Journal

  • KFLA Update 2/10/09 - Aceyalone, Blindoldfreak, Framing Hanley, Jimmy Edgar and…

    10 Feb 2009, 19:48 by TheKnitLA

    Tuesday, March 3
    Aceyalone and Myka Nyne, Icon, Gotham Green
    9:00 PM, $10 advance, $12 day of show
    Aceyalone first stepped into the limelight in the early 90's as one of the key figures in the legendary Los Angeles group, the Freestyle Fellowship. Over the course of four albums, the Fellowship helped redefine West coast hip hop. Defining albums such as "To Whom It May Concern" or "Innercity Griots" introduced Aceyalone as a thought-provoking, conceptual and outgoing MC.In 1995, Aceyalone launched a successful solo career. With timeless albums such as "All Balls Don't Bounce," "Accepted Ecclectic," and the unique "A Book of Human Language," Acey gained the respect of music fans and critics alike, proving himself to be one of the finest rappers of his time.

    Tuesday, March 10th
    blindoldfreak, Cyrusrex
    9:00 PM, $10 advance, $12 day of show
    From Syntopia: “Fans of Nine Inch Nails and ModWheelMood know that Blindoldfreak is a side project of Alessandro Cortini…
  • KFLA Update 7/22 - A Thorn for Every Heart, Ivoryline, Zebrahead, 1997, Venetian…

    22 Jul 2008, 20:42 by TheKnitLA

    Sunday, July 27th
    A Thorn For Every Heart, The Lives of Famous Men, eudora
    7:00 PM, $10
    Though it might be easier to move mountains than to convert the jaded, with their latest release, Pick Up the Pieces, that’s just the challenge A Thorn for Every Heart are willing to accept. Recorded and produced by their bassist Justin Powell, Pick Up the Pieces finds ATFEH catapulting out of the post-hardcore underground scene that broke them into a vibrant mix of modern rock. The band’s trademarks—dueling guitars, lush piano and violin flourishes, and pitch-perfect vocal melodies offset by occasional screams-- remain intact, but they’ve been absorbed into a sound that’s infinitely richer and more complex than their earlier recordings displayed. ATFEH has created a fluid, expansive set of songs that are engaging from the first note onward.

    Sunday, August 10th
    Viernes 13, The Black Rose Phantoms, JLB, The Rocketz, The Sheds, Devils Advocats, Peaceable Jones
  • KFLA Update 3/4 - Halos, The Gaslight Anthem, Manic Hispanic, Versailles and more!!!

    4 Mar 2008, 20:11 by TheKnitLA

    Sunday, March 23rd
    Halos, The Cover Up, Emerald Honor
    7:00 PM, $7
    Halos' singer and co-writer Dan Lyman fell in love with music, as a lot of kids do, in the basement of his parents' houses late at night, staying under the radar, listening to music he wasn't allowed to. He began Halos in 2004, at the end of a long, nomadic national tour. This required a return to the basement, which caused Halos' music to begin to mature into what it is now: a blend of modern indie rock effusions, dotted with elements of the band's influences-long, lost greats and other upstarts of their own peer group.

    Monday, March 24th
    The Giraffes, The Strangers Six, The Slants
    7:30 PM, $8
    The Giraffes don't need hyperbole. They are here to play music as loud, as nasty and unapologetically rockin’ as they can. See them live and feel free to throw things at them while they play, for they’re just as apt to throw it back at you and make you deaf in the bargain. …