s still mind-blowing that these underground Euro dance producers have made such a beloved crossover hit), but playing the same song over and over again can get dull. You need to spice it up with a club ready remix. And big ups to SAVOY for bringing the heat on this one. I will definitely be dropping this at Bar Lubitsch this Thursday night.

Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP – We Speak No Americano (SAVOY Remix)

PASSION PIT @ PALLADIUM

Posted in CONCERTS on December 8, 2010 by Keyvon


Passion Pit’s much anticipated return to Los Angeles felt like a victory lap for a band that has truly made it. The crowd was so amped for the performance even before Pashy took the stage. Especially excited was the girl who threw her bra on stage during the first song: CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PIC.

Lead singer Michael Angelakos asked the crowd, “Who throws a bra?” a la Dr. Evil. Considering Passion Pit’s massive mainstream success you would think he’s used to this type of thing.

Passion Pit gave the crowd exactly what they wanted — playing all their hit singles including “The Reeling,” “Little Secrets” and “Sleepyhead.” However, the encore of The Cranberries’ “Dreams” really put the performance in it’s own category and made it stand out.

Special thanks to Live Nation for hosting yet another incredible night.

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Passion Pit – Sleepyhead

Ting Tings – Hands (Passion Pit Remix)

YOUR WEEKLY CONCERT BIBLE

Posted in CONCERTS on December 6, 2010 by Keyvon

PICK OF THE WEEK

12/7 Passion Pit @ Hollywood Palladium

These guys have blown up quicker than any band I’ve ever seen. I remember back in January of 2009 these guys were responding to their own messages on their Myspace page. They were hyped to have their video “Sleepyhead” played on MTV2’s late night video shows. Less than 2 years later they have Coachella under their belt and have played to huge sold out crowds in some of the biggest venues in the country (maybe even around the world). They will be at the Hollywood Palladium this Tuesday, so run and get your ticket if it’s not already sold out.

OTHER STAND-OUT  SHOWS

12/6 School Night (Weekly) @ Bardot – Group Love & The 88

12/7 Killabite! @ Busby’s East

12/7 Dim Mak Tuesday’s (Weekly) @ Cinespace  – Style of Eye

12/8 Rye Rye @ The Foundation Room/ House of Blues

12/9 Low End Theory @ Airliner (Weekly)

12/9 – 12/12 Aimee Mann’s Annual Christmas Show @ Largo

12/10 Bird and the Bee @ Sky Bar/ Mondrian Hotel

12/10 Golden Bloggen’s Kool Ethan @ Glow Bar/ Marina Marriott Hotel

12/10 Dandy Warhols @ Club Nokia

12/11 Black Crowes @ Hollywood Palladium

DANDY WARHOLS INTERVIEW

Posted in INTERVIEWS on December 6, 2010 by Keyvon
By Austin Jones
We caught up with The Dandy Warhol’s guitarist Peter Holmstrom for an exclusive Golden Bloggen interview. The Dandies will be performing this Friday at Club Nokia for what is sure to be the show of the night. The Dandy Warhols are an American rock band from Portland, Oregon who formed in 1993. How have they remained together and successful for so long? Check out the interview below to find out. Lead singer Courtney Taylor-Taylor says the band formed because they “needed music to drink to.”
 

Come enjoy some music to drink to this Friday in downtown LA, and check back with us after the show to see yourself in our Party Pics!

Golden Bloggen: You guys are a rare band that after 15 years, 8 studio albums, 2 compilation albums, 6 EPs and 22 singles you are still together. What is your secret to longevity?

Dandy Warhols: We all want the same thing.  To play music.

What are you favorite songs to play live and why?

Mohammed, I Love You, Holding Me up.  All the songs that we jam out on.

What inspires the band?

food

What do you think of more and more people discovering music via the internet?

Great, I just wish they’d pay for it.  Anything that is free gets taken for granted, and music is way too important to take for granted.

What is your feeling on having your music featured on TV shows and commercials?

Gotta eat.

Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia is one of our favorite records of all time. Please explain the process of making this record and what mind state the band was in at the time.

It was the last record we rehearsed songs for before we went into the studio.  The last one that didn’t start on Pro Tools (even if it was the first to all go through Pro Tools).  We spent two months locked in a cold warehouse type space and then took a year to mix it.  It was the first with Brent DeBoer so there were a lot of unknowns.

Do you have any heroes?

Keith Richards, Kevin Shields, William Gibson

What do you think the world needs more of?

What the world needs now is love, sweet love.

When the impending Zombie Apocalypse comes (and we both know it will), what will be your weapon of choice?

My impeccable sense of style.

If you could teach the children of the world one thing that would stick with them for life, what would it be?

In the words of Monty Python “M-hmm. Well, it’s nothing very special. Uh, try and be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try and live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations.”