We’re hustling pretty fast to get this news out. We wish we could completely stop our day to day work, and concentrate on the publicity for this show, because its worth it. Signed to Merge Records (same as Arcade Fire, Spoon, M. Ward), the Radar Brothers have been putting out pretty sounds since I heard their 1999 album, the Singing Hatchet. Their recent effort, 2010’s The Illustrated Garden, has garnered terrific ratings as well, and we’re over-joyed to have them for an in-store performance tomorrow, Friday, September 17th at 6pm in our intimate backroom. It’s also WOW day downtown, so from noon to 4pm, we’ll be introducing a whole new generation of future alumni to our shop. So for us, the pay-off is grand. A busy morning, with a tremendous in-store performance to end our work day. Won’t you come join us?
Northstar Session Live at Boo Boo Records
Saturday, September 23rd @ 5:30pm
We are honored to welcome back LA’s own Northstar Session. If you missed them on Record Store Day, here is your chance to catch this fantastic band… for free even!
The show will start at 5:30pm, so get down here a little early if you want a good spot!
Gwyneth & Monko will be stopping by for an in-store performance this Wednesday at 5pm.
With a voice that invokes Jenny Lewis’ solo work crossed with the intimate folk of Gillian Welch; Gwyneth Moreland strums her guitar in subtle chords while Michael Monko accompanies her lyrical stories with trickling mandolin, steady acoustic guitar and folk accents. Gwyneth & Monko sound as if they come from classic country roots, perhaps off a farm in Tennessee, but it’s northern California they call home.
Monko and Gwyneth formed as band after the 2009 release of Gwyneth’s solo album Wishbone. When she was getting ready to tour for Wishbone, she searched for a backup band and fortune gave her multi-instrumentalist Monko. Almost immediately upon touring, the pair began writing music together. “The first time I heard Gwyneth sing, I knew she was special,” beams Monko. “I could only dream of playing with such talent.” Monko’s musical past consisted of playing both heavy rock songs and bluegrass, which when blended together turned out to be the perfect complement to Moreland’s earthy and classic country vocals.