It’s hard to title these concert photo posts.
These pics—from the Solar Wimp, Wryngwyrm, Tricky Youth, SAZA, Vitamin Wig C and DJ Kyle Mabson show at Oracle Tavern this past Friday, December 9, 2022—have left me sifting through a whole stack of potential headlines, such as:
“Unholy hell: SAZA’s new line-up is one of the best bands of the past 30 years”
“Tricky Youth rides the ‘corpse paint continuum’ from gutter to glory”
“Wryngwyrm: real deal art makers that will surprise the un-surprisable”
“Solar Wimp: breaking brains while they break up the band”
“I was a choo-choo dancin’ fool for Vitamin Wig C”
“Simply THE BEST concert I ever hosted”
Every single one of these is true.
It’s gratifying to know that some of the very best music being made in the world right now is being made here in Los Angeles. Our scene is more than alive—it’s throbbing with a new energy. The players are so smart—and they are fucking going for it. I would not underestimate the L.A. underground right now.
Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who played, all who attended, my husband Ryan for helping (he also took the photo at the top of this post), Taylor for bartending and all the support, Jennifer Tzar and Oracle for providing a forum for all the great music, and of course Nora Keyes for asking me to do these bookings (Nora’s been ‘curating the curators,’ you see).
Sean Carnage Fridays return to Oracle on February 10, 2023. I’m taking January off.
I need your help!
Could you please let me know some great new (or old) bands to book in 2023? What’s really blown your mind in the past couple months? Who’s an old favorite you’d love to see again?
I appreciate you, always. Now please enjoy the photos. See you in 2023!
See you in February!