Time… she flies!
Now I’m an Angeleno—bona fide—with a house in South Central and everything.
I love my adopted city! To celebrate, I’m hosting a freaking amazing bill of bands that harken back to my earliest, most formative years in Southern California.
RIG and NOÏ both feature members of 400 Blows, who were my absolute favorite band when I moved to L.A. in 2002. NOÏ ROCK also has Bill Badgley, of Federation X, a Speak In Tongues alum, on guitar. Bill is featured in the new Speak In Tongues book. This guys is cool!
I actually played with Federation X years ago at Wäntage Total Fest. Bill also directed the awesome KARP documentary, Kill All Redneck Pricks. (They sure do love CAPITAL LETTERS and ümläüts up north, eh?)
Paul Lai is a font of avant-garde knowledge and a freakin badass on guitar—and at life! Paul leads another SoCal favorite all-time group, Upsilon Acrux. They of the skull-crushing math / prog brutality.
I love the music these individuals make. Why not put them on one super-bill?
When they suggested their pals A Lovely Sort Of Death from San Pedro, I thought, well, that sounds like an even more killer show to me.
I’m so proud to be hosting this bill.
Show starts 8pm / $10 / 21+
Oracle Tavern, 1640 N. Spring St. on the edge of Chinatown in Downtown L.A. (across from Los Angeles Historic State Park).
See you there?