FRIDAY: Top Tape at Hyperion Tavern (Silver Lake)

Come get reel to REAL with Dublab’s analog-obsessed Top Tape gang. Aural Standards will be there alongside music-minded beings like Matthewdavid, Frosty, Walter Gross, Jonwayne, Low Limit, Sun Araw and, if we’re lucky, AS fave DJ Crazy Scotty Str8 From Rehab (these are examples, not promises). All sexy cassingles are invited to mingle to this mix of ambient haze, screwed rap, fukt folk, and experimental freakiness (1941 Hyperion Ave, 90027). On FB.

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Tonight: Dublab’s Top Tape at Hyperion Tavern (Aural Standards Spinning Cassettes)

The official Aural Standards cassette rig (click for full view).

It’s going down at the Hyperion Tavern in Silver Lake tonight. Dublab’s Top Tape monthly starts at 10 p.m., and the DJ (CJ?) list is strictly sign-up. All cassettes, all night. It’s usually a mix of East Side music-makers (folks like Sun Araw, Matthewdavid, Walter Gross, Speculator, Jon Wayne and, on occasion, Money Mark) and wannabes like me, spooling out the sludgy, time-warped jams for all to enjoy. Ever hear “Kiss From a Rose” on Promethazine? Try it.

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News Roundup: FlyLo Announces Live Band, Dublab Launches Weekly, Liars and more…

Flying Lotus contemplates world domination.

Quick bloggy bits from around the L.A. underground (and up). Share ’em.

  1. FEATURED: Lotus Announces Live Band, Release Shows*
  2. Dublab Takes Over Fridays at Hyperion Tavern
  3. Watch: Liars Debut Psych-Thriller Vid for L.A. Anti-Anthem
  4. Learning Music Kicks Off Third Free Album-A-Month Series
  5. MP3 Exclusive: Pollyn Covers ‘Tom’s Diner’ by S. Vega
  6. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

* “We’re trying to make people levitate. You won’t know where the floor is.” — Daddy Kev

Mini-Feature: Calling All Kids Calls it Quits

Hand in hand.

Hand in hand, the way it should be.

It bums me out something fierce to learn that this week’s installment of Calling All Kids will be its last. The Hyperion Tavern-hosted Friday-night hang has been a go-to for lovers of progressive music and cheap ale since it started up 15 months ago. Particularly, those who are involved with the good fight — writers, editors, publicists, artists, promoters, DJs, Dublabbers — seemed to take a shine to the place. Frankly, it felt like home.

So as I was taking a blog-powered trip down memory lane, I realized I’d never posted this little nugget on Funny Ha Ha. It’s really just a news piece about CAK’s one-year anniversary back in January, but since it includes a chat with the event’s creators Sodapop (Shaun Koplow of Anticon) and Matthewdavid (of Leaving Records), it seemed appropriate.

It also serves as a reminder that while the weekly may be called off, there’s undoubtedly more in store for the Calling All Kids name.

Read it here.