Thursday, July 13, 2006

Band of the Week: The Little Ones

I hope this doesn’t come off badly, but when I first saw The Little Ones play – first at one of Division Day’s residency nights at The Echo and later at their EP’s release event at El Cid – I was more into their recorded music. It sounded a little tighter, a little sharper, a little more polished. Live they had a lot of charisma on stage, but were kind of loose at times.

Flash forward to last Friday night at The Echo and … wow. Their set was incredible, flawless, and fun. I’ve called them “smile merchants” before and it’s hard not to reuse again, because they played their sing-song brand of pop that night with such sincere intensity that everyone in the audience grew huge grins across their faces. And it was impossible to stand still. The show was such a charmer that it even made me go back and pay attention to songs on their EP that I’d barely noticed in the past.

Consider it perfect timing that The Little Ones have become one of LA’s finest live acts, what with their free Monday night residency coming up soon. Outside of something like the loss of a limb, I think there’s little excuse for you not to attend one (or more) of those dates.

Go, just go.

The Little Ones will play every Monday night in August at Spaceland, which is located at 1717 Silver Lake Blvd in the Silver Lake neighborhood of LA.

RELATED LINK: The Little Ones Mini-Interview

1 Comments:

Blogger JTM said...

Check the great review in Sunday's New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/16/arts/music/16play.html

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