Today Fitz and the Tantrums new album is released! You can stream it here to listen to it, but just go ahead and buy the album here, because it’s amazing. All of the songs are catchy and I’ve been listening to the album on loop since it became available.
If you’re a fan living in Los Angeles, tomorrow Fitz is doing a mini-concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow May 8th. Click HERE to get free tickets!
Event: More Than Just A Dream Album Release (buy it here)
Tonight hit up The Satellite for a free night of music. Robert Schwartzman, Gangi, Kisses, and Knesset will be performing. Free tacos for the first 100 people at the show. From 6-9p there are $2 well drinks/PBR and $5 cocktails. Get there early, grab a drink and tacos, and then hit the dance floor.
Event: Robert Schwartzman and Friends the Satellite (event link)
Location: 1717 Silverlake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: 6pm doors, 9p-2am
Bootleg Bar is hosting Dear Boy, Soft Swells, and The Active Set tonight. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9pm. Click HERE to read about each musician and get links to their music. Tickets are $10 and you can get them HERE.
Event: Dear Boy, Soft Swells, and The Active Set
Location: Bootleg Bar, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Time: 8:00 doors
Cost: $10! Get tickets HERE!
Fraggle Rock turns 30 and the Spare Room is celebrating. Come join the fun at 10:30 tonight. They will be selling $10 special edition Fraggle Rock playing cards. Be sure to RSVP. You don’t get invited to events like this every night, so go check it out!
Do you like wine tasting? A few friends and I made the drive up the PCH into Malibu to visit Rosenthal Estate Winery where we had a fabulous Saturday.
The weather was fantistic and this gem of a tasting spot is located right off the PCH (not up in the winding hills like the other wineries) which means it’s got ocean views.
The tasting room has some indoor seating, but it’s best to pack a picnic and layout in the back of the property.
While we were there, a group setup an engagement party in the back with flowers, homemade signs… the works! It’s looked like a pinterest board!
There’s the ocean, just yonder. The heat lamps outdoors makes it so you can hang out on the patio long into the night (although they close at 8pm). We started our day with the $12 wine taster (which included 4 wines) and then purchased bottles to share among our group.
Be sure to bring plenty of snacks and boardgames!
Oh, and they have goofy surfboards you can pose with. Here is me and my friend Grace being silly.
Add this to your Los Angeles to-do list. In fact, stop at Trader Joes (load up on snacks), hit the beach and then around 3pm mosey on over to the Rosenthal Estate Winery. Doesn’t that sound like a fabulous Saturday?
Did you have a nice weekend? Did you get out despite the never ending parade of gloomy clouds that rolled over Los Angeles this weekend? I took advantage of being in one of the two cities showing It’s A Disaster this weekend. The movie is about a group of friends getting together for their monthly “couples brunch” when a chemical attack forces them to stay locked-in together and face their impending death. It’s hilarious and thought provoking. If you only had a few hours to live and you were forced to stay locked up in your home for those hours, how would you spend that time? Would you get shit-faced? Would you watch a season of a hit show you’ve been meaning to watch but haven’t yet? Would you eat everything in the fridge? Or would you sit there panic stricken? I spent the entire movie thinking, what would I do? In the midst of their impending deaths, they are forced to face their own personal problems within their relationships.
I’m lucky that the screening I went to had Todd Berger (Director), Erin Hayes, Jeff Grace, Rachel Boston, and Blaise Miller for a q+a after the film. Todd told us how this film started as a very very low budget project and became something much bigger (while still low budget by Hollywood standards). If you’re in NYC or LA, go see this movie!
The Spare Room has live music every Thursday in April! Tonights musician is Q’orianka Kilcher. Reservations are always good.
Event: Live Music at the Spare Room
Location: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: 8p-2am (music at 10p)
Cost: Free? RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
FIY: There will be live music here every Thursday in April, so come back next week if you miss it tonight.
This past Friday night my friends and I hit up El Cid to check out Becky Kramer’s Brother (BKB), a 90′s cover band. It was AWESOME! They played all the classic 90′s bands like Weezer, No Doubt, and yes, even the Spice Girls. It was so much fun dancing around and singing along to their tunes.
For their last song “Closing Time” (I know you know it!) they invited everyone up on stage (above) to sing with them. It was a really fun night and I’m looking forward to seeing them again soon. Find them on facebook HERE and their 90′s themed website HERE.