Thursday, July 2, 2009

New and Used Records + Radio Free Silverlake Announce LA[Heart]SF at the Echo 7/16

After the great success of our inaugural San Francisco event, we are pleased to announce the first Los Angeles show in the LA[Heart]SF concert series.

On July 16, the Echo will play host to an exciting bill that includes LA's The Monolators, Flying Tourbillion Orchestra, Kissing Cousins, and special guests The Damselles. Representing San Francisco will be French Miami.

MP3 - "The God Damn Best" - French Miami

LA[Heart]SF is a collaboration between the two scenes with LA blog Radio Free Silverlake and SF blog/label New and Used Records at the forefront. Partners in LA[Heart]SF include LA-based internet radio station Indie 103.1, as well as Flavorpill, a premiere tastemaker for events in both cities, and fabulous LA blog Kill the Mic.

With so many talented bands in both cities, LA[Heart]SF strives to not only showcases the artists and venues who define the scene, but also create a network that makes it easier for bands to play in each city. The concert series is founded on the idea of collaboration.

New and Used Records launched in 2006 as a music blog covering music from both cities, and quickly grew into a record label which has released albums from LA's Tigers Can Bite You and Shiloe, and San Francisco's The Passionistas and Kid Mud.

Radio Free Silverlake has been a force in LA's music scene for several years now. For two and half years, the blog hosted a monthly event entitled Let's Independent which drew praise as "A tastemaking new-music showcase if ever there was one" from Flavorpill.

The first LA show serves as a great barometer for the talent both cities have to offer. While the five bands make for one exciting bill, each brings something their own, showcasing both their unique styles and the musical identity of each city. What N&UR and RFSL hope to show that what defines both scenes is not bands that sound similar, but rather artists who share a common camaraderie and a desire to push the boundaries of independent music.

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