LET THERE BE CARNAGE… Last Monday’s show totally rocked! This was, like, the perfect concert. All the bands were amazing—I.E., E & E, 60 Watt Kid, and Snacks from Baltimore—and the crowd was WOW! Such a great crowd of friends!!!
Snacks got things started with their two man synth & drums attack. Many times, the modular synth sounded like a saxophone or even an entire horn section. The percussion was completely abstract and wild… and PEOPLE FUCKING LOVED IT! I think Kyle was jealous because the audience was loving Snacks’ jazz so much. Check out Snacks on Myspace if you can because these two are pretty cool!
60 Watt Kid… I don’t even know what to say anymore. He’s taken me to the highest heights and the most soul-rending lows—often in the same performance. This night, backed up by a selection of incredible musicians, was no different. At one moment, I was floating thru space, digging on the sights and sounds. The next moment, I just wanted my mommy. 60 Watt Kid can really tug at the heart strings. Anyhow, a bravura performance. Why isn’t this guy internationally famous and influential!? Please remember your Monday night friends if this happens, okay, Kid?
E & E are Margot from I.E.’s backup dancers Erik and Elijah (a real life couple). They are brilliant dancers, and some of the nicest, most happening guys you could ever hope to meet. So I knew this would be good. But I didn’t expect E & E to be A REAL BAND! I mean, I expected dancing, or crowd-baiting performance art, or… shit, I dunno. Instead, we got amazing songs, real instruments, great singing, dancing (yes), and even an all-star chorus of Inland Empire musicians. E & E is proof-positive that the L.A. scene is the BEST and is so very highly inspired, ‘cuz even groups that you expect to be maybe gimmicky one-offs are well thought out and fucking BRILLIANT. I want more E & E!!!
Margot’s I.E. is among the funnest and most musical one-person electronic “bands” I have ever witnessed. Most solo performers who use pre-recorded tracks try to play a bunch of instruments simultaneously to show you how “real” they are, despite the recordings being pumped through the PA. They might sing live, but otherwise they are totally boring. Dan Deacon’s an exception to this. So’s Margot. Margot isn’t trying to prove anything—except that with a bunch of glowsticks and some killer songs, you can have a wild party! I.E. was so great I drank a bunch of booze and spent the rest of the night bumping into walls and being an ass. LET THERE BE CARNAGE!
Big BIG thanks to all the performers, who were wonderful, and to Pehrspace, and KYLE, who is a true friend. Ugh. Two weeks until Richmond leaves. I know this will be a good break for us, but I am falling apart.
Sean Carnage presents…
Monday, April 21st
Right Hand Band
Show starts 9:30pm / all-ages / $5
Pehrspace—325 Glendale Blvd., in Echo Park
See you there?
All photos below by Whitman—thanks!!!
60 Watt Kid!!!
E & E!!!