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Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene. Dylan uncovers never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. Echo in the Canyon contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn and Jackson Browne as well as contemporary musicians they influenced such as Tom Petty (in his very last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones. The screening starts at 8:30pm and will be followed by a Q&A with director Andrew Slater along with a musical performance by Jakob Dylan, Cat Power, Jade Castrinos and special guests. Check out the trailer: https://youtu.be/QRVFBQHBUls If you want to sit together, let's get a discussion going so we can coordinate our seat purchases. Link to buy: https://www.arclightcinemas.com/en/ticketing/purchase-options/?lid=1001&bid=491695
After a postponement, Exploited, DI, and Total Chaos will be at the Observatory on Sunday, May 26th! Monday the 27th is Memorial Day, so if you're in town and want to see some classic UK and OC punk, come to the meet-up! We'll meet up for dinner/drinks at the venue before the bands go on.
The Undertones are making their rare appearance in L.A. on May 31st! It'll be awesome to see an original late 70s punk band from Derry, Ireland! If you like The Buzzcocks, you'll like The Undertones! Link of videos to some of their popular songs: "You've Got My Number": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_mIIvUSTig "True Confessions": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vilHf90cSc "Teenage Kicks": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PinCg7IGqHg "Male Model": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5on3B_nTUUw Tickets total to $27.50 after surcharge: http://www.spacelandpresents.com/event/1825941-undertones-los-angeles/ Info. from Wikipedia: The Undertones are a rock band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974. From 1975 to 1983, the Undertones consisted of Feargal Sharkey (vocals), John O'Neill (rhythm guitar, vocals), Damian O'Neill (lead guitar, vocals), Michael Bradley (bass, vocals) and Billy Doherty (drums). Much of the earlier Undertones material drew influence from punk rock and new wave; the Undertones also incorporated elements of rock, glam rock and post-punk into material released after 1979, before citing soul and Motown as the influence for the material released upon their final album. The Undertones released thirteen singles and four studio albums between 1978 and 1983 before Sharkey announced his intention to leave the band in May 1983, citing musical differences as the reason for the break up. Despite the backdrop of the Troubles in Northern Ireland where the band lived, the vast majority (though not all) of the material the band released focused not upon the political climate, but upon issues such as adolescence, teenage angst and heartbreak. The merging of instruments has led AllMusic to state that guitarists John and Damian O'Neill "mated infectious guitar hooks to 1960s garage, 1970s glam rock, and Feargal Sharkey's signature vocal quaver." In 1999, the Undertones reformed, replacing lead singer Sharkey with Paul McLoone. The Undertones remain the most successful band to have emerged from Derry, and one of the most successful bands to have emerged from Northern Ireland.
Pioneering second wave ska band that founded the 2 Tone label and combined socially conscious messages with jaunty, danceable music. True innovators of the punk era, the Specials began the British ska revival craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude, and taking on a more focused and informed political and social stance than their predecessors and peers. They formed in 1977 in Coventry, England and released their 1st single in 1979. This tour marks the 40th anniversary of that release. The current line-up includes the original singer Terry Hall, and original bassist and rhythm guitarist Horace Panter and Lynval Golding Tickets: https://www.axs.com/events/367314/the-specials-40-year-anniversary-tickets I recommend General Admission floor tickets