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Come join us and our friends at Future Sounds, Stranded in Stereo and BMI tomorrow night at 3 Clubs for the December Rumble L.A. Party! It’s the last one of the year and it boasts a seriously solid lineup… San Diego’s Tape Deck Mountain, who has been getting plenty o’ blog love lately, will be making the trek up Highway 5 along with fellow Chargers fans The Drowning Men. Representing L.A., the enamoring All Wrong & the Plans Change will be playing as well as RCRD LBL favorite Evan Voytas. What a way to close out 2009! It’s been a great experience having a hand in presenting the Rumble L.A. parties this past year. We’ve had a lot of fun (sometimes a little too much), witnessed some great performances from artists on the rise and made a lot of new friends. Okay, enough schmaltz, see you tomorrow night!
Rumble L.A. – Thursday, December 10th – 9:00PM – FREE!!!
1123 Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
A list of the first 200+ artists who are confirmed for SXSW 2010 showcases was released yesterday, representing only a small fraction of the total number of artists who will play next year’s festival. Scanning through, the mix is varied and as expected shows a strong international presence. Any early contenders for possible buzz band status on the list? Our clairvoyant tells us to keep an eye on chi-town’s I Fight Dragons, L.A.’s Warpaint and Auckland’s Kingston.
Checkout the full list HERE.
We’re excited to give you a first-look at RM64 Artists Record, a project created in partnership with Propellerhead, makers of the highly-popular music software Reason. Now with the release of Record, their latest innovative recording product, the company has teamed up with RM 64 to launch a campaign promoting their new software with new talent.
The idea was simple; put together a group of hand-picked emerging artists, provide them with the necessary tools, including Propellerhead software and gear from sponsors KRK, Rode, Line 6 and Novation, and document their recording journey in pictures, videos and words. The campaign imparts a unique and raw perspective following the creative processes of a group of talented individuals from different locations, musical backgrounds, styles and aspirations. We look forward to bringing you special updates and exclusives along the way. You can follow all the action at www.rm64artistsrecord.com.
With names perfect for the makings of a Zeppelin song, a new group of bands come off the heels of CMJ causing a bustle of label action. Leading the pack are Seattle’s Lonely Forest and Brooklyn’s Freelance Whales who both have majors and big indies prime to make a move… More pubco’s join the hunt for Texas’ Scorpion Child, whose brand of blues-riffed rock ala the aforementioned ZOSO gods has had labels taking aim as well. And a name you won’t forget and will be hearing a lot more of soon is Portland’s Baby Monster. The electronic-edged duo received recent nods in NME and just released their new single “Ultra Violence and Beethoven” on London’s rapidly rising 50 Bones label (Little Boots, We Have Band, Rogues)… Finally, tonight in L.A. catch Lindsey Ray, who you’ll recognize as the voice behind “Brand New Day,” the Tim Myers-penned tune used in the recent massive Target campaign. Lindsey performs tonight at the Hotel Café at 9:00PM.
Nice Nice may be the title of Oh Darling‘s previous full-length release, but it certainly must also be how the L.A. indie-pop quartet is feeling lately. With music recently featured on CW‘s One Tree Hill, USA‘s Royal Pains and a national Macy’s radio campaign, the band heads into the release of their new album with a lot of steam. Produced by Gregg Williams (Blitzen Trapper, Dandy Warhols) the self-titled release comes out next week (11/17) via their label Creative Works/Oh Darling Music. With all that it’s a wonder they still have time to maintain their vintage wardrobe and provide world records-esque useless trivia to fans.
Oh Darling will play a private show at Swinghouse in Hollywood tomorrow night (11/11) from 7:30-9:00PM. Expect to jockey for position at the complimentary wine bar with more than a few of your closest label friends and assorted industry denizens (fyi, we’ll be in back packin’ a box of Franzia).
Send requests for list to: Julie@blackunicornmusic.com
The 2nd annual Revival Tour rolls into the El Rey Theatre this Saturday, November 7th. Keeping with its unique genre-defying design, the tour features a diverse group of musicians representing various styles and backgrounds for a night of performances in true revival fashion. This year’s tour includes Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music), Jim Ward (of Sparta, Sleepercar), Frank Turner, Joey Cape (of Lagwagon), Jenny Owen Youngs, Audra Mae and many others…
For more details and the full lineup head to www.therevivaltour.com
p.s. – Keep an eye out for alien life forms in the crowd (um also known as agents) to catch tour newbie and SideoneDummy Records artist Audra Mae who continues to win over fans, artists and industry alike. Just recently she was in the studio with the legendary Burt Bacharach and we hear there are more big things on the horizon.
That’s right, tomorrow is the first Thursday of the month, which means The Rumble party hits L.A. at 3 Clubs! The night features a great lineup of SoCal bands, including San Diego’s Apes of Wrath, whose new single “Deathtrain” hits iTunes today via Future Sounds Records. Check it out HERE. Also playing is Parade of Lights, who for those keeping score used to go under the name Polus. Along with the new name, they have a revised lineup and a whole bunch of impressive new songs. Closing out the night is Prayer, who has been turning heads on both coasts, you’ll want to keep an eye on this one. We’ll see you there…
Thursday, November 5th – 9:00PM
1123 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Hope everyone still has their candy-buzz going, cause you’re going to need it to catch all the great music happening this week. First up, the next 48 hours… Tonight A&R Knights, which has a new home at On the Rox (that’s above The Roxy), features Austin Gibbs and Samuel Stewart. Same recession-proof rules apply, $5 or FREE with biz card. Those in-the-know will know why you need to be at this show… S1 Songs (NYC) artist Trances Arc plays Molly Malone’s tomorrow night (11/04) at 8:00PM. Trances Arc hails from Athens, GA and is another impressive band to emerge from this region so seemingly fertile with quality indie/alt-rock. They recently toured with fellow peach-staters The Whigs and Dead Confederate, and just released their new EP Radians last week. Check it out: www.myspace.com/trancesarc
For Trances Arc list hook-up email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Up next the Rumble L.A. party and Revival Tour, stay tuned…