Anyone who knows me quickly finds out that I am a live music junkie. I don’t have a problem, per se, but I do go out to see bands perform multiple times each week. Last night was one of those excellent, multiphonic nights that reminds me why it’s so important to live in a large cultural hub such as Los Angeles.
Over the course of a couple hours I saw two bands and three electronic beat mixer-uppers (DJs, I guess we call them) all within a couple miles of my Echo Park home. Money well spent on a broad experiential night. Everest tore up the Bootleg Theater, and later I caught the final three beatmasters at Proximal Records Proximity One: Narrative of a City (listen below) Release Party: Sahy Uhns, TOKiMONSTA, and Daedelus. I was torn between going to one show or the other and was ecstatic to have the timing to get the best of both worlds. It helped that a small lighting fire at The Echo set the show back a half hour or so.
I got a few decent photos. Plus see below for a list of podcasts and websites that I check regularly to get my fill of live music (video and audio) when I’m not at the show myself. People talk about digital downloads and physical music. Physical music for me means hearing it live. Feeling it.
Gettin’ the Live Music Fix Without Leaving the Laptop:
- Daytrotter (RSS | Video RSS): great live sessions and a huge vault of audio and video
- La Blogotheque (RSS): It’s in French and sometimes in English and it’s awesome either way
- Amsterdam Acoustics (RSS): fun street sessions with great bands
- KEXP – Live In Studio (RSS): practically everyone cool who comes through Seattle
- KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic (RSS | Archive): in-studio audio and video + interviews
- Sound Opinions (RSS): one of my fave weekly podcasts, it’s half interview/performance
- …… [several more i’m forgetting and will add later] …….
What podcasts / websites do you turn to to get your live music fix?