Happy Memorial Day! We're gonna try and keep it short and sweet so you can get back to that 3-day weekend ASAP!
Monday, May 26th (that's today!)
In The Valley Below/The Mercy Beat Residency @ The Echo!
Seeing as it now says May on your calendar, that means it's time for another edition of Monday Residencies at The Echo! This month's residency features a double feature of sublime indie-pop sounds courtesy of In The Valley Below & The Mercy Beat! Echo Park locals In The Valley Below make gauzy and atmospheric records with strong pop hooks, inviting the listener in even while holding them at arms length. This mix has been garnering them steady attention at home and abroad, and this month's residency might just be the last time you can see this talented group for free! The other half of tonight's duo, The Mercy Beat similarly mines pop hooks inside sharply constructed soundscapes, reflecting a canny pop sensibility that shows in their live sets. The fun gets started tonight at 8:30pm, so y'all better get done with dinner quick!
Tuesday, May 27th
New Releases! Simone's First Record Club + Giveaways!
We've got a big plate of new releases coming through tomorrow, so we're gonna give you a bite now so you don't get a tummyache tomorrow morning. On tomorrow's menu, highlights include the newest LPs from La Sera, Owen Pallett, Son Lux and Seun Kuti! There's more, but we're gonna keep the main courses a surprise. Check the blog tomorrow morning for all the good stuff!
Once you've picked up a new batch of records, come give 'em a spin tonight at Record Club! As always, we're gonna be playing your wax all night long and can't wait to hear what surprises you've got in store! Our lovely Simone will also be making her first appearance at Record Club, so you know you've gotta give her a warm welcome. And to top that all off, we'll also be raffling away tickets to see Pelican at the El Rey! That's one loaded night, so you better be there!
Wednesday, May 28th
B.B King Documentary @ Laemmle NoHo 7!
Thursday, May 29th
Perfect Pussy @ The Echo!
Authors of one of our favorite new records of 2014, Perfect Pussy will be headlining The Echo tonight with Potty Mouth! Bursting onto the scene with their debut record Say Yes To Love earlier this year, this punk outfit has been all over the country building hype and performing to sold-out legions of fans. Now returning to L.A to rocks the socks off The Echo, we're super excited to see what these last few months on the road have done for the band. So come on down to the Echo tonight and check out some great music with your OV buds!
Friday, May 30th
Kelis @ The El Rey Giveaway!
2003 was a good year. Kelis' "Milkshake" is evidence enough. 2014 is a good year. Kelis' newest single "Rumble" is also evidence enough. We suggest you see both songs by entering our giveaway for tickets to see her June 4th at the El Rey! Your hips won't be sorry. Keep you eyes peeled for details later this week!
Saturday, May 31st
The Singles In-Store!
Every once in a while you just need a good dose of power chords and 3½ minute songs to get you through the day. That's where The Singles come in. Hitting that sweet spot between garage rock and pop harmonics, these LA rockers mine and mix different musical stylings with glee, and the result is a wonderful musical amalgam for any sort of day. Rocking our loft tonight at 7PM, The Singles will get your weekend off to the perfect start! Seriously.
Giveaways This Week!
Liars @ The Fonda 5/27 - 1 ticket comes with the purchase of Liars newest LP Mess
Sharon Van Etten @ El Rey 6/28 - 1 ticket comes with the purchase of SVE's newest LP Are We There
Yann Tiersen @ El Rey 6/20 - 1 ticket comes with the purchase of Yann Tiersen's newest LP Infinity
Keep an eye on our Twitter/Facebook for future giveaways!
Now that we've planned your week, enjoy the short work week and stop by OV for some TLC.