Hey y’all it’s been awhile since I’ve done anything on here… so considering I’ve moved to NYC and I’ve almost survived thee hottest summer of my adult l-if-e… it’s a bummer one of my favorite things in NYC all of a sudden shows up in California. I don’t like nostalgia but I’ve played thee Magnetic Fields one too many times this summer sitting next to my many fans getting high and wishing I’d just OD. So I don’t really know why I’m going public like this but I am in a weird psychic space right now and talking somewhat nonsensically seems thee best I can do. Anyway, the kids in Light Asylum are out to play and everyone in California should put on their party hats!!
August 19th The Eagle San Francisco
August 20th The MIME Los Angeles
August 21st El Cid Los Angeles
August 23rd Moustache Mondays Los Angeles
August 26th Brookdale Lounge Santa Cruz
August 27th East Nile Oakland
August 28th Milk Bar San Francisco
Oh and here’s a video of Bruno (of Light Asylum) performing with his friend ASHBY COLLINSON for Cable Access in Portland:
More music reporting from the depths of a generous and beautiful summer…
It had been a while since either of us had seen The Flaming Lips, but with a friend in from out of town and the universe full of strange and confused energies, we figured it was a good time to check in with one of the most consistently cool bands on the planet. The Lips have yet to disappoint either of us and Monday’s show at Central Park’s Summerstage was no exception. After all emerging from a giant, glowing vagina the Lips ripped through an epic set, hitting lots of favorite touchstones but focusing mainly on their newest album “Embryonic,” which by the way is fucking stellar and should be listened to by all of you. “Embryonic” is by far the most angular and abstract Lips album in a long time and watching them play it’s songs live only adds to the song’s intensity. All the loved Lips shtick remained intact with unparalleled projections, inflatable costumes, tons of confetti and of course the crowd surfing bubble all making welcomed appearances. Wayne talked more during this show than he has in shows I’ve seen in the past and it did pull down the energy a bit here and there but Wayne always knows the right things to say somehow. Being in Central Park with him and his band on one of the most beautiful nights of summer so far with some of our favorite people in the universe, geeking out on how much love was all around us was just about all that we could ask for in terms of a memorable evening. Singing “Do You Realize?” at the top of our lungs at the end of the night with our faces full of S&S cheesecake was even more than we could ask for. Sometimes the universe is such a simple, beautiful place.
minorprogression has been missing from the web but filling up the summer stages this past week, taking in so much live music it’s almost ridiculous. Last week we saw Caribou and Air France totally kill it at Governers Island and PS1‘s aforementioned warm up series. Caribou’s performance in particular was a wonderful surprise. Their psychedelic and electronic inclinations both fed into each other beautifully, creating a more cohesive listening experience than I was really anticipating. Spacey projections and the view of lower Manhattan and the water around it added to what was really a perfect night.