Moons Of Mars – “Holiday” – TONIGHT @ SPARE ROOM

Music for… a new kind of post-holiday-feat tradition. For taking that belly full of turkey and stuffing and skipping the couch in favor of a top-down cruise through town blasting jams and looking for trouble.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Future: Get into some of that trouble tonight when Moons of Mars play The Spare Room with weirdo wunderkind Philip Yaw.

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[LIVE] This Thursday: Cheers Elephant + Lights & Music DJs @ The Spare Room

The Burning Ear’s Live Music Series at The Spare Room Continues on Thursday!

Cheers Elephant have been rocking stellar haircuts and indie rock hooks since their formation in Philadelphia in 2007. They foursome now calls Los Angeles home and will be rocking a double set of jams on Thursday.

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Thursday 10/9 @ The Spare Room

(in The Roosevelt Hotel)

Grab their whole new album for whatever price you like right here. Thats what I call “Doin it Right”.


[LIVE] Tonight! Charlie Wadhams Band, Joel Jerome, & The Button Men @ The Spare Room

The Burning Ear’s Live Music Series at The Spare Room Continues TONIGHT!

Charlie Wadhams Band will be joined by Joel Jerome to open and The Button Men to DJ for another night of great live music in the finest bar in LA.

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Thursday 8/28 @ The Spare Room

(in The Roosevelt Hotel)

Charlie Wadhams has an ex girlfriend who left him… for another guy named Charlie. That weird twisted story is the inspiration for “Replaced” and this bizarro world video below.

Joel Jerome is one of LA’s most active and prolific musicians. His beautifully scruffy guitar jams can be heard with his various projects like Babies on Acid, BLVD Knights, The Nasty Stuff, and Country Bears. But sometimes its the solo stuff that keeps it simple and sweet. And thats the treat we are in for tonight!

The Button Men know how to weave the funkiest of old school grooves into a sound that makes me want to move… today! Tonight even! Come shake your rumps between sets tonight!


WALLA – “Gangsters of Suburbia” + “Love Was On Your Mind” + LIVE TONIGHT @ The Spare Room

Music for… grown up kids who love 80s movies, their soundtracks, and dancing along with them. Walla continue to evolve and bring new grooves with every jam. I love having these guys in the LA scene.

Location: Los Angeles.

Future: LIVE tonight at The Spare Room. Bowling, Jenga, cocktails, and the sweet sounds of Walla.

[PARTY] Blind Date w/ Bryce Vine, Wild Party, 8th Grader, Carlton // 6.25.2014

Blind Date is the finest monthly new music showcase in LA and yes I happen to co-organize it, yes it is turning 21, and yes you will fee stupid if you miss it tonight. We are celebrating our 21st edition with a kick ass lineup of Burning Ear favorites from nearly every genre we love. I’m getting hot just thunking about it.


Blind Date @ Bootleg Bar
9pm  - Carlton
9:45  – 8th Grader
10:30  - Wild Party
11:15 – Bryce Vine
I’ll be spinning between sets. Sweet.


[PARTY] Topher Mohr @ The Spare Room 6/19

Topher Mohr’s “Ruthless” is what I feel Paul Simon would sound like if Chromeo produced it. Sexy and jazzy, with just the right wink. Topher’s excellent debut album Phlotilla is out now and he has more on the way. Stay tuned… or just come see it live! If you like sipping incredible cocktails while watching listening to killer sexy tunes then The Spare Room is the place to be tonight. Mayer Hawthorne’s former bandmate and current LA groove-master, Topher Mohr, will be taking over for a double set of fun and funk.


[PARTY] Memoir + Tower @ The Spare Room 6/12

Tonight at The Spare Room we continue our weekly party with some awesome LA bands. The amazing Memoir have rocked our shows before but tonight they are hot off the release of their new album Fire In Me and I can’t wait to see “The Heist” live. We also have the brand new Tower who just played with Airlife at their residency and now get to rock our socks. Come get a drink and get weird. Its gonna be good times.



[PARTY] Blind Date w/ Midnight Faces, Melpo Mene, Sego // 5.21.2014

The very special 20th edition of BLIND DATE is tomorrow at The Bootleg! We always curate the finest upcoming bands from all genres and this month is no exception. Come get moody, sexy, and sweaty all at once.


9pm  – Sego
9:45  – Melpo Mene
10:30  - Midnight Faces
DJ Sets by Grant Owens from We Found New Music