Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Let's Independent!: The Aftermath

Yeah, I know, nostalgia kills and all. But it's hard not to look back a bit wistfully at the last two plus years of our monthly Let's Independent! event at Boardner's of Hollywood. Last night was the final one, looks like, and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Automatic Drawing, The Broken Remotes, and Pizza! for not only performing amazing sets, but deciding yesterday afternoon to make the show free.

Here's a short video that Jacob Summers from The Rhone Occupation put together about the evening with footage of the event and interviews with members of One Trick Pony, Radars to the Sky, and The Monolators:

I was a bit worried that attendance would be low because of the Everest and Henry Clay People show at Echoplex and Wait Think Fast cd release event w/ Fol Chen and The Hectors at Spaceland (which I hope went really well, by the way), but it was pretty packed. There were even a few people (Manhattan Murder Mystery's Matthew Teardrop and Feed Your Head's Brad) who made it out to the first event among them.

Big thanks to the folks at Boardner's and everyone who ever came out, covered, shot, helped promote, and, most importantly, played the show, including The Movies, Great Northern, The Western States Motel, Division Day, The Happy Hollows, Thailand, Xu Xu Fang, Signal Hill, One Trick Pony, Death To Anders, Rademacher, The Transmissions, Radars to the Sky, Everest, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, Tigers Can Bite You, Light FM, Wait Think Fast, The Savages, The Deadly Syndrome, Fol Chen, The Bedroom Walls, The Spires, Castledoor, Princeton, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Mezzanine Owls, Marvelous Toy, The Poor Excuses, Tandemoro, Frankel, Amnion, The Minor Canon, The Karabal Nightlife, Hearts of Palm UK, In Waves, Nightfur, Buddy, The Amateurs, EXITMUSIC, The Parson Redheads, The Hectors, Let's Go Sailing, Eagle & Talon, The French Semester, Eagle Winged Palace, The Prix, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, The Black Kites, Lo-Fi Sugar, The Soft Hands, The Lights From Here, The Black Pine, Molecules, The Bentleys, Tenlons Fort, The Hidden Hooks, The Devils Romantics, and Luke Top. (Whew.)

To think that I was worried at first about finding three good acts to fill the bill each month... Two years later, I'm a big fan of everyone who played and there a lot of groups I have in mind for future events (more on that later). Suffice to say, I love the local music scene. So many great fucking bands live and perform here...

- Artist Profile: Christine Hale

Photo by Braedon Photography.


Blogger Brad K said...

congrats, Joe!

9:46 AM  
Blogger Eagle Winged Palace said...

on behalf of the prix and eagle winged palace, thanks brother


1:45 PM  
Blogger Malcolm Sosa said...

rock on, homie.

6:52 PM  

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