6/25: AZALiA SNAiL at California Plaza Downtown LA
Friday Night Sessions @ California Plaza
Friday, June 25, 9 pm
350 S Grand Ave
Downtown, Los Angeles CA 90071
Free concerts at California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles on the 2nd Friday of every month. The program includes performances by local emerging indie bands. The concert series is a collaborative effort by the Downtown Music Project, lafreebee, Isgoodmusic, SideCho Records, Dramaturgy Promotions, Casa Downtown and the artists themselves.
from Hamburg Press Review:
Azalia Snail appeared on the stage. Right away at the beginning one felt that the audience would be given a special performance, even if only for four songs. While building a pedestal with a silver cover, over which she put her little white synthesizer, this feeling was only further strengthened. Azalia Snail, who was formerly known as the “Queen of lo-fi,” did not actually need to do very much to place the audience under her spell. Already the first song, Golden Slumbers, fascinated with the typical mix of Azalia Snail church organ and psychedelic indie sounds.
Azalia Snail has been making her uniquely sweet, viscous, noise-inflected, tempo-bending psychedelia for almost two decades, recording a dozen or so albums between 1990 and 2006 on labels including Funky Mushroom and Dark Beloved Cloud. She’s back with a disc on Silver Lake’s experimental True Classical Records, a dense haze of swooning vocals and seething synths cut by abrasive swaths of indie guitar mayhem. The music has its share of discordant moments and harsh textures, but somehow these are enveloped in a softening sheen; as Snail sings in the opening track, it is “Heavy mental/ Honeysuckle gentle.”
Joining Azalia for her LA shows will be sax players Emily St Amand Poliakoff and Anastasia Shepherd.
Azalia Snail is a recipient of a LA Weekly Music Award for “Best New Genre.” She has toured the USA, Europe, Japan, and New Zealand. She has jammed with Beck, The Black Heart Procession, The Grifters, Trumans Water, Low, and many other unique musical artists.