Five Star Bar in Downtown L.A. maintains its position as an upcoming venue to check out local bands (if anyone knows of a link to the bar’s website, please send to my Twitter). As it stands just two doors down and in a very tall shadow from The Smell, many club goers may not even be aware of its existence. There was a great lineup on March 25th, where I caught a set by L.A. girl band C-Horse (though they do, in all fairness, feature a token Y chromosome on keyboard). Below is a video of a short interview on the sidewalk just outside of the bar. As an added bonus, they’re all hot.
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Last time I went to the Make Music Pasadena Festival was in 2008 to see L.A. faves Dengue Fever. I trekked back to the event this year to see another amazing local act called Warpaint. There are many others who accurately describe the band’s sound, so I will refrain from doing so in detail here, but I will say that Warpaint manages to capture an authentic Southern California sound, but not by trying to blow life into the corpse of west coast alt metal or raw-veggie-eating folk rock. And that last sentence may make little sense until you check out their recent EP, ironically titled Exquisite Corpse (don’t let the Emo name fool you). In the video below, I was regrettably a little too close to the speakers to capture distortion-free sound (there’s much to be desired from my camera’s auto gain control — you hear me Panasonic?), but I caught great interviews with all members of the band, asking them about their recent experience playing in Europe and how they would change the indie music scene.
Vivian Girls is a three piece all girl band that’s made an impressive showing on the indie music scene. The trio formed in early 2007 and is now touring the U.S. and U.K. The video below is from a recent show I went to at The Smell and includes a short interview with members of the band. As you’ll see, they’re live show kicks ass: