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New Meetup: Acoustic Happy Hour at The O HOTEL BAR/LOBBY

From: Rolando
Sent on: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 3:24 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Los Angeles Indie Music Meetup!

What: Acoustic Happy Hour at The O HOTEL BAR/LOBBY

When: Thursday, August 19,[masked]:00 PM

Where: O Hotel
819 s flower st
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Hello group...Rolando here inviting you to an evening downtown for cheap happy hour drinks and some local indie talent (they also have some pretty good acoustic covers). I hope some of you can make it out.

Acoustic Happy Hour @ The O Bar (inside The O-Hotel)
Thursday @ 6PM
819 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Live music sets by Blind Pony at DTLA's nicest boutique hotel with cheap drinks. Blind Pony will be playing acoustic versions of popular rock tunes and some original work.

About Blind Pony:
I walked into the Cinema Bar one recent summer Sunday night with high expectations. Though the tavern is small, it's developed an insider's reputation as a remarkably consistent showcase for top-notch Los Angeles singer/songwriters. And when Blind Pony took the stage and began belting out hook laden, 1970s working class rock 'n roll I knew I would not be disappointed. Blind Pony is something of a ball of contradictions. Just when I thought I had them pegged as credible interpreters of Tom Petty style rock, they switched over to much more psychedelic, "Animals" era Pink Floyd vein. From there I heard bits of Neil Young, REM and even the raw ferocity of Iggy Pop in his heyday. The band is tight --- locked into a pounding groove for up-tempo numbers, but quite comfortable to wield a lighter touch for ballads and lo-fi offerings. Front man Kent Klineman sweats authenticity and earnestly belts out vocals with an energy too rarely found in much of the modern music scene. And he has a knack for penning eclectic lyrics that catch the listeners ear. "I'm Freudian, I'm Jungian, I'm analyzing all the time" he sang during an intense acoustic number entitled "Go Down." After the band performed their set and a much requested encore, they stepped off stage and proved to be quite approachable, eagerly mingling with a new bar room of fans. They clearly seem driven more by the desire to create good music than ego and that resonates in their performance. I heartily recommend any opportunity to take in one of their shows. -Wil Forbis, author of Acid Logic.

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