If you like music and you live near LA or Orange County, June is a good month for you. Even if you don’t live around here (and I must admit, I am a bit jealous if you don’t), then fret not… check out a few bands you may not have heard of before, and see if they’re stopping in your area.
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Butterfly Boucher She was part of the Ten Out of Tenn tour, and has many bloggers and indie radio stations singing her praises. Let me know what you think.
June 1 (w/ Castledoor and others) @ Spaceland (Silverlake) [FREE SHOW]
June 3 @ Hotel Café
June 10 @ Hotel Café
June 17 @ Hotel Café
Listen to “Gun For A Tongue”
Sara Watkins (Watkins Family Hour)(pictured) Go to this show and make me jealous. Watkins (and her brother, Sean) are part of the bluegrass group Nickel Creek. Say what you will about country… it’s already well known that I’m not usually a fan. But this group is amazingly talented. God bless the mandolin.
June 3 @ Largo at the Coronet (LA)
Listen to “The Legend Of The Last Outlaw Truckers”
Parson Red Heads
I featured their song “Got It All” on my April Playlist. Expect to hear a lot more of this band in the future. They’re not going anywhere.
June 4 (with Cotton Jones and Linda Draper) @ Spaceland (Silverlake)
June 23 (w/ the Boat People) @ On The Rox (Hollywood)
Listen to “Navy Wives” Grizzly Bear
I forsee their newest album being on my top 10 list for 2009. They only have one stop in Socal, so get your tickets. Now. And one for me, while you’re at it.
June 19 @ the Wiltern (LA)
Listen to “Cheerleader”
Explosions in the Sky
Everyone I know who has been to an EITS show labels it as a “spiritual experience.” “One of the best shows ever.” I’m not exaggerating. Everyone.
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