Tune-Yards - Sunlight 2009 (get it)
I attended the first First Fridays of 2010 at the Natural History Museum of LA County. Yes! This is as it should be. Watching new and exciting bands perform in the Hall of North American mammals. Drinking, dancing, Dino Lab.
The highlight among many, was the personal discovery of Tune-Yards, who was opening for Atlas Sound. Merrill Garbus, the band, in this one woman band, is a vocal and ryhthmic powerhouse. She was accompanied last night however, by a bassist and three circling Graces playing a dissembled drum kit. The lo-fi sound bounced huge off the tunnel ceiling, and display glass holding the stuffed giants in their dioramas.
Last night’s theme was spiders. DJ Spider even made an appearance.
I’ll be back next month. Yeasayer!