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Magical Properties Tour: Daedelus, Nosaj Thing & Jogger

Posted in Events, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2010 by worldromper

I have for a while been singing the praises of Daedelus, Nosaj Thing and Jogger, not to mention Daedelus’ new imprint, Magical Properties, of which the artist has said:

“The label is supposed to be about, in a certain sense, taking music very seriously but also having fun. It’s trying to conjure up a bit of an outside idea.”

If you like outside ideas, check out this nationwide tour AKA “a whole cavalcade caravan across this great continent” which has been heralded by the LA Weekly and XLR8R. And you can read my interview with Daedelus for Covers Magazine here.

DATES:

  • Thursday Feb 4th – Space 120 – Palm Springs, California
  • Friday Feb 5th – Echoplex – Los Angeles, California
  • Saturday Feb 6th – Mighty – San Francisco, California
  • Sunday Feb 7th – Jambalaya – Arcata, California
  • Monday Feb 8th – Rotture – Portland, Oregon
  • Tuesday Feb 9th – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC
  • Wednesday Feb 10th – Neumos – Seattle, Washington
  • Friday Feb 12th – Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Saturday Feb 13th – Gothic Theater – Englewood, Colorado
  • Sunday Feb 14th – Mad Planet – Milwaukee, Wisconson
  • Monday – Feb 15th – Majestic Theater – Madison, Wisconsin
  • Tuesday – Feb 16th – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, Illinois
  • Wednesday – Feb 17th – Grog Shop – Cleveland, Ohio
  • Thursday – Feb 18th – Wrong Bar – Toronto, Ontario
  • Friday – Feb 19th – Le Belmont – Montreal, Quebec
  • Saturday – Feb 20th – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, New York
  • Monday – Feb 22st – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tuesday – Feb 23rd – Bourbon Street – Baltimore, Maryland
  • Wednesday – Feb 24th – Xscape Lounge – Richmond, Virginia
  • Thursday – Feb 25th – Club R2 – Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Friday – Feb 26th – Club 828 – Asheville, North Carolina
  • Saturday Feb 27th -New Earth Music Hall – Athens, GA

Click here for the Facebook event page.

Daedelus & Gaslamp Killer @ I AM A LASER (Thurs. Jan 14)

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2010 by worldromper

Taking place at the chi chi Club Nokia Mezzanine Bar the second Thursday of every month and coinciding with the Downtown LA Art Walk, I AM A LASER brings fresh sounds to a new crowd, uniting wandering art communities in the search for great music and a good time.

Cover is $5 all night when you RSVP to rsvp@iamalaser.com or $10 otherwise.

This month on January 14 we have two of LA’s finest beat manipulators as well as fat visuals from Dr. Strangeloop (from Brainfeeder Sessions) and Timeboy:

DAEDELUS creates soundscapes ripe with emotion, from fast dance bangers to tracks that breathe romance, always delivering a unique and inspiring set and sometimes causing the walls to drip with sweat. He makes “rich deep dance music, the past 300 years slammed into one hour.”

GASLAMP KILLER has a rep for being crazy in a city known for crazy- that’s quite the accolade. With animalistic beats, a slamming track selection and wild stage presence, you never know quite what you will get when you step onto Gaslamp’s dance floor- but his music will no doubt move your body and mind.

Also at the party:

Photography by LA Weekly’s Curious Josh and sexy live painting by John Park and Michael Pukac; I have always been quite impressed by the quality of work on display at the show.

It all goes down at Club Nokia Mezzanine Bar (enter on Figueroa across from Holiday Inn) and there are several $5 parking lots a couple of blocks down, and I even found street parking last month. Click here for more information on parking and for all the details, please visit IAMALASER.COM.

And don’t forget to RSVP at rsvp@iamalaser.com for $5 entry all night!

New Glitch Mob: Low End Theory Podcast

Posted in LISTEN TO THIS, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2009 by worldromper

You know you want it!

If you haven’t subscribed yet in iTunes to the Low End Theory podcast, now would be a good time to click that button, because this month’s installment features a new music mix from the Glitch Mob as well as from D-Styles, one of the residents at the “BEST UNPREDICTABLE MUSIC NIGHT” in the city as per the LA Weekly. It is free to download and subscribe.

In the mix is that “Breathe a Little” track that I just happened to have stuck in my head ALL DAY yesterday, so much that I almost posted on Facebook: What is this track? Who has it? Where can I listen to it? But it looks like the gods of the internets have answered my personal pleas for breathe.

OH AND it contains that “Mike, Aaron & Eddie” track that some of you have been harassing me about for a while. You know who you are.

Past podcasts include Gaslamp Killer, Mary Anne Hobbs, Nobody, Mono/Poly, Daddy Kev, Nosaj Thing, Ras G, Mike Slott, & SamIYam. Yeah.

Stay tuned for a new album from the Glitch Mob, coming early next year!

Glitch Mob @ Symbiosis – more sweet photos on their website here.

Nosaj is No. 1

Posted in Artists, Music News with tags , , on August 16, 2009 by worldromper

LA Weekly chooses its top ten LA recordings of 2009 so far here, and Nosaj Thing‘s “Drift” claims the top spot! Nice write up!