You made it! Valentine's Day is over, the 405 is almost fixed, and it's President's Day! Let's celebrate with another edition of OV Weekly! Gosh we love spoiling you.
Monday, February 17th (that's today!)
OV Presents Kan Wakan & Lo-Fang! Kera & The Lesbians @ The Echo!
This week starts with a doozy: OV is presenting Kan Wakan w/ Lo-Fang TONIGHT @ The Echoplex! This Los Angeles post-rock orchestral group has been getting nothing but great reviews for their newest EP Forever Found and we couldn't agree more. Last November we were very fortunate to have them perform an intimate set in the loft and they also rocked our socks off at FOMO Fest earlier this year. We can't get enough of 'em, so tonight we're co-presenting their residency at the Echoplex. To make things even sweeter, OV (especially Em) fave Lo-Fang will be opening, and if you caught his solo set at FOMO Fest earlier this year, you know you shouldn't miss tonight's show for anything! Best part? It's free, so you better get your butt over to the Echoplex or we will be very cross with you.
In other news, The Echo's monthly residents Kera & The Lesbians will be jamming away in the Echo tonight at 9PM! Another FOMO Fest vet, Kera & co. are going places soon, and with the release of their latest album Year 23 (Lolipop Records), the band's riding a wave of good vibes. If you want a sneak peek at tonight's show, check out single "Snakes" below!
Tuesday, February 18th
Delicious, Delicious New Releases!
We don't mean to be redundant, but really, Tuesday's all about new music. Speaking of which, NO's new record El Prado comes out today! And yes, we are very, very excited. Last week, KCRW uploaded a stream of the new album online and we've been grooving to it as much as we can. Check it out here for a preview and then stay tuned for a vinyl pressing!
If you're looking for something a little more.. physical, Tuesday we'll be getting in Fever The Ghost's awesome new EP Crab In Honey! If you haven't seen pictures, the new EP is a double 7" on red and blue vinyl in a gorgeous gatefold sleeve. It's seriously stunning and we're gonna have a hard time remembering to actually play it. But we will don't worry. If you wanna grab a sneak peek of the EP, check out it's title track below and make sure to pick it up today at OV!
Wednesday, February 19th
OV Takes Over The Verdugo Bar!
Phew, you've made it halfway through the week, so that means it's time to party! And if you're gonna party, why not do it with your OV buds? We're gonna be DJing all night at the Verdugo Bar in Eagle Rock and would love to see your bright at shining faces all over the dancefloor! There'll also be a record exchange going on and yummy munchies from the Vagabond Grillyard! The party gets started at 9PM and high-fives will be distributed liberally. So get them dancin' shoes on and come on down!
Thursday, February 20th
Take A Break With Beck!
You deserve a day off. Or at least a couple hours. Our recommended soundtrack? Beck's new beauty Morning Phase. While the record won't be out until the 25th, it's streaming on NPR and you'd be a fool not to listen ASAP. If NPR's stream takes you away to a warm-and-fuzzy place, go ahead grab a pre-order from our online store to ensure you get a physical copy before it sells out! If NPR ain't your thing, check out Morning Phase's first single "Blue Moon" below!
Friday, February 21st
Velkomenn: This Is Head In-Store! Popshop West w/ Mother!
Tonight we have This Is Head performing in our loft at 7PM! Hailing from Malmö, Sweden, these indie rockers exploded onto the European music scene with their debut album 0001 in 2010, garnering awards at home and across Europe. Sounding like a Krautrock translation of early U2 records, their unique take on stadium-ready instrumental rock has gained them steady buzz across the pond and the band has their eyes set on the U.S with the release of their newest LP The Album ID. Tonight at 7PM This Is Head will be playing a special set in our loft and we hope to see you there! For a sneek peak, check out The Album ID's first single "Time's An Ocean" below!
Afterwards, head on over to the Echo to catch The Echo's Popshop West featuring Magic Man, Scavenger Hun & Mother! Because one show is never enough for a Friday night. We'll be giving away tickets, but if you don't wanna leave yourself in Fate's hands, you can grab tickets here!
Saturday, February 22nd
It might be easy to lump Exorcisms with any number of heart-on-sleeve hard rock bands roving through L.A, but on their debut single, Love Gone Bad, it's easy to see where Exorcisms diverges from the pack. Featuring heavy blues influences, A-side "Love Gone Bad" churns along like a demented Fats Domino, while "Two With Half" sounds like a bluesier, sludgier version of "Radar Love" that never takes its foot off the gas. We suggest you do the same and get over to OV for a night of kickass music. To get the juices flowing, give a listen to Love Gone Bad's B-side "Two With Half" below!
Giveaways This Week!
Popshop West w/ Magic Man @ Echo 2/21 - 1 pair
Keep an eye on our Twitter/Facebook to find out how to win!
Now that we've planned your week, we hope to see you out there! High fives always welcome!