Part Time Punks My Bloody Valentine Nite with Cosmonauts

The Echo Presents

Part Time Punks My Bloody Valentine Nite with Cosmonauts

Cosmonauts, Tennis System, Moonbeams, Slowness

Sun, February 10, 2013

9:00 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over

Don't miss Part Time Punks' 4th annual tribute to MY BLOODY VALENTINE! Featuring performances by 3 new-ish bands all heavily inspired by the dreamy mayhem of MBV...TENNIS SYSTEM, MOONBEAMS...and another special band TBA... All of whom will be performing at least a couple MBV covers (or as many as 4 or 5). Plus yer DJ/Host will be spinning MBV vinyl all nite long, spanning the band's entire career, from "Geek" to "Loveless", plus the weird & wonderful Kevin Shields' produced/collaborations, plus loads of MBV-inspired shoegaze/dreampop all nite long...

Part Time Punks
Part Time Punks
Cosmonauts
Cosmonauts
"Their raucous set was like if the Velvet Underground had turned to the MC5 at their Boston Tea Party concert in 1968 and, instead of insulting them, had turned and made love to them—and that was how Lou Reed wound up wearing that dog collar. I couldn't make out a single lyric, but did they really close the set with 'Little Honda?'" --LA RECORD

"Swirling, distorted psych, bulldozed along by pounding primitive drums, fuzzed out vocals, all glued together with a heavy spaced out guitar drone. If that ain't the ingredients for record of the month my name is Prince Bloody William. Imagine if you will the best of THEE OH SEES jamming deep with MOON DUO, with the aid of some sort of retro type drug that only Brace Belden knows the name of and you would almost be right on the money. Heavy, without losing one single hook, repetitive without being the least bit boring and shamelessly stepped in the glory years of acid rock without being a boring regurgitating hipster. Be warned, this record will give you a contact high." --Maximum Rock N Roll #337
Tennis System
Tennis System
The promise of L.A. may well lie in Tennis System, who have thundered their way through their adopted city with a reverb-drenched ferocity that has, in short order, made the East Coast transplants the city’s band to watch.


One listen is all it takes to comprehend why: Tennis System are masters of unhinged, lo-fi psychedelia, laced with the inescapably pop DNA of Jesus and Mary Chain, Nirvana and Ride. Behind the sweat-drenched performances, behind the Orange amps and squalling anthems is a coolly leather-clad trio, composed of front man Matty Taylor, drummer Hector Gomez, and bassist Zach Bilson. Arriving at the current lineup, however, was spirit quest that took Tennis System from one coast to the other: It was in gritty Washington, D.C. that a young Taylor steeped like tea in the music of Fugazi and Bad Brains, Black Tambourine and Nation of Ulysses. He decamped for Los Angeles, where denizens Gomez and Bilson joined the band, propelling the band forward as a full-fledged L.A. band.


Though Tennis System has shared bills with the likes of Ty Segall, Wavves, Japandroids, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Mark Gardner and Beach Fossils, and worked with Jeff Zeigler of Uniform Recording (Kurt Vile, War on Drugs, Nothing) and Fred Kevorkian (White Stripes, Pavement, Sonic Youth, the National) since its founding in 2009, life on the best coast has only served to raise its profile: In the past year, crowds at Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide festival, Austin Psych Fest, L.A.’s iconic Part-Time Punks showcase and South by Southwest have begun to bear witness to Tennis System’s slash-and-burn live shows.


After 2011’s much blogged-about self-released album, “Teenagers” (and its stunner of a single, “Hey We Tried”), the band returns in the fall of 2014 with “Technicolour Blind,” the appropriately named, heady fever-dream of a new album that has been a year in the making for Tennis System. Its tracks, including “Technicolour Blind” “Memories & Broken Dreams” and the sparkling, anthemic “Dead Honey” are melodic departures from the gritty, fuzz-washed tunes of yore; rather, Los Angeles life, with its thrilling beauty and starkly menacing underbelly, has left Tennis System sun-bleached and wary, and left their music imbued with the peculiar patina of a rough-and-tumble circumstance. The guitars still squeal, but listen closely: Taylor’s lyricism bears unexpected wisdom and woe. Recorded with Ulysses Noriega (The Wedding Present, Ben Folds, The Offspring) mixed by Drew Fisher (The Melvins, Bleached, Babies) and mastered by John Greenham (Ice Cube, Aesop Rock, Chuck Prophet), “Technicolour Blind” is poised to be Tennis System’s breakout effort, even if fans knew it all along.
Moonbeams
Moonbeams
Self-described as, ?“hopeless, charming, noise-pop devotees you can introduce to your parents,?” California?’s Moonbeams?’ wistful melodies behind a wall of beautiful noise bring to mind the hazy yet hummable work of Flying Saucer Attack, Spacemen 3, and the home recorded lo-fi purism of the Elephant 6 Collective. Other than a mini-LP released in late 2012 by Hop Skip Jump, the band's recorded output is almost impossible to track down (a limited 7?” and 12-song CDr). But this is only the beginning. And if you saw their debut at last summer's PTP Shoegaze Fest, then you'll know why.

After releasing four demos (Moonbeams, In Transit, Radio San Francisco, and The Daisy Chain), Moonbeams will be releasing a compilation of their favorite demos as Forever, which will be available on vinyl Summer 2012.

"We believe that the best thing about making music is sharing it with people who will appreciate it, including friends in the recording process, making new friends, and having something to look back on when we get older."
Slowness
Slowness
"SLOWNESS wields an edgier, starker, more primal style that sounds like it could be traced back to all those Kiwi bands that loved The Velvet Underground." At least, this is how The Big Takeover describes them. To this, I would further name-drop Galaxie 500, For Against, Half String, Cocteau Twins, and Spiritualized, and then yer starting to get The Big Picture.
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com