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Obsession of the Week: Castledoor

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It’s been 2 years since Castledoor arrived on the scene in Los Angeles. For some reason,  I have always missed seeing them live, so I finally caught them at their free Monday night residency at Spaceland. I have to say, oh boy have I been missing out on one of the best live bands Los Angeles has to offer.

The band seems poised for far bigger stages than Spaceland. They have just released their debut album Shouting at Mountains and have a few more shows left at their Spaceland residency, which should not be missed if you’re in the Los Angeles area.

Skipping Stepping Stones

See tour dates after the cut.

-Mikey

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Obsession of the Week: Little Boots
Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 11:16 k
Filed under: Music, Obsession of the Week, On TT's Radar | Tags: , , , , ,

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The obsession for the week is Little Boots. She graces the cover of the latest issue of Fader magazine and has been building massive amounts of buzz over the last few months. She had now been picked by many as one of the acts to watch for 2009. After listening to her Arecibo EP, its not hard to see what all the fuss is about. She is set to play Club NME at Spaceland on Feb 4th, and there are a limited amount of tickets available here.

Listen: Stuck on Repeat.

–Mikey



Sarah Lov’s “New York” & Spaceland Residency
Friday, January 9, 2009, 05:34 k
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I recently received this song “New York” by Sara Lov and instantly fell in love with it. Sara Lov also fronts The Devics,whom I adore, so it was a pleasant surprise to get my hands on this beautiful track.

If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area, Sara is doing a residency at Spaceland this month. You can purchase her EP here. In the meantime, download “New York” below:

New York

Tuesday, January 6th, 13, 20, 27 2009
Spaceland
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90027
11pm – SARA LOV
$10 in advance or $12 at the door

–Mikey



Zooey Deschanel Does Synth
Thursday, December 18, 2008, 01:29 k
Filed under: Fame, Film, Music | Tags: , , , , ,

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The new film Yes Man, which stars Jim Carey, looks like it has one redeemable quality in the casting of Zooey Dechanel. In the film Dechanel fronts a synth band called Munchausen By Proxy with Von Iva rounding out the rest of the group. The fake band has 4 cuts on the soundtrack, and they recently released a video for the track “Sweet Ballad,” which was shot at Spaceland. The song, although not amazing, is still entertaining enough with lines like “Im not your late night booty call”

–Mikey

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LA Event: Obama-Rama at Spaceland

I was starting to get a little jealous of all the Obama fundraisers taking place all over the country, but it looks like next week in Los Angeles a very good line up has been assembled. On September 23rd at Spaceland, “The Barack Obama-Rama: An Obama Fundraiser, Music festival and Voter registration Drive” will be in full effect.

Doors for this event will be at 7:30pm (early for Spaceland) and entry will cost $15 or $10 with a voter registrationID, or you can register to vote onsite and get in for the discounted rate. There will be a raffle with bands, dancers, amazing prizes and much more. The line up for the event will feature sets by The Bird and the Bee, Threadtrend favorite Hard Place, Willoughby, Electrocute, The Lady Tigra and The Polyamourous Affair.

So come out and make a difference and don’t forget to vote (cough for OBAMA cough)!

–Mikey



LA Event: Jenny Lewis Kicks off Acid Tongue Tour at Spaceland
Friday, September 12, 2008, 03:38 k
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Jenny Lewis started her tour last night in Los Angeles with a very intimate performance at Spaceland. As you can imagine, the show sold out relatively quickly in advance, but a large number of people showed up at the door clamoring to get in, as the line continued to grow around the block.

The set list showcased many new songs from her new album Acid Tongue, which is out on 9/23. We here at Threadtrend have had it on constant rotation for the last few weeks. The new album is definetly more adventurous as the songs are all over the map, including an epic 8-minute song called the “Last Messiah.”

The new songs went over very well with the crowd, and they were also treated to choice cuts off of Rabbit Fur Coat along with a cover of “Love Hurts.” Los Angeles fans will also be treated to another very intimate performance as Jenny Lewis & company take the stage at The Echo for another SOLD OUT show.

Dont fret if you didn’t get tickets to these two very special shows as there is another Los Angeles stop scheduled at the Orphuem Theatre on Oct 30th.

–Mikey

Photos by Eirene Fulgencio

Read other Jenny Lewis posts:

Rilo Kiley Says “Nice Knowing You” at the Greek Theater
Jenny Lewis Goes Sailor at Coachella
Paper’s Top 25 Most Stylish Songbirds
Sneak Peek: Jenny Lewis’ Acid Tongue
Rodarte the Movie: Vox Humana starring Jenny Lewis



Devendra Banhart’s Megapuss Plays Spaceland
Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 09:53 k
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Last night’s free show at Spaceland featured none other than Devendra Banhart’s side project Megapuss, which he debuted at the Hammer Museum last month. The band also features Fab Moretti of The Strokes on drums. Word spread pretty quickly that the group was going to be playing as there was a pretty sizeable line before doors had even opened.

This time there was no penis skirt like Devendra wore the last time–instead the group was all decked out in Lakers and Bulls basketball jerseys. The band played a very loose set that didn’t stray to far from Devendra’s solo work, though this had a more playful mood with song titles such as “Chicken Tits.”

Funnyman Aziz Ansari came out and did one song with the group in his best Kanye West garb. Devendra played electric guitar throughout the show, trading off vocal duties. During the climax of their short set, Fab got a microphone and got girls to go onstage, and then proceeded to whip the crowd into a dancing frenzy by jumping down and dancing with them, while the group played on all smiles on stage. As the show ended everyone in the crowd had big grins on their faces, and everyone was cheering with much adoration.

–Mikey