“It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back, so shake him off!”
This sentence could be applied to probably any aspect of our lives and have relevance. There will be plenty of people, events and obstacles that will try to prevent us from ‘dancing’ or living out lives to the fullest, but we just have to shake them off.
I know, I know, this is a throwback! It’s been stuck in my head for about three days and I can’t complain. I remember seeing this music video on MTV, you know, back in the day when they played music videos? Before it became consumed with Teen Mom and Jersey Shore. I won’t go in to that, but I know millions are thinking the same. Happy Monday and remember before Jersey Shore, there was TRL.
On April 29, London Calling and famous LA radio station KROQ will be hosting the the 2012 Smiths/Morrissey Convention in Hollywood and yes, I plan on going. How can I say no to Smiths cover bands, Morrissey karaoke and hundreds of Morrissey look-a-likes? I just can’t. The Smiths and Morrissey are two of my favorite musical ensembles and I have yet to attend a convention where wearing black is expected. You can catch me all night on the dance floor! If your interested, you can buy tickets here.
To continue my love for female front women, I couldn’t resist showing my love for one of my favorite bands, The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s. Karen O. has been an inspiration for attitude, music, style, dance and fashion. You name it and for myself Karen O. and The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s have always held a special place in my music heart. I remember seeing them perform Maps on the MTV Music Awards back in the early 2000′s. They’ve come a long way since their Art Star days and look forward to hearing them again with their upcoming album.
I love lounges and nice restaurants, but at heart I’m a bar, pub girl. For months I’ve been dying to go to Casey’s Irish Pub in Downtown LA and over the weekend I finally went to this pub that was built in 1916. It was originally a general store with downstairs Turkish bath house and later became a cafeteria and basement bar. Its dark, worn wood interior and underground atmosphere serves as the perfect escape to hectic city life. The cherry on top? They have live bands weekly!
This is where I discovered C-Horse and as many may know, I love bands with a lead female singer. This local band from Pasadena has a strong, flower power 70′s vibe and feel to their music. C-Horse’s lead vocals and guitarist Cecilia Enriquez has a strong presence on stage and captivated the audience. The band members kept things fun, light hearted and entertaining. I would keep this band on your radar, even better, check out their last show for their March residency this Friday March 30, at Casey’s!
Former front women of The Knife, Karin Dreijer Andersson released her self titled album Fever Ray in early 2009. Her style keeps true with a dark and electronic feel. Her sounds is morbid, dark and puts people in a trans that I guilty enjoy. I love her and had the pleasure of seeing a performance at Coachella 2010, simply breathtaking. One of my personal favorites for years.