We're taking a breather here at OV. June was exhausting man. But we are so ready for July, or at least we will be after our nap. Enjoy the Weekly while we hit the snooze!
Monday, June 30th
Joel Jerome & Babies On Acid Residency @ The Echo!
Recent converts to the fight against June Gloom, Joel Jerome & Babies On Acid are here to save your Monday nights with their June residency at The Echo! Self-described as "experimental thriftstore folk," Joel & company focus their collective cosmic forces on songwriting and melody with dynamic arrangements and trans-genre instrumentation that are like, way catchy. Hailing from the South Bay and flitting between a mishmash of genres and styles, these dudes pound out pop hooks and rhythms that'll rocket them up every mixtape you make from now until forever. We dig their stuff and thing you will too, so come get all comfy-psych with us tonight at The Echo! We can shimmy or shamble or just chill all night long!
Tuesday, July 1st
New Releases Are What A New Month Needs! Record Club @ El Prado!
It's now officially July, so we think you should fill up on your monthly allotment of LPs at your earliest convenience. Our recommendations this week include a limited edition release of Cloud Nothings Here And Nowhere Else and some awesome classic rock reissues courtesy of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. We're gonna keep the rest a secret for now, but come Tuesday morning they can all be yours!
Once you've filled your July LP allotment, come on down to El Prado tonight for Record Club! As always, the first Tuesday of every month is 7" night, so we're doubly excited to see what awesome music y'all have in store for us! To make things even sweeter, we've got a stupid amount of tickets to give away over the next couple weeks. We don't wanna give everything away, but you can expect giveaways for artists like Anamanguchi, Fucked Up, The Hold Steady and many, many more. It's gonna be a crazy couple weeks!
Thursday, July 3rd
Reigning Sound @ Bootleg Theatre!
Gone for 5 years after the release of their excellent 2009 LP Love & Curses, Reigning Sound have returned and will be rocking us hard tonight at the Bootleg! Alive again after the announcement of their new record Shattered, we're super stoked to hear their Brit-soul garage mashups once again and we'll be doing our best rock 'n' roll tough guy impressions near the back. Come slap us a high five and then let's go dance to some Reigning Sound!
Friday, July 4th
3-Day Weekend Or Bust!
In order to properly celebrate our independence, OV will be closed today. However, if your patriotism involves purchasing records as much as possible, perhaps our online shop could be of service. Either way, enjoy your BBQs and fireworks!
Saturday, July 5th
Peter Murphy @ El Rey!
We're always down for some Bahaus and Peter Murphy, so you know we're gonna be all over the El Rey tonight when the Godfather of Goth himself takes the stage! Touring in support of his newest album Lion (not an animal we'd normally associate with Peter..), we hope you can make it out to the El Rey tonight for some dark, dark fun with us. A perfect way to correct yesterday's over-exuberance.
Sunday, July 6th
Amen Dunes In-Store @ 5PM!
Damon McMahon, the New York-based brain behind Amen Dunes will be playing material from his newest LP, Love, off of Sacred Bones Records in our loft tonight at 5PM. For those astrologically inclined, McMahon says Love is “very virgo.” But just when you think you can label the album a chill, folk record, MacMahon throws sparse piano ballads (“Sixteen”) and lo-fi, post-punk chuggers (“I Can’t Dig It”) at you to mix things up. We love the record and we are so excited to see what curveballs Amen Dunes will be throwing up in our loft tonight! The show gets started at 5, so don't be late!
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Troubadour 8/7 - 1 ticket comes with the purchase of CYHSY's newest LP Only Run!
Keep an eye on our Twitter/Facebook for future giveaways!
Now that we've planned your week, get those lawnchairs prepared for a much-deserved long weekend.