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
Sharing their namesake with a song by predecessor noise pop group The Lilys, TENNIS SYSTEM are keeping the legacies of Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, and the Jesus and Mary Chain alive with their expansive, catchy-as-hell pop songs. Matty Taylor and Misha Bullock are masters of loud and dirty anthems, but rising above the noise that blankets them are Taylor's beautifully sung, dreamy lyrics inspired by both love and art, from the drawings of Egon Schiele to the writing of Aldous Huxley.Teenagers, the group's second LP, was released by Kill/Hurt in December of 2011.
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