Rain Parade Friday
In the early '80s, Los Angeles was the site of a music scene known as the Paisley Underground, and the Rain Parade was its foremost, most psychedelic, shoegaze denizen. When I first heard them I actually had no idea if this music came from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s or aughts.
Io Echo Friday
L.A. brother-sister, dark wavy-ish duo Io Echo made a cool video for its song "When the Lilies Die." Watch it here.
King Tuff’s eponymous second album (his first on Sub Pop) has all of my new favorite songs. I missed the spooky rock and roll record when it was released back in May. Stream in full here, or at right. The band plays at the Launchpad on Aug. 20.
Local blues rock guitar hero Ryan McGarvey—who's shared stages with legends of the genre and toured Europe multiple times in the past year—revels in the release of his second album, Redefined, at Santa Fe Sol (37 Fire Place, Santa Fe) tonight at 8 p.m. Go to the show—admission only $10—so you can say you saw the globe-trotting musician before he was super famous.
McSweenys’ John Peck devised a list of bandwiches. Here are some examples:
Pink Floyd: Amethyst-rubbed pork, asparagus jelly, moon-dried tomatoes, pumpernickel.
Bruce Springsteen: Cheesesteak, peppers, grilled headband, ketchup, seeded bun.
Rush: Seagrams-marinated grilled flank steak, carbonated pineapple-jalapeño cheese spread, maple-wasabi aioli, hand-milled laser-cut 37-grain flatbread.
Find the full menu here.
Listen to the zodiac playlist
This week’s Flyer on the Wall featured ZoneFest 2012, happening tonight at the Launchpad. The all-ages event features eight bands for $10. The show starts at 6 p.m.
Meet Glitter Dick
Glitter Dick performs at a benefit for Amy Clinkscales tonight at the Launchpad. Read Captain America’s article about the show here: Wham, Glam Thank You Ma’am.
This is a reminder to keep sending in photos of the places where you practice, enjoy or obsess over music. Find out more about music chambers here. Send images to firstname.lastname@example.org with “music chambers” in the subject field or post them to the Weekly Alibi’s Facebook page.
The Handmaidens tonight
This week’s Song Roulette column peered into the music library of Ken Cornell. See him perform tonight with The Handmaidens and Alchemical Burn at Synchro Studios (512-B Yale SE). The all-ages show is $5 and begins at 9 p.m. Basement Babies, Grenadrian and Cinik also play.