Tonight Tonight in Music
posted by February 22 at 9:13 AMon
El Corazon celebrates three years tonight—this show is going to be incredible:
These Arms Are Snakes, Mouth of the Architect, Past Lives, Helms at El Corazón If you’ve been paying attention at all to new local bands that rip shit up, then you already have your tickets to this show—which is the third-anniversary celebration for El Corazón. But it’s openers Helms Alee that I’m most excited about—they’re as much abrasive guitar-heavy hard rock as they are soaring, fuzzy noise. And they’re fantastic. (El Corazón, 109 Eastlake Ave E, 381-3094. 8 pm, $10 adv/$12 DOS, all ages.) by Megan Seling
Exodus, Goat Whore, Arsis, Warbringer, HMP
(Studio Seven) Sayeth Saturday Knight Barfly: “Remember 1985? That’s when Exodus released their Combat Records debut, Bonded by Blood. That album’s release marked a sea change in my musical interests. The day it dropped, three friends and I took a bunch of acid, hopped in a Dodge Dart, put that album on, and drove to watch Venom, Slayer, and Exodus play at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium—we must’ve listened to it four times in the car. At the venue, we stole a jug of wine from a banquet room, rolled a T-shirt bootlegger for some Slayer Ts, puffed some brick weed with some cholos, and listened to BBB twice more before heading into the show. When we did, Exodus was playing ‘Piranha.’ In that moment, I figured out exactly what I was going to do with my life—get stoned every day and listen to thrash.” LARRY MIZELL JR.
The Music of Led Zeppelin
(Paramount) A 50-piece orchestra and a “rock” band will be at the Paramount doing horrible Muzak versions of Led Zeppelin songs. There is a pitiful Robert Plant rip-off named Randy Jackson from the band Zebra and the reunited Jefferson Airplane who is singing. He even has Robert Plant hair. The ads for this show use the words “passion” and “power” to describe the music—in other words, it will sound like Yanni. Conductor Brent Havens says, “Vocalist Randy Jackson shrieks brilliantly and delivers a note-for-note interpretation. The music itself is one thing, but Jackson more than captures the spirit of legendary Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant.” Conductor Brent Havens is also deaf. The only spirit that is captured here is the spirit of your wallet. The “Kashmir” sounds like burlap, the “Black Dog” is white, and the “Stairway” is to Macy’s. They’re not “Going to California”; they’re going to Bellevue. TRENT MOORMAN
Bug in the Bassbin reccomends:
Dirtybird’s Christian Martin and Worthy play Chop Suey on Friday, February 22. The hype over the Dirtybird label has subsided a bit, but Christian Martin (brother of label founder Justin) has got its quirky sound on lock.
And there’s quite a bit happening in the world of classical, avant garde, etc too—read about it in the Score.