Mark this date. Friday, July 1st, our absolute favorite weekly shit show out in L.A., Check Yo Ponytail, will be ushering in an entirely new act to the CYP roster. Blonde Redhead, the seasoned alternative rock virtuosos will be performing a sweeping set of fragile-art-pop and noisy-ass guitar songs for an adoring west coast audience at the Echoplex. The versatility of these indie rock elders is matched by few of their contemporaries, as the band has been at it since ’93, and has yet to become stagnant or settle on a single sound. Having knowledge of the trio’s live reputation, as well as their penchant for the epic, I think you’re going to want to check the thing out.
Never content to settle on just a solid headliner, the folks behind Check Yo Ponytail have locked down the leather-clad garage warriors, Bass Drum of Death, as the opening act on the 1st of July. If the band’s name hadn’t already given it away, these bros are pretty brutal. BDoD produce the type of scuzzy guitar jams that make you want to lace up your Converse, and go punch a dude in the head… I suppose if you’re a relatively passive rock n’ roll fan, you could get away with lacing up your sneaks and just dancing around too. Weirdo Canadian art rockers, The Luyas, will also be performing in one of the opening slots prior to the headliners taking the stage.
The show is coming up in just a couple of days, so round up your cronies, and get ready to space out with Blonde Redhead. I can’t think of a better way to pregame our nation’s birthday, so you really have no excuse to stay at home on Friday. Pick up your tickets, and don’t miss this thing.