I always a welcome a night out at The Troubadour and last Thursday, it was a packed house for the Red-bull Sound Selects show. Any show where the audience is hopped up on Red-bull has to be fun right!? Outside the venue I was in line with some OC actors from the WB young hottie era of WB TV and their friends. That said, inside, the audience was filled with pretty Echo Park hipsters and Hollywood concert lovers and I'm glad it was! When I made my way in, I caught the tale end of a great set by James Supercave before I went upstairs to join the boys of NO. James Supercave is deservedly one of LA's quickly rising stars, and we'll be watching closely! Well done on the line up, Red bull!
Following James Supercave, the audience was worked up and ready for a night of more great music, but they lost some of the momentum when the DJ jumped on stage. When a DJ can keep the party going, I am all for it. Unfortunately, the Dj sat behind a card table with a computer and complained about his roommates. Not to worry, the night was not lost and the audience was quickly back in the mix! The party resumed with the guys of NO on stage. Stay with Me always has the audience singing and dancing along. A favorite of mine, So Scared, from the upcoming album, was a a lovely moment in the set. The guys played a few from the EP, still available at nolosangeles.com, and some from the upcoming album and the audience loved the mix. Following NO, Yacht, also a favorite, put on a hell of a show and the audience errupted in screams when Jona Bechtolt came on stage with her platform sneakers and fantastic stage fashion.
Prepping to release their newest album, NO has been working hard in nearby Echo Park and around the world in an impressive list of shows this summer on the European festival circuit. Europe, for the moment behind them, their travels are not done. The band will be headed up the coast this week. If you are here on the west coast, be sure to make it out to one of the upcoming shows. If you are in LA and missed out on this Troubadour show, make sure to visit them when they play with The Naked and Famous later this month and next (Dates are below).
September 6th - Cafe Du Nord - SanFrancisco, CA
September 8th - Launch Festival - Sacramento, CA
September 11th - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
September 12th - Barboza - Seattle, WA
September 13th - Rifflandia Festival - Victoria, BC
September 14th - Electric owl - Vancouver, CAN
September 25th - House of Blues w/ The Naked and Famous - San Diego, CA
September 27th - The Wiltern w/ The Naked and Famous - Los Angeles, CA
October 26th - The Fox Theater w/ The Naked and Famous - Pomona, CA
Cheers and see you at the show!
Photos by Tamea at Photobytamea.com