We Were Promised Jetpacks

I’m back!!   
No better way to get back on track than by reporting on a fun band whom have one of the better names I’ve ever heard:  


These 4 Scottish boys played a sold out show at the Troubadour last night and were a LOT of fun!    
I didn’t know much about them going in, but I’m now a fan.  

We Were Promised Jetpacks

Take a listen to Roll Up Your Sleeves here:

We Were Promised Jetpacks – Roll Up Your Sleeves .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine

I love this song: Quiet Little Voices: http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/G5ZhBAylbN4&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6

They’re a little punk, a little pop, a little rock n roll.  With charging guitars, a crisp driving drumline, soaring choruses, there’s a lot of good stuff going on.  I found their show to be both intimidating and vulnerable –  an exciting combination.  

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Their new 5 song ep is out now – “Last Place You’ll Look”
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/wewerepromisedjetpacks
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/We-Were-Promised-Jetpacks/65737311704?ref=ts

Also want to give props to the Troubadour, one of my fave places to see shows in LA.  

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I’ve just discovered this fun band from Germany called Beat!Beat!Beat!

Nothing too deep here – their music is dance-y pop party music.. NME calls em Germany’s answer to the Foals, I think they sound a little bit like Friendly Fires as well.I’m currently bopping along listening to their song “Fireworks”. Based on the video on their Myspace page, it looks like they’d be really fun live too!
They’re touring Europe now thru March, and I’m keeping my eye on em for their arrival to the States.
Check out their Myspace page here:http://www.myspace.com/beatbeatbeatband

Listen to the song Fireworks.

I just wanna scream HELLOOOO!!!

Well, I’ve finally done it… Started a music blog. Hello Blogosphere!!

“Another music blog?! That’s the LAST thing we need!” you say… But I think I can contribute a fun, passionate perspective of music and the live shows that I love.

Who am I?
I’m an East Coaster now Los Angeles based passionate music lover and fan, who’s been a bit of a late bloomer. Only in the last few years have I started going to lots of shows, and I’m just getting started! I’ve been lucky to have some amazing experiences already.. surfing with Eddie Vedder probably tops my list at the moment!

I can’t even begin to list the bands I adore, but I’ll start with the fact that I’m a HUGE fan of Pearl Jam, Radiohead and Grizzly Bear.. I also love Kings of Leon, Fleet Foxes, The Doors, Led Zepplin, Elbow, Daft Punk, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Chris Isaak, Dave Brubeck, Verdi and Gershwin. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve never met a song I didn’t like for at least some reason.

I love ALL music, I’m always on the lookout for my next fave (at the moment it’s The Temper Trap and Doves)..
I take LOTS of pictures at shows and want to share them too.
So, stay tuned.. I’ll start posting some stories, some pictures, and hope to see some of you out at a show soon!
I’m also happy to check out any new /unsigned / indie bands! Send me something! I’ll write about it!