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In 2013, 987 will feature some of your favorite bands at our Penthouse, which has spectacular views of the Hollywood sign to the north and the heart of Hollywood to the south. Those lucky enough to attend are treated to an intimate live performance, great food, soda, beer, and wine, and appearances by your favorite 987 on-air personalities.
Highlights of 2011 and 2012 at the Penthouse include performances by Vampire Weekend, Florence & The Machine, The Temper Trap, Foster The People, 30 Seconds to Mars, Mumford & Sons, My Chemical Romance, and Broken Bells, as well as breakfast with Weezer, Linkin Park's CD release party, and Old School Game Night with Jimmy Eat World.
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Legendary indie rockers Yo La Tengo came through LA recently and treated devoted fans to a long set spanning their nearly thirty year career. Based on the husband wife duo Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, joined by James McNew to make that magic number of three, they’ve released thirteen albums now and the setlist at the Fonda reflected all of it. They spilt the show in half to showcase this massive catalog in the best way possible. The first batch of songs were done in a more stripped down manner, offering several from their latest full length Fade and some older tracks (“The Weakest Part”) and even a Beach Boys cover (“I Can Hear Music”). After lulling an adoring audience, they busted out the rock and roll with a rowdy set that included classics like “False Alarm” and “Autumn Sweater” to rile up everyone. New track “Ohm” opened and sort of closed the show, and the encore was full of covers (the Beach Boys showed up again) as well as a somewhat fulfilled request from an audience member. The whole show was intimate and friendly, despite the fact that it was in a full capacity venue of 1000+ people.
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Today's New Music Discovery is from Foals! English band, Foals, are back with a new album that is pretty effing awesome. We saw them play their new album, Holy Fire – which we suggest you go pick up now at your local record store – at Coachella and the El Rey and they are so awesome. They’ve got a show coming up at the Wiltern in July that is about to sell out any second. We’ll be there. Catch their latest “My Number” – it’s today’s New Music Discovery and you can catch it at 9am, 130pm, 645pm or right here on the New Music Blog!!
Chad Valley is the name of Hugo Manuel’s solo project (he also fronts a band called Jonquil), a sometimes breezy sometimes ‘80s chillwave pop confection. How can all those adjectives fit into one act? Sometimes well, sometimes a bit clunkily. Those who came to see him perform at the Echo recently were treated to a fun evening as the Brit ran through tracks from his first full length, Young Hunger. At times, it was a dreamy thing, the twinkling notes of “Up and Down” entrancing the audience. His Animal Collective sound as filtered through ‘80s Top 40 went over well, and hit a crescendo when one of the guest vocalists from the album joined him onstage. George Lewis Jr., aka Twin Shadow, reprised his role on “I Owe You This” to balance out Manuel’s sweet falsetto with his grittier, soulful sound. A pretty night of bouncy mellow indietronica for the Brit-o-philes in the house.