A few months ago, hundreds of L.A.'s coolest of the cool crammed into Home Room's grand opening in what was undoubtedly the best opening night of 2011. Not bad for a room probably half the size of pehrspace. The non-profit art gallery/performance space is easily one of the most efficiently and effectively run DIY venues in Los Angeles. Located a few doors down east of the Medusa Lounge, local and touring bands won't find a more welcoming stage than this one, not to mention some of L.A.'s best artists (the paintbrush kind) and comediennes have already stopped by this ultra-intimate spot to showcase their latest canvas work and dirty jokes, respectively. And this Friday, we'll be joining the growing list of great evenings in presenting our first night at the venue with a lineup you should not miss....
- Those who were as obsessed with The Lovemakers as we were will probably understand why this is our third show with El Elle (aka "L. L." aka Lisa Light) in just a few months. Ultra-sexy, uber-evocative dance rock with epic violin solos and, if you're lucky, some performance art and poetic narrative. We adore this woman.
- If you caught our sneak tweet last week, you should realize we don't throw around 140 characters around like that very often. Still, let's be clear about this... Wildcat! Wildcat! is one of the best bands of 2012 and closet-sized venues like Home Room will be in their rear-view mirror in a matter of mere moments. Those who read much hipper blogs than this one are going to shit their pants when they see this band -- like we did last week.
- We told you last year that Little Red Lung ain't no joke and you're going to be hearing a lot more of that chatter this year as long as they keep releasing tracks like the ones they've giving away for free on their Bandcamp. Singer Zoe-Ruth Erwin's musical witchcraft is bathed in a Tom Waits-like soliloquy of charm and mischief. In other words, you're going to crush so hard on this band when you see them.
- We're probably crazy having a band as brutal as Blood Buddies open a show that leans more artsy/indie than what they're used to but we love a change of pace and we honestly don't do enough punk nights to accommodate such a band. Having a bit of raw punk exuberance will be a nice wake-up call for the night as well as perhaps an eye-opener for those who think The Ettes, The Coathangers, and Metallica are the only girls who can rock. Do not miss this band.
In our heart of hearts, we feel these are four of the best new bands in Los Angeles, all of which we feel are going to make 2012 their bitch. Meaning, it won't probably be until 2013 until the rest of the world catches on. That gives you eleven months to bandwagoneer you and your friends to their shows, beginning with this one...
February 10, 2012
Los Angeles Loves...
LITTLE RED LUNG
3121 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057 | Map