Alec Monopoly Exhibit at Lab Art. Opens March 14, 2013
Get ready for a very special night! Alec Monopoly’s first solo show in Los Angeles will be opening at Lab Art on March 14, 2013. Alec’s had shows all over the world including “Alec Pass Go,” his first show in New York and you know that he will do it up right for his LA solo debut. Coupled with the fact that Lab Art is one of the coolest galleries in the United States, this is going to be a night you will not want to miss. There’s a good chance you’ll see me at the opening, so make sure you give me some Los Angeles love!
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March 14, 2013 from 7 – 10 pm.
Lab Art is located at 217 South La Brea in Los Angeles.
I’m refraining from all Monopoly related puns in this space (you’re welcome), so just make sure you attend!
VV Brown is back! If you missed her 2010 debut album “Travelling Like The Light,” I recommend you remedy that right away. The album is a wonderful mixture of soul and rock and VV Brown blends a vintage sound while still being totally fresh. I liked the album so much, in fact, that it made my Top Albums of 2010. I’ve been very excited to hear new music from VV Brown and I got my wish on November 2, 2011 at a sold out show at Manhattan’s Mercury Lounge. The new album will be called “Lollipops and Politics,” and it’s set to be released in February 2012. VV Brown told the crowd that she wanted to do a brief tour to perform the songs live to give her fans a preview of things to come and we got to see the second ever public performance of her new material. I am very happy to say that her new tracks are great and if you loved her debut, you will be very excited. Her new single “Children” is very funky and has a great beat. It’s one of many songs that was written about the sad state of affairs this world is in, but it’s got a positive message. “Tough Like Glue” and “Famous” are upbeat and bouncy and would not be out of place on her debut. Many songs like “Red Balloon” sound like anthems and I know it’s going to be a crowd favorite once the album is released.
VV Brown. Lollipops and Politics - Coming February 2012
The song “Be Yours,” is a slower track (reminiscent of “Back in Time” from her debut) and it was definitely one of my favorite songs of the night. VV talked about recording in her home studio, Have A Cup of Tea Studios, and when she announced the epic love song “Like Fire,” she said it is her favorite new song off the record. It will also be the album’s closer and it’s really beautiful. She talks about an amazing love that feels like fire. The crowd loved every song, but “Like Fire” got a lot of applause at its conclusion. It wasn’t all new songs at Mercury Lounge, however. She also played “Quick Fix” and a new version of “Shark In The Water,” which was slowed down, from “Travelling Like The Light.” The evening closed out with the new songs “10 Feet Tall” and “Children.” I am really looking forward to her new album “Lollipops and Politics,” which is scheduled for release in February 2012. VV Brown chatted with the crowd afterwards and it was great to see the audience personally let her know how much they loved the new material. A video from this show will be coming soon, so watch this space. Welcome back VV!
As all the people are wetting themselves over singer James Blake making his US debut this week at SXSW this week, just remember – New York had him first. As he stepped onto the US stage for the very first time on March 14, 2011 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York – it looked just like this. You’re SO welcome!
Electro/dance group LaRoux are releasing a download only special “Gold” edition of their debut album. The release will be out on Amazon and Itunes on February 8th and will collect the best remixes and b-sides from “LaRoux.”
The tracklist is:
1. In For The Kill (Feat. Kanye West)
2. Finally My Saviour
3. Under My Thumb
4. I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)
5. In For The Kill (Skream’s Lets Get Ravey Remix)
6. Quicksand (Boy 8 Bit Remix)
7. Bulletproof (Zinc Remix)
8. Tigerlily (Demo)
9. Bulletproof (Intimate Session at Abbey Road, Acoustic)