L.A. Record rolled it out for the Warlocks + Cosmonauts + Beach Party show on 1/12, and like all who attended, they really dug it. You can read the review here, and be sure to take a look at the fantastic pictures from the set.
“For her first ever concert in Los Angeles, U.K.-based songstress Jessie Ware delivered a sharp, precise sampling of material from her acclaimed debut album “Devotion.” With ticket demand necessitating a last-minute venue upgrade from the Bootleg Bar to the adjacent, 450-capacity Bootleg Theater, Ware and her three-piece backing band enjoyed a surprisingly fervent response from the typically cool Echo Park audience. Oftentimes tastemaking showcases like Ware’s are dulled by a deluge of bored music industry acolytes, but Thursday evening’s performance was refreshingly filled with earnest fans who cheered and sang along to nearly every track…
Over the past few months, Ware’s cultural cachet has skyrocketed in the U.S. due to a healthy amount of praise from bloggers and a nomination for Britain’s Mercury Prize…”
Variety were standing by at last night’s show featuring South London Songstress Jessie Ware. Here’s their full review of her West Coast debut…
Grimy Goods have been avid fans of Vinyl Williams and had some real good things to say about his show last Friday, Nov. 30th. Check out their review of his album release show, and their thoughts on the man himself.
Twilight fans! This Wednesday night at the Bootleg has gotten even better. Jackson Rathbone, a.k.a. vampire Jasper Hale, will be joining Nikkie Reed and Paul McDonald at their show this wednesday (12/5). Read the details in examiner.com’s article here and buy your tickets before they’re gone.
LA Weekly were at the Bootleg Theater to review last night’s (10/30) performance by UK band, Daughter, and Danish opener, Choir of Young Believers. See their review of Daughter’s beautifully “minimalistic” sound, and Choir’s “brand of indie/orchestral pop” here.
LA Record’s Leslie Kaholi attended Jason Lytle’s Bootleg Bar show on Tuesday, 10/23, describing the evening as full of ”wonderfully delicate moments, as notes clung tenderly to the night air.” Check out the rest of the review and photos of Lytle’s performance here.
LA Music Blog recently posted a very thorough review of Mono’s show at the Bootleg Theater. The Japanese four-piece brought their “cinematic,” and “sentimental” tunes to the Bootleg stage on Saturday, 10/6. Check out the full review and hear about all the highlights here.
LA Weekly’s Katie Bain reviewed and took some photos of the Cate Le Bon/The Moor/Ryat show at the Bootleg Bar on 10/2 and had some kind words! From Nico comparisons, cool haircuts, and Aziz Ansari in the crowd, read her full review here.
LA Weekly’s West Coast Sound profiled Saint Vitus in anticipation of their show at the Bootleg Theater on Wednesday, 10/10. Check out what guitarist-founder David Chandler had to say about their classic 1986 album Born Too Late, their newest album Lillie: F-65, and about the enduring role addiction plays in both their lives and music and read the full article here.