A London Fireman called Bingo introduced me to the sonic delights of The Clean (and The Birthday Party, The Swans, and Crime & the City Solution) and I never looked back. Bingo was a madman, but had great taste in music, last I heard he was a fire eater at Killing Joke shows. ‘Tis true.
The Music Box Theatre is another 1920s architectural gem which seem to abound in LA, thankfully. I approached this show with a mixture of curiosity, excitement and, truth told, a sense of duty. Duty bound to see these seminal, proto-punk practitioners of melodic angularity, white middle class funk and left leaning sentiments (among other things, […]
The band consists of bassist Adam Linz of Fat Kid Wednesdays, Eric Fratzke of Happy Apple on guitar, Brandon Wozniak of the Atlantis Quartet on saxophone, and of course, King, of Golden Valley is Now, Happy Apple, Bad Plus, Love Cars, Halloween Alaska, Gang Font and many, many more projects, as the drummer and a little strumming of the piano strings.
Any musical performance is enhanced and made magical at Royal Albert Hall. To see a legend like Paul Weller perform on its stage, just amazing. Legend? You may wonder from your Memorial Day Weekend BBQ, with the requisite ipod spitting out tinny tunes from the latest 18 syllable named band to emerge with a passable mp3 on Pitchfork…Rest assured, in the UK, he is exactly that.