In addition to the two shows we already have announced… NOFX will also be playing a 25th anniversary show Feb 5th @ Fonda, It will have Youth Brigade and other surprise guests. Tix go on sale early December but wanted to let all on the blog know ahead of time.
NOFX is, was and will always be one of the truest punk rock party bands, I have seen many shows with these guys as well as (ugh) many sunrises…
The art center was pretty amazing. We took a brief tour of the facility and spent a few minutes exploring a couple art installations that were created by Dan Goods the JPL/NASA Creative Art Director and David Delgado from the Mars Rover research team. Using math, science and a bit of creative genius, they mapped out a 3 dimensional clock that is truly larger than life. From a distance, wires, wooden spheres and the use of lighting give the illusion of a perfectly shaped clock approximately 15feet in diameter. As you walk closer into the room, you become part of the installation. The clock disappears. You can experiment with sound by recording your voice through digital processors that make loops using delay and lots of other great effects.
OK…Visiting JPL was one of the most profound experiences that I’ve had in a long time (thanks for the invite Phil). Mars rovers, rocket engines, giant clean room laboratories resembling scenes from a James Bond flick, lunar modules, 3D panoramic images of the surface of mars over 10ft long…I can go on and on. Check out some pics
Switching gears a bit, Club Nokia opened with Beck and Jenny Lewis on Nov 9th.
I didn’t really know what to expect…Dalyn did such an awesome job designing the interior! Sound is great too. I’ll be there for InFlames this weekend (gotta have my monthly metal fix!). If any of you have been to the club yet, please share stories, pictures, comments…etc
It’s been a busy couple weeks…Stagecoach also went on-sale. Yeehaw!!! Anyone try the BBQ this year…??? Oh man.
Growing up in Northern California and being a bit younger then most of my friends, I only caught the tail end of the Sacramento scene. Seeing the Deftones when I was 14 truly changed my life (nov 3, 1998 Petaluma CA - Phoenix Theatre).
I was a minute late with Far. I picked up Tin Cans right after the band broke up in ‘99. I have not been to a show in such a long time where the vibe was so amazing. No egos. No drama. Everyone was there to see this band they loved and missed.
I’ve seen Onelinedrawing a handful of times, but there’s no comparison…sorry Jonah. Aside from Coachella, Far @ Glasshouse was the highlight of my year. Can’t wait for them to come back after the UK tour.
On another note, getting really excited for Girl Talk this weekend @ Fonda…saw him at All Points West and the set blew me away…5.5 more hours people.
It’s been hectic around here lately, I am tired from four nights in a row of Tegan & Sara…. but I couldnt be more excited for this coming weekend with two nights of Girl Talk. I am not sure when I first discovered him, I think my brother introduced me because his fraternity was into the CD for their parties. Needless to say, I was thinking it wasn’t going to be something I was into (since he is a huge Dave Mathews fan, no offense). Boy was I wrong. As good as the CDs are, his performance this year at Lollapalooza made me a true believer.
Not everyone will get into a blow up raft and crowd surf on top of a rowdy drunk crowd. Check it out below… Can the Fonda handle inflatables? You can bet that I will be there to see…
So we just heard about this blogging thing so we thought we’d give it a try.
First up: My Bloody Valentine - Santa Monica Civic aka MBV@SMC. This is the 3rd time I’ve seen them on this tour. The volume was bone crushing even before they got to “you made me realize”, even louder than the Roxy and Palace shows in ‘92. Seems like new speaker technology has made things so much clearer. spoke to Kevin for a bit, haven’t seen him since last year, great to see that they were even better now.