LA Upcoming: Pearl Harbor, The Album Leaf w/ strings, Imaad Wasif + Lou Barlow + Avi Buffalo

A short list of recommended L.A.-area shows for the coming week (plus videos for instant gratification). Click β€œdetails” for descriptions.

  • Region: Hollywood
    Music: Pearl Harbor (performing and DJing)
    Vitals: Space 15 Twenty on Friday, February 12
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: Miracle Mile
    Music: The Album Leaf with Magik*Magik Strings
    Vitals: El Rey Theatre on Friday, February 13
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: Silver Lake
    Music: Imaad Wasif & Two Part Beast, Lou Barlow & The Missingmen, Avi Buffalo
    Spaceland on Thursday, February 18
    (details at LA Weekly)

Sub Pop Announces Avi Buffalo LP, IAMSOUND Kicks Off “LA Collection” 7-Inch Series

Two bits of exciting news from Los Angeles-area music-makers. The first pertains to Avi Buffalo, who I wrote about for the Weekly back in October (and whose first Sub Pop release made it into INCHES). The second comes from up-and-coming L.A. indie label IAMSOUND and involves a ton of great local artists including Nosaj Thing and Ryan Heffington’s We Are The World. Since I’m in a beastly mood, click the linx for the links.

Sub Pop Announces Details of Avi Buffalo LP

IAMSOUND Launches 7-inch Series Ft. Nosaj Thing, Fool's Gold, Edward Sharpe...

Roundup: Dead Man’s Bones, American Apparel + Father Yod, SUB POP SIGNS AVI BUFFALO, Sole & Skyrider, Friends Of Friends

Quick bloggy bits from around the L.A. underground (and up):

(via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

*If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.

Roundup: WHY? + Blond Chili, Avi Buffalo Gossip, Ben Harper + Flea?, Masked Musicians

Quick bloggy bits from the L.A. underground (and up):

(via West Coast Sound, LA Weekly)

Night Vision: Avi Buffalo @ The Echo

Avi Buffalo (the name of the man and the band) played the third installment of his/its May residency at The Echo last night. The 18-year old frontman seems smaller and younger in person than he does in pictures, but he’s an even larger presence than one would expect. It’s mostly the effect of that impossibly youthful voice, which sounds not unlike the imagined middleground between Devendra and Danielson. Also helpful was the general freewheeling-ness of this particular set, in which Avi eschewed favorites like “Summer Cum” (playing in “Now Hear This”) in favor of loudness and jamitude.

The following clips feature poor lighting but decent sound. The first song is one of the night’s quieter ones, while the second is the band’s 7-minute closer.