When Cillie Barnes hit the stage a couple weeks back on a Monday night at The Satellite, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew she was the set-up band for the residency band, but I honestly didn’t even know her name. In fact, when she took a moment to mention her name I heard, “I’m Little Barns. We’re all Little Barns.” I have a hearing problem. When I did a little research, I realized she had called herself Cillie Barnes. It stinks to be deaf. Deaf didn’t prevent me from realizing she is amazing. I love her rhythmic vocals. As her set was ending, I was thinking she’s the second coming of Edie Brickell & New Bohemians.
It was off to the Viper Room on a recent Saturday night. As I was on my way there, I realized that I hadn’t been to the Sunset Strip since October 2012. I went there to catch The Shakers that October and I was going there again to catch The Shakers on this Saturday night. It was Jodie’s birthday (lead vocalist) and their SXSW Kick-off Party. There were friends in the crowd along with familiar faces that are always at The Shakers sets. One noticeable individual that I don’t know on a personal level was missing and I was a little shocked. Was there an emergency that caused him to miss this set? Yes, hanging out with The Shakers is just like hanging out with family – some being distant cousins that you don’t even know but are always happy to see around the gathering.
Wrapping up this little post is my outing to the Silverlake Lounge on a Monday night. I ran into Jordan Harris from Portland. Portland Portland Portland. I think Portland must rank second in the US music scene – behind Los Angeles, of course. Jordan Harris isn’t just Jordan Harris alone. Also, along for the ride was Christie Bradley on drums/vocals. Both have vocals that sweep you along with the music. Though Jordan Harris took the lead for most of the set, Christie Bradley did come up front for a couple.
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After some time in San Francisco, Notes from Vivace is back to spending his nights catching the music at local Los Angeles venues.
The Echo was going punk on a Friday night. NASA Space Universe started it off. I arrived in the middle of their set – delayed as I circled around and around, trying to find a perfect parking spot. While I was there, the lead singer spent no time on the stage. Okay, he spent perhaps one second on stage. I was standing next to the stage steps when the lead singer whipped past me, up the steps to the stage and then jumped onto the floor. My first awareness that he was running past me was the wind generated from his supersonic speed. I didn’t even see him really until I saw a body leaping off the stage. I am surprised he didn’t (more…)