Buy My Panties: The riotous Monday nights staged by Sean Carnage were a mainstay at the Il Corral during those few charmed months the quasi-underground venue deafened neighbors in fashionable Koreawood. The Corral kids have transferred ops out to the USC warehouse maze, renamed themselves Zero-Point, and throw their last event next Saturday night, unlikely victims of a noise ban. Meanwhile, skronk impresario Carnage soldiers on at Pehrspace, a onetime office-block secreted in the back of a tiny strip-mall in the downtown side of Echo Park, where I discovered him Monday last. Two bands hadn’t shown – something Carnage avowed hadn’t happened in at least “a zillion years” – but none of the 30-odd hipsters clumped outside seemed to mind, and any incipient frustrations could be taken out on Zaq Landsberg’s hypertrophied piñata. “You whack it and it craps one piece of candy at a time,” Sean marveled, as Portland’s Here Comes a Big Black Cloud!! loaded and plugged in. Dense sheets of advanced art-noize ensued, out of which swaggered a series of familiar ole blooz riffs just like Jeff Beck used to emit. The room heaved and roiled in the time-hallowed way, as some sweet one in a knit minidress began a frug right out of The T.A.M.I. Show, and anon came a cover of Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?” This traditionalist vibe appeared to briefly unhinge one of the lovably dorky guitarists, who gestured to the merch table and spieled, “We got CDs, tapes, panties! They could be yours!”
DO NOT MISS THIS WEEK’S SHOW!!!!!!
THIS MONDAY July 21st
Sean Carnage presents…
Zechs Marquise (Mars Volta friends & relations)
Neckhold (from Australia)
Stellaluna (from Phoenix)
Destroy Tokyo (from The Bay)
Starts 9:30pm / all-ages / $5
Pehrspace—325 Glendale Blvd., in Echo Park
See you there?