Artist: Alexander Ebert Album: Alexander Release Date: March 1, 2011 Featured Track: “Truth”
You know that band Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros? Yeah, you might have heard of them. Well, Alexander Ebert – the lead singer for that band – is about to release his debut solo album featuring ten lovely tunes he wrote and composed entirely himself. Such a crafty and talented fella. And from what I’ve heard I quite prefer his solo work. He sorta has that Andrew Bird quality that is hard to resist. But Edward Sharpe fans, do not fret. Alexander has not defected. He will be back in the studio to finish recording the second LP for the band due out later this year. Look for him at SWSW this year.
Good music + good people = good times. It’s a fairly straightforward equation. And if it’s a good time you’re looking for this Saturday night, definitely head on over to Hotel Utah to check out Andy Clockwise. These Aussies (masquerading as Angelenos) know how to get a party started with their variety of self-described schizo pop. Their music runs the gamut from balls to the wall, rock your socks off numbers like “Everybody’s in a Band” to softer ballads and cover songs like Bjiork’s “Hyperballad”. Their forthcoming LP “The Socialite” is due out soon.
The irresistible Oakland garage poppers, Bare Wires, have released a new single on UK record label Robot Elephant. Check out the video for “Don’t Ever Change” and stream the B side of the 7″ “Ready to Go”. The tracks will be released on 7″ and digital March 7, 2011. They’re scheduled to play San Francisco’s El Rio on February 13.
Let’s get ready to rumble! The famed Rumble series kicks off 2011 at Milk Bar Wednesday, February 9th with an all star line up of up and coming music featuring local bands Blackbird Blackbird, Phantom Kicks and LA-based Letting Up Despite Great Faults. Admission is FREE with RSVP here – $5 without. So what are you waiting for?