The Los Angeles Times writer David Keeps released a special feature on Tammy Long today, also known as Tammy Faye Starlite. Tammy brings her bravura theater piece focused on the music and commentary of Nico, the glamorously decadent Velvet Underground chanteuse, born Christa Paffgen, to Los Angeles this week. She will join us in the bar for the next three nights, one not to miss! Check out the full article here online now, and in print version tomorrow!
Beats Per Minute covered our Islands show on Tuesday (Valentine’s Day) and got some beautiful pictures. Check out the full post to re-live the show. If you missed it, come to their second night at the Bootleg March 14th!
Robots for Hire seem to enjoy some of our off-menu items at Bootleg Bar. This post highlights one of our favorites – the Dirty Ashtray. The recipe is as follows: 1 Tecate Tall Boy + half a lime + salt + pepper + 1 heavy dose of hot sauce. The blogger recalls, “The bartender then opens the can with a friendly, “are you ready for this?” The answer is always yes. Come grab a Dirty Ashtray tonight with us at the bar. Muy caliente folks.
Check out the full post on Robots for Hire.
Steven McKellar of Civil Twilight Credit: Amber Stokosa
Civil Twilight fans came from all over the country to the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday, January 19. From as close as San Diego, to Arizona, to as far as Massachusetts and Maryland – the “soldiers” are certainly supportive of their favorite band.
The South African band’s first album, Civil Twilight, was released back in 2010 with another single, “Teardrop” (Massive Attack cover), released soon after. Since then fans have been craving new music from the talented trio.
The majority of Civil Twilight’s set at the Bootleg was new music; while fans might not be able to sing along much, the music fulfilled their desire for new tunes!
Read the rest by Amber Stokosa at the Examiner.
Live Review: Interface LA feat. Mike Slott, Moldover, and more at Los Angeles’ Bootleg Theater (1/20)
Photo by Charlie Visnic
After holding their last event, L.A. Monomeet 2011, at the Downtown Independent, the Interface L.A. crew returned to the Bootleg for another set of audio-visual performances and interactive installations exploring human-computer interactions.
This time, Interface teamed up with several crews, companies and websites, including LoveTech, Novation, Ableton, Create Digital Music, and Controllerism.com to bring together digital artists from around the world.
Read the rest of the review by Lainna Fader at Consequence of Sound.
Let us take a moment to recognize the efforts of The Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. Unlike similar nearby venues such as The Satellite, The Echo and The Silverlake Lounge, this unmarked venue on Beverly Blvd. is meticulous about sound and space – providing just the right volume, leveling the instruments and ensuring an all-around pleasant listening experience.
This appreciation for live music is crucial, especially for bands such as TV Girl and Princeton who rely heavily on layering sound and uncommon instruments that require supplementary support.
Read the rest of the review by Britt Witt at Indie Rock Reviews.