Live in LA: Keane Side Project Mt. Desolation Makes Americana British Style in Hollywood

The Mt. Desolation boys do their country thang (Erik Voake)

Don’t like Keane. Not in the least. But I was pleasantly surprised to discover Mt. Desolation, an Americana project founded by two members of that overly British band. Still kinda adult contemp, but much, much better. They played the Hollywood Palladium “recently” — I’m late. Sue me.

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Live in LA: Pixies Get and Give Big, Big Love

The legendary Pixies began the U.S. wing of their Doolittle tour last night in Los Angeles, kicking off back-to-back nights at the Hollywood Palladium. No Age opened, and all told, it was a pretty magical night. Read about it here (via LA Weekly‘s West Coast Sound).

L.A. Experiential: Dirty Projectors w/ Little Wings, The Happy Hollows, The Pixies w/ No Age

If you live in/around the L.A. area, seriously consider attending these:

* read “Balls Deep In The R&B,” a feature about Dirty Projectors, here.
** listen to Little Wings’ “Boom!” on the Now Hear This sidebar

  • Region: Silver Lake
    Music: The Happy Hollows, Pepper Rabbit, and Dirt Dress
    Vitals: Spaceland on Monday, November 2 (beginning of residency)
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: Hollywood
    Music: Pixies and No Age
    Vitals: Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, November 5
    (details at LA Weekly)