Liz Phair

Liz Phair (10:00 PM)

Cathy (9:00 PM)

Wed, March 16, 2011

8:00 pm

$24.99

This event is all ages

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Liz Phair - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Liz Phair
You were never supposed to hear these songs. These songs lost me my management, my record deal and a lot of nights of sleep.

Yes, I rapped one of them. Im as surprised as you are. But here is the thing you need to know about these songs and the ones coming next: These are all me. Love them, or hate them, but dont mistake them for anything other than an entirely personal, un-tethered-from-the-machine, free for all view of the world, refracted through my own crazy lens.

This is my journey. Ill keep sending you postcards.

-Liz
Cathy - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Cathy
"“From a part of the world that needs no more new bands comes the most important new band of the all! Brooklyn’s The New Feelings hit you with sounds like GBV, early ‘Mats, 20/20 (if they used more distortion), Prefab Sprout (if they were tougher), Dwight Twilley, Phil Seymour, The Wipers, The Feelies, etc. The Next Big Thing? Who cares?! The Next Awesome Thing? Three words: THE NEW FEELINGS!!!” " - Amoeba Records Los Angeles

Who else but The New Feelings could sing laments of the everyday in such a driving, propulsive fashion? Not since Jonathan Richman has any musical outfit justified a look at the everyday with music like this. Who else but The New Feelings could take a flamethrower to the curtains of any argument about influence? Sure, there’s some identifiable ancestry on their debut release, Corner Frenzy - the best of ‘90s indie rock (The Archers of Loaf, Guided By Voices), the late ‘80s Hoboken sound (Yo La Tengo), but they inform The New Feelings’ subtly. They jangle, yes, but they pound behind it with an unmatched frenzy, reminding listeners of great bands like The Wipers and The Replacements. Corner Fenzy hardly sounds like a band’s unsure first album. Many bands record their first records as units with a still-undefined sound. Not The New Feelings. They switch modes throughout songs, both as songwriters and players, whether it’s to add poignant stripprd down passages to the end of rave-up songs (“Will You Won’t You”) or for a thoughtful chorus or bridge section (“Drunk Ghosts”). Self produced and mixed by Jim Waters (Jonathan Fireater, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Calexico, RL Burnside, Sonic Youth), Corner Fenzy is an album with ragged edges, complex curves and melodic songwriting that captures the heat and excitement of rock-n-roll’s best. Calling to mind bands like The Kinks, The Who, Nick Lowe, and Elvis Costello. The New Feelings are fast, exciting, and felt. Happy to holler, scream, and stomp to the commonalities of experience and loss and too smart to steer into the easy pitfalls of convention, the band takes a spirited rush at rock n roll with no apologies made. ..
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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