In March 2010, Big Star' s Jody Stephens honored late band mate Alex Chilton with an impromptu all-star performance of the band's 1978 classic, Third (later Sister Lovers ), during South by Southwest. Later that year, Stephens unearthed the album's original scores and began staging a handful of shows across the country, featuring a shifting lineup of performers and singers, along with a full orchestra. Now, the project has announced two new performances for Chicago (June 28th) and New York City (June 30th). Stephens will be on skins for both outings and [...]
Becky Stark a/k/a Lavender Diamond released a new record last year, Incorruptible Heart , her first since 2007. Back in September, we showed you the video for "Everybody's Heart's Breaking Now." Now, check out a new video for "I Don't Recall," the album's third track, directed by Jena Malone. Below, check out the video as well as what the director had to say about it. Read More...
Becky Stark a/k/a Lavender Diamond released a new record last year, Incorruptible Heart , her first since 2007. Back in September, we showed you the video for "Everybody's Heart's Breaking Now." Now, check out a new video for "I Don't Recall," the album's third track, directed by Jena Malone. Below, check out the video as well as what the director had to say about it. Read More... [...]
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Thursday's things: ► Frank Turner does his second L.A. night, this one at the Hotel Cafe (where Noah Gundersen, Wake Owl, Andy Shauf and Said the Whale also perform). Above is the video for Turner's new single "Recovery," off his forthcoming album "Tape Deck Heart" (due April 23). ► Youngblood Hawke does a sold-out show at the Troubadour — the L.A. quintet's debut album will be out in May. The Mowgli’s support. ► Buckcherry celebrates the release of its sixth album, "Confessions," by kicking off a three-night stand at [...]
Incoming: Sinkane, Alpine, Harriet, Hunter Hunted, Harper Simon, Marcus Foster, Spain, Maserati, Amanda Palmer, Frank Turner, the View, Black Label Society, Youngblood Hawke, the James Hunter Six, Lavender Diamond, Laidback Luke, Swedish House Mafia, Moe, Johnny Gill, Darwin Deez, Matt & Kim, Flogging Molly, Efterklang, the Men, Buckcherry, Pennywise, KMFDM. Reverend Horton Heat, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo Above: Matt & Kim's video for "It's Alright," from their latest album "Lightning." They play Friday night at the Observatory in Santa Ana. Our staff picks of the week: [...]
photo by Amber Zbitnoff Despite being recorded in December, Lavender Diamond's in-studio session was one of the warmest things that KEXP broadcast in 2012. Singer Becky Stark's voice is nothing short of radiant, buoying the Los Angeles quartet's tender, winsome sound. Across the folk pop bounce of "There's A Perfect Love For Me", the bittersweet crawl of "Teach Me How To Waken", and the crystalline lament of "Forgive". The peak of the session is the slow, devastating waltz of "Everybody's Heart's Breaking Now", during which Stark gives one of the most emotionally stirring performances [...]
http://KEXP.ORG presents Lavender Diamond performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded on December 13, 2012. Songs: Teach Me How To Waken Forgive Everybody's Heart's Breaking Now There's A Perfect Love For Me Host: Kevin Cole Engineer: Kevin Suggs Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Jenna Pool Editing: Scott Holpainen http://kexp.org http://lavenderdiamond.net follow deepgoa on Shuffler.fm , Tumblr , SoundCloud , RSS and MixCloud [...]
Moosic, moosic, moosic Is it me or was that weekend shorter than usual? Notes on artists from today's playlist: Angel Olsen, The Deep Dark Woods and Hurray For The Riff Raff all play Kilkenny in May as part of Rhythm & Roots Angel Olsen also plays Cork on Friday 3rd May. Click here for tickets Simply click play below to begin today's playlist. [...]
What a year. More than 140 Los Angeles-sired albums passed through the Buzz Bands LA headphones this year, not counting EPs, mixtapes and singles. Judging from the detritus at my desk — handwritten lists, stacks of CDs, press releases — and my unopened emails, there were a lot more out there. It came in all flavors. 2012 was a robust year for folkies and faux-folkies, hard rock and harder rock, for electro and popgazers, for scads of seemingly interchangeable garage-rockers, for radio bands and scruffy DIYers, for electronic dance music and electronic dumb music, for R&B and glitch&B [...]
By Seraphina Lotkhamnga It's been a great year of music. My ears have had such a good year that the task of selecting my top albums has never been harder. Perhaps it's because I've whittled down my usual list of 25 albums to 20 this year. Some artists on this list made their L.A. debuts this year and some of them have been in the neighborhood for years. Check out my top 20 albums of 2012, with my thoughts on the Top 10, and some honorable mentions after No. 1: [...]
No more tears now. Lavender Diamond are coming to town to fill your hearts with love and cheer. The band, led by Becky Stark, has a new album, Incorruptible Heart , that is filled with the sort of light and happiness that cures disease in sick baby animals and turns vampires back into regular people. (Caveat: These theories remain clinically untested.) Listen to the album in full right here: You deserve some of this sunshine and sparkle, too. So enter our giveaway for two tickets to Lavender Diamond's show at the Doug [...]
JD McPherson performs at Neumos on Saturday photo by Brittney Bollay A limited but fun calendar this week, starting with Yuni in Taxco, The Torn ACLs, and The Groundblooms at Sunset Tavern on Monday night. On Tuesday, Ty Segall, Night Beats, and Sandrider are at Neumos. On Thursday, Lavender Diamond and Shelby Earl are at Sunset Tavern. The weekend kicks off with a Tribute to Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music , hosted by Greg Vandy with Baby Gramps, The Horde & The Harem, [...]
I know that December tends to be a time to purchase gifts for friends and family members. But Shopping kind of sucks. Instead, go to a show? Thursday, December 6th El Gavachillo, Regimen Sinaloense at Elbo Room El Gavachillo is a side project of Wil-Dog from Ozomatli. It's a band that does classic punk covers [...]
It's never not a good week for live music in the Bay, but for some reason this week seems especially good. Is it because it's the holiday season? Is it the impending apocalypse? Whatever it is, we think you'll like the cavalcade of stars in our giveaway roundup this week. Thursday, December 6th Bloc Party , Dum Dum Girls @ The Fox To win, be the first or second person to enter. Winner will receive one pair of tickets each. The show [...]
becky stark hat nicht nur einen klangvollen namen für ihr musikalisches projekt gewählt, sondern bewegt sich auch in erlesenen kreisen. so hat sie nicht nur gemeinsam mit dem schauspieler john c...
Lavender Diamond have released a video for "Light My Way" from the album Incorruptible Heart. The video was directed by Laura Davis and shows off front-woman Becky Stark accented by a variety of lighting techniques. Watch it after the jump. Lavender Diamond is comprised of Becky [...]
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Tucked away about halfway through Lavender Diamond's "Incorruptible Heart" is probably the most surprising song on the L.A. quartet's sophomore album. "Light My Way" is a hopeful synth-pop number that's a couple shades brighter than the gorgeous but lovelorn chamber-folk on the album. Of course, Becky Stark has a way of making sad sound like it's full of possibilities. Makes you want to dance in the shadow of a Long Beach oil refinery, right?