Posts Tagged ‘El Rey Theatre’

Lykke Li Takes “Wounded Rhymes” on a Tour of L.A., Including a FREE Show at Amoeba, TONIGHT!

Tonight, Swedish songstress Lykke Li brings her wounded rhymes to the Amoeba stage for a live performance and album signing of her just-released sophomore LP.  Wounded Rhymes, according to a press release, is, “packed full of pounding, voodoo drums, girl group gang vocals, sparkling guitar lines, woozy keyboards, love unrequited, and hope re-ignited,” and features Lykke Li’s vocals doing a lot of the heavy lifting. 

Wounded Rhymes is the follow up to 2008’s critically-acclaimed debut, Youth Novels, and was produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn & John, and recorded in Stockholm, Sweden.

Lykke Li performs at 6 PM tonight at Amoeba Hollywood.  All Amoeba shows are FREE and all ages.  For more information, check out Amoeba’s Live Shows Page.

If you aren’t able to make tonight’s show, you can catch Lykke Li all over town this week as she promotes Wounded Rhymes.  Lykke Li headlines a sold-out show at the El Rey, Wednesday, March 9th, and plays a FREE intimate poolside show for the Mondrian Sessions, Thursday, March 10th.

Thursday’s Mondrian Sessions with Lykke Li takes place at Skybar inside the Mondrian Hotel; you must be 21+ to attend.  Show starts at 8 PM, and admission is FREE with RSVP, HERE.

Lykke Li’s newest LP, Wounded Rhymes, is available now from her own imprint, LL Recordings / Atlantic Records.


03 2011

Anatomy of a Not-So-Secret Arcade Fire Show

If you have been living under an Internet rock for the past couple of days, we will be the first to inform you that Arcade Fire is playing an intimate 600 capacity “secret” show tonight in L.A.

The rumor mill started churning last Thursday morning when Arcade Fire manager Scott Rodger posed the question: “Where would be the best small venue in LA to do a really great show for Arcade Fire? Any ideas?,” to his followers on Twitter, further specifying that he needed a 500-600 capacity venue where the stage could accommodate 2 drum kits and 9 people.

The secret venue was secured the next day, Friday (2/4/11), and news that the show would be all ages with “cheap” tickets came Monday, with the promise that full ticket information would be announced within 48 hours.  By the end of the workday Wednesday, there wasn’t a peep from either Rodger or Arcade Fire, and fans started getting antsy.  By 7:30 Wednesday evening the promised announcement came when Arcade Fire tweeted that tickets for the L.A. show will go on sale Friday at noon, from only 3 locations.  No online ticket sales available, and to avoid people sleeping outside, information will be staggered.

Well that’s when things took a turn for the worse.  While camp Arcade Fire said one thing (“to avoid people sleeping outside, we will be staggering the info”), they did another, by posting at 9 PM PST Thursday evening, the not-quite-cryptic clues (90026, 90036, 90803) of where tickets would be going on sale the following day.  Was it just a big mistake?  A Twitter malfunction?  Or did team Arcade Fire believe that true fans would continue to refresh their pages and set up concrete campgrounds anyways? . . . Was it all just a test?

Test or not, throngs of fans set upon the three chosen ticket locations: Origami Vinyl in Echo Park, El Rey Theatre in the Miracle Mile district, and Fingerprints Music in Long Beach, within minutes.  With about 180-200 tickets per location, and each person able to purchase 2 tickets each (with picture ID and guest’s name), it was an almost hopeless affair for those who ventured out after the sun came up. Believe us, we know.

Timbre Tantrum staff arrived bleary-eyed at the wrap-around-the-block El Rey Theatre line at about 8 AM PST, and commenced a wait-a-thon highlighted only by a wristband handout at 11 AM (signifying the first 185 people in line with a “chance” to get tickets) and a few scant patches of shade.  Arcade Fire’s Official Website announced the full ticket info at 9 AM as promised, but the damage was already done.  Tickets went on sale at Noon, but at 1 PM with the box office in sight, our dreams of communing up-close-and-personal with the Canadian collective were dashed.  We used to wait, yes, but we also used to get tickets.

Tonight’s not-so-secret Arcade Fire show takes place at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Los Angeles, an unconventional 600-person capacity venue on Melrose Ave.  Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM.  Street artist, Shepard Fairey, will open the evening’s festivities with a DJ set.  It should go without saying, but tickets for tonight’s concert are completely SOLD OUT.


02 2011

Sleigh Bells Add Additional So Cal Shows, L.A.’s El Rey Tickets On Sale TOMORROW

Sleigh Bells decided a one-night stand wasn’t nearly enough.  The Brooklyn-based duo, who were scheduled to bring their eardrum shredding aural assault to the Hollywood Bowl in October, are staying for breakfast.

In addition to their previously scheduled opening slot for LCD Soundsystem with Hot Chip at the Hollywood Bowl, Friday, October 15th, the pop-noise renegades have added two additional So Cal dates.  Sleigh Bells will headline shows at Costa Mesa’s Detroit Bar on Tuesday, October 19th, and the just announced El Rey Theatre gig in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 20th.

Tickets for the El Rey Theatre show go on sale TOMORROW, Saturday September 11th at 10:00 AM PST, from Ticketmaster.  Find ticket info for all three of these dates after the jump. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2010