Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Let's Independent: The Aftermath

Many thanks to the many folks who made it out to last night's Let's Independent!... You know, I usually write these aftermath posts about how all three bands who played the event were really fantastic -- and that's because it's (luckily) regularly the best performance I've seen from them yet.

That might be because of a mixture of Boardner's excellent sound guy Lenny, who really knows how to get the best sound out of the room; the great crowds we somehow get; and acts who often just play their fucking hearts out. I swear, it makes it so I'm just happy to be there.

And such was the case last night: Haunty pop openers Wait Think Fast kicked off the event con fuerte and, as Mikel from The Airborne Toxic Event put it, "The Monolators just killed it." And headliners Death To Anders? They played an amazing, super high energy set comprised of material from the new Dave Newton-produced album -- which I think I can safely regard as "teh ossum." Wow.

Without sounding too much like an indie rock society column, there were a ridiculous amount of local bands there showing their support for DTA and friends... Folks from The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, Radars To The Sky, The Happy Hollows, One Trick Pony, The Transmissions, The Eternal Triangle, The Rhone Occupation, Summer Darling, Mini Love, Mezzanine Owls, Marvelous Toy, and The Henry Clay People (who just announced their residency at The Echo in February where they'll debut their new Dave Newton-produced EP) were in attendance, as well as Octavius from KXLU Demo Listen; Jax from Rock Insider; Marion from Square Girls; Lisa from, Mouse from Classical Geek Theatre, Bronson from The LA Times; the afore-mentioned Dave Newton; the man, the myth, the legend that is Lawyer Jed; and more.

So, fun bands and an excellent crowd... Again, muchas gracias to everyone. We'll have word on next month's event very soon.

(Pics by Mouse.)


Blogger the Flying Tourbillon Orchestra said...

If the Monos ever play Boardner's again I plan on leading an attempt to flip that fountain at the climax of the triple bassed 'we fell dead' number.

If you're not with us you are against us, and will also be flipped.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Rhone Occupation said...

What a show. Maybe the best yet.

9:10 PM  

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