ANOTHER GREAT MONDAY SHOW—THIS TIME WITH I CAN’T READ, CHIEF DEATH RAGE, & MODERNSTATE!!!!


It was freaking hard to do another show just one day after Hawnay Troof & Anavan, but we did it, and it was pretty amazing :)

I Can’t Read are an awesome L.A. superband with members of Marfa & Ne-Af and also the New Collapse (who are one of my all time faves). Together, these folks have created some very intense drone/space/dance rock. Ominous & thundering at times, I Can’t Read capture the true spirit and creepiness of classic ensembles like Suicide and The Silver Apples without ever sounding like imitators. This is good stuff—you owe it to yourself to check out I Can’t Read!!

Chief Death Rage from Denton, Texas could be my new favorite band. they are like Eyehategod, but with youthful spazz action that keeps them from being ponderous. The drummer has eliminated most of the kit, stripping percussion down to a floor tom, snare, hi-hat and one cymbal. No bass drum here—which is heresy in the “heavy music” realm! But not really. Actually, I never missed the kick drum at all. These guys write great songs and they (along with last Monday’s superstars, Roman Gabriel Todd) harken back to my own golden years of ’90s metal & grunge concert-going. Sniff. It brings a tear to my goddamn eye!

Anyhow, it’s great to hear young new bands exploring this style that I love AND simultaneously avoiding the pitfalls that band dudes my age fall into (“let’s make it heavy, man!”… yeah so heavy you eliminate all melody/rhythmic spark/fun). Check out Chief Death Rage at Nora Keyes’ Club-Ding-A-Ling at the Hyperion Tavern tonite!!!

Modernstate is Sam from Portland and he builds amazing songs from loops he creates onstage with pedals, etc. This is a style I have attempted myself and it’s fucking tough to pull off!! I mean, you easily could do all of this on a laptop, but Sam is wise to stick with the custom on-the-spot-looping because it adds friction and humanness to what otherwise would be nearly 100% electronic. He also adds live drums, and he’s a great player. Check his music out if you haven’t already!!!

It was Erik from Sweden’s last night in L.A. and we gave him a Lenny’s send-off that was pretty nice I think. It’s funny, he was only with us for a few weeks, but it seems like he was always here. He’s a good guy and he’s back in September, so that’s something to look forward to.

Kyle did a great job with the mixing as usual, and the Pehrspace was, once again, the best place to hold a show. Thanks for coming, everyone!!!

DON’T MISS THIS MONDAY OR *ANY* UPCOMING MONDAY IN JULY

THAT’S ‘CUZ….

HEALTH & SEAN CARNAGE BRING THE CUTTING EDGE TO PEHRSPACE IN JUNE:

MONDAY June 11th at Pehrspace
HEALTH
ROSE FOR BOHDAN
ROBIN WILLIAMS ON FIRE!
BEACH BALLS

MONDAY June 18th at Pehrspace
HEALTH
JUICEBOXXX
DAN DEACON
VIDEO HIPPOS
KNIGHT RIDER

MONDAY June 25th at Pehrspace
HEALTH
THE MAE SHI
ABE VIGODA
UPSILON ACRUX

ALL SHOWS $5 / ALL-AGES / STARTS 9:30PM

PEHRSPACE 325 GLENDALE BLVD., IN ECHO PARK L.A.

INFO & PHOTOS: WWW.SEANCARNAGE.COM

Enjoy the pictures…

xo

-Sean

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Kyle’s new ride

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Radical!

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DON’T MISS THIS MONDAY!!!!!

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