Blog

  • KFLA Update 5/11/09

    12. Mai. 2009, 1:21 von TheKnitLA

    Sunday, June 21st
    The Scenic, The Status, The Material
    7:00 PM, $10
    "When listening to our record, we want people to feel exactly like the feeling you get when you couldn't be happier anywhere else, doing anything else, at that moment in time," says Scenic guitarist Dan Wolf. "We really feel we made a great record. Overall, it's very feel-good, yet still has an emotional side to it."

    With refreshing humor and a streak of good fortune to their credit, the Scenic has created a buzz that has helped build one of summer's most anticipated releases, Find Yourself Here. They've made an honest, straightforward record that pulls no punches in its messages.

    Tuesday, June 30th
    Knitting Factory Hollywood & MTVU Present Boys Like Girls, Never Shout Never, The Ready Set
    6:00 PM, $19.99
    It's clear from the first note of their self-titled debut disc--which kicks off with the youthful enthusiasm of "The Great Escape" and closes with the "what's next?"…
  • KFLA Update 12/16/08 - Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Mike Park, VooDoo Glow…

    16. Dez. 2008, 23:38 von TheKnitLA

    Friday, January 9th
    Knoup Presents, Visa, Lantz Lazwell, Honeysmash
    8:00 PM, $15
    Visa is old-soul, take-you-to-another-place music at its finest. What began as a side project has grown into an eight-member, world music phenomena. It’s poignantly emotive, hard-charging, no-boundary folk that’ll lift you out of your seat whether you’re a hard-to-please grandparent or a punk-rocking prep. Every piece – percussion, duduk, three guitars, keys, drums, bass and voice – adds to the overall picture.

    Saturday, January 10th
    80’s Tribute Night starring The Cured (Cure Tribute), Blasphemous Rumours (Depeche Mode Tribute), Rio (Duran Duran Tribute)
    8:00 PM, $12 advance, $15 day of show
    A KROQ ‘80s weekend rears its ugly head and explodes into real life, sort of like that big lizard in Cloverfield. Mouse your hair up into some unsymmetrical shape, put on your goth-pop lipstick, and head on down.

    Friday, January 23rd
    The Lives of Famous Men, Anarbor, Go Crash Audio
    7:30 PM, $10

    Thursday, January 29th
  • KFLA Update 9/8 - Termanology, Lorene Drive, Three Bad Jacks, Nifelheim and more!!!

    8. Sep. 2008, 21:24 von TheKnitLA

    Thursday, October 2nd
    Termanology, Evidence, DJ Revolution
    9:00 PM, $12 advance $14 day of show
    This show is a release party for Termanology’s debut disc, Politics as Usual. The Massachusetts-bred, New York-based rapper’s record is one of this year's most anticipated, it drops Fall 2008 through a joint venture between Term’s own ST. Records and indy powerhouse Nature Sounds. The record also features a who's who of production royalty, with DJ Premier, Hi-Tek, Pete Rock, the Alchemist, Havoc, Buckwild, Nottz and Large Professor providing tracks.

    "Term has a unique desire for the culture because he touches the issues that I can relate to as a true hip hop head...his flows are nice, and he stays creative with his subject matter...he even speaks for me and not every new MC comin' up can do that." - DJ Premier

    Joining Termanology will be Evidence of Dilated Peoples and DJ Revolution of Power 106 radio.

    Friday, October 10th
    Visa CD release party
    8:00 PM, $15
  • KFLA Update 7/15 - Sebastien Tellier, Municipal Waste, The Octopus Project and…

    15. Jul. 2008, 21:49 von TheKnitLA

    Saturday, July 26th
    Sebastien Tellier, Pop Noir, The Idyllists
    8:00 PM, $15
    From Allmusic.com: “Sebastien Tellier is a young multi-faceted instrumentalist/singer from Paris, France's 17th Arrondissement, an elongated arts-and-culture-rich territory located near the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Élysées. After Tellier's "Fantino,” a forlorn and beautiful pop confection, appeared on the Source label's 1999 Source Material various-artists compilation, it caught the ear of fellow labelmates Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, better known as Air. The duo and their management team eventually signed Tellier to their own Record Makers imprint. Tellier recorded the tracks for his debut album, L'Incroyable Vérité (The Unbelievable Truth), between September 1999 and March 2000, playing most of the instruments and producing the sessions. L'Incroyable Vérité was released in June 2001.” Tellier’s new album, Sexuatlity, is out now, produced by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk.
  • KFLA Update 12/21 - Sherwood, Angel City Outcasts, Earth Crisis and more!!!

    21. Dez. 2007, 22:52 von TheKnitLA

    Saturday, January 5th
    Siberian, War Stories
    8:00 PM, $10
    "While gentrification consumes Seattle like a cancer, it's nice to know the city's music scene has remained, so far, intact. The best exemplifier of Jet City's musical health is the young foursome Siberian...Their debut LP is nothing short of spectacular. Don't be fooled by the oft spacey and shimmering guitars; the 11-song collection winds, bends and sometimes drifts between gentle and brutal approaches. It's at its best when swerving within carefully conceived and frequent outbursts of torrential sonic power. The bombast is never completely devastating though." - Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Sunday, January 6th
    Born in the Night, Hotbodies, Briefcase Scenario
    7:30 PM, $10
    Influenced by acts as specific or disparate as Boredoms, Brian Wilson, Dan Deacon, The Screamers, why?, and Ben Folds, Hotbodies sound like pop and chaos making love in a digital sleeping bag. Don’t forget the potato chips.

  • KFLA Update: Operator Please, Zeph & Azeem, Authority Zero, Dust Galaxy , Naked…

    15. Okt. 2007, 21:26 von TheKnitLA

    Wednesday, October 24th
    Operator Please
    7:00 PM, $5
    Operator Please are signed to Virgin/EMI for Australia, and indie Brille Records for the U.K., and have toured with the Go Team, Arctic Monkeys, and Kaiser Chiefs. They are also Perez Hilton’s favorite new band. He had this to say on his infamous blog:
    “We can’t say enough good things about Operator Please! These teenagers from Australia are just what music needs right now. Fuck the Jonas Brothers. It’s all about Operator Please! Their music is urgent, raw, simple, pure, current yet nostalgic and all-around awesome. Operator Please are signed to Virgin/EMI for Australia, and indie Brille Records for the U.K., and have toured with The Go Team, Arctic Monkeys, and Kaiser Chiefs.

    Friday, November 2nd
    Noche De Los Psychos starring Phantom Rockers, Dexentonados, The Nutrinos
    7:30 PM, $10 advance, $15 day of show
    The Phantom Rockers formed in 1988 in the U.K. after Mark Burke left the Krewmen, one of the most popular psychobilly bands in Europe. …
  • Now On Sale @ Knitting Factory!!!!

    19. Jun. 2007, 21:01 von TheKnitLA

    Wednesday, July 11th
    Lennon, Cary Ott
    7:30, $8
    Lennon Murphy's songs -- an aural outpouring of her extreme, intense life -- are as dramatic as any movie. Lennon admits that sometimes her life, with ups and downs including tour bus accidents, fighting for the custody of her young sister after the death of their only parent, and record industry fiascos, is more like a horror movie. Through it all, though, this versatile, cool rock chick maintains her humor....sometimes with a little help from a bottle of Maker's Mark. Her life-to-date--in all its gutsy glory, uncertainty and down-to-earth vulnerability and power--can be heard in the songs her latest CD, Damaged Goods. The record is like Lennon herself: original, surprising, independent and multi-faceted. "Music is starting to change again, and I just want to do rock, whether it's heavy or not," Lennon concludes. "My opinion is that if it's a great song, it's a great song, no matter what format it is.”

  • Happy Hardcore

    23. Dez. 2006, 1:40 von Xoliul

    Been listening to Happy Hardcore for almost two years now, and I don't have much seperate tracks in this genre, just some mixes. Two Hardcore Nation triple CD's from WD UK and some Bonkers mixes, but after recently getting Bonkers XV: Legends of The Core from my brother, I once again realize how great this music actually is. Just the name probably scares away pretty much everybody, and that's a real shame. This music is just so unpretentious, as it's just about good fun; be it a really silly BadgerBadgerBadger sample, vocals from an old rap song, reusing te melody from old classics in a fun new way, a little experiment with breakbeat ir acid, or just a wicked melody that stays in your head. I also really love the way some of these songs combine hard crazy beats and melodies with sweet female vocals; the contrast makes for amazing songs most of the time (if it doesn't get too cheesy).

    Too bad it seems to be popular in the UK only, I'd dance my ass off anytime to this music.

    here's some of the tracks i really like:
  • A - Z of Artists (Yes, I am unoriginal, I know)

    20. Mär. 2006, 22:30 von bluelaguna

  • Changes...

    16. Feb. 2006, 18:18 von bluelaguna

    Boy, has my music taste changed over the past few months...
    Hardcore dance is still my fave genre, and Sharkey, Hixxy, CLSM, Visa, Dougal & Gammer, O.M.G and Heaven-7 are my faves so far this year.
    I've gotten into indie and rock a lot more this year too, and I found the joys of Bloc Party, Interpol, Soulwax, Editors and Kings of Leon, and still love my old faves like U2, The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs and Green Day.

    I've certainly broadened my horizons...

    Oh and my fave songs at the moment are:
    Helicopter
    Compute
    The Chant

    And this is Megan, signing out.