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.
One of my favorite up and coming bands, Wintersleep, is playing San Francisco’s Hotel Utah tonight. I just saw them this weekend at SXSW and can confidently vouch for their live performance. They rock. The Halifax-based band is on tour supporting their latest album Welcome to the Night Sky. One of my favorites for 2008. If I wasn’t so sick I’d be out there to see them again tonight. You should be there though. That way when they make it big you can say “Yeah, I saw them at Hotel Utah once.”