[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.


[LIVE] Jessie Ware @ The Bootleg 12.13.12

Jessie Ware’s “Wildest Moments” is one of my top songs of the year. But I’m not fully sold on the rest of Devotion. Beautiful? Sure. But worthy standing for in a crowded venue? I wasn’t sure. But I was damn curious. Ware took the stage a little hesitantly for her Los Angeles debut (and only 2nd US solo show ever) but by the end of the first song she was breaking into stage banter about misplaced “trousers” that had the whole crowd laughing in the palm of her hand. She continued unleashing her stunning voice and witty chat (see video below) throughout the whole set. The room was transfixed. And the music? Every song was a winner. Anything soft or dull on the record was Read more

[LIVE] Meg Myers @ The Bootleg, Los Angeles, Aug. 13, 2012


♫ Meg Myers – Adelaide

Army Navy opened. Tribes after that. The room was pretty full for both and people watched. Then Meg Myers came on and I realized that nobody had really been watching the previous bands because now they were really watching. Listening. Entranced. Myers’ diminutive frame held the audience through fantastic renditions of the songs off her great debut EP and a few others. With her on stage, her body taken hostage by the music and it’s emotions, its clear she is a talent here to stay. Well, not on stages this small but you know what I mean. Anyone in LA would be wise to catch her at one of her 2 remaining residency dates. They are free. Its a no brainer.

Upcoming shows:

  Aug 20 Bootleg Bar Los Angeles, CA
  Aug 27 Bootleg Bar Los Angeles, CA