Today at 8 pm (pst) listen to www.intraffikradio.com (click on the big red link that says “Click Here to Listen to our Livestream”) for the re-broadcast of the “Mixbelieve” New Year’s Eve show with DJ Antonio Cuevas. This is a show full of rare cuts, a ‘pre-party’ playlist — dance, house and latin-flavored tracks and remixes from the club and the underground. includes rare remixes of Notorious B.I.G. and Nicki Minaj.
Here is a little background on Antonio and “Mixbelieve“:
Antonio Cuevas was born in the ‘70s, a 4th generation Angeleno, to a couple of high-school teens in trouble.
As a teenager, Antonio’s first job was working the Carl’s Jr. Burgers drive-thru and, at the moment, he is a marketing manager at L.A. Times. He has lived in charming locales like France and San Francisco and worked in alternative realities like Berkeley and Hollywood.
While in graduate school, Antonio underwent the typical strengths and weaknesses personality evaluation that MBA programs like to do. Some of the results: He’s the type of guy with a natural tendency to dig for novel insights about things… which can begin to explain his curiosity about leftfield ideas about music and sound.
“Mixbelieve” is Antonio’s music DJ project, featuring sets of sonic weirdness and odd cuts by various artists.
check out previous “mixbelieve” episodes here
FRIDAY – FEB. 25TH
THE TEBOT BACH READING SERIES
Friday, February 25th, 2011
Tebot Bach Reading Series Location:
Jeff Epley’s poetry has appeared in The Louisiana Review, Pearl, and Verdad, among others, and has been anthologized in Incidental Buildings & Accidental Beauty: An Anthology of Orange County/Long Beach Poets. From 1997 to 2002, he edited Bender Magazine, which has been archived at SUNY Buffalo Special Collections and CSU Long Beach Special Collections. He teaches English Composition and Creative Writing at Long Beach City College.
ABOUT CLINT MARGRAVE
Clint Margrave has recent or forthcoming work in The New York Quarterly, 3AM, Pearl, Chiron Review, Nerve Cowboy, Re)verb, The Tule Review, Beggars and Cheeseburgers, as well as in the recent anthologies Beside The City of Angels: An Anthology of Long Beach Poetry by World Parade Books and At the Gate: Arrivals and Departures by Kings Estate Press. His work has also appeared in So Luminous the Wildflowers: An Anthology of California Poets and Incidental Buildings and Accidental Beauty: An Anthology of Orange County/Long Beach Poets both from Tebot Bach Press. Currently, he teaches composition and creative writing at California State University, Long Beach.
TOO FAST TO LIVE, TOO YOUNG TO DIE
(Show runs from February 25 – March 26, 2011)
Afterparty features Musical Performances at 9pm-11 from OFF! and the Nichemakers (feat. Raymond Pettibon)
Tickets Required (Show is sold out, but tickets may be available at the door, visit http://www.subliminalprojects.com/ for most up-to-date info)
FEATURING WORK BY EDWARD COLVER, SHEPARD FAIREY, GLEN E. FRIEDMAN, JENNY LENS, DAVE MARKEY, RAYMOND PETTIBON, JORDAN SCHWARTZ, WINSTON SMITH
Original flyers, posters, set lists and more from Bryan Ray Turcotte (Fucked Up + Photocopied)
Curated by Katherine B. Cone and Jon Cournoyer
TOO FAST TO LIVE, TOO YOUNG TO DIE is “a selection of photography, art and ephemera from the California Punk & Hardcore scene with an emphasis on the explosive period of the late 70’s and early 80’s. This exhibition features creative pioneers who were present for the detonation of the Southern California scene and whose imagery helped capture and craft it’s angles, attitudes, music, fashion and sub-culture. Additionally, reflections of other punk scenes throughout California and contemporary collaborations will be presented that were inspired by one of the most potent and relevant periods of individual expression in California history.”
SATURDAY – FEB. 26TH
YES, WE’RE GOING TO TRY TO MAKE IT TO ALL OF THESE EVENTS…WISH US LUCK!!!!!
The Hectors + Seasons Record (split) Release Party
As a preview to The Hectors upcoming full-length album and to Seasons upcoming “Autumn” ep, both bands are putting out a split 7″ single together, which will be the first vinyl effort for either band.
Presented by Web In Front and I Promote Good Bands.
L.A. Lottery League – The BIG SHOW
Cost: $5 w/RSVP (go here to RSVP)
Los Angeles, CA, 90011
Lottery League took over a dozen Los Angeles bands and drafted the members to create 12 new bands for the month of February 2011.
It all began with a special Draft Night (held at Project Infest) on January 29 at 8pm.
Draft Night was supervised by a “Council of Chiefs” which includes The Smell proprietor Jim Smith, performers Michael Nhat and Dalton Blanco, promoter & publisher Sean Carnage, and booker Deseret Rodriguez.
THE MO-ODDS + BLACK BOOTS @ CASEY’S TAVERN
Casey’s Bar & Grill
613 S. Grand Avenue 90017
THE SHAKERS @ THE VIPER ROOM
FOR JODIE SCHELL’S (INTRAFFIK.COM MODEL & INTRAFFIKRADIO.COM DJ) BIRTHDAY SHOW!
(RIGHT AFTER THE TOUGH TULIP AUDIO REVIVAL W/STARSKEE SUAVE)
Did you mess up last week during a certain Chocolate, Wine, Roses, Candy Heart, Love Note, Cupid filled “Consumer Holiday” a.k.a Valentine’s Day? If so, the ladies of At the Tavern, Ms. Amanda Jones and Siria C. put this show together specifically for you. Together, the will help get you out of the dog-house. Listen in for tips on what girls want you to do when we’re upset with you.
And of course it wouldn’t be a show, without the aide of some good tunes so here’s the playlist:
Ashton Shepard – “Look It Up”
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears – “Get Yo Shit”
Johnny Cash – “Thanks A Lot”
Ricky Nelson – “I’m Feelin’ Sorry”
Paul Weller – “I Wanna Make it Alright”
Shenandoah – “Two Dozen Roses”
Kenny Chesney – “Back in Your Arms”
Roger Miller – “Husbands and Wives”
Ray Price – “Pride”
Vince Gill – “The Sight of Me Without You”
Chris Isaak – “You’ve Got Tomorrow”
Linda Ronstadt – “Silver Threads and Golden Needles”
Dropkick Murphys – “Kiss Me, I’m Shitfaced”
RE-BROADCAST OF TRAFFIK SCHOOL W/ PROFESSOR PANCAKE – EPISODE 2
LISTEN VIA WWW.INTRAFFIKRADIO.COM
In this Second Episode of TRAffIK School w/ Professor Pancake, a show that will re-visit the foundations of the music world and showcase those pioneers of music that have been the inspiration to many a modern day musician all the while educating the listener on these class acts, he continues to walk you through the world of the DIY bands of the 80’s as portrayed via Michael Azzerad’s book “Our Band Could Be Your Life, Scenes from the American Indie Underground” (the official text book of this four episode series)
Here is a little about the book (as taken from the book jacket:
“It was a musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties: a small but sprawling network of bands, labels, fanzines, radio stations, and other subversives who reshaped and reenergized American rock music with punk rock’s revolutionary do-it-yourself credo. The music that resulted was deeply personal, often brilliant, always challenging, and immensely influential. Remarkably, the stories of these now-legendary bands have never been told in any depth – until now.”
Episode Two – Our Band Could Be Your Life (focusing on Minor Threat, Husker Du, and The Replacements)– Part Two (Episode Originally Streamed on 2/18/11)
I. Minor Threat
1. Minor Threat – “Minor Threat”
2. The Cramps – “Jailhouse Rock”
3. The Teen Idles – “Get Up and Go”
4. Minor Threat – “Straight Edge”
5. The Germs – “What We Do is Secret”
6. Minor Threat – “Screaming at a Wall”
7. AFI – “Triple Zero”
8. Minor Threat – “Think Again”
9. Heroin – “In General”
10. Melt-Banana – “Tapir’s Flown Away”
II. Husker Du
11. Husker Du – “Pink Turns To Blue”
12. Dead Kennedys – “Holiday in Cambodia”
13. Husker Du – “Broken Home, Broken Heart”
14. Husker Du – “Terms of Psychic Warfare”
15. The Pixies – “Break My Body”
16. Husker Du –” Chartered Trips”
17. Jawbreaker – “I Love You So Much, It’s Killing Us Both”
18. Sugar – “Fortune Teller”
III. The Replacements
19. The Replacements – “Bastards of Young/I’m in Trouble (live)”
20. The Only Ones – “Another Girl, Another Planet”
21. The Replacements – “Left of the Dial”
22. The Gaslight Anthem – “High Lonesome”
23. The Replacements – “Alex Chilton”
24. Big Star – “Nighttime”
25. The Replacements – “I’ll Be You”
26. Wilco – “Pot Kettle Black”
27. Joan Jett & Paul Westerberg – “Let’s Do It”
It was off to the Troubadour to catch a couple favorite bands: Eastern Conference Champions and Gliss. And along the way I caught Ruby Friedman Orchestra. It was a free night hosted by Rock ‘N Roll Glamour Show.
First up was the search for free parking. I tried my normal side streets, but didn’t come up with anything. I continued farther and farther east until I found myself all the way on La Cienega. If you know where that is, you know that it is considered one lovely hike from there to the Troubadour. It was so far that I almost considered the virtues of taking Bus Number 4 to the Troubadour. It was so far away, I swear I passed by three retailers with the name Palm or Palms. On my way back to my car, I counted only two such establishments plus a fortune teller who had “palm reader” painted on the window, but I swear there was a third with Palm in its name – maybe I drove past it versus walking past it.
I did get to the Troubadour with plenty of time to spare; however, I learned that my friends had all found better parking spaces. Perhaps I should practice more patience regarding circling around the neighborhood.
Eastern Conference Champions kicked off the night. You know ECC knocked it out of the park when you look over and see a 10-year old girl with the biggest smile, a smile that she held throughout the set. I know how she felt, because when I first caught Eastern Conference Champions in early 2010 I explained their set as a religious experience. That is perhaps over the top, but seeing is believing. And so when Sunset Junction 2010 came around, I convinced a handful of friends to make sure they arrived at Sunset Junction early enough on a Saturday to catch their set. Creating converts is a wonderful experience. In fact, I created stronger converts than myself. When they played Spaceland for their residency, I believe I went to two of their nights. My friends went to three or four of the nights.
Ruby Friedman Orchestra was up next. As a friend mentioned to me, her voice has the sound that one might hear from a ghost (that was meant in a positive light, if you were wondering). Another friend mentioned that I should look at her shoes, because those were the tallest platforms around and how could she possibly move without tumbling over. And Ruby Friedman had the quote of the night, “I have two requests. Does anyone have a towel or tissue? And can I have a new microphone stand, this one broke? . . . Now no more pictures. My make-up is like I just woke up in the morning.” And surprise surprise, my friend Jodie from The Shakers showed up as a back-up vocalist for three of the songs. After the set, Jodie was surrounded by folks saying how awesome she sounded on stage.
In between Ruby Friedman Orchestra and Gliss, was an interesting modeling/playful fashion runway presentation by Flame Angel Design. Hot women with men battling for their affection, ending in a gunfight brawl.
And next up was Gliss. I love this band. This was only the second time I saw this band. I first saw them at Silverlake Lounge and fell in love. When they were scheduled to play in Pomona, I was greatly disappointed that I had a conflicting appointment. In the end though, they had to cancel their set so I didn’t miss anything. Honestly, who cared if I walked farther than any normal Angeleno would walk. I love their ambient vocals. I love how they switch between instruments. And I love their song ‘Morning Light.’ I’m not even sure if it is a love song or a song of despair, but who cares:
Sitting next to me
Nobody could sympathize
Only in my dreams
Everything comes to life
In your heart
All in all, a lovely Sunday night at the Troubadour that ended for me with Gliss singing Peter, Paul and Mary’s “500 Miles.”
Final thought. During Ruby Friedman Orchestra’s set, a random thought passed through my head while seeing at least a half dozen photographers along the stage, There are simply too many of us Los Angeles music bloggers. Maybe they weren’t music bloggers, but just photographers for the band, club or the host; either way, how do you distinguish yourself from the crowd
A Brand New “New, New WRTZ Show” Episode from Rob Z!
Listen today (Wednesday) at 2:o0 pm (PST) at www.intraffikradio.com
1.”LOS ANGELES”- FRANK BLACK- FRANK BLACK
2. “ALWAYS SOMEONE WATCHING”- ALANALDA- LISTEN VOL. 4
3. “LOCAL GOD”- EVERCLEAR- WM. SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO & JULIET SOUNDTRACK
4. “LOOK A LITTLE ON THE SUNNY SIDE”- THE KINKS- EVERBODY’S IN SHOWBIZ
5. “WALKING IN L.A.”- MISSING PERSONS- SINGLE
6. “L.A. LAW”- TEEVEE TUNES-TELEVISION’S GREATEST HITS VOL. 3
7. “DRINKING IN L.A.”- BRAN VAN 3000- SINGLE
8. “HOLLYWOOD FREAKS”- BECK- MIDNITE VULTURES
9. “WATERBEDS OF HOLLYWOOD”- ANN MAGNUSON- THE LOVE SHOW
10. “PET PEEVE PETTING ZOO: PIZZA”- ROB Z
11. “TRUE HOLLYWOOD ROMANCE”- COMMON ROTATION- ISALIE
12. “PINK CITY”- THE DITTY BOPS- SONGS FROM THE RAINBOW
13. “SCREENWRITER’S BLUES”- SOUL COUGHING- RUBY VROOM
14. “EVERYBODY’S FREE( TO WEAR SUNSCREEN)”- QUINDON TARVER-SINGLE